8 Core Notebook

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  1. Queen6 macrumors 604

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    Rather speaks for it's self :)



    Little weak on the GPU side, however for those that can lever the performance of the CPU a "flyer" Not for those seeking long run times off the power :p Wouldn't mind picking one up at the right price, although still happy with my current 17"

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    Impressive for the price, a bit niche and not my cup of tea but otherwise interesting
     
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    Very much so, equally if one is not able to lever the 8 Cores, then there is better to be bought at a lower price point. Plan to have a look at one shortly, purely out of interest. At this point not enough to tip the balance, add in a Vega might be a different story for those that prefer AMD and gaming is a must...

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    There were some 12-core Xeon "laptops" some years ago.
     
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    True, but not this performance at this price point. It's an interesting notebook although I feel a little imbalanced; better GPU would serve the gamers, more colour accurate display would serve those looking to render video etc.

    If one can utilise the 8 Core's an interesting proposition, although for a 17" notebook it is rather limited in scalability, with everything rather centred around the CPU Core count.

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    Yep I still have an old Clevo unit with a 12 core desktop Xeon in it ..... battery life sucks but holy crap can she number crunch
     
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    I thought this is what I need when it was shown last year, but I will wait for:

    - Proper thermal management
    - Thunderbolt
    - Vega
    - 4x RAM slots, I already have a "32GiB" laptop.
    - Hard drive makers have stopped caring, it needs to fit a 15mm HDD.
    - Hopefully, 15" screen.

    I would still want a socket and proper BIOS updates.

    1:15 battery charge is way better than 0:30 with the aforementioned Xeon.
     
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    Yes my thoughts exactly its all rev'd up but nowhere to go :) re GPU/Screen
     
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    Core I9 notebooks are pretty much here :D



    Aorus X9 makes for a killer portable, that's a lot computing power on the go :D Meanwhile at Apple, Tim & Co congratulate themselves on making yet more empty promises :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: while working out how to **** up the MBP even more...

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    These are going to fly, just turn off the LED's and no one will remotely care what it is, equally the results will be impressive.

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    Hopefully, this one just looks more a design exercise by AMD & ASUS to get it's hardware out there quickly. The current 8 core at the right price would interest me, as there's always the chance that ASUS will EOL the model. I don't see it appealing to the average gamer given the GPU and lack of games that would really benefit from having 8 cores, but for a number cruncher very handy...

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