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ZM Fong

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About ZM Fong


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ 2.5-3.5 GHz (-150mV)
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    Kingston 8GB DDR4 2133MHz single channel
  • GPU
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 2GB (1595MHz@0.85V, +96MHz memory)
  • Case
    Black plastic case (surprisingly rigid)
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch
  • PSU
    Delta 135W AC Adapter
  • Display(s)
    LP156WF6-SPK3 15.6 inch 1920X1080 IPS (+25% saturation, +5% brightness, +1% contrast)
  • Cooling
    2 copper heat pipes
  • Keyboard
    Red backlit with 1.7mm key travel
  • Mouse
    Elan Trackpad (manual Precision driver not working)
  • Sound
    2 Harman tuned JBL front-facing speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 64 bit
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Profile Information

  • Gender
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  • Location
    Malaysia (300km away from home)
  • Interests
    PC building, Gaming (CSGO, Dota 2 and L4D2), Coldplay & JJ Lin songs
  • Biography
    Currently studying Accountancy at Perlis Matriculation College, Malaysia. Was a pure Science student in secondary school. Know Malay, English and Chinese (and some dialects). What else do you want to know?

    CSGO settings:
    bots setting: 128 tick, 130 FPS cap. 1280X960 (4:3) stretched, brightness 1.6, fullscreen, multicore enabled, X4 MSAA, x16 anisotropic filtering. Low shadow, texture, effect, shader. FXAA, VSync, motion blur disabled

    Dota 2 settings:
    75 FPS cap (due to shutter when in high FPS, thanks Valve for making this game broken)
    1920X1080, exclusive fullscreen, 150% brightness, fastest preset EXCEPT animate portrait on, render quality 100%

    Mouse settings:
    CSGO: 600dpi, 500Hz polling rate, mouse acceleration on 1.05 lol (I'm use to it), raw input off, sensitivity 4.17, zoom sensitivity 0.86 (sensitivity changes frequently)

    Dota 2: 1100dpi, 500Hz polling rate

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  1. Brands...AGAIN


    Irrelevant just like other LaptopMag stuffs. It really depends on model not brand.

  2. What brands to stay away from?

    Gigabyte too, from what I heard.
  3. Go Nvidia control panel, manage 3d settings, set preferred graphics processor to 'high performance Nvidia processor'. If you don't see Nvidia control panel then you might not install the GPU driver yet. Laptop display is driven by iGPU (can't change this) unless it has Gsync enabled Tbh Haswell i7 HQ+860M (960M) is still considered decent. However I noticed that your lappy doesn't have SSD. Time to add one.
  4. RIP Avicii. You will be missed :(

  5. Help for gaming laptop

    OKish. Take the W15 Lite, it's a solid laptop.
  6. Pls help me with selecting a laptop

    Well I have to give you facts then. 300+nits brightness on Envy 17 according to NBC. Agreed on the glossy panel.
  7. Aero 15x v8 with DDR4 2400 RAM

    When you realized that Gigabyte has bad thermal paste job...
  8. Traveling laptop

    Where are your from? Any special requirements?
  9. Which laptop to get?

    All with KBL-R CPU, from best to good: Dell XPS 13 Lenovo Thinkpad L380 (entry level IPS) HP Spectre x360 13 Lenovo Ideapad 720s 13 (Intel) HP Envy 13 Lenovo Yoga 720 13 Asus UX331UA (no dGPU) Acer Spin 5 13 Asus UX310UA Budget option: HP Probook 430 G5
  10. Pls help me with selecting a laptop

    Prices change often. Envy 17 has a decent, high quality IPS panel. Same goes to Envy 13, just slightly worse than the panel in Envy 17. Envy 13 and Envy 17 are portable for their size. FYI Swift 3 has worse display than Envy 13 and Envy 17 Good IPS panel (72% NTSC) Asus Zenbook has excellent models as well as good models. Build quality of Swift 3 is slightly worse than a budget Zenbook like UX310UA. Please use model names instead of series names, there are so many Envys, Ideapads and Zenbooks.
  11. Help for gaming laptop

    If you want max GPU performance, Dell 7577 with 1060 Max-Q or Lenovo Y520 with 1060 Max-Q (be aware only 3GB VRAM), however they don't have 120Hz panel option, only entry level IPS (not excellent IPS either). If you can settle with 1050TI, go for Dell 7567 (IPS), Dell Vostro 7570 (Inspiron 7577), Lenovo Y520 and Acer VX15. Acer Nitro 5 and Aspire 7 needs repaste. If you really need 120Hz panel then go for MSI GE Raider. HP Omen 15 also a good choice, however it has OKish cooling and Omen lineup has a reputation of being unreliable in the past years. Also consider custom laptops from aftershock pc: 1. Apex 15 (Mechrevo Z2) with 8750H+1050TI (can choose 144Hz panel) 2. W15 Lite (N950TP6) with desktop i5 8400+1060 (don't get the i7 8700, 65W TDP will limit performance), can choose 120Hz panel as well. Repaste is recommended (no need LM). TLDR: If I had to choose, the best choice is W15 Lite.
  12. I can confirm that 99% Malaysians don't know how to buy a good laptop. They just want a laptop that's functional (sounds dumb) and meets their specs (some don't even know specs), don't care about things like build quality, battery life etc.

  13. Which laptop to get?

    Forgot to ask, what's your budget and what are your requirements?
  14. Pls help me with selecting a laptop

    Could you list out again what are your requirements and what's your budget? Just to confirm Edit: Consider these options, sorted from best to good: With KBL-R CPU and 25W MX150: -HP Spectre x360 15 - 2 in 1 -HP Envy 17 - if you don't mind the big footprint and need DVD drive With KBL-R CPU and LP MX150: -Lenovo Ideapad 720s 14 -HP Envy 13 - be aware of mediocre cooling, needs tweaking (undervolting for instance) -Asus UX331UN - be aware of mediocre cooling, needs tweaking -Asus UX430UN - technically it has a 25W MX150 but it has mediocre cooling and temp limit for GPU, needs tweaking Budget options with entry level IPS: -Acer Swift 3 14 or 15 inch with 25W MX150 -HP Envy x360 15 with 25W MX150, 2 in 1 FYI 8250U and 8550U don't have much performance difference (except for 2MB more L3 cache) due to cooling and TDP limitations
  15. Which laptop to get?

    Except for that OKish build quality OP, could you provide some links of online stores in your country? The 2 options above aren't the best choice IMO.