Feedback to Clevo R&D Team: What's missing or broken in your Skylake laptops?

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by Mr. Fox, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    Also it's less liability to them since they can just ship out whatever works out of the box and then any risk is distributed along with cost.
     
  2. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    This is my gripe with Clevo. They're content with 'near enough is good enough'.
     
  3. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    I see it as more really aggressive cost management. They are going for bang for buck.
     
  4. Donald@HIDevolution

    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    I see it as not caring enough to do it right...this includes the heat sinks as well as the BIOS.
     
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  5. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Amen to that. I think you nailed it Brother Donald.

    As long as the kiddos keep feeding the pig, we can expect more of the same.

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  6. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    THIS Heatsink is bang for bucks!! For the OEM!! How can a engineering team cooperate and all engineers being agree that a TWOPOD design is ok?:bigconfused: TRIPOD is bad, but what with TWOPOD? I don't get it.
     
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  7. jsstp24n5

    jsstp24n5 Notebook Guru

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    Clevo is actually not doing that well financially. Also kind of surprising that their net profit is only $10 million.

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Clevo...ted-to-rebound-with-new-devices.241664.0.html

    Among the mistakes they've made in my opinion is investing too much into thick, heavy, upgradeable gaming laptops for too long. Not a popular opinion with many on this forum I'm sure ;) but these laptops are for niche enthusiasts. Profit margins and sales overall are better for well-built thin and light gaming laptops with premium options (a la Razer, Aorus). It seems like they are finally realizing that with new models like the PA71HS-G...
     
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  8. ghegde

    ghegde Notebook Evangelist

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    I would like Clevo to do better. They should also focus on design. At this point every manufacturer has the nearly the exact same components inside.

    There are tonnes of people buying the xps 15 for its svelte formfactor fully knowing that they are paying a premium for its internals. 7700hq and 1050

    The key differentiator and aspirational margin is in design.

    I would like to see clevo ultrabooks, external gpu docks, svelte full voltage laptops with minimum bezels
    and market their desktop cpu based laptops better.
     
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  9. Georgel

    Georgel Notebook Virtuoso

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    Even so, they are the only ones offering those things...

    Those design factors are just design pieces at the end of the day... No real difference, if I'd be going for a GTX 1060 laptop, I'll get the cheapest one possible and be done with it.
     
  10. Tanner@XoticPC

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    MSI has the 16L3 still, so they're not entirely out of that game.
     
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