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Acer Totally Missed the Mark

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companies should actually start calling these what they are. they are not laptops, they are "portable" desktop replacements.

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12 minutes ago, Arika S said:

companies should actually start calling these what they are. they are not laptops, they are "portable" desktop replacements. 

Marketing teams all across the world should read that.

That is why I love channels that open up the product and see how it was made.

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I totally agree with what was said in this video. This has the potential to be really good. There is a gap in the market for a "portable desktop/workstation". Something to rival the eGPU option. There are plenty of options available if you want a thin lightweight laptop with the thermal issues that come with them.

 

A thick relatively heavy laptop like this doesn't matter and is in fact a positive for the better cooling, higher performance and upgrade-ability. It's to be used once you arrive at your destination as a desktop alternative, not literally as a lap top else go buy one of the many other options. The biggest turn off for me though is the styling, it has no place in a business environment unless you want to explain to everyone including your clients how it's not unprofessional.

 

If it looked more like a thick version of a macbook or Dell XPS, a clean look, then I bet even many "gamers" would appreciate it more. I know this because I'm a gamer as well and can't stand the gamer aesthetics.

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No mention of thermals? In a gaming-laptop, how hot the keyboard and any wrist-rest becomes while under load is hugely important, but Linus makes zero mention of anything such. I'm the kind of person who would totally go for a thick and heavy laptop like this over e.g. that Razer Blade because a big and thick laptop like this can maintain comfortable keyboard-area temperature so much better. All those super-thin and "stylish" "gaming"-laptops that Linus et. al. drool after run hot and I really, really, really hate it when the keyboard heats up.

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I've rarely seen these at lanparties, if you're going to spend that much then you're better of decking out a sweet desktop rig. packing up and moving a desktop rig isn't that much of a hassle above these heavy machines so unless you're really anal about shaving a few minutes of your setup time, doesn't matter much. I have however seen DJ's, entertainment specialist (lighting/sound engineering) and engineers lug these around. I totally get your point, they should stop putting these in a gaming outfit and put them in a more formal outfit.

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13 hours ago, Arika S said:

companies should actually start calling these what they are. they are not laptops, they are "portable" desktop replacements.

The high-end Sager/Clevo - offerings are usually advertised as desktop-replacements, so at least some companies do just that. There are some other similar brands that offer desktop-replacements, too, but I unfortunately can't recall any names off the top of my head.

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5 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

No mention of thermals? 

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To be fair, I wouldn't have minded an infrared image of the keyboard/wristrest area under load, nor a subjective account of how hot it feels.  But I'm comfortable inferring that it's fine, based on how good this worst-case core temperature is, combined with the fact that they didn't mention it as a negative.  

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how fast is this compared to the iMac pro?

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            CPU: Ryzen 9 5900X          Case: Antec P8     PSU: Corsair RM850x                        Cooler: Antec K240 with two Noctura Industrial PPC 3000 PWM

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49 minutes ago, williamcll said:

how fast is this compared to the iMac pro?

Depends on what model iMac you get, but the iMac is faster.

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5 hours ago, AlexTheGreatish said:

 

Depends on what model iMac you get, but the iMac is faster.

okay, maybe a step down, how fast would this be compared to the best macBook pro?

Specs: Motherboard: Asus X470-PLUS TUF gaming (Yes I know it's poor but I wasn't informed) RAM: Corsair VENGEANCE® LPX DDR4 3200Mhz CL16-18-18-36 2x8GB

            CPU: Ryzen 9 5900X          Case: Antec P8     PSU: Corsair RM850x                        Cooler: Antec K240 with two Noctura Industrial PPC 3000 PWM

            Drives: Samsung 970 EVO plus 250GB, Micron 1100 2TB, Seagate ST4000DM000/1F2168 GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 ti Black edition

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Tbh i think this is great for streamers that travel often.

Like, you can game on it and stream at the same time without too much issues. Plenty of CPU power for that.

 

Also, did they mention noise? I mean those temps look really impressive for what it is but it's not clear if it does that at a reasonable sound level or sounding similar to a jet taking off.

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10 hours ago, williamcll said:

okay, maybe a step down, how fast would this be compared to the best macBook pro?

About 50% faster in multithreaded, similar in single threaded

2 hours ago, samcool55 said:

Tbh i think this is great for streamers that travel often.

Like, you can game on it and stream at the same time without too much issues. Plenty of CPU power for that.

 

Also, did they mention noise? I mean those temps look really impressive for what it is but it's not clear if it does that at a reasonable sound level or sounding similar to a jet taking off.

But the Razer Blade or Asus Zephyrus would give you very similar streaming capabilities (still has 6 cores so capable enough to max out Twitch's bandwidth), both laptops are surprisingly quiet, don't thermal throttle and both have way better webcams than the Helios 500 while being half the weight.

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I noticed something, since this is using a desktop CPU, can it be replaced with a 2700X?

Specs: Motherboard: Asus X470-PLUS TUF gaming (Yes I know it's poor but I wasn't informed) RAM: Corsair VENGEANCE® LPX DDR4 3200Mhz CL16-18-18-36 2x8GB

            CPU: Ryzen 9 5900X          Case: Antec P8     PSU: Corsair RM850x                        Cooler: Antec K240 with two Noctura Industrial PPC 3000 PWM

            Drives: Samsung 970 EVO plus 250GB, Micron 1100 2TB, Seagate ST4000DM000/1F2168 GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 ti Black edition

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