What is your ideal laptop?

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by Omexis, Jul 14, 2016.

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  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Nah, that's just not my bag. I love humongous laptops and even more gargantuan desktops. Running on battery power is not important to me. I only use it like an integrated UPS. If it will run for 10 minutes on battery, that's good enough for me. I just don't like any small computers that much, laptop or desktop. The tiny little P750ZM in my signature is even starting to wear out its welcome. It's reasonably powerful, but just too small to enjoy what I enjoy doing with computers.
     
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    xor01 Notebook Deity

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    after using a 18.4" laptop for 7 months and reviewing my use pattern, my conclusion of an ideal laptop is a light weight but still pack maximum punch. something like Clevo P650RG... 15.6", 980M GPU, and most importanly, only 3kg including power supply.

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  3. Omexis

    Omexis Notebook Consultant

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    I would consider an eGPU if there was no latency or major performance reductions in using one, but it would have to output back to my laptop display. Having Optimus also comes with its own problems so i don't really want that.

    Speaking about OLED displays, where are the OLED displays for 17 inch and 15 inch laptops? You would think this technology would be common place by now considering the usage in smart phones and TVs.
     
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  4. Krowe

    Krowe Notebook Evangelist

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    Ideal laptop? Well that's easy.

    1. Proper construction, with ingress protection. At about 1" thick and under 5 pounds.
    2. Intel processor with full on Iris Pro graphics.
    3. 14" 1080p display with accurate colors and minimal backlight bleed.
    4. Full size displayport, HDMI, VGA and Ethernet.
    5. USB 2.0 ports for legacy hardware.
    6. Full workday battery life + fast charge, preferably removable as well.
    7. Mobile broadband and good antenna placements

    All of these are completely doable with off the shelf parts, ODMs and OEMs just don't configure it as such.
     
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    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    A sentient one, and I would name it Ultron. (I'd settle for a P670RG.)
     
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    Prototime Notebook Evangelist

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    Ideal laptop... well, as a midcore gamer who values portability and longevity, but doesn't really plan on gaming-on-the-go, I'd like one of two options:

    1. A 14" FHD laptop weighing 4lbs (1.8kg) max, NO dGPU but a full PCIe x16 connection to an eGPU, 4+ hours battery life, Skylake i7 quad core CPU, several USB 3.0 ports, at least one USB-C 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3 port, and an HDMI port (preferably 2.0). And great cooling.

    2. Pretty much the same thing as above, but I'd settle for a dGPU that's a mobile 1060 or greater instead of an eGPU.

    I don't suspect Clevo will make #1 anytime soon... but I hope that they'll make #2 as a P640RE successor :)
     
  7. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    I like most of them as I see their niche. I might end up owning two :)
     
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    Take the P870DM, add in two 1080 Ti GPUs (when they are released) , 120hz 4K 100% Adobe RGB Display, X99 based chipset/10-core processor, better battery and some more speakers.

    LOL, the P870DM is almost there. ;)
     
  9. Support.1@XOTIC PC

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    :D Got a laugh out of that one.

    I'd agree with a P670 for my needs too. 17 inches, not too big and heavy. Enough drive space, ram and CPU power that could handle all my work needs, and a solid GPU for some gaming on the side. It would be nice to have a unicorn laptop with all the possible features available, but realistically I would be golden on a mid-tier system.
     
  10. darkarn

    darkarn Notebook Evangelist

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    I want something much lighter and more powerful than my NP8170...

    But how am I going to support socketed stuff with this approach? :O
     
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