Clevo P375SM-A

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by MahmoudDewy, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    But my god they look so childish it's repulsive. Or maybe I am getting too old.
     
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    Danishblunt Notebook Deity

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    Dno, I think that's all up to the person using them. I personally think that the Dominator series notebooks look very good and I like the material, however I really dislike the thinner ghost series, they are meh. Also most times notebooks do look a lot different on photos than irl. The lightning and material really makes a huge difference.

    The thing I do love about those clevos tho, is the keyboard, it's the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used in my life. It has a rubber finish on them, making the keyboard feel very soft and nice and the FN key allocations aren't as stupid as on other notebooks. Many times I simply want to change the volume on my MSI for instance and get annoyed byt the fact that I have to use 2 hands to use fn + volume up, while on my Clevo the keys are in reach, I can always use 1 hand to contorl it.

    So to sum it up, the pros on the clevo is:
    - Lots of ports and possible modding
    - When heavily modded can be very good.
    - Case and quality is overall good.
    - Drivers tend to be easier to deal with and compatibility is less of a problem
    - Lots of experienced resellers here on NBR
    - Upgradability of the parts
    - Lots of finetuning with premamod.

    Cons:
    - Annoyingly loud cooling solution, possibly louder than any notebook out there. (same class notebook)
    - Bad heatsink fits and lack of mass, causing idle temps to force fans spinning and such.
    - Hardware Sound is downright terrible, speakers are a huge joke.
    - XFI Software on the Notebook is a really bad version of the desktop version.
     
  3. MahmoudDewy

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    Yeah, the CLEVO keyboard looks a bit similar to the AW one I have which is very pleasant to type on.
     
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    Danishblunt Notebook Deity

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    Idk, I really dislike the new AW keyboards. The layout is decent but the "feel" and the ability to suck literally every kind of dirt into the keyboard kinda makes me hate it. Older gen AW Keyboards were far better imo. I'd say it's prefrence really.

    And the fact that the notebook would warm the keyboard like a cookingplate made that even worse.
     
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    Compared to old AW keyboards, the new one pales in comparison there is no doubt about this. on my R1 though I don't get the heat issues.
     
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    Depends on person I suppose. My hands sweat rather fast and right under where the graphicscard is, there the keyboard gets really hot imo, same as the upper part above the keyboard it also got rather hot. It was a highly OCed one tho, it had GTX 980M @ 1.41GHZ core clock and a 4940MX @ 4.2ghz. The temps were... well let's just say the reason I got rid of it was because I kinda didn't think it would last long with those temps.
     
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    poprostujakub Notebook Guru

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    Loud, hot, aggressive fan curve, pooooor sound quality (especially bass), touchpad, that hate moisture (he stops working till dry).
    In my P375SM I had second subwoofer with his own amplifier and custom made fan drivers modules with analog temperature sensors.
     
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    I usually set fans to maximum speed before playing in any laptop I owned. Fan noise is irrelevant to me, but the sound quality part is very sad :( I hope it's not much worse than the AW. The AW actually had no subwoofer and no bass whatsoever (anything below 150Hz was not present) so I believe the CLEVO can't be worse.
     
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    External DAC/AMP will solve poor sound quality (almost no bass, sli clicking in some games).
    True, heatsinks need some work. First thing is to close all air leaks. I used foil tape and taped fan to heatsink. This sort of tinkering is actually fun, when you see that the work you put in makes a huge difference.
     
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    Bad news, It will be much worse.
    The speakers have no bass whatsoever, the subwoofer is okish but gets completely destroyed by drivers. I'm not joking this is how clevo is using their sound system:
    high frequencies: speakers only
    medium frequencies: Subwoofer only
    Low frequencies: speakers only.

    The speakers are a complete utter joke, they have no box which causes them to sound extremely tinny, combined with an ok subwoofer that will not get utilized on low frequencies but onlyy on medium ones. I worked a lot on my sound system to fix this. I will soon make a topic about my notebook, then you can look at how much effort you need toput into a notebook just to make it sound acceptable, it's way better to get an external solution if you plan on listening to music.

    If you care about speaker quality like me, you should have went MSI. MSI's speakers are absolute insane.
     
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