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**Official Clevo W230SS/Sager NP7338 Owner's Lounge**

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by Ryan, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan NBR Moderator Moderator

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    Time this model gets a new thread.

    Pre-orders are up on various sites.

    Specifications are in the spoiler.

    CPU
    - 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz), 6MB L3 Cache
    - 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ Processor (2.80GHz), 6MB L3 Cache
    - 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4910MQ Processor (2.90GHz), 8MB L3 Cache

    Core Logic
    - Intel® HM87 Express Chipset

    Display
    - 13.3” Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED-Backlit Display with Wide Viewing Angle in Matte Finished Screen

    Memory
    - Up to 16GB

    Graphics Processor
    - 2GB GTX 860M (Maxwell), Optimus Support, HDMI 1.4

    Storage
    - 2 mSATA, 1 2.5" HDD/SSD (RAID0/1 Supported)

    Sound System
    - Onkyo (Mediocre at best, possibly only critical flaw)

    Keyboard
    - Multi languages isolated illuminated keyboard

    Pointing Device
    - Integrated touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling function

    I/O Ports
    - 1 HDMI™ 1.4a output Port (with HDCP)
    - 1 DB15 VGA output Port
    - 1 USB 2.0 Port
    - 3 USB 3.0 Ports (One powered USB port, AC/DC)
    - 1 Headphone Jack
    - 1 Microphone Jack
    - 1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)

    Slots
    - 1st for WLAN Combo module (Half size Mini Card with PCIe and USB interface).
    - 2nd and 3rd slots for mSATA SSD Full size Mini Card with SATA interface.

    Communication
    - Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    - Internal 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo
    - Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 AC Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo
    - Qualcomm Killer™ Wireless-N 1103, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
    - Qualcomm Killer™ Wireless-N 1202, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo

    Other Features
    - Built-in 2.0M HD Video Camera
    - Intel® Rapid Start Technology
    - Intel® Smart Response Technology
    - Intel® Smart Connect Technology
    - Intel® Anti-Theft Technology

    Power
    - Full Range 120W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19.5V, 6.15A
    - Removable 6 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 62.16Wh

    Security
    - Kensington® Lock

    OS Support
    - Windows® 8.1

    Dimension
    - 12.99” (w) x 8.94” (d) x 1.26” (h)
    - 4.6 Lbs including Battery Pack
     
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  2. 58snow

    58snow Newbie

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    A thread applies to me for once? Wow, I think I may be ascending to a new level of relevancy! Seriously though, the 28th can't come soon enough. My laptop died in February so I've been left just twiddling my thumbs for the entire month of March. :(

    Anyone know anything about the 3G card in the NP7338? They were in the specs on Clevo but I haven't heard anything else about it.
     
  3. Nereus333

    Nereus333 Notebook Consultant

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    Hah, I was wondering if a new thread would be made, or if it would continue on the W230ST/NP7330 thread. I am so looking forward to getting this machine.

    I have already ordered and received the Zalman NC1000-B cooling pad in preparation for this new beast (the -B just means it is black instead of silver) - $50 at Amazon. Once I have the NP7338 I will edit this post with a couple of pics - may help others looking for a nice cooling pad.

    A new ASUS RT-N66U dual band router is also en route.. I went N and not AC as I eventually went with the Bigfoot Networks Killer Wireless-N 1202 for this laptop. The ASUS RT-N66U is apparently a very good router with good range, and special thanks to NBR member TillerOfTheEarth for advice on this. Anyone considering this router, check this link for improved firmware.

    Will be interested to see what the power brick is like. The one that came with my NP6110 was a huge heavy brick-like object which I quickly replaced with a far more practical slimline unit.. I hope Sager have it together more this time around in that regard.

    Yes, Prema is already working on BIOS mod before the laptop is even out there. Is that guy good or what?

    Useful links:

     
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  4. Larry@LPC-Digital

    Larry@LPC-Digital Company Representative

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    Even though it has the basic chassis of the W230ST / NP7330 this should be good for this NEW model to have it's own thread.

    After all this NEW W230SS / NP7338 has the new NVIDIA technology....Maxwell! :)

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  5. deadsmiley

    deadsmiley Notebook Deity

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    It's a sweet looking machine. I wish I had an excuse to buy one.:thumbsup:
     
  6. Prema

    Prema Little Bios Mod

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    Prema BIOS Mod link for this model in my signature! :)
     
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  7. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    Bah well, I opted not to start a new thread, but alas, here it is! :)
     
  8. Benchmade 42

    Benchmade 42 Titanium

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    So it comes with an integrated fingerprint reader??
     
  9. Hutsady@XoticPC

    Hutsady@XoticPC Company Representative

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    I dont think so at least not per Sagers or Clevo's site, that spec above maybe need to be updated.
     
  10. LostCoast707

    LostCoast707 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm looking forward to this machine. I am replacing an aging, but decently speced dv6t-7000 that has treated me well, besides the fact it runs very hot and the processor is always throttling under load. My order for the 7338 was put in earlier this week and the waiting has begun. The next week and a half will go by very slow.
     
  11. FouchSoftware

    FouchSoftware Notebook Guru

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    I had several HP DV-9000 series laptops over the years. I think you will love the Sager. Since I bought my first in 2008, this NP7338 will be my 3rd. They hold up really well.
     
