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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
I'm not part of the masses. All I'm saying this is like a niche of a niche of a niche.

I use my laptop for gaming and folding, which most people do not. I also use it for normal tasks. That automatically makes it a niche, since most people don't use them for gaming or folding. The difference is that I didn't have to deal with the many drawbacks that come with this "laptop". It's only marginally bigger than a normal laptop, and weight is only somewhat higher. I do get higher performance, but not at an extreme cost (whether monetarily or physically).
Masses meaning majority of which who don't have the preferences which this laptop fulfills. And I was making a generalized statement not towards anyone in particular.

BTW, I was talking in the context about a niche market which your laptop doesn't really go under. How you use your laptop may place you into a niche category of users but it didn't really drive you to buy a laptop that is outside the norm.
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So...guessing this gets like 2hrs battery life?
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post #103 of 115
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Indeed. Heck, I know people that whin--- have issues carrying more than a few pounds. They're usually sub-100lbs girls, though, with almost no muscle mass. I don't think I know any guy that cannot carry at least ten pounds daily (then again, the guys I know are the ones I go hiking with. Perhaps I need to go down to a local Apple store and ask the guys there? Well, they'll likely all be sub-100lbs, too, eh?).
This made me, what do the kiddies say......laugh out loud? Everyone knows that big backpacks and laptops clash horribly with skinny jeans and skinny lattes.
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L3wl allenw4re is overpice!!!!

Am I cool yet? Please tell me I'm cool now.
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wait what? what kind of a chip is this? I have not heard about any mobile extreme chips and I find it hard to believe that it's the full fledged desktop variant. I've seen one laptop that had a normal i7 980X and it was like 7-10cm thick...
well then thats not a laptop its an htpc case with a monitor screwed on it.
post #106 of 115
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Originally Posted by DrDarkTempler View Post
This will be one overpriced Laptop...


I'm guessing $2.5k at bare minimum selection, and up to $10k, I'm pretty sure someone in OCN will buy it for bragging rights
I agree

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nice, but still overpriced... Sagers have similar specs for less. Still rockin a Clevo W860CU with GTX 470m, runs like a beast.
I"ve been seriously thinking about getting a Clevo as my next gaming laptop. I don't know much about them since this is my first gaming laptop (sigrig). So far I'm able to play games like: MOH tier1, nba 2k11, Armed Assault 2, Mass Effect 2, SHIFT 2 (I LOVE THIS GAME) to name a few, on medium settings with this laptop. So I'm pleased.

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So...guessing this gets like 2hrs battery life?
I doubt it. My sigrig laptop gets 1 hour 20 minutes unplugged and that's just browsing. If I DARE play a game on Battery, I get 40 minutes.
     
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I doubt it. My sigrig laptop gets 1 hour 20 minutes unplugged and that's just browsing. If I DARE play a game on Battery, I get 40 minutes.
Did you mean 2 hours and 20 minutes? Because with your logic the battery life is more when playing a game.

Also, The components in youre laptop are VERY inefficient compared to recent hardware releases. Also, if the laptops have Optimus, thats even better!
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Did you mean 2 hours and 20 minutes? Because with your logic the battery life is more when playing a game.
Is this a throwback to something he said before?

His post states pretty clearly the battery life he is getting:

(Web Surfing) 1h 20 mins > 40 mins (Gaming)

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Also, The components in youre laptop are VERY inefficient compared to recent hardware releases. Also, if the laptops have Optimus, thats even better!
Comparing his laptop to the laptop in question here, it depends on the size of the battery. I would think ocing the chip to 4GHz while using 2x GPUs would overcome any efficiencies you gained from a newer architecture.
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This made me, what do the kiddies say......laugh out loud? Everyone knows that big backpacks and laptops clash horribly with skinny jeans and skinny lattes.
And considering that I live in one of the most yuppie parts of California, let alone the United States, it's really not even a joke (but it still is funny as two turtles turtling a turtle).

~~~

Anyways, this thread has degraded into bickering. I have clearly stated my position, and have provided enough evidence to support it. While it is my opinion, I have the reality of the cold hard facts backing me up in the simple regards of cost of ownership (this includes the cost of your time, as, personally, I don't think that my time spent configuring a device is "worthless" as some seem to consider their time, as well as the extra ongoing configuration tasks that a multisystem setup requires, etc).

I'll check in later if this thread doesn't sink under the weight of irrational hatred. But considering that this is OCN... We shall see, eh?
post #110 of 115
I like the fact that it has a lot of memory, as it enables you to completely kill the need for a windows swap file (and increase general performance).

Maybe its very much over priced, but for what you get, well... people pay the same on their gaming computers.

So getting a "portable" computer which can do quite nice things, its not bad.
I would just not recommend playing with this thing on your lap
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