Smaller battery usually means less battery life. Although I'll admit Clevo isn't the best with optimizing the components for battery life, so it's hard to tell at the moment.Quote:
Could you elaborate on your points 4, 5, and 8? I'm guessing that you're saying that the P34G will have weaker battery life but wanted to make sure. I don't know what BGN/AC is xD I like the W230ST but am on edge about its thickness since I was looking for something thinner. However, noise level from fan and heat is important to me too. Is it that the thinner the laptop gets, the hotter and noiser it gets? Does that mean that the W230ST, with it's 1.5 inch thickness, will be on the quiter and cooler side?
BGN and AC are the Wi-Fi specs. Granted 802.11b/g/n are a mature technology where AC spec is not fully developed, and it's fairly new. But just the fact that I can get 4-5 times the performance of N makes it a very solid selling point.
Thinner chassis usually means hotter and noisier because there's less room for the air to flow, fans and heatsinks can't be as big to dissipate the heat efficiently, and loud because they have to use thinner fans moving faster to move a lot of hot air. And the W230ST is 1.25in thick ;)
https://www.mythlogic.com/configure.php?id=146). I know it's hard to tell without actual product testing but do you think that the Callisto will run hotter and louder since it is that much thinner? Is there anything about the Callisto (other than the lack of dedicated graphics card) that puts it at a disadvantage over the W230ST?
"Right - we don't generally carry devices that are geared toward gaming, but with the line getting blurrier there it's likely that we'll list at least the 14" model. 15 is pushing it for us, but who knows..."
That 14" Callisto doesn't have a dedicated GPU so gaming performance will suffer greatly. However you should still be able to play games at 720p on medium settings no problem. Otherwise it is a nice laptop. But it also costs more than the W230ST and it only saves 0.4" thickness and 0.3lbs weight. As far as heat and noise, it should be ok because it's only cooling the CPU not two components.
Really looking forward to seeing battery life numbers. If it can manage 5+ hours under non-gaming use, I might just make it my next notebook. I was looking at the Y410p before, but the screen is a real disappointment (though the 750m is adequate since I game on a desktop).
wingnut, when do you receive your w230st?
i've scoured google for a comprehensive review, and i don't think we'll get one until you're able to fiddle.
my heart is telling me that this is a fantastic notebook, but a laptop is never an insignificant investment, so i'm trying to remain patient.
I think this thing is going to have major throttling issues.. not because of the heat but because of the power adapter
What about the power adapter? I haven't been able to see any pictures of it actually for the W230ST. I wonder if it's huge or small.