Owner's Lounge: Spectre x360 - 15-df0068nr (Late 2018) - 8565U cpu, MX150 gpu

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  1. Twain0

    Twain0 Newbie

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    Got meanwhile a second brandnew one, again the i7-8750/GTX1050-TI version.

    I am working in a PC trade&repair shop and can say that the built quality of the (brandnew) devices is rather weak in absolute and not price related terms. The first one came with some painting defects and tiny dents on the shiny surrounding edge and a key ("H") which had a broken rubber switch cap (led to very shallow typing). The second one came with a deformated screen lid while beeing closed. It turned out to be a missing magnet in the case which normally forces the lid to close properly.

    Otherwise those are great machines with a lot of power and pretty quiet operation.
     
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  2. Twain0

    Twain0 Newbie

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    Also performed throttling tests with standard settings: with XTU CPU stress test, the frequency has been all the time between 2.6GHz and 3.8GHz with all six cores running. With XTU benchmark it happened the same, final result was 1452 Marks. Also the same with TS benchmark 1024, where the result was 129s. I didn't see any thermal throttling during the tests.

    CB15 Multi: 1144
    3D Mark 11: P9140, GPU 8918, CPU 11084, combined 8498

    Not outstanding but solid for such slim computer.
     
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  3. ElfinHilon10

    ElfinHilon10 Notebook Enthusiast

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    From what it looks like, the WiFi chip is NOT replaceable. Can someone please tell me that I'm wrong?
     
  4. Twain0

    Twain0 Newbie

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    It's definitely soldered and therefor NOT replaceable.
     
  5. ElfinHilon10

    ElfinHilon10 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well damn. Do you know if the 13 inch is replaceable?
     
  6. notabenem

    notabenem Notebook Consultant NBR Reviewer

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    Can't believe my eyes. So depending on the graphics (and the related CPU) the RAM may or may not be upgradeable.
    Apparently the i7-8750H/Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti uses up so much space, that there are no RAM slots, and RAM is soldered. What a shame! And I was about to go for this one. Looked too good to be true. :(
    However, if you opt for the i7-8565U/MX150 or for the (older, early 2018) i7-8705 VEGA model, then RAM is in slots.

    What makes matters worse is that the service manual linked in the first post applies also to the 8750H model, but uses the diagrams for only the i7-8565U and misleads readers regarding the i7-8750H internals.
     
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    dander Notebook Consultant

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    This was at the top of my list to get until I saw that part, from the videos I've the ram seems to just be similar to a sodimm but laid flat with spacing between the modules and not angled and partially covering one another like removable socketed ones

    I don't want to get a 4K display just for 16GB of ram
     
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    notabenem Notebook Consultant NBR Reviewer

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    Something is iffy here. Could it be that the 15" with 8750H has several models where SOME of them have replaceable RAM slots and others don't?

    In the other hand,
     
  9. ascariss

    ascariss Notebook Deity

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    Hi everyone, sorry for dragging such an old thread from the depths but did not want to start a new one for this since technically the design will be the same as the current device.

    While there are rumours of HP upgrading the 15in to i7-9750H and nvidia GTX 1650, see link below, shows a spectre with the new cpu, 16gb and new gfx card.

    https://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/sto...9001,10059&AccessorySearch=true&storeId=10151

    There is a listing from a store.
    https://item.jd.com/52149374383.html

    Hopefully this model will be more widely available than the previous i7-8750H, since for example Canada only received the U-series 15in.

    But I suspect the 15in U series will continue in most areas, since a listing has appeared on geekbench sporting cometlake-U, Intel Core i7-10510U.

    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/14037320

    I wouldn't pay attention to the scores that much since the performance can vary from unit to unit on the same model. As seen below
    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/search?utf8=✓&q=spectre+15
    (some 13 in results in there as well)

    so it appears the U series 15in will live on, maybe updated to mx250 which is a rebadged mx150. I would imagine an IFA announcement or just before IFA for this.

    As a side note, HP is testing an Icelake spectre 13 x360, which is awesome but if availability will be an issue, it may be a while before most people are able to buy it, i'd imagine US being prioritized for the icelake version. Hopefully intel has enough of these icelake cpus to go around.
     
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