*** Official Clevo N970TC / N970TD / N970TF Owner's Lounge ***

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  1. 95bat

    95bat Notebook Enthusiast

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    So how does this laptop stay so cool with a 65w desktop chip? It looks like only 2 heat pipes on the CPU. Other laptops have 4-5 heat pipes and have trouble cooling a 35w mobile chip. Is it because the desktop chip physically larger?
     
  2. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Heatpipes are one side of the equation, but fin area and fan size also matter.
     
  3. jmthomas1987

    jmthomas1987 Notebook Guru

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    Debating between this unit and the Mech-15. Like the size and weight of the M-15, but the horsepower of the N970TF sure is an attention getter.

    I guess my question would be how is the battery if a person is just using the integrated graphics for browsing?

    Looking for a replacement for my Dell Precision M-6700. I will get a spare battery for backup. Just would like to have some idea if one spare is enough.
     
  4. jmthomas1987

    jmthomas1987 Notebook Guru

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    Well, bit the bullet and ordered a N970TF from Amazon. Didn't think $1,499.00 was too bad for a i5-9400, 512gb SSD, and 16gb dual channel RAM to start out with. Can always upgrade later.
     
  5. tps3443

    tps3443 Notebook Deity

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    This is not a bad laptop. That 9900 non K looked pretty good in R20 at over 4,200 score with only 65-75 watts? Wow.

    It is amazing what it actually takes to get a 8700K or 8086K near these numbers. And the power draw we are putting out on 6 cores to manage over 4,000 in R20.

    I wonder how the 9900 non k would compare to a 8700K at around 5Ghz in 1080P gaming in BFV.

    I’m super interested.
     
  6. jmthomas1987

    jmthomas1987 Notebook Guru

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    I thought about getting a N970TF through Eluktronics directly with the 9900, but the wallet had other ideas.

    Darn food and utilities. Lol. But anyway, figured the i5-9400 is a good start, and now I have something to ask for my birthday next November. :)
     
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  8. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Put on a jumper and rat noodles, go the student route :p
     
  9. jmthomas1987

    jmthomas1987 Notebook Guru

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    Yeah, doubt my wife would go for that too well. Lol

    51 years old, and still I like to game some evenings when I get home from work. Now with this beast, I can finally spend some time learning Blender and play some major World of Tanks.

    Now just need to convince my wife to give up our current DSL line, which we have simply for her fax which she uses once or twice a year, so I can get us a fiber optic Net connection.
     
  10. jmthomas1987

    jmthomas1987 Notebook Guru

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    COOL! Thanks for the info. Was going to dual boot with Linux Mint 19.3 to try out Proton. If I could get the games I play to work on Proton, I would have no use for Windoz 10.
     
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