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Optimus III Pictures!

tom_gr7

Life Serving
Hey, I'm about to configure and purchase one of these for myself. My customisation is pretty much identical to yours (but without the 60GB SSD). Before I do, I wanted to know how well you are running games and if you have had any troubles with it as of yet. If you could reply to this soon I'd appreciate it ;)
Its actually my lass's laptop, and she hasnt done much gaming as of yet,

What kinda of games are you planning to play?
 

TheEnglishRose

New member
Ahh I see. Well I play a lot of SCII, but I'm looking to play Skyrim, Day-Z, maybe a bit of BF3 on the laptop. Not running at best settings ofc, but would like to see good gameplay and fps at medium settings. I have had a look around and they say the i5 2.6ghz is good for gaming, that with the graphics card it comes with and 8gb of ram I think should be more than sufficient but being an ex-console player I don't know a great deal when it comes to this. Thanks for replying so quick btw.
 

tom_gr7

Life Serving
Ahh I see. Well I play a lot of SCII, but I'm looking to play Skyrim, Day-Z, maybe a bit of BF3 on the laptop. Not running at best settings ofc, but would like to see good gameplay and fps at medium settings. I have had a look around and they say the i5 2.6ghz is good for gaming, that with the graphics card it comes with and 8gb of ram I think should be more than sufficient but being an ex-console player I don't know a great deal when it comes to this. Thanks for replying so quick btw.
I think you will be more than fine with this laptop :)

If you tend to sit with it on ya knee, it would be a good idea to invest in a notebook cooler though.
 

TheEnglishRose

New member
Thanks! I've ordered it with these specs:

Optimus Series: 15.6" Glossy Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Intel Core i5 Dual Core Mobile Processor i5-3320M (2.60GHz) 3MB
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS 1600MHz DDR3 (2 x4GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - 1.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX 11
500GB SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT HYBRID, SATA 3 Gb/s, (7200rpm)**SPECIAL**
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
GIGABIT LAN &WIRELESS INTEL ULTIMATE-N 6300 (450Mbps)

Cannot wait for it to arrive! Also will look into notebook cooler, its a good idea.
 

tom_gr7

Life Serving
Thanks! I've ordered it with these specs:

Optimus Series: 15.6" Glossy Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Intel Core i5 Dual Core Mobile Processor i5-3320M (2.60GHz) 3MB
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS 1600MHz DDR3 (2 x4GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - 1.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX 11
500GB SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT HYBRID, SATA 3 Gb/s, (7200rpm)**SPECIAL**
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
GIGABIT LAN &WIRELESS INTEL ULTIMATE-N 6300 (450Mbps)

Cannot wait for it to arrive! Also will look into notebook cooler, its a good idea.
looks damn good mate :)

although i'd get the standard 1333mhz samsung ram, you aint going to see any difference paying for the faster. But its the same or a similar price stick with it.
 
Ey ups! I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for me please!
First, did you send in your own SSD to be fitted with it? and if you did, did it go in the place where the CD drive went, thus losing the CD drive?
Second, how come the purchase price was like £727.00, i tried the same spec and its a bomb more init!
Thanks for your time!
 

tom_gr7

Life Serving
hey thanks for the post,

-I bought my own ssd and installed myself,
-the optimus III can have two drives and a ODD (dvd drive) :)

Also where did you get that figure of 727 from? I haven't posted that on this thread?
 

tom_gr7

Life Serving
Cheers for your reply!

Oh right, was it hard to install the SSD and windows n stuff on the laptop?

Well, http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusIII-15/ then have a look at the review section, its got your review and it quotes that price!
ah, slow clap for me. lol never knew it said the price.

that price was originally with a lesser i5 cpu, upgraded to a stronger ivy i5 during pre production,

I also found a money off voucher in a magazine, so that saved a tiny bit too. :)

nah it was dead easy to install the ssd, however, I would say that 60gb is pretty small and if you are planning to install a few games on it I would recommend getting a bigger drive,

also if you're inexperienced with pc's it would be prudent to get the ssd from pcs with ya order.
 
I'm thinking of buying a very similarly specced version of this laptop to you and would be very grateful if you could answer a few questions I have:

-How is the screen on the laptop? Do you have any idea what the model number of the screen (or clevo chassis) is? are the viewing angles any good?
-What is the wireless card you have like? I think I read bad reviews for the wireless on this laptop somewhere (although it might be a different one I'm thinking of in hindsight).
-Would you call the laptop portable? I won't be moving it every day but it is likely that I will have to carry it about on a fairly regular basis so I should probably consider this.
-What are the noise/temperatures like when idle and gaming?
-What is the battery life like in normal usage? (I never really trust the results companies give)
-And finally, what is the build quality like? This will need to last me a few years and I was stupid enough to buy an acer previously so learned the hard way that a poor build quality is never justified, regardless of how good a deal something may seem. A few people on this thread are talking about notebook coolers so I need to be sure that overheating especially won't be an issue (this was one of the issues with the acer).

