Replacement for my Clevo P170EM

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  1. jorgehumberto

    jorgehumberto Notebook Guru

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    Hi

    I am thinking of replacing my old and faithfull Clevo P170EM from 2012. However, due to budget contrains I shall go for a used one. At this moment I have 3 choices based on my budget:
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    Choice 1
    Clevo P751DM G-SYNC - 850€
    CPU: i7-6700 3.40ghz
    GPU: Nvidia 980m 8Gb G-SYNC
    RAM: Kingston Hyper Impact 2x8gb ddr4 2400mhz
    Disks: 1x M.2.SATA SSD Crucial m200 256gb
    1 x HDD 1TB 7200rpm
    Wireless bigfoot killer 1535 Ac
    Display antiglare FullHD
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    Choice 2
    Clevo N850HK1 - 600€
    CPU: i7-7700HQ
    RAM: 1 x 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz HyperX Impact
    Disks: 1 x SSD SAMSUNG SM961 256GB M2 NVMe
    GPU: GTX-1050 Ti (4GB)
    Wireless 1 x Intel M.2 AC8265 Wireless LAN + Bluetooth4.0
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    Choice 3
    Clevo P650RP6-G - 750€
    CPU: Intel Core i7 - 6700HQ 2.6GHz, 3.5GHz Turbo
    GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2133MHz - Kingston Hyper X
    Disks: 1TB 7200rpm HDD - HGST
    525GB SSD M.2 Crucial MX300
    Display: 15.6" FHD (1920 × 1080) IPS, Matte, G-Sync, 60hz
    Intel Wireless-AC 8260 + Bluetooth 4.2 M.2
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    So, which one would be the best choice? Is the 1060 on the P650RP6-G much better than the 980m on the P751DM? Or is the P751DM still beter (due to a larger chassis and better cooling?)?

    Of course, I was thinking on Clevo because I love my P170EM, but other alternatives would be similar ASUS ROGs or MSI's. Are they worth the money or is it just flash, bells and whistles?

    Thanks!
    Jorge

    UPDATE:
    I want the laptop mainly for gaming, but might use it as well for work (with linux Virtual machines running in the background while gaming).

    My recurring games:
    - Civilization 6
    - Starcraft 2 (the whole series)
    - Doom 2016

    What I'd like to play/replay in max quality:
    - Doom Eternal
    - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
    - whatever cool games might come out :)

    Must have:
    - ability to put at least 16 GB of RAM for the VMs, possibly 32GB
    - at least one M.2 SSD + 1 HDD for storage
    - good screen
    - nice keyboard

    Don't care:
    - portability and long battery life
    - aesthetics
    - excellent sound (I will use headphones most of the time)
     
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  2. kingofswag187

    kingofswag187 Notebook Deity

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    Choice 3 is the fastest gaming performer there, but the P751 can take a 1070 iirc. Its just a lot of extra cost.
     
  3. jorgehumberto

    jorgehumberto Notebook Guru

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    Hi @kingofswag187

    Thanks for the feedback!

    so, even being a soldered chip, the 1060M on the P650RP6-G would beat the 980M? I was in doubt as I had seen reviews online that stated that the 980M would be more powerful, which I found strange. And would there be a large increase in performance from having a 1070? (I've seen that there are some models of the P650RP6-G with the 1070...)

    And regarding cooling and noise?

    Sorry for all que question, but I enjoyed so much my P170EM, that I was having doubts about having soldered GPU/CPU. Although I never upgraded mine on the old laptop... :p

    Cheers
    Jorge
     
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    kingofswag187 Notebook Deity

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    the 7700HQ/1060 combo is still very capable, the i7 6700 is only marginally faster than a 7700HQ, but the 1060 is around 10-15% faster than a 980M as far as I know, sure you can upgrade the P751M, but thats around $300-500 upgrade for just a 1070 right there, and the 7700HQ/1060 laptop is cheaper and comes with better storage.
     
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    Hi @kingofswag187

    Great, thanks for the clarification! :)

    Cheers
    Jorge
     
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    Hi @kingofswag187

    Well in the end I ended up getting

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    Clevo P775DM3-G - 750€
    CPU: Intel Core i7 - 7700K 4.2/4.5GHz
    GPU: NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    RAM: 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz - Kingston Hyper X
    512GB SSD M.2 Samsung
    Display: 17" FHD (1920 × 1080) IPS, Matte, G-Sync, 60hz
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    and just because it took me so much time to decide that I loss the above opportunities. Now can't wait to test it with Starcraft 2 :)

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    jorgehumberto Notebook Guru

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    UPDATE:

    it looks I did not get the Clevo P775DM3-G, the courrier broke the screen. Fortunately I did not have to pay a dime as the delivery service includes verification of the item before payment.
     
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