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Happy with new Defiance 17.3” Laptop and VR

Bowtiere

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Below are the spes of my new laptop and overall, I am happy with it.


Chassis & DisplayDefiance Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD 240Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor 10870H (2.2GHz, 5.0GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)64GB Corsair 2666MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 32GB)
Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 Max-Q - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
2nd M.2 SSD Drive1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
Memory Card ReaderIntegrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor1 x 180W AC Adaptor
Power Cable1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
BatteryDefiance Series Integrated 3 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (73WH)
Thermal PasteSTANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Change to: ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & WirelessGIGABIT LAN & KILLER™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 M.2 GAMING + BLUETOOTH 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options1 x THUNDERBOLT 3 PORT + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Keyboard Language17" DEFIANCE SERIES UK KEYBOARD
Operating SystemWindows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System LanguageUnited Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery MediaWindows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office SoftwareFREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Notebook MouseINTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
WebcamINTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM


I brought this as a treat to myself as my self-built desktop is well over 15 years old (it could be 20!) and Lenovo laptop that wasn’t great with EVE, Star Trek Online and no chance with PCVR on the Quest 2.

I used the laptop out of the box and got a BSOD the next day. Bluescreen view helped to find out what the problem was. I re-installed windows as a precaution as the problem was related the DPTF driver/install.

Now onto PCVR. I am using the Quest 2 connected to the PC via WiFi with Virtual Desktop. I had some speed issues between them in which it turned out to be the firewall I installed. This was discovered after the second install as I wasn’t happy with what was happening. I tested the Quest 2 using Vader Immortal and Beatsaber, both worked with no major latency, the setup did involve a bit of trail n error and reading. I haven’t tested a direct connection to the laptop using its WiFi hotspot as it’s not needed at the moment.

I have to give large thanks to the PCSpecialist Team for the work they have done, I contacted them twice during the order process and they were very helpful, I did pay the extra for faster build and delivery, which I wanted to do initially but was unable to when I ordered way back in Feb. I was comparing a lot of similar spec devices; PCS turned out to be the best option for me and I am glad I made the choice.

Thanks also to the users on this Forum, there has been some useful bits of information that have helped me on this new laptop journey.
 

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