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Uber Hamburgler

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About Uber Hamburgler

  • Title
    Member

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Atlanta
  • Interests
    Running, Eating, Sleeping, Global Domination, YouTube addiction.
  • Occupation
    Aerospace Engineering Student

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-2670QM @ 2.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    Lenovo Y570
  • RAM
    8GB @ 1333MT/s
  • GPU
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
  • Case
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y570
  • Storage
    Seagate Momentum 500GB 7200RPM + 8GB MLC NAND
  • PSU
    Lenovo 130W Brick
  • Display(s)
    LG/Phillips 15.6" 1366x768 TN LCD Panel, Samsung 22" 1920x1080 IPS screen
  • Cooling
    2 Case Fans
  • Keyboard
    Anker DS-2240
  • Mouse
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
  • Sound
    Creative X-Fi Go! Pro
  1. None of what you said is true. There are dozens of models of NUC style computers with Thunderbolt, unfortunately most of them are using dual-core 7th gen processors. My house is perfect for a backup data center. The only 2 requirements are broadband internet and geographic separation. The only meaningful difference between NUC boards and "server grade hardware" is ECC memory support - Intel NUC boards are actually designed for 100% uptime embedded uses, then thrown in a plastic case. You're implication of "real" business is bogus. Even if the only employees are myself and 2 part-time assistants; it makes money and pays the bills. If I had 20 employees it wouldn't make any fundamental difference - just would need more storage space.
  2. Is anyone making a mini-pc board with an 8+ core processor, preferably with thunderbolt. I've checked Intel, Zotac, Gigabyte, and Newegg and haven't been able to find anything with more than 4 cores. I'm trying to build a small business server with an identical copy at home for redundancy. The idea is the NUC with 2 external drive boxes sitting on top of it. The demands on it won't be too great, just office files, web server, and e-mail server. However, I want as many cores as I can get because I effectively want it to run 2 VMs, one for personal stuff and one for business stuff. I primarily want Thunderbolt so the initial transfer doesn't take eons - we're looking at several terabytes of One Piece hentai here, but using it to add 10+ Gbps networking would be awesome as well. Right now I'm thinking I'll just go with one of Intel's yet, unreleased 6-core 10th gen NUCs. I could use a thin mini-ITX board, but that seems more expensive and uber-overkill. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Pretty much what the title says. So far the only laptop I've been able to verify has the 25W version of the 1065G7 is the Razer Stealth.
  4. I'd like to thank everyone for their time, it seems I am looking for something more unique than I was expecting. While still unimpressed by the Thinkpad keyboard, I am getting accustomed to it. So I'll be keeping the P1.
  5. Interesting. I thought the MX250 was just a rebadged 150, I'll have to look more at it. I've repasted a laptop before, but I have a problem in principle with doing it on something brand new, still under warranty.
  6. It's not necessarily that I won't accept a 1080p display, but only if everything else is perfect. I would not accept a Lenovo notebook with a 1080p display; resolution aside, everything else about them is sub-par. Hell, I'm running my current 4K display at 1080p to reduce system thermals and fan noise (if only by 5C). I also don't necessarily need eGPU, but I'm already invested in it. Besides, I'm already invested in Thunderbolt storage and dock so Thunderbolt is a necessity even without using an eGPU. So if there is a notebook with a GPU better than the P2000 (equivalent to a GTX 1050Ti), I wouldn't turn away, but I don't need it away from home. My budget is ~$2000. Like I said initially, I already bought a ThinkPad P1 (same as the X1 Extreme, but with a Quadro), I spent $1800 on it. I am mostly happy with it, but switching between it an the Surface Book (gen 1.5) for a couple days while setting it up, I keep the keyboard and track pad were more like the Surface. I know I'm being a little bitchy, but it's coming from an annoyance with ThinkPad keyboard worship that I blindly believed.
  7. That notebook looks great, but it wasn't just because of the the brand that I dismissed it. The MX 150 only has 2GB of VRAM, which gives me issues with some models. Also, IMO, super low end GPUs like that take more in battery life and price than they add in capability - not that battery life matters to me personally - this notebook uses the 10W version of the MX 150, not the 25W version, quite misleading on Huawei's part. The same hardware is also available in the ThinkPad T480, but with the full 25W SKU. Dig deeper into the ownership of Huawei. The largest shareholder is Shenzhen Huawei Investment Holding Co, which is functionally a labor union co-owned by the city of Shenzhen and the native Chinese employees of Huawei, it was created by the provincial government of Guandong, which in turn is only an extension of the CPC in Beijing. In effect, the Chinese government owns about 30% of Huawei by proxy.
  8. I don't really care about weight, dimensions are more important to me: 15" x 10" x 1" is plenty small for me. Frankly, there isn't a notebook on the market today that I consider to not be sufficiently portable due to the weight, it's all about the dimensions to me. Minimum battery life is also not important to me - if I can get 4 hours, I'm happy. I won't be away from an outlet long using it, but I need to use it in multiple locations frequently.
