Gaming Laptop Guide - Pascal Edition

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Galm, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Trippn

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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    CedricFP Notebook Evangelist

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    @Galm

    Not sure if you want to update the OP or if this information is relevant to your curated list, but it appears that the Aero 15 may have only PCIE2.0 x 4 speeds (instead of PCIE3.0 x 4 speeds) on it's Thunderbolt 3 port.

    Gigabyte has yet to acknowledge this, at least publicly to a customer. Apparently one retailer said there could be a bios fix in the works.

    So if a user is looking strictly for a laptop/eGPU setup they should probably hold off on the Aero 15 for now.

    Link to where the discovery was made in the owners lounge: http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...15-owners-lounge.804575/page-77#post-10575989
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    I dont think I mentioned what number of lanes but I'll add it in if it isnt fixed shortly.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Lenovo Y720 Review - Their Cheapest Gaming Laptop with a GTX 1060!


    And, let's not forget that historically Lenovo has been caught many times spying on customers:

    Lenovo collects usage data on ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation PCs
    https://www.computerworld.com/artic...hinkpad-thinkcentre-and-thinkstation-pcs.html

    It's not just Chinese laptops and smartphones hardware and software security issues, now it's drones...

    US Army calls for units to discontinue use of DJI equipment
    https://www.suasnews.com/2017/08/us-army-calls-units-discontinue-use-dji-equipment/

    Interesting, backstory related to Lenovo sales:

    Lenovo thought PC salesfolk could sell servers and was wrong by about $500m
    'Over-integration' saw x86 server business fail to launch
    By Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor 16 Aug 2017 at 06:30
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/16/lenovo_server_sales_slowdown_back_story/

    "Today the company told El Reg the sales dip can be attributed to “over-integration” with its existing sales teams."
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    ccvortex Notebook Consultant

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    Terrible company from a terrible country... they are banned at our Navy base now.
     
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    The GE63VR with the GTX 1060/1070 may be a new contender to add within the under 1500/2000$ category. Everything's improved from the Apache line-up: build quality, extra cooling, lighter chassis, 4 "giant" speakers, faster 120Hz screen (for the 15") and an extra M2 slot.

    Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Yeah it can compete much better with the P650 than the GE62 ever did. It isn't on the list yet... There's some stuff I've been debating doing with it so I've been holding off adding anything new for a little while. Luckily for the most part Max Q is the only other real new stuff, and it's irrelevant besides for the portable category.
     
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    And you've got the new/semi-new Asus stuff as well. Doubt there will be much change before we get CL/Volta
     
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