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  1. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Consultant

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    @Meaker@Sager Do you have any idea what the little blue pad that comes in the box is? It occurred to me last night that it could be a piece of thermal pad to either put over some component added later, or to show the needed thickness, but I've never heard of something like that coming with a laptop. It appears to be about .5mm thicker than a piece of overhanging thermal pad I was able to remove from under the heatsink, so not sure if that's even it.
     
  2. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Thermal pad for an m.2 if you want to fit one yourself.
     
  3. Ashlander

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    Ah that makes sense. I thought it'd be something like that.
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

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    Just remember it goes on the controller and not the nand ;)
     
  5. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    PB50RC-G

    https://www.clevo.com.tw/clevo_prodetail.asp?id=1180&lang=en
    Key Features

    • 9th generation Intel® Core™ processor
    • 15.6” UHD(4K) High resolution panel
    • 15.6” FHD 144Hz Refresh Rate Panel
    • Narrow Bezel design
    • Expandable DDR4 memory up to 64GB (depends on RAM module)
    • Support XMP (depends on CPU SKU)
    • NVIDIA® Enthusiast graphics card
    • NVIDIA® G-SYNCTM Technology
    • 4 simultaneous display
    • Support NVIDIA® Surround View
    • Two M.2 SSDs PCIe Gen 3x4 or One PCIe Gen3x4 and One SATA
    • Speakers with SmartAMP
    • Sound BlasterX® Pro-Gaming 360°
    • Multi-Color illuminated full size keyboard
    • LED per key illuminated full size keyboard with numeric pad (Optional)
    • One Displayport over Type C
    • One Thunderbolt™ 3 combo port (Optional)
    • Fingerprint on Glass (Optional)
    • Virtual Reality ready supported (depends on CPU SKU)
    • Microsoft Mixed Reality Compatible
    • Metal Design
     
  6. GGTK

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    Isn’t it too early for the new CPUs? We don’t know much about their cooling requirements yet. I’m not super familiar with the laptop market though so this might be par for the course.

    I’m looking into the PB51EF-G and PB71EF-G now and I don’t know what to think of Clevo pulling those machines’ pages from their website.

    The device failure mentioned here also doesn’t fill me with confidence, I can’t RMA from my location most of the time. I know that some resellers stress test their machines before they ship them out so that might lower my chances of having to send my machine back.

    That said I like this the most out of all the laptops available right now, and I’m trying to follow as closely as I can that way I know what I’m getting into when I take the plunge later.
     
  7. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Any machine can have issues not being able to RMA would catch you out eventually with anyone.
     
  8. B0B

    B0B Notebook Deity

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    I’m surprised the unit I have does not have thunderbolt three. It does have two USB type C connectors and looks like the thunderbolt port is a type two. Can anyone else confirm on their end? My review unit came from HID
     
  9. Ashlander

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    I can check when I get home. How do I tell which one it is, would it say in Device Manager? I never use the thunderbolt, don't even bother installing the driver most of the time.

    It looks like they just replaced them with the newer 9th Gen models (PB51RC-G, etc) so I wouldn't worry about that. Where are you that you can't RMA? You'll be running that risk whether you get a Clevo or an ASUS or any other machine, as every model will have duds. As the one who had the RMA mentioned earlier, one failed unit is hardly a pattern or cause for concern. I haven't seen any other reports of failure in either the PB51 or PB71, so as of now, I see no reason to believe there's an inherent design flaw in this particular model that makes it more susceptible to failure.
     
  10. AlexusR

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    The failures can happen with every model and brand... That said you can order from places which can do testing before sending it out, like HIDevolution. I believe they also have international warranty.
     
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