Tongfang GK5NR-O, GK7NP-R (Ryzen 4000 mobile)

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  1. Brixxlnator

    Brixxlnator Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you! I will give this a try, somehow I missed it entirely... but it is also my first Laptop in a decade. :D

    Edit: Well, I tried it now, but sadly, it seems to have no effect at all, no matter the setting. At least for this specific model from Fortune. It just does what it did before, at least according to HWInfo64. The temperature limit I set is well exceeded for long durations...

    Edit2: Does anyone know if it save to use a BIOS from a different vendor? I would like to try the BIOS from Schenker to see if there are more options since the one from PCSpecialist that I have is pretty locked down.
     
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  2. W.D. Stevens

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    So this was just stocked by Aftershock in Australia (the 17" version only which suits me as that's what I'm in the market for). The issue is that it only has the original 48WHr battery. How much difference is there going to be day-to-day between that and the 62WHr one. My current laptop (a Clevo NH70) has the same capacity and I only get about 80-90min on battery which I'm finding really annoying. But apparently that's an issue with my machine so I shouldn't really use that as a guide, I suppose. Is there any way to buy the larger battery and install it myself? I've changed the battery before on my previous laptop and didn't really have an issue.

    Also, how is this thing for fingerprints? My current laptop just soaks them up the moment I touch it which can make it look really disgusting but I think that's more because it's plastic than anything. I'm not really sure what this laptop's made out of. I was thinking of trying to find a grey or metal laptop to hide them but there don't really seem to be many of them about.

    The other thing I'm wondering is whether I should get this at all or wait for a few more months to see what's announced. I seem to recall there being speculation of new laptops being announced around September which is when Computex was being rescheduled for but now that's off, I don't know if there's going to be anything new around the corner.
     
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  3. W.D. Stevens

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    I've noticed that Aftershock in Singapore now lists the higher capacity for the Apex 15R Lite (only for the Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 still has the smaller battery). I don't know at what point they made that transition. They don't have the 17R Lite on there anymore, though, so hopefully they are addressing that. The Australian site still only has the 17R Lite listed and with the original smaller battery. Here's hoping that the larger battery model will make its way out here in time or that more high-end Ryzen options get announced in the meantime.
     
  4. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    The call is up to TongFang side. Not the buyer side. So i suspect that only if the Ryzen5 based builds are sold off, the subsequent batch will be packed with the 63whr bigger batt.

    CyberPower PC based in California, their TRACER 5 R15/17 are also stuck at 46whr configuration.
    Should MetaBox Australia places order for these 2 builds, i believe their first initial batch will be packed with the small batts as well.
     
  5. W.D. Stevens

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    Does Metabox do any Tongfang stuff? I was under the impression they were all Clevo.
     
  6. Ed. Yang

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    I think those slim gaming laptops with INTEL CPUs in MetaBox listings are built by TongFang?
    Those thick beefy builds by Clevo?
     
  7. G-Force

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    The Metabox Prime-S is based on the Clevo PC50/PC70 chassis.
     
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    A bit offtopic, but I am still curious. Aren't AMD going to merge the 5000 series architecture for both mobile and desktop? It feels like we could not make use of the 4000 mobile chips due to unavailability and they are already pushing the 5000 ones.
     
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    Were you able to get this (or some other solution like Ryzen Controller) working on the XMG Core 15, on Linux and Windows?
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2020 at 4:18 PM
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