How do you want your next laptop to be built?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Mr. Fox, Aug 16, 2017.

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I want my laptop to be built with:

This poll will close on Aug 16, 2018 at 5:46 PM.
  1. Socketed CPU and MXM GPU so I can repair or upgrade is a must (BGA is totally unacceptable)

  2. Replaceable MXM GPU so I can repair or upgrade is a must (a weaker BGA CPU is OK with me)

  3. BGA is OK with me, but I DO NOT want Max-Q (I want a full performance GPU even if it is BGA)

  4. BGA is fine and I want Max-Q (Performance is less important. I will sell it while under warranty)

  5. BGA CPU with only integrated graphics (I don't need good CPU or GPU performance)

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  1. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    It just exists:)
    Clevo n650du is an LGA laptop without dgpu
     
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  2. relobe

    relobe Notebook Enthusiast

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    Right. But is the cooling solution in the N650 suitable for an overclocked 7700K? And is there a decent BIOS available?

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  3. Kent T

    Kent T Notebook Virtuoso

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    Oh, and it must be fully business class. No consumer or gaming company machines. Must be a Workstation Class machine. Must have no fault accidental damage coverage, must have next business day service, and must meet or exceed Business Rugged build quality and also have easily available spare parts and accessories even when 5 years of age. Has to be Lenovo ThinkPad, Dell Precision, or HP ZBook standard. Must also be Linux/BSD friendly. None of the above an option.
     
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  4. Jarhead

    Jarhead 恋の♡アカサタナ

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    Would have also picked a business-class machine if that was an option. No use in having LGA and MXM if the laptop itself will fail in a relatively short time, imo
     
  5. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    You can have a 7700k cpu with this model but it is not overclockable.

    If I remember correctly @JerryDD has got that model with a k cpu!
     
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  6. Support.2@XOTIC PC

    Support.2@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    I think my point still stands because you don't have to be a PC enthusiast to be a gaming enthusiast, and vice versa. You can run Overwatch on pretty much anything, doesn't have to be top of the line hardware to have a good experience. If you're adding gamers to the tuner vs commuter analogy, there's at least as many that buy a stock Fiesta ST and call it good.
     
  7. Jarhead

    Jarhead 恋の♡アカサタナ

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    Likewise, you don't have to be a jalopnik to enjoy cars :)

    Don't see how either situation is a bad thing imo
     
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  8. ole!!!

    ole!!! Notebook Prophet

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    imho gaming enthusiast is someone who spend a ton of time on games, so technically speaking hardware should be irrelevant. i remember i used to play games on 386 CPU and lagged like crazy but i play happily on 10fps all day for hrs.
     
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  9. Support.2@XOTIC PC

    Support.2@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    That was totally me back in the day. :) Now I try to stay a little ahead of what I think the gaming experience I want requires, but GPU aside that has resulted in fairly modest hardware, infrequently upgraded.
     
  10. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    I don't know...my friend and I tried playing on a Dell Latitude 12.5" with Intel HD 4400, couldn't run at 1024x768 lowest settings, 50% scaling with barely 30fps LOL
     
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