TONGFANG GK7CN6S / GK7CP0S / GK7CP7S

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  1. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    Quaternum Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, longtime lurker here. Love the forum! I wanted to report my findings on this interesting 17.3" Tongfang notebook. Packing a lot of features in a sleek build, this chassis could potentially take America by storm this holiday season with several distributors beginning to ship them out this week.

    Most models come with an i7-8750H and GTX 1060 (non Max-Q). All models come with an IPS type 144Hz panel, thin bezel, and proprietary mechanical keyboard.

    Available: (United States)
    Walmart OVERPOWERED 17+
    Cyberpowerpc TRACER III 17 XTREME (1050Ti)
    Cyberpowerpc TRACER III 17 XTREME VR (also with i9-8950HK)
    Eluktronics MECH-17 (also available on Amazon)


    Available: (International)
    Aftershock Apex-17 (Singapore)
    Tongfang Mechrevo X8Ti-plus (China)
    PC Specialist 17.3" Recoil II (Europe)
    Illegear Selenite (also with i9-8950HK) (Malaysia)
    Clevocenter Nextcore (Portugal)

    Info:

    (English review)
    (Malaysian review)
    (Malaysian review)


    I am not advertising or endorsing any product. E-commerce links can be removed if necessary.
     
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    Fastidious Reader Notebook Evangelist

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    Anything on the i9-8950HK variant of this laptop?

    Does it still have the thermal throttling issues other laptops have had with this i9?
     
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    Installed64 Notebook Consultant

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    @Fastidious Reader I have found nothing about the i9, but it is currently available in the US at Cyberpowerpc. Buy it and review one for us... [EDIT: obviously referring to the i9-8950HK in this laptop specifically]

    Evidently the stock at Eluktronics is low, so they can’t send out test units until the first of the year.
     
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  7. Fastidious Reader

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    I've found a little about them. This i9 being Intel shot at Desktop replacement type laptop since it has specs that run very similar to a Desktop i7-8700k including heat so it'll thermal throttle quite a bit without adjustment.

    My big question is does this chassis really have enough breathing room to really help.

    I maybe just tempted enough to find out.

    But yea I've talked with Eluktronics and their numbers for what they were able to get in these were quite low
     
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    At .86” thick, it’s just more than likely the thermals will not be adequate to keep the i9 cool. [EDIT: Dimension may be incorrect]

    For me, I am considering this model for my business laptop but do not like any of the logos being pasted on the lid. PC Specialist has the clean lid but won’t ship to the US. I’m not going to deal with non-English-speaking companies either.
     
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  9. Fastidious Reader

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    yea the Eluktronics logo is pretty subtle logo designs especially on the blacked out aluminium.

    Still thinking on the i9 as I am not looking to overclock Just have something that can run consistently at say 4.1 if undervolt and core limited.

    And doesn't weigh ten pounds.
     
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