Review - 2019 GS65 w/2080 Max-Q

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  1. JRey

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    Great review , love the comparison from last years model.
     
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    Wow nice work. Just noticed this! The comparison in particular was helpful for me.

    Anyway you can speak to the flex of the back panel of the screen when closed. I am under the impression that it has a lot of flex of the 2018 model and I worry about it creating unnecessary pressure in the screen when in a backpack full of gear not books.


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    Thanks for taking the time, it's always good to have more real user data and impressions available.
     
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    I haven't noticed any flex while I've had the laptop. I've packed it with other stuff and still see no flex.
     
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    Very good write-up, well done!
     
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    Amazing review and exceptional performance for a laptop this thin and light.
     
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    I went through both of the reviews and they were amazing! I wish more reviews did the side by side comparison you did, especially showing the review with all of the settings for performance tuning. I just purchased one of these babies today, so I am pretty excited to get my hands on it.

    The only one of these optimizations that concerns me is what you have done for the Bios Optimizations.

    How critical is that in maintaining the temps and the throttling control?
    Can I get away with everything else but leave that part out and still keep the system from stuttering during gaming?
    Is that also required to get the 10 hour battery life?

    All the warnings have me a bit spooked. :eek:
     
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    Nah, you don’t need those settings at all. The bios stuff just helps the CPU keep maximum speed without throttling from power and current limitations.
    To get the 10 hour battery that I’m getting, you need to do SOME bios stuff that just unlocks more control over the CPU (#2 in “My Improvements”). That will allow you to set a lower CPU speed when on battery which allows you to undervolt further.


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    Ok, thanks. I will follow what you have and post what I end up getting. Curious to see how close I can get to your tuning. I am getting the same Grizzley/Fuji compounds on mine as well.
     
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