New LG Gram 17

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  1. undervolter0x0309

    undervolter0x0309 Notebook Evangelist

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    I caved and got this bad boy from costco... Loving it so far. I set dpi to 100% and It's surprisingly usable. I'm a sucker for maximizing space, we'll see if my eyes complain in a few days.
    I got into the hidden bios and thought I enabled the options to allow for undervolting but can't seem to see the changes take effect when I run CB15 and observe numbers of TS.

    Any tips on this front?

    edit: nm I restored dpi to 120%. Opening coding is overwhelming on my eyes at that dpi.
    edit2: I applied the undervolts in the bios and they seem to hold. Wish I could get them through TS so I could experiment more easily.
     
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  2. hfm

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    LOL.. My eyes are nowhere near good enough to for that, i think I'm using 125% in Linux and 150% in Win 10.

    I don't think there is a way to undervolt without a 3rd party app like Throttlestop. It's easy enough to set it up to run at startup. I haven't bothered trying to undervolt in Linux, I would imagine there is a tool for it out there.
     
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    Costco will have this unit at $1250 (down from $1499) 8/05 so hoping I can drop by to readjust the price with their customer service.
     
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    Right you are, just went looking around and found this coupon that will be valid on 08/05

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    Nice Deal!
    Long time lurker here and finally decided to register.
    I found the following which is Gram 17 like but only better and not that much heavier.
    It's the LG Ultra PC 17 ... Take a look and let's chat it up :)

    https://www.lg.com/us/laptops/lg-17u70n-r.aas8u1-ultra-slim-laptop

    And yes its U.S.A. available...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee

    Specs...
    LG Ultra PC High Performance Laptop - 17" IPS WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Display and Intel 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U CPU, NVIDIA GTX1650 GDDR5 4GB, 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM - 512GB NVMe SSD, Dual Cooling
     
  6. undervolter0x0309

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    Was considering this bad boy but I already have a powerful 17"... that said if this was my only machine then definitely. Only worry is I hope they slapped more cooling for the cpu (14nm and GPU)
     
  7. Candyman12345

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    Linus Tech Tips actually reviewed it.
    Looks like dual cooling :eek:



    I can't seem to paste a pic here so see 8:55 minute mark
     
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  8. hfm

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    The aspect that kills this particular one for me is the lack of Thunderbolt 3, a 1650 isn't nearly enough GPU for 1600p.
     
  9. Candyman12345

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    It has it - Search the web page carefully toward the bottom.
    Spec Tab is a little incomplete (doesn't show TB3 for LG Gram 17 Costco either).
     
  10. hfm

    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    Where exactly? If you are referring to this, it's about the Gram 17 not the Ultra PC 17
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