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|GPU||GTX 850M DDR3|
|HDD||standard 500GB 7200RPM HDD|
|Screen||IPS display (free upgrade with coupon)|
|Weight||5.28 lbs (2.4 kg)|
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W650SR, different dispaly
Coupon code: EUROCOM-GLJ-E210-150315 (10% off + IPS upgrade)
A nice 10% off discount on the Eurocom Electra 2.0 15.6″ gaming laptop which is based on the Clevo W650SJ (like the Sager NP6658). The W650SJ main advantage is the combination of an IPS display and good gaming performance of GTX 850
The gaming performance delivered by the GTX 850M and I5-4210M is excellent and generally around the GTX 765M performance, only for much lower power consumption.
The Electra 2 has around 4-5 hours of battery under light use. Another feature is the mSata connection port besides the default 2.5″ HDD/SSD bay.
According to my tests, under full load of Prime95 + Furmark, the I5-4200M and GTX 850M are kept around 70-75C tops, which is quite good.
This deal is especially cost effective if you can arrange for an OS (like students and through other programs). For $735 you get a combination the otherwise not available currently with an IPS display and a reasonable gaming performance. It does not have the best performance / price ratio compared to other machines, but if you want to limit yourself to around this price of $700-$750, that’s a good option. The upcoming GTX 950M doesn’t seem to be better or significantly better, so that’s a good option. You might as well wait with the purchase too.
BTW, you can remove the HDD and DVD and reduce the price even more! call them and ask for it.
* Another note : you can pay in CAD and it might be lower in price for you in USD currency.