P670HS-G / NP8177 cons ? also display, bios and other questions

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  1. mikelev

    mikelev Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I am trying to choose between Clevo P670HS-G (Sager NP8177) and Asus GL702VS 17" laptops. Also considering their gtx 1060 versions.

    Can you tell me potential negatives/cons of P670HS-G model if you know any? Maybe they are similar to 15" model P650HS-G ?

    It looks like there is no Thunderbolt 3 support, but I don't really care.
    I've read something about extensive light bleed. Is it applicable to these models?
    What is the panel refresh rate for P670HS-G? Is it 60Hz ? Does it come with only one panel version (IPS + G-Sync)? 120Hz is not available?
    I've seen some complains about abnormal overheating, but those seem to be special cases, i.e. specific laptops are bad (maybe heatsink/paste issues), but not common for the model in general.
    Anything else?

    A few more questions...

    1) While reading different threads on this forum, I noticed some comments about enabling/disabling iGPU. Is it really possible to switch between iGPU and dGPU with this model? I thought that all systems with g-sync have panel directly connected to dGPU and iGPU cannot be used at all.

    2) There is no Prema BIOS for P670HS or P650HS yet, right? Does anybody know when it will be available?


    Thanks!
     
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  2. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    1. yes

    2. Not yet, and idk, hopefully soon.

    No TB III, lightbleed is worse on the 15" models than the 17" ones from what I can tell. The panel with GSync should be 75Hz and OC-able to closer to 100 on average.

    Overheating is usually crappy stock paste, the GL702 is much worse for that. Just get it from a place that'll repaste and you should be fine. Compared to the Asus it doesn't have really any cons, I think it's slightly heavier.
     
  3. mikelev

    mikelev Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks!

    Any recommendations for re-sellers located outside of CA? I only know Xoticpc and Eluktronics.
    Xotic is probably good, but a few people report build+shipping time to be about 1 month :(
    I don't know how big Eluktronics is and how good is their support and warranty service... Any representatives here?
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Outside of Canada? Like you want U.S.?

    HIDEvolution, LPC-Digital, GenTechPC... There are more.
     
  5. mikelev

    mikelev Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry, outside of California :) I think all of the ones you mentioned are in California.
     
  6. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Avadirect. Ohio based.

    Most others are California if you're trying to avoid tax.
     
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    mikelev Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks again! I did not know about Avadirect. Their website looks good and FB page is active.
     
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    mikelev Notebook Enthusiast

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    I found some old negative Avadirect reviews that are pretty scary. Xoticpc looks like a better option now even if they will take a month to build :)
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Shrug, yeah probably who I would go with. Well I'd probably take the sales tax, but otherwise yeah.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    LPC-Digital is based out of Nevada, so you'd be fine there for avoiding California tax.
     
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