Summary: The Systemax Medallion XVII is a mixed bag. Its lower scores compared with the ChemBook Z7-1719 can be explained by the different operating systems. Beyond that, the design is boring, the keyboard is unnecessarily cramped, and the speed isn’t impressive. Furthermore, $1,299 is just too expensive for a notebook you don’t love.
Pros: Decent battery life, Good selection of ports,
Cons: Too expensive for the performance it offers, Poor keyboard layout, Case picks up smudges, Lackluster screen, Difficult to find various configurations,