Sager NP8651 / Clevo P650SE with GTX 970m First Look

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  1. HTWingNut

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    Sager NP8651 / Clevo P650SE First Look with GTX 970m
    Laptop courtesy of LPC-Digital

    Sager NP8651 / Clevo P650SE
    15.6" 1920x1080 TN Matte LCD (AUO36ED / B156HTN03.6)
    Intel i7-4710HQ quad core
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 970m w/3GB GDDR5 5000MHz
    16GB DDR3 1600
    Crucial MX 512GB
    Intel 7260 802.11AC Wi-Fi

    Well I've had the laptop for about an hour and made this quick video and also here to post my initial impressions and will post a handful of benchmarks over the next couple of days to tide people over, until I can get the full review complete.

    <iframe width='640' height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5GEM3xHxwJI?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>

    First impressions/Info:
    - Keyboard is solid as a rock
    - Overall construction is solid with what looks/feels like metal all around
    - Dimensions/Weight Laptop: 15.5x10.75x1.0 inch (39.0x27.5x2.5 cm) / 5lbs 12oz
    - Dimensions/Weight AC Adapter: 6.75x3.5x1.5 in (17.0x8.5x3.5 cm) / 2lbs 3oz 180W
    - LCD is 1080p Matte TN AUO B156HTN03.6, Not the best but not bad
    - 14 screws to remove bottom panel, but easy access to all components (except two RAM slots on other side of motherboard)
    - Fans fairly quiet at load with 3DMark tests, although a bit high pitched whine when full speed
    - Speakers are ON TOP of the laptop and sound far better than on the NP7338 / W230SS
    - Battery Life: Movie loop, power saver mode, 50% LCD Brightness = 3hrs 32mins / Browser test = 4hrs 38mins
    - Nvidia BatteryBoost 35FPS Battlefield 4 High Preset with Balanced power profile ran 1hr 10mins before 10% low battery warning came up.


    3DMark 11:p9409 / Graphics 9978 / CPU 76C / GPU 58C NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4710HQ,Notebook P65_P67SE

    3DMark 11:X3231 / Graphics 2960 / CPU 77C / GPU 58C NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4710HQ,Notebook P65_P67SE

    3DMark Fire Strike: 6557 / Graphics 7535 / CPU 75C / GPU 57C NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4710HQ,Notebook P65_P67SE

    Grid 2 Benchmark loop 4 times (and is notorious for high temps) CPU 71C / GPU 62C

    Battlefield 4 Firestorm Ultra 1080p CPU 77C / GPU 60C, avg FPS = 73

    Unbelievable how cool the 970m is running. But I'll stress it more with games later.

    I'll be sure to post more as I go, but will try to crank through the review as quickly as I can. :)
     
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  2. Glokta

    Glokta Notebook Enthusiast

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    My jaw dropped when i saw those temperatures; are these even gaming pc's ? Any idea where i can see a complete list of all the Clevo's and how they relate to eachother ? I wanna see how similar your P650SE is to my P150SM.

    edit- found it. So basically like mine only far slimmer. I'm amazed your getting that kind of cooling in such a small package.
     
  3. Support.1@XOTIC PC

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    Thanks Wingnut as always!
     
  4. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    Am I seeing 3 fans on a 15"?! :D
     
  5. Ningyo

    Ningyo Notebook Evangelist

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    OMG you really need to teach people on other sites how to do a proper review, even your initial impressions are always a step above, and your reviews have more detail than even Notebook Check.

    Would give you massive + rep constantly on all of yours, but it won't let me :thumbsup:
     
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    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    ^^ He is DA BEST :)
     
  7. bigspin

    bigspin My Kind Of Place

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    TN panel? I thought it's IPS.....:(

    BTW please stress the CPU and tell us if it's going to throttle. That's the main thing I'm concern about this model after reading notebookcheck review.
     
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    Liber8 Notebook Guru

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    I see that the fan opening on the backside is still slightly off from the GPU fan. Is this true ? I thought they would fix it on the final release ?

    Already posted it in the official Clevo thread, didn't saw this one :)

    I thought it should look like this.?

    View attachment 117403

    Could be a pre-production model..

    Edit: Ah i see u only had the Clevo for hours, says enough :)
    Thanx for the video man:)
     
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    Good questions I'll try to answer. Need to go back to my real job for a bit will get more time this evening.
     
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    Meh don't mind that its TN those temps are awesome

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