17.3" RTX 3000 SERIES LAPTOPS AT PCS.

Bhuna50

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
OK - I have done something similar for the 15.6" laptops, so here is the 17.3" version.

Was interesting to see that the Defiance price gap between the 15.6 and 17.3 is a huge whopping £1 for the two models and the same price for the third model - yes I did go check the 15.6" to ensure I hadnt dont something wrong.

Strange the Elimina Pro only has a 6 core not 8 core CPU and also in the 17 inch laptop only has 1080p not 1440p as seen in the 15 inch.

Anyway - here is the table:

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and this time a link to each spec, in case you wanted to fiddle around yourself with it all:

Elimina

Elimina Pro

Defiance RTX3060

Defiance RTX3070MaxQ

Defiance RTX3080MaxQ

Ionico RTX3060

Ionico RTX3070


Hope this helps someone.

It should be noted that you should not take these as gospel when making your decision and prices are as per when I did this (13/1 12.30pm ish). This was put together reasonably quickly to help as a guide only - you should ensure you check all specs and configurations yourself when ordering - I do not work for PCS or represent PCS in any way.
 

Bhuna50

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
You would probably have to ask PCS that directly.

Keep an eye on the website though as these were only just added yesterday I think, so there might be more variants to come.
 

mdwh

Enthusiast
Thanks for this table, saved me having to make my own!

I was looking at the Clevo options (Elimina and Defiance) and wondering what benefit the Defiance has other than the weight/thickness/battery.

Looking over the details I could find the following:

* Elimina is 144Hz display, Defiance is 240Hz.
* Defiance is listed as Pantone Validated, Elimina doesn't say this.
* Defiance has SOUND BLASTER™ Atlas, Elimina has SOUND BLASTER™ cinema 6 (unclear to me if there's any practical difference).
* Elimina seems to have a multi-card reader, Defiance is micro-SD.
* Defiance has Thunderbolt 3 where as Elimina has USB C; Defiance has 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1, Elimina has 1 each of USB 3.2 Gen 2, USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 2.
* Defiance has a fingerprint scanner (unclear if the Elimina lacks this, or they just haven't listed it).

On the "Pantone Validated", not sure how much this matters in practice if you're not a graphics professional? I liked that my Recoil II had a much better display than my 2012 laptop, I would hope the Elimina is at least in line with modern displays(?)

Last time I looked at laptops, there was the choice of g-sync or not - I preferred having one without so that programs could run either on the Intel or NVIDIA graphics (which AFAIK isn't possible with g-sync?)

But there's no mention of g-sync on either laptop? I also see a reference of UMA mode for the Defiance which I think means integrated graphics - does anyone know whether one can switch GPUs on laptops these days?
 

FerrariVie

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I also see a reference of UMA mode for the Defiance which I think means integrated graphics - does anyone know whether one can switch GPUs on laptops these days?
Sorry, I don't have an answer to most of your questions, but I can help with the last one: Yes, there is an option on windows 10 (called graphics settings) that you can force your apps to use the dedicated or integrated GPU. Windows will do its own assessment by default, but if you think that you can play something with the integrated while windows is selecting dedicated by default, you can force it otherwise.

Regarding most of your other questions, it's going to be hard for us to give you an answer, since those are still pre-order laptops and no one actually has one yet. So asking that directly to PCS is the way to go, in my opinion.
 

DGeraghty

Member
Based on the issues PCS have had with the Tong-Fang Chassis I would recommend steering clear of the Ionico range - I am curreantly RMA my Vyper 17.3" due to the issue with battery only - (forum post in technical) - Defiance would be the one i would be recommending for sure
 

LizardSoul

Active member
Considering how the Defiance's power supply is only up to 180W, I suspect both CPU and GPU are underpowered.
I hope PCS starts to include this info in the site, especially given how Nvidia is making it mandatory for its GPUs.
 

Mr tushi

Member
Considering how the Defiance's power supply is only up to 180W, I suspect both CPU and GPU are underpowered.
I hope PCS starts to include this info in the site, especially given how Nvidia is making it mandatory for its GPUs.
This is one of the reasons why I've ordered a 17.3 ionico with the 3070 due to the higher wattage
 

Bhuna50

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Why does the Elimina PRO have a lesser Cpu (6 cores) than the Elimina (8 cores)

A good question and one to ask PCS directly if ever you are on the phone / in webchat to them.

Could be a number of reasons - thermals on that chassis for other CPUs / stock levels to clear out some of these / chassis only tested with this at moment...

Its likely that its all they have been supplied with at the moment or could get in for that chassis at present.
 

Greenman

Enthusiast
I'm assuming yes, but is the Ryzen Ionico still TongFang?

Not sure how much longer I should wait for a Ryzen 30xx combo in a Clevo. Some tempting offers from competitors atm.
 

Bhuna50

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I'm assuming yes, but is the Ryzen Ionico still TongFang?

Not sure how much longer I should wait for a Ryzen 30xx combo in a Clevo. Some tempting offers from competitors atm.

Yes - the ionico AMD is a TF still:

Chassis & Display
Ionico Series: 17.3" Matte QHD 165Hz sRGB 100% LED Widescreen (2560x1440)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen™ 9 Eight Core Processor 5900HX (3.3GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor
1 x 230W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Battery
Ionico Series Integrated 91WH Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2.4 Gbps) + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.2 PORT (Type C) + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Keyboard Language
IONICO 17 SERIES RGB BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)

Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Chassis
TongFang GM7ZG7P (8GB RTX-3070, R9-5900HX, 165Hz QHD, Blank KB)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 13 to 15 working days
Price: £1,762.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/ionico-17/0rsvwy9Wmc/
 

Tron1982

Rising Star
Hello,

I was wondering if it's worth the wait to have an hypothetical clevo chassis amd cpu laptop.
Or should i go to the ionico with amd ?
I mean, i "know" there was problems with TF chassis ...

So, i'm asking for your informed opinion dear forum members :)

(and all my apologies if i did some english mistakes)
 

Bhuna50

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Have a look at @Macco26 posts regarding the Ionico - he seems very fair with his review of it.

Also do a search for ionico, Elimina and defiance and look for latests posts from users that have just been receiving theirs. Its probably too early for errors or issues to be showing up at the moment but TF seem to have improved, but personally, I think its still a bit too early to say either way especially as my TF (Optimus) is in for repair at the moment (keyboard keys wearing issue rather than any hardware component causing major laptop issues - the laptop itself ran fantastic).
 

Macco26

Expert
Jarrod's Tech just 3 days ago reviewed a Clevo with 5900HX.
Well, despite being on par with the RTX 3070 of our Ionico, it's suboptimal.

No QHD display, only FullHD. The potential of the RTX 30 series wasted, as at FullHD the CPU easily bottlenecks the FPS feeding. Using the high refresh rate of this panel is impossible, also because of the following lack.
The Clevo has not a MUX, only Nvidia Optimus. Hello? Clevo, Hello? It's 2021 here!
The Clevo uses (in that review) an overclockable CPU (HX) yet their archaic Control Center (or BIOS, for what it matters) can't move a single thing.
My 2 cents? More hopes in the Zen3 incarnation from Tongfang, honestly, provided PCS imports it. That Clevo intepretation is trash, IMO.
 

Bhuna50

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
PCS currently are offering the Ionico now with the Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and a 3070 RTX.
 
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