*Watercooled* XMG Neo 15 / Eluktronics Mech-15 G3

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Would you buy one?

  1. Yes

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  2. Maybe ((After positive reviews))

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  3. No

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  4. No ((I want one of their other models to get liquid cooling))

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  1. Terreos

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    XMG Neo 15 / Eluktronics Mech-15 G3






    So it looks like XMG is adding a liquid cooler to the Neo 15. I have no idea if Eluktronics is planning on doing the same, but I’ll be keeping an eye on this one.

    PS I feel since this deserves its own thread because this is such a unique idea that isn’t gonna cost as much as a used car like asus models did.
     
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    Looks great. This is the kind of innovation I would expect from industry leaders.
     
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    Definitely gonna be keeping an eye on availability on this one. Unlike the Asus water cooled laptop this looks simple and atleast purchasable. Plus the fact that it’s just going to have the tubes already on all XMG 15 laptops means you can always buy the pump later. Or make you own if your handy enough. The draining part is the one weak spot I see. So hopefully that gets upgraded if this ends up being successful.

    I’m hoping it’s not just XMG doing this and Eluktronics is planning on offering this.
     
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    Yes, if they could offer a secure seal that doesn't require draining it would be great, but not a biggie IMHO. They could also offer some sort of drain tubing to eliminate the risk of splash damage lol

    As for other OEMs, we can hope, although this looks like a well-deserved hard slap in the face for Alienware management, for example, who went all-in on thin and light.

    On the flipaide though, I would think this could use a 330W power supply as 280W won't drive the CPU and GPU at full power.
     
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    I can see having to drain it for weight reasons. But then you could add a dedicated drain port like you said if you ever wanted to do that.

    This honestly is a big slap to any big OEM that is just doing spec upgrades. The fact that a Tong Fang reseller is the one coming up with something new and desirable is sad. But, also great for us.

    Atleast it's a step up from the 240w brick they were using before.

    I imagine this thing is gonna dominate the benchmark high scores for sure when these are released.
     
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    Unpopular opinion: This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.
     
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    Care to elaborate?

    Bear in mind this product targets power laptop users, as in "requiring a lot of computational power" . Would you describe yourself as one? If not, this clearly isn't for you.
     
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    It entirely defeats the purpose of being a laptop. If you're going to park it at your desk, a SFF desktop with a portable 17-inch monitor will probably be more powerful and cheaper.
     
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    It seems you may have missed the fact that the water cooling is entirely optional. You can disconnect it and use the laptop as normal.
     
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