Clevo P650HS-G vs Clevo P950HR

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  1. woodzstack

    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    To be honest, the build quality is about the same maybe actually better in the P650 where they use the same materials everywhere, overall. Meanwhile the P50 appeals to us consumers better and feels more solid but is much thinner, and lighter, and the fans are thinner. It sort of feels like the P950 has a stronger lid on the panel, yes, but keep in mind the whole laptop is thinner, and naturally feel's more flimsy because of that - however it is not actually flimsy per se, just feels like it should be, because it's so light and thin.
     
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  2. Ramsey66

    Ramsey66 Notebook Enthusiast

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    You've been a champ answering all this questions. Let me go ahead a d ask the most direct one. If you were choosing between the p650hp6 and the p950hp6 (both without g-sync) which would you choose and why? At this point of your testing I really trust your opinion.

    Thanks! And thanks for all of your posts.
     
  3. woodzstack

    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    Hmm... what would I choose, personally, would depends on my current needs.

    The P650 line I would take for more rugged activities, and travel, it's fans are just a tiny bit larger and such so it should keep cool better, which I think it does.

    The P950 line I'd take if I wanted to be fancy, cause it's damn right gorgeous, but if I was unsure of my environment I'd not bring it.
    ever have a laptop that you thought was too easy to steal or too risky to take out of the house ? I get that with this one. It's like a mac book in some ways. It will turn heads more then the 650 will.

    Now, if I was sure of my environment, like I know Im going to an office space and nothing else, and its clean and clear and has no clutter and is spacious and comfortable, I'd prefer my P950. Like it's looks do contribute to a sense of polish and prestige, also being super damn thin and aluminium construction really makes it stand out. Like I'd wear a watch and my wedding ring and some nice clothes while using it.

    Whereas on my lap on the couch in my PJ's with half my ass sticking out, I'd use the P650, who cares it it gets scratched or dirty or if I put it down on a cushion or cloth, it will be fine for a bit. I'd treat it like an old ipad that we lounge around with, bulky enough to take up space but not too much, and useful enough to want to bring anywhere but good enough construction I'm not too worried, but not so posh that I'd be afraid to get it dirty.

    Some people are more pretentious then others. I go from one extreme to the other with very little middle ground all the time, so I'd actually use both, at different times. If I had to guess which is going to die first from equal amounts of increasing abuse, I would say the P950 would die first, but this is conjecture and speculation, and I have no evidence that it would actually, just guessing, an educated guess from past experiences, BUT - sometimes things change and you get these smaller systems that are rock solid and never die every so often, some of the signs of such things are when they undervolt or lower the clock on some videocards, 5-10% and are using lower powered components.

    I've seen more cases where these laptops, when built decently - last forever and never burn out. I've also seen MANY more cases where cheap and less expensive and cost saving measures were put into a laptop, and 75% of them are DOA or dead within first 30 days, my worst experiences were with Lenovo's, where I thought to try saving a buck and buy my wife a laptop to use around the house for cheap, and had to go through 6 of them in a row, before giving up, and demanding money back and vowing to never again touch or speak of the incident in detail. Same time - I also had similar experience with an M17X-R4 which is famously rugged and powerful, but the issue was in DELL's QA control really, and not the method used to make thier laptops, as Alienware were rock solid hands down back then.

    I once had this cheap Toshiba Satellite pro (actually still have it) it's like 10 years old or more, and it's still one of the best laptops I own, looks cheap, feels cheap, but holy ****, it's taken a beating, and never hiccupped one bit ever, and still works amazingly fast, and puts newer stuff to shame these days because of how amazing it was for its time and how well it's kept up, while being powered on now, for almost a decade with very few off's (use it for media center now in our Gym, and before that as mobile server, and for years I played games like NWN and Oblivion on medium settings... still never repasted it.)
     
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  4. yhancik

    yhancik Newbie

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    Hi woodzstack, thanks for the informative posts! If you don't mind me asking again Ramsey66's question regarding the weight difference (power supply included)? I mostly use a laptop for teaching (occasionally for travelling) and during a school day I can carry my laptop around to 4-5 different location (plus I'm almost always going to work by foot). Thanks a lot!
     
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  5. woodzstack

    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    between which laptops ? or you speaking about the weight difference of having the cooling pad included ? (the cooling pads weigh next to nothing in comparison to the system as a whole)
     
  6. yhancik

    yhancik Newbie

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    Between the p650 & p950 (what a quick reply!)
     
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