Originally Posted by Eatfoodnow
Sager is essentially Clevo. Why do you regret getting it?
Originally Posted by identitycrisis
I would like to know as well.
I've heard lots of good about clevos, and I liked the one I owned a lot.
I own my clevo P150HM for about 2 years now and it's been troublesome. At the time it seemed such a great deal, truly what you'd call "bang for a buck". You cannot find similar specs for such a price so I decided to do it. Thinking back I think it was just too good to be true. I also have a friend who has a P170hm who has similar issues.
First thing I noticed with this notebook that cost me 1500$ is that the build quality feels rather cheap. It doesn't feel solid and has a lot of plastic. After two weeks the vibrations from the hard drive started causing a rattling noise which annoyed me a lot. It wasn't a big deal but when you spend this kind of money you will get frustrated, trust me. And yes, I checked whether there were lose screws or something but that wasn't the case. Later on I bought a samsung 840 pro SSD which solved this issue(SSDs are AWESOME).
The main reason I wouldn't recommend clevo notebooks is the cooling solutions. The fans are incredibly noisy and have an obnoxious high pitch when they are running on max. The notebook also overheats very easily; Right out of the box it the GPU got 90°C and above with ambient temps of 20°C which is ridiculous of course.
On hot summer days I get thermal shutdowns. So basically it's like this; It's summer, the weather is nice and I want to play videogames on my GAMING NOTEBOOK and drink a few beers. But nope, I cannot play because I keep getting thermal shutdowns. My friend is also experiencing similar issues with thermal shutdowns(we don't have the same GPU) and if you look at the clevo section on the notebookreviews forum it's filled with threads with questions regarding high temps. Usually it's answered with "that's normal, don't worry about it" (1500$ and this bull**** is called "normal" grrrr).
And it's not like I didn't try to solve these issues. I always make sure that the machine is dust free and I redid thermal paste multiple times with IC diamond (best you can get).I also noticed that the surface of the heatsinks is incredibly rough so I lapped it up which helped a bit.
My solution for this summer:
-Bought notepal U2
-Play games on low resolution
Regardless I get a few thermal shutdowns on daily basis.
I find it ridiculous that I have to result to such solutions even though I spent so much money. So yes, I regret is everyday. Though if I have to be honest I consider the me of 2 years ago quite naive. It's just not very smart to be wanting to play games on a notebook. Desktops FTW!
My opinion: Don't buy a clevo (unless you live on the north pole, lol)