Clevo L140CU (Metabox Flo/System 76 Lemur Pro/ Tuxedo Infinitybook S14 v5)

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  1. BCEdward

    BCEdward Newbie

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    Hey, I recently purchased the Metabox Flo (Clevo L140CU), and I have found almost no reviews out there online before I made my purchase, which made my decision to buy it a bit risky. So I have made this.

    Quick Overview of the Review
    This laptop is like a unicorn. It does so much at such a good price, and its actually mind-boggling. Amazing Battery. Extremely Light. Fast. Sturdy.

    Review
    Although you probably wont hit the marketed 20hours, the battery hour is definitely phenomenal. After using the laptop for almost 4hours (downloading 10's of GB of drivers and software as well as just watching youtube), I still somehow had 72%! I was genuinly amazed, I use this as my device for education, and I take notes for up to 8hours a day, and I can say I will never have to worry about charge with this laptop.

    THE WEIGHT is such a surprise. When I saw the advertised 950g I instantly was worried about the build quality, but once I got it in hand (and after getting used to the weight when I picked it up), the build quality was phenomenal. The body is made of 90% magnesium and feels extremely sturdy with little flex compared to my 2016 Dell XPS 15, and even the hinge feels extremely robust.

    I was also worried about the quality of the display when I bought the laptop cause there were no reviews or specifications listed except 1:1200 contrast. The display is great, however it could be slightly (and I mean just slightly brighter).

    If you have any questions just comment and I'm happy to answer them when I see it :)
     
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    Good morning!
    Thank you for sharing.
    So far I think there is only 2 review in the internet. One is a developer on Github. The user review is hard to find for Flo. I think people go with metabox gaming range more than its flo range (office use?).

    I am interested in the laptop as well. The 74Wh battery pack seems so attractive.

    I want to find out how long it last for a standard day of note taking and essay writing?
    I think I am getting it for a similar use and comparing it with the battery life with Macbook.

    Do you find the track pad easy to use with the win 10 gestures and does the pointer move smoothly and accurately?

    Lastly, the GPU seems integrated in the SoC. Do you find it short of graphic processing ability in your day to day operation ?

    I am interested in finding out all its short coming. So any thought is greatly appreciated!

    Kind regards,
     
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    Happy to help. I take alot of notes at school, and so far, it has lasted me 8hour school days with 30-40% to spare. It's genuinely amazing and battery is something you definitely don't have to worry about when comparing with other laptops.
     
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    To answer your other questions:

    1. Trackpad isn't as great as the Dell XPS 15 I had earlier (which had a massive glass frosted surface equal to MacBook touchpads). The touchpad works perfectly with all win10 gestures, and I use most of the gestures all the time so it's important to me as well. However since the touch pad isn't glass-frosted like high end devices, it's feels a bit cheaper like plastic (not sure if it's plastic or magnesium) and consequently a bit harder to use.

    2. The integrated GPU feels no different (if not actually faster) to my previous laptop with a GTX 960m, as this processor and SSD are extremely efficient/powerful so everything feels snappy and responsive. The only downside I reckon you'd ever face is obviously when playing games or doing anything that actually requires a dedicated GPU. Overall you'll feel no difference.
     
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    that post made the touchpad feel like an extreme negative but it's not as bad as I made it out to be. (just not as good as I used to have before my XPS 15 decided to stop turning on 2 weeks ago)
     
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    Right now, I can say: this is one of the only risky tech purchases I've made that I don't, and probably never will regret. I can't find any genuinely noticeable shortcomings with this laptop for my use as a student and coder. This laptop is like a unicorn and I can't reccomend it enough.
     
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    Hi Edward

    Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for sharing so much in detail.

    I am using Metabox N150RD with GTX960m as well. It was my gaming laptop but I am using it for productivity now.
    I was trying to make it last longer on battery but the i7 SoC, GTX960m seems not very power efficient (last about 2 hrs unplugged). I found that it only has 52Wh remaining after 4 years of ownership. But still works very smooth plugged.

    My wife has an Macbook pro 13 2015. There were a few occasions the Macbook fail and stop responding. So I am planning ahead for her with her next purchase. I was thinking the Apple Mac OS trackpad experience and siri assistance cannot be matched by Win 10 laptop. But the recent use of my old Metabox is giving me a second thought. Win 10 trackpad gesture is getting more and more user friendly and efficient, which I too agree.

    May I ask what network option you went for?
    Intel AX200 Dual Band WIFI/BT (up to 2.4 Gbps)
    Killer 1650 AX Low Latency WIFI/BT (up to 2.4 Gbps)
    The two options are available for the Aussie market. I hope to get the one which is more energy efficient and able to receive wifi signal in a wider range.

    Also it would be great to hear your thoughts on the built in speaker and microphone quality, given the increasing need for Zoom meeting.

    Thanks again for your help.

    Kind regards,
     
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    Both wifi cards are the same chip, i'd stick with the AX200.
     
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