Thinking to Sell my Clevo P870KM1-G and wait for Aorus X7 Dt v8 or V9. What do you guys think?

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  1. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    All Aorus laptops have a plastic frame for the base. the metal is only decoration.
     
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    MiSJAH Notebook Deity

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    Nope. My X5 has metal bottom and top.
     
  3. MiSJAH

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    Ampere and Coffeelake. I don't think Volta is coming to consumer/gaming GPU's anytime soon.
     
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    Yeah metal glued onto a plastic frame. Again those aluminum sheets do nothing for the structural integrity.
     
  5. EORUCIGN

    EORUCIGN Notebook Consultant

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    Considering what Aorus deliver for the price ($2900 USD for 256gb nvme SSD, 1tb SSD, thin and light body, 2 years global warranty, 3k 120hz g-sync), I can deal with mixed build quality. To be fair, I have been using Clevo laptop for years, so plastic isn't really a huge deal breaker for me - as long as they use good quality plastic, unlike P55W v6.
     
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    krabman Notebook Evangelist

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    The best use case for the X7s is getting top tier performance with a 17" screen in a package that doesn't cause weight problems when flying. The big Clevo lappies can hit 13 lbs with power supply, even a very light bag can be over weight for carry on without one further item. In a world where some airlines will force you to check it no matter how much money you try and throw at em they can become a serious problem if you fly often, It's why I got rid of mine. Other than that a top of the line 17" Clevo is going to be a better package in most respects. They aren't pretty though, that's for sure. Still no matter what you do with your laptop pretty gives you exactly nothing in terms of objective performance. In fairness this would be a good time to mention I think I'm in the minority here because I don't give a crap what my laptop looks like, it's a tool to me, nothing more.

    About the plastic, I'm not sure that is the case. Get it, the case? bwa ha ha. Ok, ;) that was bad. Seriously the bottom of my laptop is quite stiff, far more than I would expect from plastic. The top on the other hand (which is definitely not plastic) has quite a bit of flex. The back side cap is plastic, a TSA goon helped prove that by slappig my lappy around on a stainless steel table and putting a bit of a gouge in it.

    Unless things change with the next iteration about every other OEM in the world is going to tempt you with a new Volta packing lappy before Auorus gets theirs on the market so you're going to have a lot of temptation between you and an X7 V8.
     
  7. EORUCIGN

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    Since I am an international student, I now prefer to have thin and light gaming laptop instead of bulky one. I used to carry 8 ~ 15 lbs laptop on the plain, but nowadays, that's just too much for me. I would sacrifice a bit of upgradeability and performance for the weight as well as 2 years international warranty
     
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