HIDevolution Process

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  1. Nuggarooski

    Nuggarooski Notebook Enthusiast

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    Figured I should give a brief writeup of my experience so far with HIDevolution. @Ted@HIDevolution and @Donald@HIDevolution have been a great help in my choice to go with them.

    I initially contacted Ted a couple of weeks ago after reading about the P870TM1 on NBR. I gave him a laundry list of questions via email and he responded to the best of his ability. I wasn't using the best terminology, as I am a bit out of touch with the industry. My MacBook Pro made me lazy, not much else to say on that. He was still able to read between the lines.

    Both Ted and Donald were great, not pushy, and provided me with great info and advice, actually arguing for and against additional features. Normally I hate sales people. I applaud both for not perpetuating the stereotype.

    Anyway, I just purchased a P870TM1 and I am really looking forward to testing it out. Really the only concern I have is the keyboard. Good thing most controllers don't depend on that. I am also looking forward to configuring this to what I am looking for. Thanks to all of those that have experimented and shared.

    What should be my first steps when it arrives? Pretty sure I will be doing the steps suggested by @Ultra Male, but you all seem to have a ton of great info so lay it on!

    I will try to keep this updated as the build progresses. Hopefully this will contribute to help others out!

    10/8/18 - Placed order online after talking with Ted and he hooked it up with a NBR discount.
    10/9/18 - Jenny called to confirm that I was a real person. Confirmed.
    10/10/18 - Parts and Unit ordered! Some expected to arrive 10/12/18.
    10/16/18 - Emailed Ted to get a status update and ask a question. He responded the same day and told me the build would be started on 10/18 and would hopefully ship on 10/19 if all goes well! Thanks Ted!
    10/17/18 - My build is in production. Looks like it is a day early!
    10/22/18 - Windows installed and custom profile made. Spoke with Zoltan he informed me it should be shipping soon.
    10/22/18 - Got a tracking number! It should be here Thursday!!
    10/23/18 - FedEx is telling me Friday...
    10/25/18 - One state away...sooo close!
    10/26/18 - And it's here!!! Holy crap this thing is a beast. Everything is looking good so far! Now to configure everything. Cortana is already being annoying, right upon powerup!
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
  2. BrightSmith

    BrightSmith Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Perhaps this should be moved to the reseller feedback subforum?
     
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  3. Nuggarooski

    Nuggarooski Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah I supppose that would be a better spot for this. Still working my way around the site.
     
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  4. Latostno

    Latostno Newbie

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    Wonder if your order arrived, what do you think about it? Really want to hear your opinions because I'm going to order a similar laptop from HIDevolution soon.


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  5. Nuggarooski

    Nuggarooski Notebook Enthusiast

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    No changes from what I posted yet. Hoping to see progress when they open up on Monday.
     
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  6. Nuggarooski

    Nuggarooski Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sooooooo.... @Ultra Male ... Are you willing to help out with tweaks? I am going through the windows tweaks threads and I'm not exactly sure where to even start with that pile of trash OS. lol
     
  7. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Sure, PM sent
     
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  8. Nuggarooski

    Nuggarooski Notebook Enthusiast

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    Big Big thanks to @Ultra Male !!! The amount of time that you put in to help me out is amazing. To have done your tweaks myself would have taken literally days upon days.

    First impressions...

    THIS THING IS MASSIVE. Like won't fit in a normal backpack massive. It took me awhile to look for it, but the best "case" I found that was slim is a backpack made by WiWu:

    17.3 Inch Convertible Laptop Backpack - WIWU Multi Functional Travel Rucksack Water Resistant Knapsack Work School College Backpacks for Men and Women, Business Backpack fit 17 inch laptops

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075L7S9LR/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It fits perfectly and has room for both power bricks and cables. Slight padding, not super high quality, but it should work well for it's purpose. Best thing is it's a backpack, otherwise this thing will hurt you if you carry it like a briefcase.

    I have been playing Metro Redux, so far so good. The hottest temp so far has been 61, which was during a period of several hours of gaming.
     
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