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  1. Diversion

    Diversion Notebook Deity

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    Ordered the GT62VR 1070! Comparisons against that to the GS63 will happen on Wednesday (when new laptop arrives!).
     
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    cq842000 Notebook Evangelist

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    Not sure, but I can certainly vouch for the high quality of Sager/Clevo, owned a few of them and the screens were always superb, the sound was consistently good between different models, and of course the cooling was always more than adequate. The last one I had, came with an HD6990m and while the GPU performance left alot to be desired (not Sager's fault), the temps even under a hefty overclock stayed well under control, no matter the load.

    If the thickness and portability is your concern, the MSI has you covered, but if superior build quality, long lasting high performance, consistently satisfactory display panel quality, and a GTX 1070 are your aim, then you cannot go wrong with a Sager. I really am pissed at just how bad the screen panel quality is with the GS63VR 1080p/60hz is, and of course the tinny sound I can overlook with headphones, the screen I cannot forgive.

    I dont think I'll ever buy another MSI until I can see the screen on the unit. I have a rare condition with my eyes call tetrachromacy, and low quality screens stand out in such a horrible way to me, the banding, the gradients, the horrible "off" color reproduction, and the blurred contrast around everything bothers me and is the only complaint I'd love to level at MSI if I ever got the chance. They should definitely offer an upgraded panel for the guys and gals that got this junk panel that is similar to the old first gen Sanyo HDTVs, before they had HDMI and only came with component in.
     
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    I had a 2012 Sager 17" with 680m and it had a high gamut color TN panel which was pretty top notch (for 2012) and thermals were also good and well controlled for me as well. Unit was quiet under load with a nice low whirl/hum. I also loved that you can get them unbranded so it was just a regular looking all-black notebook.

    The new Clevo/Sager models are of more concern on the thermal and fan noise front because they are now going thin and cramming 1070s in them. I've only read one decent small review in the Clevo/Sager forums of a 1060 model and they had quite a few concerns about the temps so that makes me wary. Although until we can get a solid review of the P650RS (a seperated new model that is about 1" thick and supposedly extra copper/pipes with 1070), who knows. But the P650RS has pretty much everything I want in a laptop and is lighter/thinner than the MSI GT62VR and offers the 6820HK, 1070, raid with multiple m2 slots.

    Anyhow, since i'm not an official laptop reviewer, my wallet has to pay the price and be brave and try various models and make comparisons between all of them to decide which one I feel is the best value and quality/offerings.

    What kills me the most is how much the GS63VR offers but the trade offs are too much for me to swallow.. Like no G-Sync (Even though obviously easily supportable) and the really terrible speakers. Funny you say you have an eye condition to see terrible panels.. Well I have an ear condition in my left ear where the small tiny muscle in my ear reacts to certain sounds and frequencies and basically makes the audio going into my ear sound like a blown speaker.. and the GS63VR speakers are so cheap sounding, it makes my left ear feel terrible. I couldn't handle it. I actually enjoyed the panel on my GS63VR though, I thought it was pretty nice for a IPS 6-bit and colors seemed pretty accurate in stock form. I have a Colormunkie Pro sensor and could spend the time to calibrate but I never got that far.

    The MSI GT62VR shares the exact same panel so if you're sensitive to it, that's also not going to help you out. However, these LG panels they are using are PWM free which is the most important thing for someone who likes a dim screen.. It won't strain your eyes.
     
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    @Diversion sorry to hear your experience with the GS63 bro.
    And gratz on purchasing a GT62!

    Am too on the fence at the moment. Between the GS63 and GT62. Going to buy next week Saturday hopefully. At the moment, im leaning towards the GT62. But i still dont know... The fan noise bothers me.. But i wonder if its really that bad... But then again, seeing your video, it seems like its very loud... Then there is thermals... Sigh...

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    Got mine GS63VR two days ago and it is a really nice laptop. Too bad I have the same problem as @Diversion . The right fan is so high pitched so I have packed it in the box again and will send it back tomorrow.

    I did some test with mixing with the cpu fan and undervolting(-140 mV) the cpu. In light load or watching youtube/twitch streams it was really nice. But in games that high pitch will occur and that's sucks.

    Too bad because I really liked it overall, build quality and screen was good. I'm looking at GT62VR too and I'm looking forward to see what you think about it @Diversion!
     
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    @Diversion how about the P750DM2? Its a little thinner than the GT60, has a desktop cpu and, from what I've heard, a really good cooling system.

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    I get confused with all those Clevo models is there a link to a review?
     
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    Based on all the accounts I've read of the GT62VR, you're going to like it. As long as an extra pound or two doesn't bother you. (At least it's not 7-9 lbs...). I'm definitely getting the GT62VR + 1070 when I finally upgrade.
     
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    Hey guys a quick question... There is an application from MSI to check any updates of software, bios, drivers, etc?

    BTW. I have just updated the bios for a version released yesterday and I suffer for like 30 min (the laptop did not turn on for a while)... So after unplugging several times... Finally turn on... For a moment I thought was dead.

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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Here's the most recent Clevo review at Notebookcheck.com . NBC are pretty good about covering new Clevo models, so if you are looking for one check out what they have, and watch for new ones weekly.

    They usually start out as a German original, then come later as an English translation, their fresh off the press when in German, I use the Chrome built in Google translation.

    Test Schenker XMG U727 (Clevo P870DM3-G) Notebook
    Florian Glaser , 09/10/2016
    http://www.notebookcheck.com/Test-Schenker-XMG-U727-Clevo-P870DM3-G-Notebook.173373.0.html
     
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