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. Support.2@XOTIC PC

    Support.2@XOTIC PC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    477
    Messages:
    3,116
    Likes Received:
    3,468
    Trophy Points:
    331
    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

    Reputations:
    4,314
    Messages:
    5,526
    Likes Received:
    5,676
    Trophy Points:
    681
    This is my gripe with Clevo. They're content with 'near enough is good enough'.
     
  3. Support.2@XOTIC PC

    Support.2@XOTIC PC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    477
    Messages:
    3,116
    Likes Received:
    3,468
    Trophy Points:
    331
    I see it as more really aggressive cost management. They are going for bang for buck.
     
  4. Donald@HIDevolution

    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

    Reputations:
    10,354
    Messages:
    8,802
    Likes Received:
    4,402
    Trophy Points:
    431
    I see it as not caring enough to do it right...this includes the heat sinks as well as the BIOS.
     
    ole!!!, Phoenix, TBoneSan and 2 others like this.
  5. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

    Reputations:
    22,682
    Messages:
    32,032
    Likes Received:
    44,768
    Trophy Points:
    931
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2017
  6. Papusan

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

    Reputations:
    12,528
    Messages:
    18,611
    Likes Received:
    28,105
    Trophy Points:
    931
    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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2017
  7. jsstp24n5

    jsstp24n5 Notebook Guru

    Reputations:
    20
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    26
    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...
     
    bennyg, ghegde and Ionising_Radiation like this.
  8. ghegde

    ghegde Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    40
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    108
    Trophy Points:
    56
    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.
     
    jsstp24n5 and Ionising_Radiation like this.
  9. Georgel

    Georgel Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    811
    Messages:
    2,308
    Likes Received:
    2,588
    Trophy Points:
    181
    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. Support.2@XOTIC PC

    Support.2@XOTIC PC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    477
    Messages:
    3,116
    Likes Received:
    3,468
    Trophy Points:
    331
    MSI has the 16L3 still, so they're not entirely out of that game.
     
    Georgel and Donald@HIDevolution like this.
Loading...

Share This Page