Your thoughts on the Clevo NS50MU ("LAFITE PRO 15")?

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  1. DraxDomax

    DraxDomax Newbie

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    In general, looking for a "life-tool" laptop. I already have a way-overpowered desktop :) So, looking for something just for browsing but I don't necessarily want a cheap laptop, as I still want to have an excellent screen, reliability, rigidity, cooling, sound, keyboard...

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    Oh, also... I guess one major issue would be that I am ditching MS!
    This laptop will have linux installed.
    I know many Clevo resellers are offering linux computers (System76, Schneker, Enteroware...)
    So, I am hoping Clevo in general has decent driver support for Ubuntu

    We will see: I'll buy it and see how far I get with drivers
     
  2. DraxDomax

    DraxDomax Newbie

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    And if you want to offer alternatives (thank you!), my requirements:
    Screen
    1) Good size of screen (15-16"). I love my eyes. I don't know how those 13" dudes are getting anything done...
    2) Good quality of picture (viewing angles, colors, darks, brightness, matte finish)
    3) FHD (not 4k, not 600x480...)
    Keyboard
    4) PgUp/PgDown/End/Home/Delete keys are not hidden
    5) F-keys are not hidden
    6) Full size arrow-keys
    TrackPad
    7) Physical left/right click buttons!
    Thermals
    8) Reasonable fan noise when idle and browsing
    9) No burning areas
    Battery
    10) +5 hours of idle / browsing
    11) Charger isn't a huge brick, ideally USB-C charging
    Power
    12) 10 or 11 gen Intel, i5 or i7
    13) 8GB of reasonably fast RAM
    14) 1TB of SSD
    15) Integrated graphics! I don't want to pay any extra money and battery life on some janky laptop graphics!
    OS
    16) Linux, because MS have gone too far!
    Chassis
    17) Something rigid
    18) Weight up to 2KG (4.4Lbs)
    19) Not too much dead-area around the screen. My current 15" laptop has about an 1" each side, outside of the screen, its crazy!
     
  3. trvelbug

    trvelbug Notebook Prophet

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    ive used a number of sagers in the past and they are definitely bang for buck! but their screen choices are limited, have poor color gamut and dont have very good color reproduction. If that matters to you (it seems it does), try to do some research on whether that 72% ntsc screen is good enough for your needs.
     
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    I guess I am going to pull the trigger and activate the return policy, if needed.
    Any ideas how to test the screen at home?
    I was thinking to run some FHD videos of difference scene types, in a dark room and in a well-lit room and just score this on "feeling".

    Any methodology appreciated! I will report here my findings as well.
     
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  5. Nauzhror

    Nauzhror Notebook Consultant

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    72% NTSC isn't poor color gamut. It's not absolute top-tier. But NTSC is a much wider spectrum than sRGB. 72% NTSC is well above the color range of most laptops.

    It's roughly a 98% sRGB equivalent.
     
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    trvelbug Notebook Prophet

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    even on my calibrated clevo screens, color reproduction was quite poor and the color gamut felt much lower than a 90%+ srgb screen. that being said, i do use my laptops for photo editing. op mentioned that he wanted an excellent screen, so i just put that info out there. if youre going to play games (probably not) or watch some videos it will likely be ok. but you could get some banding in certain videos and photos too. op check the reviews on notebookcheck, they usually have good screen and color tests there. good luck :)
     
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