*** Official Clevo PB7xEx-G Owner's Lounge***

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by sicily428, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. TheUberMedic

    TheUberMedic Notebook Consultant

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    Novatech have the 8750h version of the 17". Heck, they even have the i9 8950H version
    https://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/gaming/
     
  2. trias10

    trias10 Notebook Consultant

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    For anyone who has the PB71RF-G in hand, can you please let me know what BIOS options it comes with out of the box? Can you overclock at all (by core, or set P1/P2 TDP)? Does it support undervolting via adaptive mode? What sort of UEFI/CSM support does it have? Can you do non-UEFI CSM boot, or is it UEFI only?

    Thanks!
     
  3. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Where are you as some bios options can be optional from the factory.
     
  4. XMG

    XMG Company Representative

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    If you order PB71RF-G (or any other current P series) from XMG and SCHENKER, you can expect the following BIOS options (on top of Clevo defaults):

    -- Intel Tech --
    Intel VT-d
    Intel SGX
    Intel Hyperthreading
    Intel TurboBoost
    Intel SpeedShift
    Intel Management Engine

    -- Components --
    Webcam
    Internal Microphone / HD Audio
    Wifi / Bluetooth

    -- Other --
    Above 4GB MMIO BIOS Assignment
    Fast Boot
    SATA Port
    m.2 SSD Port

    -- CPU Voltage --

    CPU Core Voltage Offset
    CPU Cache Voltage Offset
    Graphics Voltage Offset
    Graphics Media Voltage Offset

    In other words: we support Undervolting via BIOS but not Overclocking.
    But if you run the "Performance" Profile in Control Center 3.0, the CPU TDP PL1/PL2 will be automatically raised to levels deemed save by Clevo - thus providing a kind of factory-overclocking.

    Of course, our BIOS can also be flashed on Clevo models from other resellers - if you can endure seeing our logo during boot-up. :)

    Cheers,
    XMG|Tom
     
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  5. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    65 watts long term turbo in performance mode iirc which is a healthy boost.
     
  6. jellygood

    jellygood Notebook Consultant

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    @XMG Will you be offering 3K or 4K panel options for the PB71RF-G soon or in the future? 775TM is simply too heavy. Thanks
     
  7. XMG

    XMG Company Representative

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    Currently there are no such panels on the horizon for PB71.
    The selection of 17.3" panels with "narrow bezel" are quite limited. The good old 4K panel named "AUO B173ZAN01.0" (as used in P670 and P775 series) does not fit in the PB71 chassis.
    If you see any applicable panel from another laptop brand, please let us now.

    If you're looking for 4K, check out the UHD/OLED panel in PB51RF. It will be in stock around May 17 in our SCHENKER COMPACT 15. May I repeat: OLED!

    Cheers,
    XMG|Tom
     
  8. trias10

    trias10 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm based in the USA, was looking at a few retailers, HID and Sager. Do the BIOS in these notebooks vary by country and retailer?

    Thanks very much for this! Can you please confirm if there is a BIOS option for non-UEFI boot? Am hoping to install Windows 7 on this laptop if I get it. Do you guys write your own BIOS for these notebooks such that you have BIOS options which other retailers don't have?

    Oh wow, OLED! I'd love a notebook with OLED. Will there be an option for a 1080p OLED screen too? Ideally in 144Hz.
     
  9. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Consultant

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    Any ideas what the OLED panel will cost as a diy?
     
  10. XMG

    XMG Company Representative

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    In theory, Legacy Boot (non-UEFI aka CSM) from Clevo is possible, but is it worth it? Some internal LCD panels don't work properly with it and there might be other hitchs and kinks that might lead to support nightmares.
    We have a Beta BIOS for N15xZU with Legacy Boot and tried to boot a bit of DOS software, but with little luck - there just aren't any drivers any more for modern software. So we have not really finished that effort.

    All this hassle just to run Windows 7 which will not get any security updates anymore. Is it really worth? Even Linux Dual-Boot works totally fine with UEFI on our Laptops.

    If there is a reasonable business case for Legacy/CSM, we can get special support - but it's currently not part of our Premium BIOS standard.

    No 1080p OLED on the horizon for laptops, sorry.
    The 4K OLED is only 60Hz but has amazingly low response times. I have seen it in action already. Loved it.

    Not yet. Currently the model name is still under NDA, so it's difficult to look for spare part prices at this time. But it will come out eventually.

    Cheers,
    XMG|Tom
     
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