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Old 28-01-2018, 03:15 PM   #4636
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What are the thoughts of S-17R, W-17S, MX-17 Elite, MX-17 Pro?

Saw a lot of people talking about all 15Series.

i'm planning to buy a laptop (mostly for gaming, but requires a certain portability, does the only choice is laptops. Not looking at Titan as it's >4.9kg)
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:42 AM   #4637
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guys... need some comment on aftershock...

looking specific at mx15 elite.

i also looking at other laptop. eg. dell 7567, asus fx502, acer.
key specs i looking at 256 ssd. 128 ssd seems like too small for....
gfx 1050 or 1050 ti better.
8gb ram. understand 16gb not really worth the additional $$$
lan port.

1. what is the battery size of the mx15 elite?
2. the other thing drawn to aftershock is that i can choose to upgrade to samsung 850 evo. understand that 850 is one of the better ssd out there. other company laptop uses other ssd. eg. asus using SK hynix.
the question is not sure how much it affect real life uses are the difference actually cannot be observe from day to day usage.
3. and for 250gb samsung ssd, it is worth to pay $50 more for the NVMe ssd version? same question on day to day usage
4. wifi bluetooth. diff between intel ac3168 to ac8265 ($15 more, worth it?)

hope some bro can help with the above questions.
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:25 PM   #4638
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the question is not sure how much it affect real life uses are the difference actually cannot be observe from day to day usage.
3. and for 250gb samsung ssd, it is worth to pay $50 more for the NVMe ssd version? same question on day to day usage
What kind of workload do your day to day usage consist of?

They say NVME speed is like 5 to 7 times faster than SATA but if your workload is casual stuff and not dealing with large amount of data transfer (eg. photographers who always need to offload a ton of pics and videos here and there), the difference is trivial
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:46 PM   #4639
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What kind of workload do your day to day usage consist of?

They say NVME speed is like 5 to 7 times faster than SATA but if your workload is casual stuff and not dealing with large amount of data transfer (eg. photographers who always need to offload a ton of pics and videos here and there), the difference is trivial
so normal users like me that pak games and surf net, watch video should not observe the diff?
ppl that does a lot of big picture photoshop, video editing benefit the most from the ssd and NVMe speed diff?

so conclusion is not worth paying the additional $50 for NVMe.

what about other SSD compare to samsung 850 evo?
any idea?
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Old 09-02-2018, 03:23 PM   #4640
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what about other SSD compare to samsung 850 evo?
any idea?
it is pointless to consider other options because

- Aftershock doesnt offer them on its website. You dont see western digital, crucial, kingston etc on the SSD choices list for laptop config. Even you want another brand you have to source for it yourself aftershock wont get for you, thats not how they work.

- With a casual workload, arguably any SSD on the market can get the job done with minimal difference.

if you look at when HWZ last time reviewed the 850
http://assets.hardwarezone.com/img/2...rystal_seq.gif

relative to the competition, arguably the performance of alternative competitors is fairly similar so I think don't really need to consider alternative brands.

in general the components that aftershock offer are quite reliable enough

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Old 09-02-2018, 03:25 PM   #4641
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Hmm now the prime15 don't seem to have the option to customise the color for the front panel?
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:04 PM   #4642
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it is pointless to consider other options because

- Aftershock doesnt offer them on its website. You dont see western digital, crucial, kingston etc on the SSD choices list for laptop config. Even you want another brand you have to source for it yourself aftershock wont get for you, thats not how they work.

- With a casual workload, arguably any SSD on the market can get the job done with minimal difference.

if you look at when HWZ last time reviewed the 850
http://assets.hardwarezone.com/img/2...rystal_seq.gif

relative to the competition, arguably the performance of alternative competitors is fairly similar so I think don't really need to consider alternative brands.

in general the components that aftershock offer are quite reliable enough
what i meant is aftershock offer samsung 850 evo ssd. other brand have other ssd. eg. asus uses sk hynix... i saw review that samsung 850 beats the sk hynix in all department...

but from what you mentioned, seems like whether its samsung or other brand of ssd, the difference is also not big in real world application.
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:07 PM   #4643
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was eyeing the dell 7567 at 1899.

now considering the mx15 elite.
upgrade the ssd to 250gb samsung evo.
upgrade the wifi chip.

cheaper than 1899.

now have to see any discount during the march pc show...
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Old 28-02-2018, 07:33 PM   #4644
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Does M15 good enough more than enough to play dota2 counterstike D3 etc similar games ? Also will be using ms application which I believe it use not much ram and then some editing of photo with adobe .
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:35 PM   #4645
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Dear Aftershock and Fellow Experts,

Just want to check am I right there is no USB external case/connectors for the M.2 PCIE SSD at the moment? Just checking as one of my friend's laptop with such SSD is not booting up so wondering possible to use it (should it still be working) via external USB HDD.

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Old 04-03-2018, 09:53 PM   #4646
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so normal users like me that pak games and surf net, watch video should not observe the diff?
ppl that does a lot of big picture photoshop, video editing benefit the most from the ssd and NVMe speed diff?

so conclusion is not worth paying the additional $50 for NVMe.

what about other SSD compare to samsung 850 evo?
any idea?
If you ask me, NVMe SSD is not something necessary. Almost all NVMe SSDs out there shows an incredible transfer rate, but in our day to day usage this does not translate to anything tangible. Perhaps only servers will find use with these high transfer rates. The only SSD that made an improvement is Intel's XPoint, which cost a bomb and uses too much power. The humble Samsung 850/860 Evo is good enough for most users.

Personally, I am using a Samsung 960 Evo from my tablet which I don't find it any quicker as compared to my Samsung 850 Pro and Evo.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:56 PM   #4647
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was eyeing the dell 7567 at 1899.

now considering the mx15 elite.
upgrade the ssd to 250gb samsung evo.
upgrade the wifi chip.

cheaper than 1899.

now have to see any discount during the march pc show...
Do you need to get your laptop urgently? With the Coffee Lake 6 cores mobile processor due this year, I feel it may be worth the wait. Especially the fact that gaming laptops in particular are not cheap, and yet the moment you purchase it, it depreciates like crazy.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:59 PM   #4648
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Dear Aftershock and Fellow Experts,

Just want to check am I right there is no USB external case/connectors for the M.2 PCIE SSD at the moment? Just checking as one of my friend's laptop with such SSD is not booting up so wondering possible to use it (should it still be working) via external USB HDD.

Many Thanks & Warmest Regards,
CT.
If you go to the likes of Lazada, you will find a lot of sellers for this. But a word of caution, M.2 is a confusing connection. There's B key, M key, etc. So you need to get one that supports the model of your SSD. I don't recommend spending too much on it because you can't seem to be sure if it is the SSD that is not working or not.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015...your-next-ssd/
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:47 PM   #4649
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Dear Aftershock and Fellow Experts,

Just want to check am I right there is no USB external case/connectors for the M.2 PCIE SSD at the moment? Just checking as one of my friend's laptop with such SSD is not booting up so wondering possible to use it (should it still be working) via external USB HDD.

Many Thanks & Warmest Regards,
CT.
if you have another laptop that supports M.2 can you transfer that SSD into the laptop, then try to boot? Just to really confirm if the SSD really has a problem or not
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:46 PM   #4650
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Hi guys,

Just purchased a MX-17 pro and I'm looking around for a case for it. Anyone can suggest what are the brands that they are currently using and whether it fits properly?

Thanks!
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