Clevo N150RF or P650RE6

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Which laptop would you pick?

  1. Clevo N150RF

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  1. Jeroen-B

    Jeroen-B Notebook Guru

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    Uch..this is very hard for me..decisions decisions and more decisions. Right now im really going from one model to the other since they both have their ups and downs..

    Specs comparision for the build im gonna pick:

    Clevo P650RE6
    CPU: i7-6700HQ
    GPU: GTX 970M - 6.0GB
    RAM: 16.0 GB DDR4 dual channel
    Main IO ports:4 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x HDMI Port, 2 x Mini Display Port
    Wireless: INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC)
    Screen: 1080P IPS Display
    Price: € 1.229,24

    Clevo N150RF
    CPU: i7-6700HQ
    GTX 965M TI - 2.0GB
    RAM: 16.0 GB DDR3L dual channel
    Main IO ports:4 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x HDMI Port, 1 x Mini Display Port, 1x VGA
    Wireless: INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC)
    Screen: 1080P IPS Display
    Price: € 945.36


    So looking at these specs the only difference really is the ~20-30% gpu power loss compared to the gtx970m. Since im going to use this laptop mainly for programming, multitasking and general workstation usage with sometimes some gaming the focus is mainly towards a decent cpu. The main reason to go for the p650 was initially because its populair and had good performance temperature wise. However some reviews(http://www.notebookcheck.net/Schenker-XMG-P506-Clevo-P651RE-Notebook-Review.152021.0.html) say different so i dont really know what to think anymore. (i hate reading so much reviews :p).

    Looking at reviews of both laptops i see that the n150rf has much more throttle issues but apparently that doesnt show up in the benchmark results, whilst the p650 goes alot further without throttleing.

    I dont really wanna cheap out on my laptop(tho i have my limits ofc), so paying more for better quality/better cooling solution is something i would do as it would improve the longlivity of my laptop tho atm i cant even tell if the p650 is better at cooling/quality.

    So when you look at these specs, which are almost the same..would you still recommend the P650RE6 about the N150RF then?
     
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  2. fmmsf

    fmmsf Notebook Consultant

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    How many reviews have you found praising the n150 over the p650? The latter is much likely to be the better machine; at least that's what's expected.

    If your short on funds now maybe you can get the p650 now with minimal ram and no HDD; use your HDD and upgrade Ram down the line? It will space your investment in time, making it more manageable.
     
  3. Jeroen-B

    Jeroen-B Notebook Guru

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    Problem is i havent found many reviews of the n150rf but yea atm im kinda leaning towards the p650. Im not really shorts on funds and i already have a 850 pro 512 gb ssd which is currently in my laptop im gonna replace.

    Currently these 2 reviews are my comparision reviews since these have in general the same specs as my build will.

    Clevo n150RF: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Schenker-XMG-A516-Clevo-N150RF-Notebook-Review.159486.0.html
    Clevo P650RE: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Schenker-XMG-P506-Clevo-P651RE-Notebook-Review.152021.0.html

    If you compare both gpu's in those reviews you can see most games only have like 10 fps difference at max. Normally i would say to get the best since i might regret it later on when i notice my gpu lacks but right now im not so sure if i would lose that much compared to a gtx 970m. Thermal wise both even look te same here so yea thats different in every review. I have friend who has bought the p650RE6 earlier and im gonna ask him if he can run some benches for me..see if that can talk me over.
     
  4. fmmsf

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    Just finished reading both reviews and GPU performance differences notwithstanding the p650 seems to have a better handle on thermal management. The way I see it, that would make it my choice if I wanted to keep the laptop for a longer time, say, more than 2 years..

    Btw, aren't you going to wait for Pascal? Apparently the prices are going to go up for the Pascal models. Should the new N150 end up costing 100€ more than it does now and has the GPU performance of a 970 it might exactly what you need..
     
  5. Jeroen-B

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    Tbh it might be even best to wait out the new videocards tho ofc its always a guess when those come out. But as you said for now you would reccomend the p650 for the long run(that's what i intend) and otherwise the n150 if it had pascal and hit the middleground pricewise.
     
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    That seems like a good plan though bear in mind I don't own either of those machines: I'm just in the same position as you - looking for a new laptop.
     
  7. ngotiendat

    ngotiendat Notebook Consultant

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    there is 1 version of the p650 with i7 6700 ddr4 and gtx 965m. I'm not sure this 965m is Ti version or not but its an upgrade as the old model p650 went with ddr3.
     
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    There is the N155RF1 coming out. Same basic chassis as the N150RF, but this has a 965m as mentioned and uses DDR4 instead of DDR3. There isn't really a Ti version of mobile graphics cards, but it does fall between 960m and 970m for performance. A little more than the N150RF but not as much as the P650RE6.
     
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    I had the same inner struggle when purchasing a car a couple of years ago. It kind of makes you go crazy, but once you have it in your hands - assuming you like it - you'll be happy you erred on the side of caution and did as much research as you did. :vbsmile:
     
  10. Meaker@Sager

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    There were two revisions with the 965M, the old GM204 based one and the new GM206 based one which is more power efficient and this is what is used in this chassis (it's a pin compatible replacement to the 960M).
     
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