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ZM Fong

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About ZM Fong

  • Title
    Partially inactive
  • Birthday 1999-05-04


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ 2.5-3.5 GHz (undervolted, -125mV)
  • Motherboard
    *Random HM175 mobo
  • RAM
    Kingston 8GB DDR4 2133MHz (farewell Samsung 4GB DDR4 2400MHz)
  • GPU
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 2GB (undervolted, 1633MHz@0.875V)
  • Case
    Black plastic case (surprisingly rigid)
  • Storage
    Seagate 1TB 5400RPM HDD
  • PSU
    135W AC Adapter
  • Display(s)
    15.6 inch 1920X1080 IPS (+25% saturation, +1% contrast)
  • Cooling
    2 copper heat pipes
  • Keyboard
    Red backlit with 1.8mm key travel
  • Mouse
    Trackpad with upgraded Precision driver
  • Sound
    2 Harman tuned JBL front-facing speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (formatted once)
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  • Location
    A small town in Malaysia
  • Interests
    PC building, Gaming (CSGO, Dota 2 and L4D2), Coldplay & JJ Lin songs
  • Biography
    Currently studying Accountancy at Perlis Matriculation College, Malaysia. Being a Malaysian, I know Malay, English and Chinese (and some dialects) without learning them intentionally. What else do you want to know?

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  1. Acer VX15 Lenovo Y520 Lenovo Yoga 720 Acer Aspire 7 Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7 W650KJ1 N850HK1 Avoid the rest (there's some reasons for that, if you want to know PM me since the explanation will be long)
  2. New laptop

    HP Pavilion laptops aren't that great in terms of build quality, the Swift 3 has better build quality Can't say on durability though since buying laptops is like gambling. You don't know how long will a laptop last.
  3. Personally I'll avoid Surface Book 2 as it probably runs hot due to the GPU. HP Spectre x360 with KB-R CPU is a decent choice, however if you want more power you can consider Dell XPS 15, Lenovo Yoga 720 or even the Clevo W650KK1 (desktop CPU). You may want to wait for 6 core HQ chips too.
  4. What do you think about this laptop?

    Get a used Thinkpad, faster, longer battery life, better build quality
  5. Yup the old 7th gen HQ already causing VRM throttle and CPU throttling (due to high temps), however these can be fixed by undervolting, repaste and adding thermal pads
  6. backlight bleeding

    IPS panel usually have backlight bleed but that's normal
  7. If you can wait then wait. It will probably equipped with 6 core HQ CPU
  8. What are the exact models you're looking at? 4k display usually has better colour gamut (in laptops). 13 inch laptop with MX150 isn't that rare, besides Envy 13 there is Xiaomi Air/AirPro 13 inch KB-R CPU+MX150, nice choice man.
  9. Msi laptop build quality

    Only the GS, new GE and GT series are good enough. The GS is slim and light, as a result it has high inner temps and loud fan noise. However this can be fixed by undervolting and repaste (liquid metal). It also has a weak battery life and weak speakers. Build quality is good (has some flex, however this is acceptable in thin laptops), quality control isn't that great but still OK. (may have some uneven gaps, backlight bleeding of display etc) Overall it's a good portable gaming laptop.
  10. New laptop

    What model is it? Specs basically means little to nothing. More important things are real world battery life, build quality, display quality etc For that budget I would suggest Acer Swift 3 with 8250U CPU. Don't buy laptops with 7th gen or older ULV 2c4t CPUs, poor performance
  11. Hp laptops, good?

    Every brand has good and bad products. Same goes to HP
  12. The P650HS-G is OK. X5 v6 runs a little hot and noisy due to the thin chassis but it's still an OK laptop. P957HR is a slim gaming laptop (1070 Max-Q not the regular mobile version, that means it's only about 20% better than the regular mobile 1060), also runs a little hot and noisy but still an OK laptop You probably need some modding like undervolting and repaste with liquid metal for all options above
  13. CPU performance is based on IPC not just only cores and threads, if I remember correctly the i5 7300HQ is better than i7 2630QM in both single core and multi core performance 7700HQ and 6700HQ are powerful enough in laptops, however desktop i7, HK CPUs and 8th gen 6 core HQ CPUs are more powerful (all CPUa can be found in laptops). It isn't a bad idea anyway. Before you buy the Yoga 720, check the ports that you need. Some ports are lacking in that model
  14. There is, however the CPU is limited up to KB i5 only and only a GTX 1050 https://www.multicom.no/multicom-xishan-w650k-156-full-hd/cat-p/c/p10637297 From your spreadsheet, I would recommend Lenovo Yoga 720, Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7 (thermal paste QC is poor, keep that in mind), Clevo N850HK1, Lenovo Y520 (poor battery life, you can check out my review if you're interested). Avoid the others. GL553VE has a mediocre cooling system (high inner temps, high fan noise), UX550UE throttles the GPU (bad cooling for GPU), MSI GE has a high fan noise and no battery life, MSI GS63 7RD is very expensive and not worth it (at least in my country), HP Pavilion (Gaming) has a mediocre build quality as well as the older Omen series (the new Omen 2017 is good, however it's a bit pricey)