I'm sorry for all the questions but there don't seem to be any professional reviews for the laptop and I'm a bit pedantic before buying these things unfortunately. I'm really sold on this laptop in theory as there is nothing near this laptop in terms of performance at this price. It even looks great too! I just need to consolidate these things before I pull the trigger. Although I've never used pcspecialist, it seems to be getting great reviews. The very good (and reasonable for once) warranty is a big plus. This post is running on now so thank you in advance and sorry for so many questions again!
 

tom_gr7

Life Serving
*bump* (to my comment above)
hey dude, sorry for the late reply, didnt see the post.

- I've gone for the full HD screen, its really nice! nothing bad to say about it. I don't know the model or chassis numbers though.
- This wifi card is pretty good, no complaints. I dunno wht ya have read, but remember with wifi many household items can interfere causing problems, (microwaves, cordless phones, sound system, radio's, routers in other houses) So, I think wifi cards or the laptop its self, would be a easy blame for many users that don't quite understand the problems with wifi, they often believe what high street and ISP's tell them.
- Yea i'd say it portable, with the cost I wouldnt want to take it about with me though, but around the house its fine.
- I aint done any gaming on it so cant comment on gaming temps, but general use temps the chassis is still nice and cool! noise wise its quiet, I do plan on getting a notebook cooler but not got around to it.
- battery is great for such a HD screen, ya can turn off the gpu, which is ideal!
- the build is actually pretty nice, nice and smooth, some nice proper stickers on the front left.
- the only thing i dont like is the speakers are located underneath, this isnt such a problem for me or me missus as we tend to use earplugs.
- the sound is very good though, just the speakers are underneath.

I'll try and get a few more pictures up tomoz :)

Tom
 

tom_gr7

Life Serving
So,

we've had this laptop for a few months now, we are generally happy with it, although there is a few minor things we are pretty disappointed few things,

1 - the mouse pad has become marked and faded, as if the matt black finish has come off.
2 - the battery last about 3 - 4 hours from being fully charged, when just being used for general internet browsing and no gaming. I have turned the screen brightness down quite a bit, to little avail.

Does anyone else with a optimus III have similar problems? I have tested in using the IGPU and the 650m concerning the battery, both with little difference.

Edit - I would like an answer from pcs, Is this normal for this model to last a max of 4 hours? or is it a faulty battery? Or are they just naf?
 
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PCS

Administrator
Staff member
1. The trackpad does show signs of use and this is apparent on Optimus models after a certain period of time.

2. 3 - 4 hours is sufficient battery life - we only tested the battery at 3.5 hours when playing a movie. Like you mobile phone battery, it will gradually degrade as time goes along I'm afraid. When playing a game/movie you should notice a difference between the dedicated and integrated GPU - there was almost 1 hour difference in our tests.
 

robhar130

Bronze Level Poster
- 60GB Corsair Force GT SSD
- 500GB SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT HYBRID, SATA 3 Gb/s, (7200rpm)**SPECIAL**
Very nice! I am just putting my order together before I give PCS the thumbs up to make the order! Did you use the SSD purely for boot purposes? :D
 

tom_gr7

Life Serving
1. The trackpad does show signs of use and this is apparent on Optimus models after a certain period of time.

2. 3 - 4 hours is sufficient battery life - we only tested the battery at 3.5 hours when playing a movie. Like you mobile phone battery, it will gradually degrade as time goes along I'm afraid. When playing a game/movie you should notice a difference between the dedicated and integrated GPU - there was almost 1 hour difference in our tests.
Ok thanks PCS, it seems to tell me that using the intregrated gpu will use more battery power than the 650m, so I just use that now.

Very nice! I am just putting my order together before I give PCS the thumbs up to make the order! Did you use the SSD purely for boot purposes? :D
Yes I did mate, worth it if ya want a nice snappy system, But its not massively required, i prefer it being a fast and quiet.
 

robhar130

Bronze Level Poster
Yes I did mate, worth it if ya want a nice snappy system, But its not massively required, i prefer it being a fast and quiet.
Ah, good to know - I went for the following;

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 240GB INTEL® 520 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk 750GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD7500BPKT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm)
 

marf85

New member
Hi Guys,
I've recently bought CLEVO W150ERM 15,6" Optimus III .
Laptop is great! The only thing I am a little irritated by is the screen.
I have FULL HD LED Glossy with one stuck pixel and when I put a little pressure on the back cover of it, I get "raindrops" on screen.
Is it because the screen itself is faulty or because of bad build quality?

To show you what I mean please check this short example on youtube:

http://youtu.be/Y-XoYptiL_E
 
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