*** Official Clevo W230ST/Sager NP7330 Owner's Lounge ***

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by HTWingNut, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan NBR Moderator

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    Hmm, might have to drop a PM to Larry soon...

    These models.. drool..
     
  2. lastnikita

    lastnikita Notebook Deity

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    Are you guys allowed to say what's changed beside screen & gpu ?
     
  3. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    A user manual was posted up, you could try reading through that.
     
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  4. Nereus333

    Nereus333 Notebook Consultant

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    Thread regarding the W230SS drivers and manual here for reference.
     
  5. lastnikita

    lastnikita Notebook Deity

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    I didn't go through the user manual, but from the thread posted above it'd seem only the gpu and lcd are upgraded, so that I don't understand how much of a new model this is.
    The model name is not much different either... According to mysn the speakers and battery life are the same.
    So..... Are you just trying to boost sales, or is there really an important design change ?
    The only hope I have is better thermals from a reduced gpu power draw... I assume perfs should not change much, and I don't think the build quality will be improved unfortunately.
     
  6. ECKS

    ECKS Notebook Prophet

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    Hmm, speaking of thermals, I should probably do a repaste soon. Anyone know if there's an expiration date on IC Diamond 7 paste? I havent used it in at least 1.5 yrs, but it's been stored in a box vertically with the nozzle pointed down. Should I just squeeze out the first few blobs onto a napkin before use?
     
  7. IceManIceMan

    IceManIceMan Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey guys!

    So long story short - I decided to go for the w230st as it ticks all my boxes. I have only one major concern: heat. Hence my 2 question for people, who already own this lappy:

    1) Considering I'll have the configuration with i7-4700mq, is it possible for this laptop to last at least 2 to 3 years with arctic paste and a cooling pad? Just how bad the heat actually is? Note: I'm note a hardcore gamer, this machine will be more for uni purposes + some casual skyrim, fifa, diablo etc

    2) Since, as I mentioned, I'm not a hardcore gamer, I do not play CPU-intensive Battlefield and I do not do anything CPU intensive generally (eg rendering, photoshop), do you think I would be better off downgrading the CPU to i5-4200m? I'm mostly interested ofc how it'll improve (if at all) the temps

    Cheers!
     
  8. frewster

    frewster Notebook Consultant

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    If you haven't gotten it already, wait for the W230SS to be released.
     
  9. IceManIceMan

    IceManIceMan Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hmm when will the w230ss be released? I kinda need the laptop urgently unfortunately, my old one broke down :/
     
  10. frewster

    frewster Notebook Consultant

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    It should be very soon! Retailers have started taking down the W230ST from their sites. Unfortunately they can't say exactly when it'll be out. I think they have an NDA with Nvidia.
     
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