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    PCSPECIALIST Ionico - Fan/Airflow/Vapor Cooling Chamber Whistle

    Hi Halfp Hi Halfpipe, I noted in my review of this laptop that there was a noticeable whistle from the cooling system at around 2kHz when the fans were at idle. -On my machine, the whistle disappeared after a week or two of mixed use. Based on my experience you might want to wait a while and...
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    PCSPECIALIST Ionico 16" 6-month impressions and experience with noise and temperature control

    Hello all, I’ve had the 16” ionico for six months now and I’d like to give an update on how it is performing as well as some notes of keeping temps under control. Chassis. The casing is holding up very well and still feels as strong as the day it was purchased, the hinges are still...
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    PCSPECIALIST Review of 16" RTX 40-Series IONICO Laptop

    Hi Alex I've attached a screenshot from my 16" Ionico (RTX4070) whilst playing Halo Infinite for 10 minutes or so; you'll notice that the cpu temp climbs to 100'C then levels off at around 95 with spikes of 100'C. The CPU is designed to run happily (if not quietly) like this and the cooling...
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    PCSPECIALIST Ionico 16" Memory upgrade information

    Hello all, For those with the 16” Ionico; I have just upgraded the memory in mine with 2x16GB DDR5 5600MHz sticks (they were going cheap on amazon) and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the ionico motherboard clocks them at 5200MHz which is a small bump from the 4800MHz stock parts...
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    PCSPECIALIST 4080 Laptop purchased - lets see how long it takes to arrive!

    Echoing Tron here; DDR5 is dual channel per module so in theory, there's no requirement to split the memory into 2 sticks however, real-world benchmarking for quad channel RAM does show a small but consistent increase in the 0.1% and 1.0% FPS scores in many games which translates as a...
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    PCSPECIALIST Review of 16" RTX 40-Series IONICO Laptop

    Full disclosure statement: This is a solicited review; PCSpecialist invites reviews from new purchasers on the basis that the reviewer receives an additional 3months warranty, that said, they make it clear that they don’t care if the reviews are favourable or unfavourable. This is an updated...
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    PCSPECIALIST Ionico 16” query

    Whoa! Thank you for the heads up on that...I haven't run userbench on my new machine yet and I would certainly caution others not to download this based on the above intelligence. Arn
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    PCSPECIALIST Ionico 16” query

    SpyderTracks comments are spot on; go for the highest spec machine that’s reasonably affordable. I agree - it’s a shame that manufacturers use the same part numbers for desktop and laptop GPUs when they are clearly not in any way equivalent. Just for lols I had a quick scan through the...
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    PCSPECIALIST Ionico 16” query

    Re. backlight blleed. LCD panels will always have some backlight bleedthrough -its not a bug, its a feature...but seriously, the technology of blocking light with crossed polarisers will never approach the inky-blacks of OLED technology but, I can say that the 1600p 240Hz panel on the 16"...
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    PCSPECIALIST Ionico 16” query

    Hi Steve, With regards to the 1600p screen, the most noticeable change from a 1080p unit is the aspect ratio. Personally, I find the slightly ‘squarer’ desktop makes more sense in productivity-orientated use cases as screen objects tend to be grouped slightly more regularly within the desktop...
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    PCSPECIALIST Ionico 16” query

    I’ve had the 16” RTX4070 Ionico for a couple of weeks and here’s a mini review and a few thoughts on this machine. Dimensions. The actual dimensions are 360 x 272 x 22 Build quality. The lid is made from alloy and feels strong with very little flex, the rest of the chassis is plastic but...
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    PCSPECIALIST Ionico 16” query

    Here's the internals of the 16" ionico Looks like they are using a vapour chamber.
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    I'll drop a hands-on review of this when it arrives in a few days. If anyone has any questions about this machine or any tests they'd like me to do, let me know here. Arn *********************************************************************************************************** Chassis &...