Asus UX550 vaporware replacement for UX501? Kaby Lake + GTX1060 ?

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  1. link626

    link626 Asus GL502VM, Lenovo Y580, Asus K53TA

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    Rumored successor to UX501. macbook clone with more power.
    numpad removed, thinner bezel like XPS 15, perhaps a 1060 probably low power version.

    if this image is true, bigger trackpad as well.

    if razer can cram a 1060 into a similar chassis, asus should be able as well.


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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Razer Blade 1060 runs extremely hot and is notably slower than the other 1060 machines though. Not to mention that it runs twice as loud as the current UX501. Personally, I do not find the performance worth the sacrifice. Especially if they follow Razer's horrible design choices relating to internal layouts.
     
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    Support.1@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    Nice looking model, that's for sure. Hopefully there wouldn't be throttling issues if they do go with such a thin frame.
     
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    ananas Notebook Guru

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    What horrible design choices?
    Average 1060 Fire Strike score is 9600, Razer Blade gets 93-9400 on average. I wouldn't call that "notably slower".
     
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    ThePerfectStorm Notebook Deity

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    Go to the Razer sub-forum here on NBR and read @Mobius 1 's thread about Razer.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Oh, so you fancy having the BIOS chip under the heatsink? Or the mosfets breaking down for no reason? Cause Razer like that - they've had that on several blades now.
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    the GTX 1050ti is probably a better choice in a thin laptop....although I was very interested in it because of the 1060, even with the inevitable thermal, throttling issues with this design choice.
     
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    Vistar Shook Notebook Deity

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    Leaving the quality, design, durability issues aside that don_svetio mentioned, not to mention the dismal Customer Service, my skylake RB is performing much better now after the bios update and disabling ASPM in bios.
    No Undervolting or Overclocking...I got 9608 in firestrike.
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/18480670?

    With OC of +150/200 I got 10122.
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/18453009?

    And temperatures are pretty good considering the design, especially after undervolting, at the moment I UV -150mV.
     
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    link626 Asus GL502VM, Lenovo Y580, Asus K53TA

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