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That's in line with what I was thinking. UPS should be dropping it off in a couple hours at my house so I'll do the unpacking tonight and see how it looks. It got decent reviews (if you ignore the price rolleyes.gif) for the few sites that have it in hand so I'm thinking it will probably still blow me away going from a ~4yr old dell e6500 to that but we'll see. I'll post up a couple shots and do a short write up once I get it setup.
Nice... I'll look forward to it.
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Nice... I'll look forward to it.

UPS Ditched on me, had to go pick it up in the ghheeeettooo.. lol

Just finished unboxing and setting it up. Wanted to throw a couple quick pics up and give my first impressions.



Color saturation is pretty high, compared it with the same Bg image on my ASUS PB278q and it definitely has a high saturation.

Went to interfacelift and it did recognize and go for 1660p images but definitely is what you said on the scaling, the out of box is like 1280x800 workspace. I punched up to to 1-stop below the max scaling; little wider than webpage view for now. I like seeing more text on screen even if it is smaller. The max scaling is pretty damn small but I think I will end up using it at that level eventually. Still crisp and very readable (sic).

I'm downloading the ungine heaven benchmark now to throw it at that wanker HD4000 to see what it comes up with. I'll let you know.

Anything in particular you would like to know?

Looks good, it weights nothing (feels like 2 magazines in your hand) its tiny. Not tiny like the 11" air, but for how much power it has this thing feels like almost nothing in your lap.

Speaking of which; typing on it in your lap the laptop has a very destinct and noticeable "hollow" thunk sound when you type. Not annoying but typing in the middle give the sensation there is nothing under the keyboard there.

The key spacing and feedback is crisp and very easy to work with even with my saquash hands.

I need to get DxO optics loaded up on it and throw some raw images through to see how it goes on that still.

So far I like it, I'll see how it fairs on a couple mile walk to work tomorrow if I really notice the weight in my bag or not.

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Interesting. Ungine only sees it as a max 1900x1200 display in settings for benchmark. I ran it at the scaled res of 1440x900 that I have the desktop set to.

10.1FPS average (5.7 low 12.5hihg) with everything turned up AA off at max res. More academic than anything but figured I'd see what it came out to.
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Interesting. Ungine only sees it as a max 1900x1200 display in settings for benchmark. I ran it at the scaled res of 1440x900 that I have the desktop set to.
10.1FPS average (5.7 low 12.5hihg) with everything turned up AA off at max res. More academic than anything but figured I'd see what it came out to.

Pulling a 10.1 in Unigine with all settings up at 1920 is quite impressive for Intel's HD 4000
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UPS Ditched on me, had to go pick it up in the ghheeeettooo.. lol

Just finished unboxing and setting it up. Wanted to throw a couple quick pics up and give my first impressions.



Color saturation is pretty high, compared it with the same Bg image on my ASUS PB278q and it definitely has a high saturation.

Went to interfacelift and it did recognize and go for 1660p images but definitely is what you said on the scaling, the out of box is like 1280x800 workspace. I punched up to to 1-stop below the max scaling; little wider than webpage view for now. I like seeing more text on screen even if it is smaller. The max scaling is pretty damn small but I think I will end up using it at that level eventually. Still crisp and very readable (sic).
Haha lol.

Yeah, that's kind of why they don't let you use the native panel. Though, give it a try if you want... it's pretty cool.
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I'm downloading the ungine heaven benchmark now to throw it at that wanker HD4000 to see what it comes up with. I'll let you know.
AHAHAHA LOL
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Anything in particular you would like to know?

Looks good, it weights nothing (feels like 2 magazines in your hand) its tiny. Not tiny like the 11" air, but for how much power it has this thing feels like almost nothing in your lap.

Speaking of which; typing on it in your lap the laptop has a very destinct and noticeable "hollow" thunk sound when you type. Not annoying but typing in the middle give the sensation there is nothing under the keyboard there.

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I need to get DxO optics loaded up on it and throw some raw images through to see how it goes on that still.

So far I like it, I'll see how it fairs on a couple mile walk to work tomorrow if I really notice the weight in my bag or not.

Eh sounds nice... I'm particularly interested in heat and sound of the fans (and RPM) at half and full load.
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Pulling a 10.1 in Unigine with all settings up at 1920 is quite impressive for Intel's HD 4000
I think he said it was at 1440x900.
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Haha lol.
Yeah, that's kind of why they don't let you use the native panel. Though, give it a try if you want... it's pretty cool.
AHAHAHA LOL
Eh sounds nice... I'm particularly interested in heat and sound of the fans (and RPM) at half and full load.
I think he said it was at 1440x900.


Cooling should not be an issue since there are 2 fans cooling a single chip. I have the 15" rmpb, and it is well more than capable of cooling that.
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Haha lol.
Yeah, that's kind of why they don't let you use the native panel. Though, give it a try if you want... it's pretty cool.
AHAHAHA LOL
Eh sounds nice... I'm particularly interested in heat and sound of the fans (and RPM) at half and full load.
I think he said it was at 1440x900.


Cooling should not be an issue since there are 2 fans cooling a single chip. I have the 15" rmpb, and it is well more than capable of cooling that.
Oh yeah I know it won't be a problem, but I am interested in seeing how well it can cool it. Does the 13 inch model have 2 fans? I thought it was only one, based on the chassis leaks before the final release.
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