Is this laptop worth the price?

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    It's based on the Clevo P650RG barebone.

    Specs:

    - 15.6 inch Full-HD IPS display
    - Intel Core i7-6700HQ
    - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5
    - G-Sync and Nvidia Optimus
    - 16GB DDR4 2400MHz HyperX Impact RAM
    - 256GB m.2 SSD Samsung 950 Pro NVMe, connected via PCI express x4
    - 1TB SATA-III Samsung 850 Pro Series SSD
    - Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-AC 1535 WLAN
    - no optical drive and no OS

    Price:
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    Edit:

    I decided to downgrade the following components

    GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5
    →Geforce GTX 970m 6GB GDDR5

    16GB DDR4 2400MHz HyperX Impact RAM
    →8GB DDR4 2133Mhz HyperX Impact RAM

    Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-AC 1535 WLAN
    →Intel Wireless AC 3160

    1TB SATA-III Samsung 850 Pro Series SSD
    →512 SATA-III Samsung 850 Pro Series SSD

    The two SSDs are cheaper from third-party resellers.

    Price:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  2. gameboy

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    I would say no, because there isnt a 5k or retina display, the two ssd is what skyrocketed the price the processor itself is worth about $700, and no OS. probably eaier to assembly a better performance computer than that laptop
     
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    china brand, enough said lol
     
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    Lesser Video Card, lesser CPU, and older memory architecture for a laptop that costs almost as much. Not sure I'd say this deal is much better than what he found.

    Edit: The branding does scare me a bit though. What the heck is a Clevo?
     
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    The touch pad is cool though :P
     
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    I heard that Razor laptops are terribly loud and get pretty hot, so no option for me. Also Razor is apparently US only?

    I was thinking it's best to go without HDDs at all to reduce the noise to a minimum. And since SSDs die faster I selected the ones with the largest lifespan. Not sure if I should go with a 970M 6GB instead of a 980m. Basically what I want is to use Nvidia Gamestream at 1080p60 on most games, but I'm not sure the 970m is powerful enough.
     
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    And I love Razer products, but sheesh that price tag. :-P
     
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    You don't need a 980m. Atm, 970m can play anything at 1080p60. And in terms of future proofing yourself, it's still not worth it. Since you can buy an MSI Apache pro GE62 with
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    For 1,5k USD. Or 1,7k cad. Which will play all games for the next 2-3 on high no problem. Then if it falls behind, you can sell it/use a warranty and get the latest one at that price point again.

    So overall, for the same price, you can buy two cutting edge laptops that will run everything with ease.

    Also, gaming laptop battery lives and general lives don't last so long. After a few years you'll want to replace it, and will be happy you didn't spend 3k+ on it
     
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    I would honestly recommend the new surface book from microsoft. The only benefit from razor is you can tell your friends you have one and it has that dope touch pad
     
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    Are you joking? I am obviously looking for a gaming laptop and you suggest a surface book?
     
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    Well It is the coolest laptop that runs windows I think. The design is slick and its powerful. Just because your looking for a gaming laptop doesn't mean it has to be a gaming brand.
     
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    Except it's useless for gaming since its graphics card is weak.
     
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    What graphics card? Surface Pro doesn't even have a dedicated graphics chip!
    ...but it's not exactly useless for gaming. SP1 could run CivV and XCOM fairly well (on low graphics) and the SP4 has integrated graphics several times stronger.

    Edit: also, regarding Clevo/Sager, it's a Taiwanese OEM, not Chinese. I often see budget laptops by them (usually with faulty screens, but w/e).
     
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    It has a Geforce 940M graphics card.
     
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    Never heard of that before. Here's a quote from the first review site google turned up:
    Edit: I just caught my mistake: Surface Book, vs Surface Pro.

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    We were talking about the Surface Book, not the Surface Pro 4.
     
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    I decided to downgrade the following components

    GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5
    →Geforce GTX 970m 6GB GDDR5

    16GB DDR4 2400MHz HyperX Impact RAM
    →8GB DDR4 2133Mhz HyperX Impact RAM

    Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-AC 1535 WLAN
    →Intel Wireless AC 3160

    1TB SATA-III Samsung 850 Pro Series SSD
    →512 SATA-III Samsung 850 Pro Series SSD

    The two SSDs are cheaper from third-party resellers.

    Price:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  20. driverdis

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    keep the 980 for a bit more future proofing, keep 16GB ram, you could even get lower speed ram for cheaper and A 512GB EVO series SSD. for the WiFi, you will be fine with stock Intel.
     
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