P650HS purchase from HIDevolution

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  1. Green-One

    Green-One Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    Just ordered the below P650HS-G from HIDevolution. Sure this will not come as a surprise to many, but the service received to date from HIDevolution and especially @Donald@HIDevolution has been first class. From spending about an hour on the phone running over options (and saving me cash), to promptly answering follow-up queries and also a subsequent minor change to the order after purchase, the whole process has been hassle free and I would highly recommend them!

    • 15.6" FHD 120Hz - 5ms w/ G-Sync
    • GTX 1070 w/ 8GB
    • i7-7820HK
    • 16GB Dual Channel DDR4/2400MHz
    • 512GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    • 1TB 5400 RPM 7mm SATA 6Gb/s HD
    • Intel Wireless - AC 8265
     
  2. Grizzly13ear

    Grizzly13ear Notebook Consultant

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    Congrats mate! Great Spec :)
     
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  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Very nice! Let me know when you get it if you want me to help you tweak it
     
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  4. Green-One

    Green-One Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks :)

    @Phoenix - very kind offer, thank you! What tweaks are you recommending and how do I (we) go about it?
     
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    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    You need a fast internet connection, and TeamViewer installed on your computer, then I will PM you once you have your laptop with you.

    Here are the tweaks:

    1- Uninstallation of all the Windows Store Garbage Apps
    2- Removing all Windows 10 Privacy Invasion stuff like Telemetry, sending your keystrokes to Microsoft, automatically installing suggested apps in the background, allowing Microsoft to conduct experiments on your laptop, disabling automatic driver updates through Windows updates, disabling Windows 10 ads, disabling cortana, etc.
    3- Removal of nVIDIA and Intel Telemetry
    4- Adjusting a lot of options in PC Settings like disabling Windows Tablet Mode (you have a laptop not a tablet), disabling suggestions appearing in the start menu, disabling automatically connecting to Paid WiFi Hotspots, disabling Game DVR which reduced performance in games, and a lot more.
    5- Replacing Cortana with a much better search tool that finds results instantly
    6- Restoring the classic Windows 7 Calculator and Windows Photo Viewer
    7- Restoring the Classic Windows 7 Start Menu

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. McToweleee

    McToweleee Newbie

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    What kind of help did they give you over the phone? And how did they save you money?
     
  7. Green-One

    Green-One Notebook Enthusiast

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    @McToweleee - sorry for delay in replying, been away. The help was focused on knowing what I would be using the laptop for, explaining the differences in components and then tailoring the laptop spec to suit my requirements. That led to savings from my original spec to the tailored spec.

    @Phoenix - thanks for the info and offer. Sounds good; the laptop is almost here (see below), so I'll give you a shout shortly.

    In case it helps anyone who's keen on purchasing through HIDevolution or has just done so and is interested in the order stages, my order experience was as follows (note: I went for rush order (1-5 working days))

    Aug 9 - Ordered the laptop (~8pm UK time)
    Aug 10 - Pre-production
    Aug 10 - Had a change of heart overnight and wanted a larger SSD. Contacted @Donald@HIDevolution who put the change through straight away, no issues
    Aug 10 - Update of Pre-Production following change
    Aug 16 - In-production (~8am PST)
    Aug 16 - Awaiting shipment (~3.30pm PST)
    Aug 16 - FedEx had picked up the shipment (~5pm PST) and I received tracking details
    Aug 17 - reached UK at ~6pm UK
    Aug 18 - reached Guernsey today at ~10am UK

    Unfortunately, that's where it's got complicated... ;) Small island customs attitudes have kicked in and despite the local carrier for FedEx (Guernsey Post) and Guernsey Customs themselves both acknowledging that the duty payable on a laptop import from the US is charged at 0%, they have to go through duty declarations and the like. In short, it's unlikely I'll see the laptop till Monday 21st now.

    Obviously, that hiccup is nothing to do with HIDevolution, who I've still been very impressed with.

    I'll update again once I receive the machine.
     
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  8. Green-One

    Green-One Notebook Enthusiast

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    I take back what I said about small island attitudes; they got the customs stuff sorted and I received the laptop Saturday morning! :)

    Been somewhat limited to installing games, etc. so far, but initial thoughts on the machine itself (rather than performance) are:

    • Laptop received well packed and in perfect condition
    • Despite knowing the dimensions and weight it actually felt thinner and lighter than expected
    • Screen looks lovely - vivid colours, good viewing angle
    • The lid and areas around keyboard are fingerprint magnets - I really don't care about this, but I see it mentioned often in reviews so there are obviously some people who do
    As said, haven't done enough gaming with it yet to discuss thermals, noise, performance, etc.

    Very happy thus far!

    @Phoenix happy to go through the tweaks whenever is convenient for you - cheers :)
     
  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Green-One Notebook Enthusiast

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    @Phoenix many thanks for all your time & tweaking yesterday! Really appreciate it :)

    Can't wait now to get some time to have a good long gaming session to try it out!
     
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