PowerSpec 1710 + 1510?

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  1. B0B

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    Thanks! The 17" model looks extremely thin. How bad does the 1070 cook in there? Are these priced well?
     
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    Interesting, I got an Ad email from Microcenter this morning introducing those two laptops. They are currently listed at 1399.99/1499.99. That seems like an incredible deal if the specs listed are correct. If I spec out a Clevo/Sager anywhere else with the same options I can't get lower than 1820.00. If accurate, it also states that the SSD is a Samsung EVO 960 and includes the OS. It appears to have the IPS-gsync screen as well. Can anybody confirm any differences are things to look out for? Seems to good to be true at a minimum of 300 dollars savings.

    "The PowerSpec 1710 gaming laptop computer features the 7th Gen Intel Core i7 7700HQ. For gameplay domination, it includes a high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics that is VR Ready, 16GB DDR4 2400 RAM, and a 17.3" Full HD display with NVIDIA G-Sync technology. In addition, the Windows 10 Home operating system is loaded on a Samsung 960 EVO Series 250GB NVMe M.2 SSD with a 1TB storage drive."
     
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    So, hopefully it is helpful, but I went by my local Microcenter to look at the Powerspec 1710 and 1510 as I could not believe a fully spec'ed model was priced less than a bare bones Clevo PA71HS. It is definitely the same chassis/bare bones base. I found that it does have a 75hz FHD IPS screen with Gsync. 75hz is available when in Discrete mode. The standard HDD is a WD Black 7200 RPM 1TB drive. Standard GTX1070 and 7700HQ and same RGB keyboard. Somewhat of a shocker was that the 1499.99 price for the 17" also included a 250gb Samsung 960 NVMe SSD. I convinced the sales rep to let me put the free version 3dmark 11 (Because it is a relatively small download) on the machine. The Performance score was 16074, so that hdd is working as the combined score for a similarly spec'ed GT72VR Dominator Pro (7700HQ/GTX1070) for example, was 15575.

    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/12433420

    I am on the market right now and have been looking at the GE73VR and PA71HS variants. At 1499.99 spec'ed out (from everything I could see) better than most of the 1899.99+ models it seems like an incredible deal. Microcenter stated the sale goes through 10/29 and stock is limited for now. Anything I might be missing?

    Edit: I did notice it did not have a finger print reader like all other models I have seen.
     
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    I bought an MSI GS43 ($1399) from Microcenter on 10/1 and was unsatisfied in a week of use when I noticed the Powerspec notebooks on their website on 10/6. Exchanged for a 1510 that day.

    Very pleased so far with the deal and so happy to have been able to buy something that comes with almost ZERO bloatware. Had a small issue with the control center (unsure if it's the same as Clevo/Sager's app) but microcenter's support staff were quick and friendly in helping me find links for new drivers to install.

    I was planning to write up a full review with pictures and plaster it on here and reddit etc., but found out this is a re-brand of the P650hs, which is already well-reviewed. If you're in the market for a new notebook as I was, I think the 1510 warrants serious consideration for most users.
     
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    I went ahead and picked up a 1710 model (Pa70HS-G). Runs great, thermals have been fantastic and I went ahead and undervolted the CPU by .125. I haven't seen the GPU or CPU get above the low 80's during gaming or benchmarking yet. It was 1499.99 plus taxes and included the normal GTX1070/7700HQ combo, the Samsung 960 NVMe 250GB SSD, 2x 8gb g.skill RAM, a Thunderbolt port, a 75hz IPS display, and the WD Black 7200 1 TB HDD as well as all the other standard equipment you normally see. Mine also had 0 bloatware, it seemed like a clean windows install.

    During the below firestrike test, I had the GPU slightly overclocked using the control center and the GPU stayed

    https://www.3dmark.com/fs/13891537 - 14008 points
     
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    Right on! You should be able to overclock that 75Hz panel to 100Hz too :) Can you further confirm this has G-Sync? What BIOS did it ship with?

    EDIT: The price on these dropped today too. $1399 and $1299
     
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    huh, the 1710 at my local microcenter is only 60hz, not 75hz. I checked it on the display model myself today. I wonder what that's about.

    I would totally jump at the 1510 cause it's such a good deal but I really want a 120hz panel. Otherwise what's the point of the 1070....
     
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