Dell M6600 VS CLEVO P370EM... Need help!

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  1. I_Borisfen_I

    I_Borisfen_I Notebook Enthusiast

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    Disclaimer!
    I'm living in Ukraine and in my country situation with MXM/CPU upgradable laptops are still bad.
    Price's of this laptop's are too High.
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    I need laptop for study and work and gaming for ~400$.
    Option's what I have (All used):
    1) Dell M6600: 17.3/ 1920x1080 TN/ i7-2760QM / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD / AMD FirePro M8900 for 350$.
    Comes with 240W PSU and 4% wear battery. Very good lot, but i have terrible usage experience with Alienware 17 R2 (980M), and I'm skeptical Dell laptops. From the other side, maybe this latop will returm me believing in Dell)
    2) Clevo P370EM: 17.3/ 1920x1080 TN/ i5-3210M / 4GB RAM / 500GB HDD / GTX 560M for 350$.
    Very good lot too. Comes with 300W Chicony PSU, Original Box, Docs, etc but without heatsink for second GPU. Overall medium condition: scratches, erased paint...
    In M6600 I can install IPS display, in P370EM - I can't. And I want IPS for my eyes and for Photoshop work.
    But, in P370EM I cant install GTX 780M,980M, 1070, etc - In M6600 - Max: 680M/K3000M - All what i read in Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops thread. If someone known M6600 with other cards leke 780M, 965M - please tell me.
    So, at the end of essay), last question: What i need to buy? And what you would buy for youself?
    I'm looking on M6600: Good condition, Metall Case, opportunity to install 2x2.5 HDD's/SSD's, a lot of USB's, etc... But i need marking of good IPS panel for M6600, ind I wiil order it)
    P.S. Sorry for my bad English, I'm just studing.
     
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    rlk Notebook Consultant

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    I can't speak to the M6600 specifically, but the M6500 is a very well-constructed machine. The Precision series is Dell's workstation line.
     
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    The best GPU you can install in the m6600 is the m290x 4GB but cant recall if that was with an IPS display or if the IPS display requires nvidia GPU's. Maybe @Aaron44126 can verify.

    The P370EM can be upgraded with 1070's in SLI but I dont think that will do much for photoshop. Someone can correct me if I am mistaken on that.

    Anything from Dell after the Alienware 17 R1 is not worth purchasing due to bad quality control but the Dell precision m6600-m6800 were great mobile workstations with in my honest opinion the best keyboards I have used on any laptop.

    If at all possible, I would look for a m6700 as you can get faster memory speeds (which helps the CPU in high load scenarios) and can also be upgraded to the 980m 8GB GPU. I used to have the m6600 and really like that laptop but if your looking for longevity I would have to recommend the m6700 just due to the upgrade potential.

    What kind of prices are the m6700 in your local area?
     
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    Aaron44126 Notebook Virtuoso

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    IPS display requires NVIDIA GPU in the M6600 and M6700. If you are swapping in an IPS display to a unit that doesn't have one, you need some extra hardware, you can't just replace the panel only. (I think that you have to replace the top display assembly, and you need a couple of cables and an interposer board. Anyway, there's a thread about it.)
     
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    Then if the IPS is a must then it would be more logical to try and find a m6700 since the GPU options on the m6600 arent that great iirc for nvidia prowess
     
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    Grant B Gibson Notebook Deity

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    The precision would be far better as a starting machine, but in the long run go for the Clevo. It can be upgraded to 1070s in SLI, but its not practical
     
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    It also lacks ips screen iirc
     
  8. I_Borisfen_I

    I_Borisfen_I Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry guys for late answer. Thanks for yours suggestions. But I'm already owner Lenovo Ideapad 510-15ISK. Very bad laptop.
     
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    I_Borisfen_I Notebook Enthusiast

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    Prease, close thread.
     
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