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post #11 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-24-2020, 10:38 PM
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Unless there is more than just a youtube video about this, it's does not belong in the news section on this site. You can obviously still post it in the general chat section where this kind of content belongs.

I think it's perfectly valid. I mean, if people are allowed to post something like WCCFtech in the rumors channel, then why not a comprehensive review detailing something like this? It's a manufacturer saying their product is fine, someone tests against that to see if they're right, turns out... they sorta are. Doesn't mean it's okay though. Just means more thought could have gone into the design and little more heatsink might've made a larger difference in the end.

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I think it's perfectly valid. I mean, if people are allowed to post something like WCCFtech in the rumors channel, then why not a comprehensive review detailing something like this? It's a manufacturer saying their product is fine, someone tests against that to see if they're right, turns out... they sorta are. Doesn't mean it's okay though. Just means more thought could have gone into the design and little more heatsink might've made a larger difference in the end.
Because it violates the rules for posting news on this site. Unless it's something like a PS5 reveal that is a major video news event, news on this site needs to have some kind of article to quote. If people can just post whatever youtube videos they want in the news section, it ceases to be news.

This site has a news section specifically for tech rumors. It does not have a section for clickbait youtube videos. A bad vent design on a laptop is hardly news by any definition.

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It really makes me not want to recommend ASUS TUF laptops anymore even though they have been my go-to recommendation over other budget performance laptops like Lenovo's Legion or Acer's Nitro.
On paper the 2020 TUF looks really good but a terrible screen and less than ideal cooling both hurt it. He only mentions it in passing but it is the screen that is a deal breaker for me. Lots of other low/mid Ryzen 4000 laptops have bad screens too.

I was selecting a laptop for someone who wanted a rugged 17" Ryzen 4000 with a large battery. This years 17" TUF would have been oddly perfect for him, except for the screen. He would even have been fine with the cooling. I am not sure what the point of a 144 Hz screen is when it has a 20 ms response time (20 ms is 50 Hz). It also has a super narrow gamut, way less than sRGB. Just a completely trash screen with no better options.

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Because it violates the rules for posting news on this site. Unless it's something like a PS5 reveal that is a major video news event, news on this site needs to have some kind of article to quote. If people can just post whatever youtube videos they want in the news section, it ceases to be news.

This site has a news section specifically for tech rumors. It does not have a section for clickbait youtube videos. A bad vent design on a laptop is hardly news by any definition.
People regularly post Youtube videos in the news section. While I agree that this should be in the laptop section it doesn't mean that Youtube isn't used as news source.

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People regularly post Youtube videos in the news section. While I agree that this should be in the laptop section it doesn't mean that Youtube isn't used as news source.
True but usually when this does happen it's more valid. Posting news like this is a bit of a grey area here, technically against the rules but if the video is arguable valid enough on its own then it passes. This is not an example of that kind of situation though, this is too obscure to be news.

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That's why I said it should have been posted in the laptop section.

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I found it interesting, if you don't like it then don't watch it.

It points out design flaws which is more than half these garbage news threads do.
That's not exactly addressing his point.

He's technically right. And that's the best kind of right.

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ending headline with a ? =/= news.

i thought you were better than this. YOU CAN FIGHT IT, I KNOW YOU CAN!

moral of the story without watching video -

gaming laptops suck & many of them require modification & work to get "full" performance benefits.

that, or you have to tie them down to your desk so they don't fly away (alienwares)

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TUF used to be a good brand. Shame they just turned it into a wayy cheaper ROG and got replaced by a mediocre strix in their product stack. My friend's Sabertooth x58 mobo is still working to this date. It's a decade old. The armor might be a gimmick to some but I really loved how neat and it worked in keeping dust away. 5 years warranty is probably way overkill but my z97 Sabertooth still has a valid warranty up to now. Aside from RAM, idk if there is another pc component that has a long warranty like that. I think TUF died around z270 era and nothing but mediocre stuff has come out.

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I always recommend Lenovo because most of their laptops are easy to maintain, all you need to do is open the back and everything is at hand, unlike many other laptops where you have to take the keyboard and even screen off just to clean the fan.


The one I had was really awful to work with, I hated it as it had a lot of compatibility issues with RAM and even HD's and even updating the BIOS didn't help.
The company that got caught installing RootKits in their BIOS/Firmware. Several times.

If you want an easily maintainable laptop, buy a Latitude or Elitebook. If you want it cheap, pick up a 3 year old one off Ebay. They are just as easy to maintain and the Latitudes at minimum come with OE partout lists and step-by-step picture guide instructions to remove or install every single part of the laptop down the the screw.

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