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|GPU||GTX 970M 3GB Maxwell II|
|RAM||1x8GB (you can upgrade)|
|Screen||1080p AUO B156HAN01.2|
|Weight||~5.7 lbs (~2.6 kg)|
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Coupon: EUROCOM-GLJ-M510-150721 (10% off)
Choose the -$27 option under the “wireless lan” option.
The Eurocom M5 Pro is based on the latest Clevo P650SE gaming machine. It comes with an I7-4710HQ CPU and a GTX 970M GPU (you can upgrade to GTX 980M too). 8GB of DDR3L included in the basic version and you upgrade it to 2x4GB 1866MHZ configuration for a low price ($10 or something like that). This price does not include an OS.
That deal is good if you are looking for a high performance gaming machine. The GTX 970M GPU for $1220 is currently the most cost effective offer you’ll get. In comparison, the GTX 970M offer will cost you around 50% more and will deliver around 90%-95% higher 3D performance than a GTX 860M machine that will cost you around $800-$850, the least. It means, 50% higher price for almost twice the 3D performance. GTX 965M equipped machines are no better.
Moreover, you get some extra features and good qualities – relatively good thermal handling, TPM 2.0 module (good for bitlocker users, for example), very good B156HAN01.2 IPS display, only 2.6kg in weight, good backlit keyboard for my taste and good storage options (2 Sata connection ports, 2 M.2 ports).
The Clevo P650SE still incorporates the previous generation Haswell I7-4710/20HQ CPU and it won’t be updated to Broadwell (Clevo will jump directly to Skylake). In terms of gaming performance there is almost difference. The Broadwell CPU is more power efficient which might mean you could get less throttling with the P650SE. However, the FPSs of the P650SE are known to be good.
Compared to the new GT72, it is more lightweight, a little bit cheaper (around $200 including coupons for both), has probably a bit better display and no MXM GPU. The GT72 does have USB 3.1 ports, GSync and a 75HZ display which are advantages, but not everyone want those features for $200, especially since the performance is very good anyway.