Clevo P950EP6 or ER review

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  1. Rakkham

    Rakkham Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi everyone,

    First post here.
    I try to find review, tests, or advices on the pcscpecialist Defiance XS II. Seems to be based on the Clevo P950 ER/EP6 laptop but I am not sure and it is hard to find any precise review of this specific model on the web. Even the thread named after this laptop on this forum doesn't include lots of things.

    So I am looking for advices from users of this laptop. I'll use it mainly for productivity AND for video editing on DaVinci resolve (need at least 4Gb of GPU memory). So I'll probably go for a 4K screen, GTX1060, 1x16Go of RAM (so I can upgrade to 32Go easily when needed), and a 512Go Pci M.2 Drive for now.

    My main questions are about :

    1/ The quality of the screen. The website says 72% of NTSC...but is it really 100% of sRGB or REC709. What can I expect regarding viewing angle and general quality of the screen ? I wont need 144hz, 60hz will be enough. But does the 4K worth the prize ?
    The bezels seem pretty thick compared to new laptops...is that okay ? Doesn't it look cheap ?

    2/ Battery life. Not really when editing (I'll have a power source), but for productivity (word, excell and internet). Can I really expect 5h as the website claims with a 55Wh battery ?

    3/ Noise. Is it loud (when idle or when productivity tasks are running) ?

    4/ And overall build quality ?

    There is a big sale on the 2017 dell XPS 15 now (i7 7700, GTX1050, 16Go and 512Go), so I am hesitant....I want to be sure that the build quality of the Clevo is good enough to last long...

    Thanks in advance to everyone who wants to share and sorry if this has been discussed already !
     
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    Rakkham Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nothing ? :(
     
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  5. Rakkham

    Rakkham Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks a lot for all this docs !

    The tests of the battery seems to be pretty different though. Notebookcheck says 5h20 while watching a movie and 5h44 browsing, the article Prema quotes says 3h of movie, 3h30 browsing....all that with the same 55Wh battery.
    What do you think we can expect with medium brightness and economy mode for this kind of use ?

    Thanks !
    R
     
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    I would probably err more on the side of the 3 to 3.5hr mark. Not everything is going to be like the tests where everything is at optimal everything.
     
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    Even on a conservative power plan, 5+ hours is a bit of a stretch. Expect closer to 3.5 hours, give or take.
     
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    Rakkham Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks everyone for you insights !

    3.5h could be enough if it is the price to pay for powerfull hardware.

    One last question : I would like to run linux on it (probably CentOs or Fedora). Does any of you had any experience in it ?
    Xotic, Prostar, any of you have some advice ? Is all the hardware fully compatible with linux ?
    Can I still benefit of Optimus with bumblebee ?

    Thanks !!!!
     
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    Optimus on linux is always an absolute disaster.
     
  10. Prostar Computer

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    We don't have much experience having not supported it, but the feedback I've seen here and there suggests that some of the bigger distros work well enough (Ubuntu based ones, mainly). Haven't heard much with respect to Fedora, Cent, Red Hat, etc.
     
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