Clevo P150HM Graphics

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  1. Pavel15

    Pavel15 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I plan to order a Clevo P150HM (from Eurocom) and I'm looking for a little information about graphic cards of the notebook: I would like to know if I remove the MXM IIIB graphic card, will the notebook boot with Intel's Sandy Bridge integrated HD Graphics 3000 ? :D

    I have read here: "The on-board graphics card, the HD Graphics 3000, always remains inactive because there is no automatic or manual GPU-switching technology in place here." :confused:

    What does it means ? Does the integrated HD graphics blocked and/or unusable ? Or just switching is impossible (if no dedicated graphic card so the integrated will work) ?

    Thanks for your help guys :cool:
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    I dont hink that its connected to the screen, and I dont know the motherboard type, but my guess is that its a QM67, so no swtiching without the use of a mux would be possible
     
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    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    I think that means the Intel video card isn't/can't be enabled. Like my Sony, it has an i5 520m, which has built in Intel graphics, but they are disabled by the bios.

    Either way, you won't be able to use the Intel graphics.
     
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    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Yes, that's the case, most likely. The integrated can't be utilized regardless of whether you remove the discrete or not. No physical connection to the LCD.
     
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    I'm reading that it's a HM65. Does it change something ?
    In the case in want this PC and no other, I can still put a Radeon HD 5650 MXM IIIB for batery savings ?
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    If there is no physical connection than it wont change a thing, I would think that they would go for a QM67 since this is more of a performance chipset

    if the 5650 can be found on mxmIIIb than yes, but you are going to buy a P150HM which is designed for gaming with a little mobility, why would you want that? I would either go for a smaller laptop with more punch than a 5650 (there are several 13'' and 14'' models with the AMD 6630m or even the 6750m) that gives you the battery life needed.

    You do have to remember that while these things are upgradeable, in some sense, they arent that plug and play, you need to open the thing repaste the gpu and so forth, not to mention the wear that its going to be put on the components
     
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    The Specification page tell about a HM65...
    Specifications Maybe a mistake ?
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    they may be right, but the QM is really a more performance orientated chipset.

    The strange thing of adopting this chipset is that this is the only one with direct optimus support, since AMD uses a mux to change between the cards, hence the lenovo e420s and the vaio SB using the QM instead of the HM

    I would seriously think about your priorities, there is also the m17x R3 that can use a 6970m and have a switchable gpu (only with the AMD options, no optimus support, thank god for that)

    I for one value battery life and portability, the P150hm weights 6.98lbs (meaning 3.1 kg in the right way to measure things ;)) add the psu, and you've got a 4+kg machine, not portable in my book.

    Im torn between a 1.75kg and a 1.8kg machine, this is portable. Add the psu at 300g (Im going to use the thermaltake thoughpower 95w slim that I have) and you got a pretty good package, see config in my sig. They wont game as well, but they are going to avoid me to carry the psu due to the 6 hours of battery life (for the vaio that is)
     
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    Thank you very much Mr MM for your help !

    So I'm giving up the idea of the P150HM, just because of the graphics.
    Maybe can you help me choosing another barebone ?
    I am very thorough with my pc because it'll follow me the next seven or eight years [I'm actually on an old Inspiron 9100 that I tenderly name "my honey-tank": 6Kg ~ 13,2lbs (4,5Kg battery inside + 1,5Kg psu):) ]
    I'm loogink for :
    - sandy bridge model (idealy i5-2520)
    - 15" non-glare screen (I hate bright screens)
    - 75Wh battery (actual lithium technology made the around 700gr ~ 1,9lbs)
    - switchable graphic (idealy intel HD 3000 + Radeon 6850 or 6770/6750)
    - around 1100€ (~1500$US)
    - weight is not a problem (15" notebook with weight greater than 4kg doesn't exist nowadays and i'm used to my inspiron :cool: )

    Does this notebook exist ?
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    What are your uses?

    How much battery life do you want?


    some I can get from the top of my mind are the lenovo w520 and the t520, there are some dell (freaking ugly) pro line that are good, I would also check when the elitebook w line appears, for now they only have the most basic gpus, which wouldnt met your needs and which are useless due to the SB igp.

    btw that kind of battery is going to be hard to find on any 15''. You would be amazed but that is the usual fare for a 13'' and 14'' specially with the added slice battery that is the current trend right now.
     
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