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  1. joluke

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    Use the 2.5" with external cases. That's what I do
     
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    Do you mean USB enclosures? I've got a couple of 1TB 850 Evos that are still great SSDs (I use them as game drives), and am wondering what I would do with them if I couldn't use them in a future laptop, since I won't be building a desktop again.
     
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    Yes its what I mean
     
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    I already have a few of them:) Buy a new one (only because Clevo wanted go thinner and slimmer) means even a bigger costs vs what it has to be. See... New M.2 drive and now an extra USB enclosure box on top.
     
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    Maybe it is instead time to move on from 14nm Intel chipsets and the 20xx Nvidia GPU's, Super or not. And time to move away from expensive product that cuts one corner too many.

    As for the 2.5" drives it is interesting that some manufacturers still offer them while others some to have decided that no matter how big the laptop is we do not get them any more. I guess I can vote with my wallet and refuse to sell at a loss and end with 50 to 100% more cost for the same amount of storage.
     
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    Imagine me: going with my P775DM3-G with a 330w brick, headphones, a 2.5" external case and a 3.5" one too

    Now imagine getting a X170M-G with 2 330w and same scenario. It's a NOPE situation for the external disks
     
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    I like how manufacturers think that making devices themselves more compact and at the same time less capable is all that counts. Not if you still need the stuff they did away with as now you have to pack a gazillion dongles and drives on top of your laptop where before you just had a slightly bigger laptop but it was all in one case.

    I also have to question their decision making when they have 660W worth of power supplies with only enough cooling capability for half of that but we have been down that road before...

    edit: @Papusan is of course right it is "only" 560W which still seems a lot for a laptop with a cooling system that is rated for 340W.
     
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  8. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    x170 will have 2x280w power adapters.
     
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    You can sell them and exchange for new m.2 drives.
     
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    Indeed, I should have bothered to check but the fact remains that with that kind of cooling system it would seem that anything over 450W seems rather unnecessary.

    You also got to wonder about the decision to use two bricks of equal size when it would have been possible to have one 330W brick and a smaller one. Depending on which kind of use one would want to get out of the X170 on the road it would be possible to either travel with the 330W brick for (almost) maximum performance or with a smaller and lighter brick if the X170 is not used for heavy gaming on the road.
     
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