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Asus Q535UD

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  1. jauffrey

    jauffrey Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was wondering if anybody had any first-hand experience with this laptop. I can't find a single review, teardown or forum post about this system and the configuration (8550u + GeForce 1050+) is unique enough where, although I'm not a fan of Asus' durability, I really want one. Just looking for feedback before taking the $1,400 plunge.

    https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/Q535UD/
     
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    Which country are you buying from/which store?
     
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    CPU and GPU appear to have separate cooling. Battery appears to be on the small side. Screen is either going to be great or mediocre but because of the high resolution I'd expect battery life to suffer (expect 4-6 hours). Overall, it seems similar to the Acer Spin 5 or Nitro Spin 5.
     
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    Yeah I agree that the battery seems a bit small but that doesn't concern me too much. Cooling was my main concern, and I concur that vent placement lends to the notion of a dual fan setup. That said, a GL702 I briefly owned last year ran hot, and the XPS 15 (with 1050) I just returned ran hot as well so 0.8" scares me a bit. I also have 5-6 Asus laptops in the past 8 years with failed power adapter plugs so not the biggest Asus fan, but the spec is unique enough where I want to like it!

    Also, thank you SO MUCH for those models. This was the only 8550u 1050 machine I had found, and the Acer in particular seems like a really good and more affordable alternative!
     
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    The 1070 GL702VS and XPS 15 are known to run hot - the 702 because of inadequate heatpipes and low fan speed and the XPS because of crap VRM design.

    The Spin models from Acer are decent, albeit the CPUs do run a little warm. Some undervolting is definitely recommended on those.
     
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    I briefly owned a 1060-powered GL702 and the 7700HQ hit 75-80c on the Windows desktop installing some basic applications, and the XPS 15 is a whole different issue altogether :eek:

    Just to update, the Q535UD appears to be showing up to local retailers, like Best Buy, and is now in-stock. It looks to be a more premium replacement to the Q524UQ, which featured a 940mx and a hard drive (and was torched in consumer reviews because of that hard drive). I was considering this model for its 1050 + 8550u configuration, but also appealing is the Lenovo Yoga 720 (1050 + 7700HQ). If I decide to go with this system, I'll update the thread with some photos!
     
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    The Yoga 720 definitely needs undervolting. I still have no idea why they put in a 45W CPU in a chassis that is not really capable of keeping it from pulling back clocks.

    Odd. The 702VM (1060) usually performs reasonably well in thermal testing.
     
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