IFA 2017 Asus's new gaming laptop

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  1. hmscott

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    I was thinking more of the GX700, GX800 series, but the G701VI went through it too, some initial designs are good to go like the water-cooled series, and some aren't.

    Hopefully the Chimera runs great with the added power and thermal load brought by the additional 2c / 4t of the Coffee Lake #1 CPU.

    Now, the only problem is, the laptop BGA version of the Coffee Lake isn't supposed to be out until Feb 2018... this first release now is LGA only, isn't it??
     
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    The GX ones caused some ruffled feathers, because everyone thought it was a full commercial release and pre-ordered the heck out of them IIRC.
     
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    Really? That's all at once great to hear, and too bad at the same time.

    Asus didn't build many as it was their first water-cooled models, and they rarely push new tech like that without field testing it in small numbers first.

    I would have thought people in the know would know that... I guess I was excited about it too, I hope Asus keeps up that water-cooled line and pushes the water cooling tech further down in their lineup.

    People are always asking for laptop "docks" - they miss'em, I do too, and putting out a water-cooled dock is a good reason to bring them back along with the docking features everyone misses.

    I haven't heard much about the GX line recently, have you?
     
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    I really haven't. For as popular as they seemed I thought they'd stick around or be more prominent. The dock was a really cool idea, even if it made the case/transport a little awkward.
     
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    Looks like someone at Asus f*cked up. The mentioned details have been pulled from the US site and it only states again "Coming soon".
     
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    If they are pulling it back, maybe ASUS has realized that launching it with Coffee Lake makes more sense that doing both a Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake release within months of each other.

    If you launch with Kaby and then everyone else announces their top end laptops with Coffee, you look stupid.

    I feel like MSI should've sat on the GT75 as well.
     
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    MSI tends to just release a new version of the same machine right away though, and that's pretty much what I expect to see with CL.
     
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    The Chimera would be the laptop to put in Coffee Lake with potentially 50% more CPU thermal load from the 50% more cores / threads.
     
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    Any info on CL? Will it work cooler? If there will be 50% more thermal load, I would have gone with the KL version just to have a better thermal results with less noise. :)
     
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    The Clevo models should arrive soon with new owners with 8700k, but with new thermal solutions too, so hard to compare.

    You can always tune the fans and power / OC to meet your current noise requirements, and have horsepower to spare for when you need it more than you need quiet operations :)
     
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