P870DM3 - 4k or 1080p LCD enquiry

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  1. Galm

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

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    I always find it funny that some of the most powerful machines anywhere have pretty crippled bioses. Where do Eurocom and HID get their Clevos from?
     
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    Omexis Notebook Consultant

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    To be fair and no disrespect but there is normally a substantial price difference between PC Specialist and MYSN.co.uk for a like for like configured laptop.

    PC Specialist (17.3" Octane III) = £1840 vs MYSN (XMG U717) = £1976 (both 1070)
    PC Specialist (17.3" Vortex VI) = £3087 vs MYSN (XMG U727) = £3581 (both 1080 SLI)

    (Note, I may have not configured the same wireless cards in each model, but you get my point)

    And that is with PC Specialists 1 year dead pixel guarantee and Gold warranty included ("2 year Collect & Return, 2 Year Parts, 3 Years Labour) compared to MYSN standard warranty (24 month Collect & Return (inc parts, labour, support, shipping).

    PC Specialist offer free delivery, MYSN add £12.

    A bit of a price difference for your excellent support when the laptop goes wrong.
     
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    Kade Storm The Devil's Advocate

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    In my case, the difference -- for an almost perfectly-matched specification, with the added dead pixel guarantee -- was just a few quid short of £800 when it came to the P870DM3 with the 4K panel. Without said panel, the difference narrowed down to around £600 since PC Specialist are offering the 4K panel for a rather austere £99-129. I also have some experience with PC Specialist and they've been good enough when it comes collection with parts and labour support on their warranties. These factors certainly did make the choice rather straight forward.
     
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  4. Galm

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

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    Note that 99-129 is what the panel should cost. Everyone in the U.S. charges around $100-$125 dollars for the panel upgrade, I've never even seen higher.
     
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    Kade Storm The Devil's Advocate

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    Yeah, it's a real shame that we don't have that with plenty of sellers in the European Union area where the disparity in price between the standard 1080p and the 4K panel sits at the £200-300 mark.

    As an example, here is Scan's (3XS) rendition of the P870DM3 (https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator/17in-sli-gaming-laptop-970m-980m-gsync-skylake).

    One can also look at the MySN.co.uk offering and find a similar difference with the trend continuing with other European sellers.

    In this regard, PC Specialist are indeed an exception, and they market themselves as such.
     
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    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    We unlocked some of the basic functionality that should help most people get most out of the machine.
     
  7. Galm

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

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    Any details on that? What you guys changed from stock?
     
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    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    We simply had some of the functions for memory speed and latencies. CPU frequency, voltage offset and power limits. It means you have a fair amount of control even if you want to avoid XTU.
     
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    CzarnyMax Notebook Guru

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