Amazon (more variants)
|CPU||I7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHZ, 4Cores/8Threads|
|GPU||Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5|
|RAM||1x8GB 2133MHZ DDR4 (4 slots available)|
|Screen||1080p, eDP, non-IPS probably|
|Weight||5.5 lbs (~ 2.5 kg)|
The new Clevo P650RP6 is Clevos’ most basic high end gaming laptop. It sports a GTX 1060 6GB, I7-6700HQ CPU, 1080p IPS display, many connections ports (2xmDP, HDMI, multiple storage ports) and backlit multicolor keyboard. For $1100 this is quite a bunch.
Beyond the basic specs, the P650RP6 has a very able cooling system which keeps the CPU & GPU within reasonable temps while producing relatively low noise levels. The keyboard is also good and though it’s not perfect, it’s certainly at least as good as the asus GL502 keyboard and Gigabyte P55W keyboard. Speakers are basic and can be described as “ok” at best, but you can probably enjoy music with them. Another quality of the P650RP6 is its relatively smaller frame and lower weight.
As far as power consumption goes, the the Clevo P650RP and P650RS series both have Optimus/NV only dual mode, which means you can switch between the two and squeeze a little more battery time. In Optimus mode, you could do around 3.5-4.0 hours of normal use and around the same viewing an 1080p 30FPS youtube. video.
However, remember that this model is not the “-G” variant, which means it has no GSync support in the built-in display. I think it does not affect external displays, but I’m not sure about that.
When I reviewed this model (here), it was selling for $1200-$1250 and even then I considered it to have a very good value to price ratio compared to the competitors., like the Asus GL502VM and the MSI GE62VR (which doesn’t have GSync either), surpassing them in thermal performance, connection ports selection and maybe even keyboard quality.
So, bottom line, I think this is a very good deal if you don’t care about GSync in the internal display that much. Models with GSync costs as much as $150-$200 more, and I don’t think it’s worth it. Remember that you do have to add another 8GB DDR4 stick to get maximal performance, though.
What you won’t get with it – MXM GPU, desktop CPU, GSync (there are variants with GSync) and Thunderbolt 3
- Asus GL502VM – relatively lightweight and small in frame. Not as good cooling system or connection ports selection. However, has GSync and 16GB RAM. Sometimes available for $1200-$1250 on eBay/Amazon
- MSI GE62VR – againm relatively lightweight and small in frame, but no GSync. Advantages are not clear to me at all, frankly, but I add it nonetheless. Amazon
- Gigabyte P55Wv6 – same