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Clevo W740SU 14.1"

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by tommytomatoe, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. tommytomatoe

    tommytomatoe Notebook Evangelist

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    Has anyone seen this in person? Looks pretty slick.

    Not sure about availability worldwide. System76 will ship their Galago UltraPro in July, not sure if other US resellers will carry this one yet. If you're in the market for a 13-14" ultrabook and this one is definitely worth looking at.

    Specs:

    4th Generation Intel Core i7-4750HQ Processor ( 2.0GHz 6MB L3 Cache - 4 Cores plus Hyperthreading )
    14.1" 1080p Full High Definition LED Backlit IPS Display with Matte Finish (1920 x 1080)
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 with 128 MB eDRAM
    Up to 16 GB 204 pin Dual Channel DDR3 @ 1600 MHz
    1 x mSATA, 1 x 2.5" 9mm Removable SATA II/III
    Multitouch Clickpad with two finger scrolling
    Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000), WiFi
    Intel Centrino, or optional Killer™ Atheros 802.11n
    HDMI, Display Port, Ethernet, 3 x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, SD Reader
    Built-In 1.0 MP High Definition Webcam
    Kensington® Lock
    Suspend and Resume
    53.28 Wh 6 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion
    Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 90W AC Adapter, DC output 19V, 4.74A
    13.26" x 9.90" x 0.75" (WxDxH)
    3.80 lbs. (1.72 kg.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ymx0i85IJQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    https://www.system76.com/laptops/model/galu1

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  2. arcticjoe

    arcticjoe Notebook Deity

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    I must admit this looks pretty interesting, I wonder if that 14.1" FHD panel connects via regular dual channel LVDS cable? Would be cool to upgrade the panel in my work given dell e6430 from HD+ to FHD if possible.
     
  3. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    Wow, nice looking laptop. Curious to see performance of the HD 5200. That actually makes for a nice ultrabook.
     
  4. tommytomatoe

    tommytomatoe Notebook Evangelist

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    Agreed. I've been waiting for the new Samsung series 9 13" or 15" laptops to refresh but I have a soft spot for Clevo machines.

    One thing it seems to lack is wireless-ac.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
     
  5. mythlogic

    mythlogic Company Representative

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    Couple quick things, we will be offering this when it comes out, and like all our models, we will be offering with AC as a default :)
     
  6. tommytomatoe

    tommytomatoe Notebook Evangelist

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    Woot woot!!! I'll be staying in touch one smart nerd :)

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. Larry@LPC-Digital

    Larry@LPC-Digital Company Representative

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    This 14" model with it's Matte IPS screen has been on the books for some time. We should know more within 2 weeks...or so....:)
     
  8. Religion

    Religion Notebook Consultant

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    Is there anything preventing the use of these GT3e equipped processors in other clevos? I wouldn't mind putting one in the new 13" when it hits.
     
  9. mythlogic

    mythlogic Company Representative

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    Yes, the GT3e processors are BGA only and not rPGA so thats why there is only one CPU choice as they are attached at the factory.. Unless you guys want to put in for a BGA machine.. For the low low price of 20K :p
     
  10. Religion

    Religion Notebook Consultant

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    I really wish that wasn't the case :(
     
  11. cernio

    cernio Notebook Geek

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    I'm strongly considering this, just a bit unsure about the hinge design. Wish it looked a bit more modern but the specs still look great and the price should be competitive. Really its between this and the Gigabyte P34G for me, but I doubt the Gigabyte will release in the U.S. this summer.

    What does the battery life looking to be for the W740SU?
     
  12. arcticjoe

    arcticjoe Notebook Deity

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    has anyone seen any european re-sellers listing these? curious to see the price of this.
     
  13. pkhetan

    pkhetan CopyLEFT ↄ⃝

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    The specification of this laptop is awesome, but why the hell Clevo don't include eSATA interface in their 14'' laptop!!!

    This is a great disadvantage for me, using a SATA-protocol external drives over an USB interface is no-sense for me!!

    Also I think the price in System76 is over: 8GB RAM, 120GB mSATA and the Atheros WiFi chip bring the price to +1300 USD!! Hope other resellers has another price tag for that laptop.
     
  14. Maikky

    Maikky Notebook Consultant

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    Things I'm wondering about are battery life, ease of CRU, screen quality and also what the hell are those vents on the back ? Are those speakers or what .
     
  15. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    system 76 always charged a linux premium on their notebooks

    esata was DOA and it became more dead with USB3
     
  16. StratCat

    StratCat Notebook Evangelist

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    At the end of the Youtube video in the OP the narrator seems to be indicating they are cooling fan vents.
     
  17. ryukenden

    ryukenden Notebook Evangelist

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    is it aluminium? I heard alumus. And what is this Iris pro, how well does it compare to nvidia/amd?
     
  18. alexsupreme

    alexsupreme Notebook Consultant

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    According to early benchmarks it's somewhere between 630m and 650m.
    Results vary according to the games played.
     
  19. HTWingNut

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    It only has performance at 720p, beyond that performance drops considerably at any higher resolution. So don't expect 1080p gaming, just 720p.
     
  20. Prostar Computer

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    Yeah, it's respectable when compared to the Intel HD 4000 graphics, but performance is on par (roughly) with a 645M, with some variance.
     

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