Sager NP8358F2-S (Clevo PB51DF2) mini review: RTX 2070 super, Intel 8 core....

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  1. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Evangelist

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    On the sager website it says they have the fingerprint reader and TB3. Looks like a single zone lit keyboard, and no G-Sync mentioned though.

    The user manual mentions G-Sync with capable displays, so maybe the panel used just doesn't support it?

    Honestly, I don't even really care about G-Sync specifically, as long as it can still switch to discrete mode. Was about to pull the trigger on one of these for my wife since she likes my PB51EF-G, but I may need to wait till some of this gets cleared up. Or just get the 17".
     
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  2. Nauzhror

    Nauzhror Notebook Consultant

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    From what I can see Sager doesn't have the model listed at all.

    https://www.gentechpc.com/product-p/sager-np8358f2-s.htm

    NP8358F2-S

    https://www.sagernotebook.com/15-Inch-to-16-Inch-Gaming-Laptops/

    Not listed there.

    NP8458F2 is listed there, and has a 4K OLED, and says it has the fingerprint reader, and TB3.

    And when you compare:

    https://www.gentechpc.com/product-p/sager-np8358f2-s.htm

    with

    https://www.gentechpc.com/product-p/sager-np8378f2-s.htm


    Only the 17" explicitly says Thunderbolt, the 15" says "USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C", which I believe is slower than TB3.
    The 15" doesn't mention G-Sync, or 7 ms response time, or fingerprint reader, or n-key rollover. It also looks to have single-zone backlighting (thought it was 4 from memory, was mistaken), and inferior audio quality (no mention of sub-woofer).

    Honestly though, the 15.6" is like $400 cheaper. It lacking all the bells and whistles of the 17" model shouldn't come as a surprise.
     
  3. Ashlander

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    It's not in the 15" dropdown, it's in the summer savings dropdown menu instead. As for it being $400 cheaper than the 17", the price it's at is only marginally cheaper than the EF-G was at launch. I only paid something like $1490 or so for mine with no drives. This says it has TB3, but no mention of G-sync except for in the manual. Single zone keyboard.

    https://www.sagernotebook.com/Notebook-NP8358F2-S.html

    EDIT: It does have the MUX switch, so can switch to discrete mode (says so in the specs page). The panel must just not support G-Sync.
     
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    Which thermal upgrades did you decide to go with? I'm looking at getting this model and thinking about getting the GC gelid extreme on both cpu and gpu w/ the fujipoli thermal pads.
     
  6. LanceAvion

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    Curious. When and from where did you pick up your PB51EF-G?
     
  7. RyviusRan

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    The 1080P 15.6" version does not have TB3. You only get that if you buy the version with the 4k panel.
     
  8. Ashlander

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    I got it from LPC-Digital as soon as the EF-G launched last year. I should have got it from Gentech instead for the free repaste and maybe slightly cheaper, and LPC's customer service isn't the most responsive. Ordering the next one through Gentech.
     
  9. LanceAvion

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    Well if it makes you feel better you probably got a better deal; unless you didn't get thermal upgrades of course. I purchased my PB51EF-G for $1689 back in April 2019 from GenTechPC. That was with no OS or storage drives, just 16 GB (8x2) of RAM. I will say it's a fantastic machine though, money well spent.
     
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    I just scored 4211 on my first run, no undervolting or tweaking done yet.

    That's with Kryonaut and Fujipoly thermal pads, from GenTech.
     
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