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PowerSpec 1710 + 1510?

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by B0B, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. B0B

    B0B Notebook Consultant

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    Have a look at these two!

    1710 http://www.microcenter.com/product/486482/1710_173_Gaming_Laptop_Computer_-_Black

    1510 http://www.microcenter.com/product/486481/1510_156_Gaming_Laptop_Computer_-_Black

    What are your thoughts?
    G-Sync
    i7 7700hq
    16gb RAM
    Sammy EVO NVME SSD

    The 1510 is 15.6" and features a 60hz panel unlikely to overclock
    The 1710 is 17.3" and features a 75hz panel that will typically OC to 100hz G-Sync intact

    Beware the 1710 in thin and will likely need some thermal management love to keep temps in check.
    The 1510 should be fine out of the box unless you choose to run your games uncapped.

    Both units are easy enough to repaste should you choose to do so. I have plenty of Videos on my Channel on the 1510 chassis should you require additional assistance. Link in the sig
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2018
  2. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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  3. B0B

    B0B Notebook Consultant

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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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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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  5. AWDER

    AWDER Notebook Enthusiast

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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."
     
  6. AWDER

    AWDER Notebook Enthusiast

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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.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017
  7. beets

    beets Newbie

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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.
     
  8. AWDER

    AWDER Notebook Enthusiast

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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
     
  9. B0B

    B0B Notebook Consultant

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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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  10. Its_Snowing

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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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