Eluktronics MAX series Laptops

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  1. win32asmguy

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    Regarding memory, if you happen to have some old Samsung B-die, you can run it with a custom profile at 3200 CL18 1.2v. Very fast and stable without much effect on battery life.
     
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    jlp0209 Notebook Evangelist

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    Do not have any. I only have my current Kingston Fury 3200 CL20 1.2v, not really comfortable overclocking RAM as I bricked a Legion 7i by flashing the GPU vbios (I am stupid...no idea why I wanted to do it in first place...). So I'd just buy a set of 1.35v RAM and run the XMP1 profile in the bios.
     
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    undervolter0x0309 Notebook Evangelist

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    The battery health options doesn't seem to reduce the battery like other laptops (MSI for example)
    Is there anything I'm missing or does it need a bios update?
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  4. kylezo

    kylezo Notebook Geek

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    Does anyone know - do the eluktronics max-15 come with Thunderbolt 4 on the Tiger Lake chipsets? Or only the 17 in. versions? If not, does that mean I won't be able to output 120hz 4k?
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You don't need Thunderbolt 4 to output to a 4K/120 Hz display, just an output capable of DisplayPort 1.4, which the MAX-15 has through its USB-C port.
     
  6. kylezo

    kylezo Notebook Geek

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    Thank you. I'm sort of port illiterate on some of these finer points.

    Can anyone speak to a comparison between 3070 and 3080 configs for a max-15 with an i7-11800H? The TGPs aren't listed on the website. It's a $700 difference and considering the 3080 at max would pull more power than the brick can even supply, I'm wondering if it'd be worth it or if the thermals and power draw will make it more trouble than it's worth, adding in the cost of possibly buying an additional 280w brick seems like it's a pretty large cost, but it might be necessary for both. Anyone here using a tiger lake 3080 max-15? I'd be getting liquid metal from their in house storefront in either case so not sure how much that might affect the decision (LM is only applied to CPU heatsink afaik).

    /e: received this reply from customer service today:

     
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    McSalt Notebook Enthusiast

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    I doubt even with liquid metal on both the processor and the GPU die it's feasible for the 15" to cool the 165w 3080 to be honest
     
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    Yea seems far fetched, but Eluktronics is pretty good about testing their configs to make sure they're useable so I'd be surprised if they're shipping units that won't even run at stock clocks. It's kind of crazy that seemingly nobody in the world has bought or reviewed this configuration. I mean, the 3080 has been reviewed and is useable in other configs in this chassis but idk bout the whole tiger lake setup.
     
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    A lot of ppl that are happy with theirs don't frequent here often. The deal i got from cyberpowepc which is back needs a repaste but it's such a good laptop, I'm pinching myself.

    Once I repaste I'll share new perf numbers.
     
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    kylezo Notebook Geek

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    I been looking at the Tracer V Edge Pro I15X too, but I really prefer the max-15 chassis to the mech. I can't remember the tongfang part number. These are the configs I'm looking at:
    On the Eluktronics store, each with 2 year warranty:

    Max-15

    Tiger Lake - i711800H - liquid metal / 16GB DDR4 3200 / 512GB WD Black SSD

    3070 - $2,225

    3080 - $2,965

    Or the cyberpower version of the mech:

    https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1PXC4V

    Tracer V Edge Pro I15X / 3080 / I7-11800H / 8GB DDR4/2666MHz / 1TB WD Blue SSD

    $1,969 + $50 gift card

    I trust Eluktronics more and they have better warranty, software, liquid metal, etc, but the 3080 config is almost $1,000 more than the price of the 3080 Tracer...

    I'm planning to put 32GB PNY XLR8 3200 CL20 DDR4 and a 1TB Gammix S70 pcie 4 SSD in the system for $250 anyways so I cheaped out on the storage and ram for the most part (the 1TB on CPPC was literally only $6 more than the baseline setup). I'll probably just sell the ram and SSD included for $125 or so back. Probably can't sell the stock stuff from the Tracer for as much, I read Eluktronics uses pretty good default components. I would just buy the 32 GB ram from them but it's a lot cheaper to do it myself.

    That Tracer is so cheap but I'm not 100% on the quality or service and I really think this tiny chassis needs the liquid metal on these components. I also don't know if the Tracer has a MUX switch and I don't know the TGP on that 3080? Thoughts?
     
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