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2018 Samsung Notebook 9 (13.3" / 15" / Pen)

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by skygunnerblue, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. go45cvi

    go45cvi Notebook Deity

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    It's hard to justify any laptop purchase until the metldown/spectre issue has been addressed and performance impact is known. I may wait until coffee lake and hopefully black returns.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. I've been in the market (sort of) for awhile, looking for a new 17-18" regular voltage laptop, preferably one that isn't solely targeting (and priced for) gamers. But once Meltdown and Spectre hit, I just stopped looking until hardware is out doesn't have a major performance penalty.
     
  3. huberth

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    I agree.

    I just got the NP900X5T and upgraded it with a 1TB Samsung 960 Pro.

    Benchmarks:
    PCMark 7: 6608 (40% faster than my i7-4500U Ativ 9 NP900X4C)
    PCMark 8 Work Accelerated: 5164 (with 256GB SSD) --> 5260 (with 1 TB SSD) (40% faster than ATIV 9)
    PCMark 8 Home accelerated 3.0: 3991 (initial test) 3722 (after upgrading to 1 TB SSD) (no idea why 9% lower)
    Geekbench 3 (32-bit tryout mode!!!! ): 3983 / 13469
    Geekbench 4: 23098 OpenCL Score UHD Graphics
    Geekbench 4: 46502 OpenCL Score GeForceMX150

    Note: Since there are no PCIE NVME SSD caddies available, I had to do a complete fresh Windows 10 install by downloading the Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft and the Samsung Driver installation utility from Samsung.
    Unfortunately I lost the Samsung Recovery Partition in the process. (I guess I will just have to use Windows Recovery?)
    Asides from that, the upgrade was smooth.

    Comments: The best computer I ever owned!!!

    (Re Meltdown/Spectre : Per Fortune magazine, Intel "will need to redesign future chips and eventually replace current chips that are vulnerable." .... )
     

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  4. huberth

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  5. huberth

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    After Samsung 960 PRO driver installation and firmware upgrade:

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  6. ThatOldGuy

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    Every current (Sky Lake, Kaby Lake, *Coffee Lake) laptop has a BGA CPU, which means soldered. A select few have LGA Desktop class: Clevo (4 models), MSi (1 model from them), and the Ryzen Asus.

    *Coffee Lake yet to be released; 8th gen U CPUs are on Kaby Lake architecture... further confusing Intel's naming nonsense
     
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    u600213 Notebook Enthusiast

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    My Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5T runs great. Perhaps this is why this forum is so quiet?
    Samsung Notebooks are very reliable and bug free.

    Does anyone have experience "undervolting" a Samsung Notebook using the Intel XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility)?
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/do...treme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-?product=66427


    Ref:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/reduce-temps-undervolting-the-cpu.781948/
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/the-undervolting-guide.235824/
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/How-t...ife-The-ThrottleStop-Guide-2017.213140.0.html
    https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-undervolt-a-cpu/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/laptops/co...cpu_more_performance/?st=jdungmoa&sh=c2334fcc



    I just went ahead and followed the instructions. Undervolting by -0.120V seems to be the sweet sdpot for my i7-8550U CPU. A 5 hour stress test confirmed it is stable.
     
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  10. EB-1

    EB-1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm looking at the NP900X3T K02US (13.3", no pen) 8550U model with the 256 M.2 SATA SSD and 8GB of RAM. The native SSD is NVMe, but I would prefer to upgrade it to an SATA 2TB 860 EVO. Will it support that? Are there any issues with also upgrading the RAM? Thanks.
     
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