Tongfang GK5CN5Z

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  1. Turnip

    Turnip Notebook Enthusiast

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    So after going through this thread and weighing everything about this laptop, I gotta say it looks pretty nice. I'm very heavily considering getting it, especially because of how absurdly cheap it is. When I first found it on Cyberpower, I thought it was too good to be true!

    Are Cyberpower and Eluktronic the only places to purchase it in the US though? All the overseas resellers (which also seem to be the best) are vastly more expensive because of conversions and shipping costs.
    I mostly ask because Cyberpower doesn't offer a 144hz screen and I've heard they have spotty customer service, and... well quite frankly I dont like the Eluktronic version's case color. Kinda wish it was the same black every other reseller's been using.

    Edit: Oh, also, does it use Nvidia Optimus? I wasn't sure if that was a thing that had to be added on or if it was innate to most Nvidia chips unless overidden by G-Sync. I know there were earlier posts talking about the dGPU running at all times, for some reason.
     
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  2. Tony Palmer

    Tony Palmer Notebook Consultant

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    Think the graphics choice is up to you. I don't mind my dgpu running for everything but obviously as mentioned earlier I was getting some slight stutter when it switched between both when doing multiple things. On battery when you're trying to conserve power you'll want the dGPU used minimally but these are things you can set up in your power settings.
     
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    You should RMA for a new screen mines from PCS and doesn't have that at all.
     
  4. Phoenix1221

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    Think the gpu switching wasn't working as intended with the stock bios. With the latest Nvidia driver every time I launched Destiny 2, the game would start but I only got black screen with audio and the only way I managed to get screen too was plugging an external display in since that was connecting directly to the dGPU through the HDMI. So in a way, the switching works as the apps are utilising the dGPU but the screen itself didn't switch input source. After flashing the new BIOS the problem disappeared. Judging by my battery life I doubt it's using the dGPU unless you specify it that way.
     
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    With the latest bios something changed also for the dGpu. With the old bios i reached max 50fps at high settings on The Witcher 3, now it's 60fps always. I'm thinking to set something at ultra at this point
     
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    How is battery behaving for you without gaming?

    Enviado desde mi ONE A2003 mediante Tapatalk
     
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    3.5-4.5 hours. It depends on what am i doing
     
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  8. Turnip

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    Good to hear updates have squared away the issues with Optimus. Definitely makes it an even better mobile machine.

    Any idea on other resellers in the US though? Or should I just get a screen added on after purchasing it, as an upgrade at a local shop?
     
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    Personally I didn't have Optimus issues with stock BIOS while reviewing because I didn't actually have an external hooked up when game testing.

    When I did start gaming on external, I was already on the latest (at that time) BIOS and no issues there either.

    So yeah, they probably fixed it if there is an issue there.

    Also, yes, I'd say get a 180w adapter unless you want your battery to die faster as @Prema mentioned.

    Battery boost - while it works - isn't an ideal solution by any stretch TBH, and personally I have never found my unit to have any issues running on 180w even on "high" OTP so far.
     
  10. mantiyeah

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    I contacted pcspecialists and they dont offer the option for an 180w adapter. Anyone recommends one in particular? Or maybe a different reseller for european people?

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