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|CPU||Default option: I7-6700K Skylake, 2.6-3.5GHZ. Other options : I7-6700, I5-6600K and more|
|GPU||Nvidia GTX 970M 6GB GDDR5|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 2133MHZ|
|HDD||1TB 5400RPM HDD, free M.2 PCIe slot|
|Screen||Various options. Basic option: 1080p, eDP, IPS, LP156WF6-SPB1|
|Weight||3.4kg (~7.48 Lbs.)|
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Well, people, I know I usually don’t post such high priced, heavy duty laptops, especially before new hardware is coming up, but I decided to post it anyway, because it may interest some due to its more future proof features, mostly the Thunderbolt 3 port, MXM GPU (upgradeable) and desktop socketed CPU.
The Thunderbolt 3 (plus, probably modded bios) has high promise of eGPU support, but if not, the MXM GPU could be use. The desktop CPU allows more control and higher performance for some, plus, it can be upgraded to the next generation of Intel CPUs, which should have the same socket.
The basic configuration includes I7-6700K, 8GB DDR4 RAM, GTX 970M 6GB and 1080p IPS display. G-Sync optional. Personally, I would consider downgrading to I7-6700 or I5-6600K and if needed, upgrade it in the future.
In comparison to other laptops with GTX 970M which may be a lot cheaper, most of them have soldered CPU or/and GPU and usually no Thunderbolt 3, like the cheaper Gigabyte P55W, CyberpowerPC Vector-15 and Alienware 15/17 (which have TB3, but soldered CPU and GPU). The MSI GT72’s has an MXM and TB3, but you get a GTX 970M 3GB version vs 6GB and a soldered I7 CPU.
Moreover, Clevo laptops have a good base of bios modders which means there is a pretty good chance you’ll get TB3 bios support (if it’s not supported already).
The biggest disadvantage, even for those who appreciate the above qualities, is that soon the new NV/AMD GPUs and Intel/AMD CPUs come out and maybe we’ll see better specs for the same price.
So, bottom line, there is a sense in such a laptop, but think if you really need it right now.