[DEAD] Clevo N150SD (Eurocom Shark 4) 15.6″ gaming laptop, GTX 960M, I7-4710HQ, 8GB RAM, 500GB 7200RPM HDD, 1080p AUO IPS display for $800 with shipping

Eurocom Shark 4 Clevo N150SD 960M

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Eurocom Shark 4. Available from

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  • Eurocom

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Eurocom Shark 4 main specifications
CPU I7-4710HQ
GPU GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 (non-MXM)
RAM 1x8GB DDR3
HDD standard 500GB 7200RPM HDD
Screen 1080p AUO B156HAN01.2 IPS display
Keyboard backlit
Weight ~5.6 lbs (~2.5 kg)

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Eurocom Shark 4 Reviews
  • Clevo N150SD, GTX 960M

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Eurocom Shark 4 Clevo N150SD 960MCoupon: EUROCOM-S410-150515 (10% off)

The Eurocom Shark 4 is based on the Clevo N150SD which is Clevos’ new midrange gaming laptop. The N150SD adopts the competitors approach of having the CPU and GPU soldered to the motherboard in order to make a smaller frame and maybe, lower price too.

With an I7-4710HQ and a GTX 960M, the N150SD is as fast as the competitors with GTX 960M or 860M (VN7-591, Y50, Asus N551/G551). The GTX 960M has a small advantage (maybe 10%) over the 860M thanks to slightly higher core clocks even though these are the same chip basically.

However, the N150SD has some advantages that makes it a good option to consider. First, the N150SD comes with the very good default B156HAN01.2 IPS display, while the Y50 1080p display (IPS or not) is not as good and probably the VN7-591G display neither.

Secondly, accessible 1xSATA + M.2 slots except the included DVDRW which can be replaced with an HDD/SSD. That’s more than the VN7/Y50/G551 with the MSI GE60 standing out.

Third, the N150SD seems to be able to handle heat better. Consider the Notebookcheck stress tests results – VN7-591G, Y50 and N150SD: both the VN7-591G and Y50 clock down to 800MHZ under full load – I guess that it can somewhat be mediated with ThrottleStop by limiting the starting core clocks, like in many cases, but still it might show something.

Last, the N150SD comes with some extra features – TPM 2.0 which is somewhat useful for security (encryption your data) and a bunch of connection ports like DP 1.2, HDMI 1.4a, VGA, 4xUSB 3.0 and more. That’s useful.

Now, for the price – $800 (w/ shipping) isn’t a huge difference from the VN7-591G or Y50 for $900 especially as it comes with no OS included for the price, but you do get, probably, a more convincing machine – less Wifi problem (google VN7-591G Wifi problems), enough storage options (Y50 has only one SATA connection port and the VN7 has 1xSATA and 1xM.2), easy maintainability unlike the VN7, very good display out of the box and extra features and connection ports.

The N150SD lacks in the Wifi department with a non-ac adapter (can be upgraded manually or through the Eurocom site) and in the storage department where you’d get a non-SSHD HDD for that price. Speakers are also mediocre at best and build quality is average (not sure if it’s lower than the Y50 or VN7 though).

So, bottom line, this is a good machine for the price, especially if you don’t need an OS included in the price (and many people don’t). Just remember that indeed, sometimes you’d have stuff like the AW15 for $800 refurbished (but not often).

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jigs
jigs
5 years ago

hey bro can you help me , i was planning to buy a gaming laptop my budget is 700-999$ i only play dota 2 and freestyle 2 can you give me some suggestions ? thanks

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  jigs

Hi!

Do you need an OS included?
Also, can you open a thread over the forums?

jigs
jigs
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Idk how to open a thread here im new here, lol I just want a decent laptop with good graphics card and doesnt heat too much to play dota 2 and fs 2 thanks…..

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  jigs

Do you need OS installed?

jigs
jigs
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Yes

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  jigs

You can get the $900 VN7-791G : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314820&cm_re=vn7-791g-_-34-314-820-_-Product

1080p IPS, I7, GTX 860M, OS included

jigs
jigs
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

How come it says 1069$? The specs looks good do you use windows 7,8, or 10? Some people say windows 7 is better than 8…thanks

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  jigs

price has changed, but please open a thread: https://www.glj.io/forums/

It is not related to this post..

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  jigs
jigs
jigs
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

What can you say about the cyberpowerpc fangbook Iii hx6-146? Saw a lot of good reviews on newegg

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  jigs

nothing special really.. why do you like it?

jigs
jigs
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Much cheaper than acer aspire v17 nitro and better specs? The only cons I read is the keyboard

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  jigs

V15 or V17?
Anyway, a GTX 860M for $1000 seems to me like a no-go unless you get a lot in return, like a good IPS display, connection ports, battery performance, something…

you can get a 965M AW15 for $1000 refurbished. Even less than that if you are patient.

jigs
jigs
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Yes the v17, im jot rushing im waiting for a big sale ill check your post daily to check wich one fit me the best and cheapest lol I dont wanna regret buying one that wasnt good with my hard earned money haha…

Jay
Jay
5 years ago

How do you apply the code?.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

After clicking “order” you’ll see at the bottom of the page “configuration instruction” – they won’t charge you untill everything is verified

Jay
Jay
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Thanks. Does it stack with the student discount?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

no:(

Stoneseer
Stoneseer
5 years ago

As a new person to the website, I have a few questions related to this coupon offering.
Is the discount code valid for Canadian-based customers or does it apply to only USA-based customers?
Does the code apply to all Shark 4 configurations or only for the listed configuration?
Does the code apply if purchasing more than one identically configured laptops?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Stoneseer

1. The coupon is for a system – no matter where are you from or in what currency you are paying
2. All configurations, but the upgrades are usually too expensive, maybe expect the Wifi upgrade
3. I think it is. I also think that if you purchase more than one, contact them first and maybe you can get a little better price

Remember that in Canada there are more taxes..

Lucas
Lucas
5 years ago

Do you think this or the Eurocom X3 R2 (Clevo P157SM-A) with 10% off is better value?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Lucas

Really depends on your needs. The X3 R2 does have its advantages and disadvantages: + Replaceable CPU and GPU – Broadwell update might be an option, if Clevo will supply an update and a faster/power efficient next generation GPU too + Probably better thermals (though higher noise?) + More storage space (but you probably don’t need it) – Weight & dimensions – No IPS display option and it’s not an eDP connection port either – TPM 1.2 vs TPM 2.0 (not too important for most) – Battery performance – Noise probably About performance – the X3 R2 comes with a… Read more »

Lucas
Lucas
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Yeah, 20-30% is quite a bit but I’m not sure the X3 R2 even with that can beat the smaller size, better battery life and i7 (since I’d probably get the i5 version X3 to bring the price down).
Think it’s worth pulling the plug and buying? I could wait 2-3 more months….

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Lucas

Well, I almost always say it’s better to wait if you can if you want better system, but really – it’s some kind of decision you have to make I guess we’ll see new stuff in 2-3 months, maybe the Broadwell update, maybe some AMD GPU options.. The AW15 was selling for $800 refurbished just few days ago, but it was heavy too On the other hand, if you buy it for $800, you would probably be able to sell it for like $700 in half a year On the third hand, it’s probably better to read books and smell… Read more »

Lucas
Lucas
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Yeah, I guess as a student I can get the 10% off any time so might as well wait.

PS. Love your site!

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Lucas

thanks!