  12. Meaker

    Meaker Company Representative

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    That's quite a nice jump lol.
     
  13. Benchmade 42

    Benchmade 42 Titanium

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    So it's a typo by Clevo on the Integrated Fingerprint reader on W230ss?
     
  14. benibi

    benibi Notebook Guru

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    Hi,

    First for all sorry for my bad english (I'm french)
    I bought one the last saturday on anyware (a french reseller for clevo) : Here is the advanced specs I wrote after some research

    Model : Clevo W230SS / Sager NP7338 / SCHENKER XMG P304 (April 2014)
    Display : Samsung 13,3" QHD+ 3200x1800 16:9 LED IPS 700:1 400cd/m² Mat 276ppi
    Motherboard : Chipset Intel HM87 Express - 2x DDR3(L) - 1x 2,5" SATA3 - 2x PCIe 3.0 M.2
    CPU : Intel Core i7-4702MQ Haswell 22nm 4x2C @ 3,2ghz L3 6Mo HD4600 20sp @ 1,15Ghz 1,7Go TDP 37w
    RAM : Kingston HyperX 2x4go DDR3 PC17000 @ 2133Mhz Cas 12-12-12-36 1,5v
    GPU : Nvidia GTX 860m Maxwell 28nm 640sp @ 1097mhz 2Go GDDR5 128bits @ 2500Mhz CUDA TDP 40w
    SSD : Samsung 840 Pro 256go MLC SATA3 (R:540Mo/s - 100100 IOPS / W:520Mo/s - 90000 IOPS) TDP 0,069W
    Wifi : Bigfoot Killer Wireless-N 1103 802.11a/b/g/n 450Mb/s
    Sound : SoundBlaster Cinema + HP 2.0 Onkyo THX
    Battery : Clevo 6 cellules 5600mAh 62.16Wh (Autonomie 2h-7h)

    The SSD, RAM & wifi card come from my ex Alienware m14x R1
    It's not still available and they said I will have it to early april

    If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me
     
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    WCFire Notebook Evangelist

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    I know the chances are slim, but I'm really hoping they'll tamed the fan profiles this iteration. The bursting on the W230ST was a really big annoyance of mine!
     
  16. LostCoast707

    LostCoast707 Notebook Consultant

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    I have a i7 3720 processor that never has been able to run full speed in my dv6t....well not for more than a few seconds. ThrottleStop has helped keep the cpu stabilized at higher clocks vs just letting it run on autopilot. It also has the gt 650m which worked pretty good after they unlocked it. The thing over clocked like crazy. I only run the OC when I had it hooked to the tv and there was a dedicated fan blowing right in the intake. There was about a 20-30% improvement on frame rates running the OCed gpu. I'm sure this new sager will beat it hands down. I might upgrade to the 3200x1800 screen once I see how people like them. I just ordered a 500 gb samsung evo msata to go along with the 960 gb M500 ssd that I will be stealing from my dv6t. I also have 16 gb of 1866 gskill ram I will be stealing from the old HP. I kind of thinking the 4702mq might have been a good option since it is a 37 watt part but the 35$ for the 4810mq upgrade got me picking the bigger cpu. We will see. I'm sure I will be sold once I have it in my hands. Personally it was a toss up between the np7358 or the np7338. I like the 15' size but I didn't want anything bigger than what I already have. Since I take the HP with me a lot the 13 incher might make things easier.
     
  17. Benchmade 42

    Benchmade 42 Titanium

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    Hey guys, how exactly is W230SS giving that extra 1.5-2hrs of battery compared to the W230ST when both have the same 62wh battery, same chassis. I know you guys are going to say because of the new tech Maxwell gpu but this one is using optimus, so most of the time it'll run on integrated.

    How is Maxwell gpu suppose to influence and improve battery life when only doing productivity work like ms word, or web browsing etc??? How and where is the W230SS getting the extra 1.5-2hrs battery from when only using the intel hd graphics?
     
  18. Cipy

    Cipy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Which cooling pad will be great for this laptop?
     
  19. benibi

    benibi Notebook Guru

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    The better power consumption comes from the display. Indeed the 3200x1800 is a RGBW display (a Samsung SDC424A like in the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro) which use less power for the same luminosity (vs. a simple RGB). We can also suppose that the motherboard isn't the same and should be optimized for less power consumption. And combined to a core i5/I7 which use only 37w (vs 45w) like the i7 4702MQ/HQ and a geforce GTX860m Maxwell which use 30w less than a 765m (75w vs 40-45w) with ~35% better performance, it's not mad to think we gonna have an average of ~30% more battery life.

    edit : the maxwell GPU use less power even when it's not used (idle)
    The GTX 860m Maxwell is a GTX 750ti. Look at that :

    power_idle.gif

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_750_Ti/23.html

    And also (If you want to know more about the amazing GTX 860m Maxwell's Power Efficiency) :

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia_power_maxwell&num=1

    It's really the perfect laptop GPU to have....
     
  20. Meaker

    Meaker Company Representative

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    Optimus shuts off the gpu compared to a desktop though, it does not simply idle.

    However maybe the card sleeps even better now, maybe better handling of the bus.
     

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