Planning of purchase of new Acer

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  1. propolkin

    propolkin Notebook Deity

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    Hello!

    After using my 5739G for 4 years, I`m thinking of buying new (or just as second) Acer notebook. But, surfing in web I`ve not found new models with such upgrade possibilities, as my 5739G. The following specifications are mandatory:

    1. CPU - replacable, Intel manufactured;
    2. GPU - replacable, MXM III - Type A or MXM III - Type B;
    3. RAM - replacable, upgradable to 8 Gb as minimum.

    What would you, NBR users, recommend?

    P.S. I`m not so bothered with design, for example. I need new (or just as second) notebook with good possibilities of upgrade. That`s the aim not to buy new notebook after one-two years of using it.
     
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    downloads No, Dee Dee, no! Super Moderator

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    I think 5739 was the last Acer to employ MXM, so that might be a problem.
     
  3. propolkin

    propolkin Notebook Deity

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    Whoa! O.O Surprisingly and sadly. Thus, I`ve to search another manufacturer, that employ MXM-standard cards in their notebooks. Except Alienware, MSI, Gigabyte and so on.

    Thank you, downloads!
     
  4. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    I think that the last Acer with MXM is 8940G. It is 1st gen core i series (usually i7 720QM) platform with MXM 3 slot and I think with enough room for MXM-B GPU, but you'll have to make custom heat-sink for it. You'll get a quad core, compared to your current dual, but it is 3 generations old tech, so it won't be much of a gain. Why not MSI for example?
     
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    As I know those MSI are expensive too, almost as Alienware.
     
  6. squee666

    squee666 Notebook Evangelist

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    yea im getting a Clevo which is what msi and alienware use as their base systems.

    £700 for a 1080p 17.3 inch laptop
    120w slim power supply
    4gb Ram 1600mhz x1 (The laptop supports 24gb in 3 slots at 1866mhz+) (2 slots are Dual channel)
    I7-4700MQ 2.4ghz-3.4ghz turbo boost
    GTX 765M Onboard not MXM 2gb DDR5
    2x Sata 6 ports with raid support
    2x Msata ports with raid support
    still has disc drive.

    I got it as base as possible to lower the price. £70 reduced for not including an OS
    The supplier im getting it from also doesnt void warrenty if you open up the device and re thermal etc
     
  7. propolkin

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    Can you post the model?
     
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    squee666 Notebook Evangelist

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    its the clevo w350st
    they doa 13 inch version with a backlit keyboard called the w230st

    MXM laptops are pretty expensive these days so im going on budget
     
  9. propolkin

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    As is written in notebookcheck, GTX765 is not removable. Sadly.

    Interested in V3-772G. It can be ordered with two options: GT750M or GTX760M. Is GTX760M changable?
     
  10. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    No, different MoBos. GT 750 is available only as chip solution, while GTX 760M is available as both MXM module and chip.
     
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