Aero 15 X with/without Upgrades

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  1. SimoneScrima

    SimoneScrima Newbie

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    Greetings people!

    I'm an Italian student searching for a new laptop for the coming graduation.

    I recently decided to take the Aero 15X v8 ,looks great and has the power I need for both work and gaming, along with portability (I am a bioinformatician, therefore I like to have extra juice for both programming or computationally expensive task,no video editing sure but still :D ).
    However, Gigabyte has no sellers in my country so I've been looking online for international sellers thus I've been looking at GentechPC and HIDEvolution.
    I've browsed both sites thoroughly, HIDEvolution seems to really good, but for me is the worst choice due to the quite consistent tax fee (more than 500$) on top of the laptop, so I decided to stick with GentechPC which is more merciful.

    If I may ask an opinion on both the seller (GentechPC reputation ) and the upgrades I should
    stick with that can guarantee me longevity and performance if they are to be done (the only thing I know looking at reviews and other posts on the matter, is that such laptop gets really hot on both CPU and GPU).
    In general, I have seen negative reviews on the application of liquid metal of both components especially if you travel a lot (I'll be moving a lot between London and Copenaghen for work :S), best to use it on a desktop.

    Since I want to make the best of my money , 2200 € ( all my savings plus something extra from my parents :D ), I wanted to hear from you guys!

    In the end, if not convenient , I would gladly ask for suggestions on other laptops, but I have to stick with the mentioned sites or Amazon (Italy sucks for this kind of things -.-) .

    Thanks you all for your time and sorry for the babbling!
     
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    childprotectorofthenight Notebook Consultant

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    You mentioned β€œOr Amazon.” 100 percent go with Amazon. They have the best/easiest return policy and almost always the quickest shipping. Plus you can get 5 percent back with their Visa card. I just got my Aero 15x 4k from them a few days ago and am loving it.
     
  3. SimoneScrima

    SimoneScrima Newbie

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    There is a catch with Amazon , I have to order it on other Amazon.com or Amazon.uk due to the fact that no store on Amazon.it does have it . Moreover stores on both amazons are either out of order for the 1080 p model or imply heavy taxes which surpasses my budget :( .
    This is mostly the reason I choose to go with such resellers , strangely I do not exceed my budget and I can modify it,anyway I agree that Amazon is indeed more flexible with such things.
    Before I likely express myself badly, very sorry!

    Glad to hear that you are enjoying it ! For the temperature, it is a problem so far? Given the cost I want something that does not burn after a year :p, I saw that undervolting partially resolves the problem.

    Thanks again for your support!
     
  4. TLCH723

    TLCH723 Notebook Consultant

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    atm, gentechpc hasnt reply to my email from June 4th and 20th
    Since you travel to London, assuming is the England London, there is third party seller in UK that sell it as I read it in the forum
     
  5. HussainQ

    HussainQ Notebook Evangelist

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    Gentech doesn't seem to be replying to emails for the past couple weeks. I would suggest calling them on their toll free number (you can use google hangouts on your computer if you want to call the number).
    I ordered my Aero 14v6 from them, and they were great, so I have no issues recommending them (though this was in the US)
     
  6. SimoneScrima

    SimoneScrima Newbie

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    Yeah well regarding London , my job there starts in September and in December I'll move to Copenaghen so I would like to have the laptop before moving here and thereif possible :) (doesnt seems like it damn you Italy! :mad:) .

    If I'll try PCgentech what upgrades would you recommend for such a laptop? I mean the temperature has me worried,I this robust laptop to last at least 4 years and it has all the characteristics necessary, on paper at least .

    Or in the end, you suggest to completely search for another thing completely? Laptop of the same caliber as Razer Blade and MSI 65 thin share the same problems, so from my humble point of view the alternative are equal in such matter , but since I'm entering such magnificent world I'm kinda a newbie :p

    Anyway I want to thanks all again for your supports! You have been very kind and available to help !
     
  7. HussainQ

    HussainQ Notebook Evangelist

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    Stock parts are pretty decent. I would recommend taking on their *free* thermal paste applications (advise against Liquid Metal, something like Kryonaut should be good enough) for better thermals!
    Check out what kind of RAM and SSD they're providing.
     
  8. Julii

    Julii Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm in a very similar situation ans I'm also not decided if going for the Aero or the Razer Blade.
    Are you shure that there won't be any custom fee if we order from gentechPC?
     
  9. SimoneScrima

    SimoneScrima Newbie

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    Well then, I'm gonna attach the link to their page because it's bit long and don't want to make a huge post, bothering enough people as it is :D

    https://www.gentechpc.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AERO-15X-V8-BK4-Build

    The only thing I need to ensure is how the warranty works from Italy/Europe since I'll be moving around like a nomad, I think that eventually send back the laptop in the US is gonna be on my shoulder, but for the rest, should be on theirs.
    For now I have heard only good things, besides reply on email take a little while, but I am guessing that is because of the summer, I don't know :p
     
  10. g85222456

    g85222456 Company Representative

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    Sure it works because we provide the global warranty
     
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