  9. Use cases for this computer: Part time Engineering student Part time software developer Amateur writer E-sports games on the go, have an eGPU for single player games at home Hardware I think I need: At least 4 cores, 8 threads - peak single core performance is more important than all core load for CAD and compilation, but I need the threads for VMs and games that refuse to work with low thread counts. Better than integrated graphics with at least 4 GB of VRAM - an RX 460/560 or GTX 1050 is enough, Intel Iris graphics is probably good enough. At least 16 GB RAM, better if I can upgrade it later, but not essential 14-15.6" Display with at least 100% sRGB, 1440p, and 300 nits - I don't do work that requires color accuracy, but I do have very good eyesight and less than that is annoying. Centered keyboard - putting the keyboard off center for a number pad or putting the trackpad on the side is bad ergonomics. Thunderbolt 3 - I am already invested in a Thunderbolt eGPU and storage. No giant mobile workstation - I need to be able to take it with me to school several days a week, but it doesn't have to be a full on Ultrabook, less than 1" think is good enough No gamer aesthetic, or at least muted. Good keyboard to type on for long format articles Solid build quality - I drop things like Linus. Not made by Huawei or any other foreign state owned company Computer's I've already considered: ThinkPad P1, X1 Extreme, T480 XPS 15, Precision 5000, Latitude 5491 HP Zbook So I'm transitioning from a staff developer to a contractor. Hence, I am losing my company provided iMac. I also use a Surface Book with the GTX 965m that is getting a bit too dated, 2 cores and 2 GB of VRAM just doesn't cut it, but the single thread and GPU performance is still enough. If it exists, a 3:2 display with the rest of the above requirements would be fantastic. Enough progress has been made on the thin and light notebook front that I don't see any reason to continue to use 2 separate machines. It sounds like what I really want is a MacBook Pro, but the keyboard is too awful, and thermal performance is concerning. I am OS agnostic. I bought a ThinkPad P1 (identical to the X1 Extreme, but with a Quadro) on impulse at my university's book shop for a fantastic discount, less than Lenovo charges for the X1E, but I am disappointed by the keyboard, too much key travel, maybe I'm just too used to the Surface Book's fantastic keyboard; and would like to still have paid less, but am otherwise happy. The Dell XPS is way too much money when equipped with a 4K display, at least $500 more than I paid for the Thinkpad, and the chin cam is disappointing. The HP Zbook is priced like they don't actually want you to buy it - a full grand more than the XPS.
  10. I know that, it just bothers me that they're exactly the same silicon, just with different power delivery. Jurrino got it right though, Kaby Lake R is still on 14nm+, not ++. I was asking precisely because your answer was not satisfactory because they've never used different names for mobile cores.
  11. Ok, so these are both based on the 14++ nm process, both are architecturally identical to Skylake and regular Kaby Lake. Both include identical designs to previous generations (Coffee Lake i3 is the same spec as Skylake i5, Kaby Lake R is the same as Skylake-H i7). So why do they have different names, I'm struggling to figure this out and it's triggering my autism. Is it just Intel's marketing intentionally trying to be confusing as usual? Edit: I know the products are targeted at different TDP ranges, but they've never segmented like this before.
  12. I used to have a 13.3" convertible Ultrabook - an Acer Aspire R13 - I notice no difference carrying it compared to my current 15.6" notebook - a Precision 3510. I guess if you want to carry it in a satchel or purse 15.6" might be too big, but in a backpack it's just fine.
  13. I find it hard to recommend anything that isn't Surface, Thinkpad, Precision, Latitude, Zen, or XPS branded. I know all brands (except perhaps HP) make decent computers, but they also make some that are absolute shit. Also, as a student myself, I find that lightweight is a rather meaningless quality as long as we're not talking about the 15 lb. Alienware and RoG behemoths. Your laptop is almost always going to be either in a backpack, or on a table, even if it is actually on your lap, a 5.5 lbs 15.6" notebook is not going to cause any more discomfort than a 3 lbs. 13.3" ultrabook. For a 15" model, I like the Dell Latitude 15 5000 (E5570). It is available with a low-mid-range Radeon chip if you do 3D work or light gaming and just about any Intel CPU you could want. If you are studying engineering I like the Dell Precision 15 3000 (3510), which is the notebook I personally have - it is identical to the Latitude, but with a FirePro instead of a Radeon. I get around 7 hours of battery life. The Asus Zenbook Pro gets an honorable mention here if you are a gamer for being built like a Macbook Pro with Windows and a GTX 960M that can handle most games on medium settings if you like. The Zenbook Pro has the same specifications as the highest configured Dell XPS 15, but about $300 cheaper. For a 14" model, I like the Lenovo Thinkpad T460 as previously mentioned by ImmyCakes. The Thinkpad X1 Carbon is excellent as well, but about all you gain is the thinness, which as I said previously, I don't think is particularly beneficial. For a 13" model, I like the Zenbook UX305, Macbook Pro, and XPS 13. All 3 great Ultrabooks, the Zenbook is a bit less so due to the lack of Iris Pro graphics. As you might have guessed from the quantity of description, I prefer 15" notebooks. The downside is that most 15" models have a number pad, which makes the keyboard and trackpad offset to the left, which for some people can be annoying. In that case, a 14" model might be your thing. I don't like 13" laptops, the screen is just too small to have more than one window on. I didn't describe any 17" models because they usually don't fit in a backpack, which really goes against your desire for portability.
  14. That's a good point. Perhaps remedied with a cable with a right angle connection?
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