Clevo Announces P870TM Laptop: First DTR Laptop with Coffee Lake-Sby Joe Shields on October 11, 2017 10:00 AM EST
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Clevo, a large OEM/ODM exclusively producing laptop computers, has announced three new laptops powered by the recently released Coffee Lake-S (desktop) CPUs. The flagship P870TM supports up to a 95W CPU in the hex-core i7-8700K and either a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 as a single card or in SLI. The two other models, the P775TM, and P751TM, share the same options for processors, but for the most part different with GPU options. The P775TM gives users the choice of a GTX 1060, GTX 1070, or GTX 1080 in while the P751TM offers a GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 both in single card configurations.
The flagship P870TM replaces last year’s model, the P870KM, which was a pretty powerful desktop replacement laptop. The big change is going to be in CPU department with the incoming 8th generation Coffee Lake-S CPUs replacing the 7th generation Kaby Lake processors as options. Clevo posted benchmarks of Cinebench R15 claiming a 45.7% improvement over the i7-7700K on the last generation laptops; a direct result of the 50% increase in cores and threads in the i7-8700K. Video card options remain the same with a single or SLI GTX 1070 or GTX 1080s with support for 4K/FHD 17.3 displays using NVIDIA G-SYNC. Both the CPU and the GPU(s) are overclockable through the BIOS. Powering the laptop will be a 330W-660W power supply (based on GPU configuration).
Memory capacity is up to 64GB with speeds up to 3000MHz using its four DIMM slots. The network side is handled by an integrated Killer GbE ethernet and Killer Wifi capabilities. Another feature is the use of the Killer Double Shot Pro used allowing the use of both the wired and wireless networks at the same time for more useable bandwidth. Audio processing is tuned by Creative Sound Blaster X Pro-Gaming 360 and includes an ESS high-resolution headphone audio. Another feature focused on gaming is the fully backlit RGB LED keyboard supporting 44-key rollover and anti-ghosting. Overall a beefy set of specifications.
The P775TM and P751TM series offer similar specifications to the P870TM including the choice of processors but mainly differ with the available GPU options. To that end, the P775TM gives users a choice of a GTX 1060, GTX 1070, or a GTX in single GPU form. The P751TM gives users a choice of a GTx 1060 or a GTX 1070, only in single card configurations. The P775TM has an improved audio setup with a built-in subwoofer-speaker combination, with the P775TM and P751TM also tuned by Creative’s Sound Blaster X Pro-Gaming 360 as their big brother is.
Though Clevo will sell these outright, we can expect to see their resellers (Sager, Eurocom, Origin PC, Falcon Northwest, and dozens more) releasing their implementations in the coming weeks as well. Pricing was not listed and will vary depending on the hardware configuration selected.
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Lord of the Bored - Thursday, October 12, 2017 - linkLet's be fair, the plastic case isn't the same effective heat-transfer device as, say, an old PowerBook G4 Titanium. Those would literally cook your lap.
Quantumz0d - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - linkBefore every one start roasting these machines, think about them - they have a Z370 chipset in them, plus a fully socketed LGA CPU with an MXM modular GPU and 2x 2.5" bays (No overheating like M.2 and cheap storage) + all easily serviceable, Also the BIOS which allows you to fully control the HW inside the beast. Not to forget the Eurocom / EVOC re-sellers they have special custom sBIOS too which allows further control and maximizing the Performance PLUS you get a full Delid service with Liquid Metal TIM jobs with warranty.
Downsides being not next day business support like Dell or the Metal Alloy build chassis, whereas the Alienware will grant you them but fully soldered components of CPU&GPU & limited storage space with unified heatsinks, these machines yes they have seperate heastsinks like the old days of Alienwares pre BGA era, The M17x SLI, M18x R1/2, M17x R3-R4, AW17, AW18.
Choosing form over function is such a norm these days, these are the underdogs and brightest diamonds in the rough.
Quantumz0d - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - linkAnd I forgot to say, these are DTRs.
zoxo - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - linkPersonally I own one of these beasts (an older model obviously) and they are pretty amazing workbeasts with gaming on top. Sure it's not the best choice for long train/plain rides, but they are very durable, have decent cooling, and the serviceability and upgradeability is a very nice plus.
I don't get the styling complaint, but styling is very subjective. They tend to use very nice non-reflective, non-flashy, soft-touch plastic surfaces which I appreciate greatly.
Dragonstongue - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - linkthin as paper and light as such as well is NOT the best solution, glad some makers know this and try not to "keep up with the joneses" so what if it is larger/more heavy etc, if it has the specs cools properly and has ample hardware under the hood, that is what matters.
Unlike pretty much every modern "flagship" smartphone where the makers decide to get rid of everything users want (such as 3.5mm jacks and FORCE mini/usb-c type) or near complete made of breakable glass.
If I had the $, that is what I look for well made, properly cooled, easy to maintain etc etc.
Oh yeh folks, 95w TDP is NOT 95w power consumption, so pairing up the mentioned 95w TDP CPU with a 300w TDP gpu (if properly cooled so not throttling) nothing wrong with this, sure as hell would be a problem with paper thing flexes like made of rubber designs though, and alienware lol, you must not crave actual quality in products and have a big wallet to throw around for nothing..
CoreLogicCom - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - linkBoo. Hiss. Wait until Volta and then release a refresh. I want a laptop with a 4K screen but it would be nice to have a single graphics card that stands a chance of playing games with at least high settings with high frame rates on it at that resolution.