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Old 13-04-2019, 10:16 PM   #646
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Wat type of laptop sleeve are you guys using. I'm thinking about getting the amazonbasics felt case but I scared will be too big.
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Old 14-04-2019, 03:13 PM   #647
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Juz ordered a 2018 version from amazon total damage shud be around 1750ish, was gonna wait awhile to see if the price will drop further but decided against it coz lazy to keep tracking haaha
Same! I got it last week when Amazon price dropped to US$1199. Finally pulled the trigger after tracking price since February.

Hopefully our units will be defects-free. Just hope that I don't need to fix the trackpad / any heat issues.

After contemplating for a long time, 2019 version is really not worth the upgrade, price:feature wise.
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Old 14-04-2019, 05:40 PM   #648
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Same! I got it last week when Amazon price dropped to US$1199. Finally pulled the trigger after tracking price since February.

Hopefully our units will be defects-free. Just hope that I don't need to fix the trackpad / any heat issues.

After contemplating for a long time, 2019 version is really not worth the upgrade, price:feature wise.
Yeah hopefully no defects, btw did Amazon give an estimate on when it'll arrive. Mine they estimate between Monday, April 29 - Thursday, May 2 coz its still back ordered
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Old 14-04-2019, 09:09 PM   #649
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Same! I got it last week when Amazon price dropped to US$1199. Finally pulled the trigger after tracking price since February.

Hopefully our units will be defects-free. Just hope that I don't need to fix the trackpad / any heat issues.

After contemplating for a long time, 2019 version is really not worth the upgrade, price:feature wise.
you can do the mod guide for the heat. I did extra by pasting thermal pads (3mm = too thick) from heatsink to bottom plate which drives down the max load temp to comfortable range (from 90c to 65c).
https://bradshacks.com/matebook-x-pro-throttling/
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Old 14-04-2019, 10:32 PM   #650
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you can do the mod guide for the heat. I did extra by pasting thermal pads (3mm = too thick) from heatsink to bottom plate which drives down the max load temp to comfortable range (from 90c to 65c).
https://bradshacks.com/matebook-x-pro-throttling/
did you find it dif to mod coz I'm thinking of modding as well but I'm afraid I may screw something up
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Old 14-04-2019, 11:23 PM   #651
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Nice share. Will diy in the coming days.

you can do the mod guide for the heat. I did extra by pasting thermal pads (3mm = too thick) from heatsink to bottom plate which drives down the max load temp to comfortable range (from 90c to 65c).
https://bradshacks.com/matebook-x-pro-throttling/
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Old 14-04-2019, 11:46 PM   #652
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Same! I got it last week when Amazon price dropped to US$1199. Finally pulled the trigger after tracking price since February.

Hopefully our units will be defects-free. Just hope that I don't need to fix the trackpad / any heat issues.

After contemplating for a long time, 2019 version is really not worth the upgrade, price:feature wise.
If u receive a faulty set from amazon is it send back to them or bring to msia service centre?

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Old 15-04-2019, 01:48 AM   #653
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did you find it dif to mod coz I'm thinking of modding as well but I'm afraid I may screw something up
not as daunting as i thought.

But i had to wait for all parts delivered before i did the mod.
- thermal pads (different thickness - gelid GP-Extreme)
- thermal glue (for the shim)
- thermal paste (gelid extreme)
- copper shims (for the heatsink - gpu)
- repair tools kit (you will need t5 hex screw driver for bottom cover plate & mini philip head screw driver for the heatsink)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just to make sure the screws are separate accordingly to the layout as they are different sizes. two types for the bottom cover plate & three types for the heatsink (excluding fan).

The video should covered the below mentioned.
- After unscrewing the bottom cover plate, run the guitar pick along the sides then the top with the bottom facing up.
- The stickers at the bottom cover should indicate the orientation.
- Lift the bottom cover from the top side by sliding upwards and top direction as there is a catch near the sticker area. Failing to do so might break the catch.
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Old 15-04-2019, 10:52 AM   #654
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not as daunting as i thought.

But i had to wait for all parts delivered before i did the mod.
- thermal pads (different thickness - gelid GP-Extreme)
- thermal glue (for the shim)
- thermal paste (gelid extreme)
- copper shims (for the heatsink - gpu)
- repair tools kit (you will need t5 hex screw driver for bottom cover plate & mini philip head screw driver for the heatsink)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just to make sure the screws are separate accordingly to the layout as they are different sizes. two types for the bottom cover plate & three types for the heatsink (excluding fan).

The video should covered the below mentioned.
- After unscrewing the bottom cover plate, run the guitar pick along the sides then the top with the bottom facing up.
- The stickers at the bottom cover should indicate the orientation.
- Lift the bottom cover from the top side by sliding upwards and top direction as there is a catch near the sticker area. Failing to do so might break the catch.
Thermal paste/pad fix will void warranty right? I haven't done any thermal fix before but am inclined to do so for this laptop - I'm just lacking experience on this.. Do you think it's easy to screw things up for first timers?

@randy - mine will arrive early next week. Expedited shipping.

For units from Amazon, my guess is warranty claim (if any) is dealt with Amazon or Huawei USA, not Malaysia.
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Old 15-04-2019, 11:16 AM   #655
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Thermal paste/pad fix will void warranty right? I haven't done any thermal fix before but am inclined to do so for this laptop - I'm just lacking experience on this.. Do you think it's easy to screw things up for first timers?

@randy - mine will arrive early next week. Expedited shipping.

For units from Amazon, my guess is warranty claim (if any) is dealt with Amazon or Huawei USA, not Malaysia.
yes. think huawei US would void it. Very few laptop companies allowed such mods with warranty. I had the laptop for two-three weeks before i did the mod. So it was not giving me problems earlier and i dont expect it to be later as well.

i was not comfortable with the temp as the keyboard get pretty hot to touch (near the screen). Now it is warm when loaded which is fine for me as i have directed the heat toward the bottom cover. I have to lift the back a little for airflow when using it.

I had tons of experience with PCs but it was my first time with laptop. So mileage might differ. Just make sure you have all the equipment before doing the mod.
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Old 15-04-2019, 01:51 PM   #656
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You can just undervolt it using Throttlestop. It helps a bit, I guess? Also, for those who have yet to get theirs, I can't over-emphasize how much I love my Matebook X Pro. My unit is on 8-9 hours a day, 5 days a week, since mid-August. So far, no issues whatsoever. It's really worth every penny spent. Also, it needs mentioning that the dongle thingy that they provide is really solid. Most dongles can get quite hot over extended periods of use, but I haven't encountered anything like that with the included dongle. I have a second display via the dongle using VGA, which is on 8 hours a day as well.

For me, since I do quite a fair bit of programming and simulation, I find that it really helps to get a laptop cooling pad (even more so for the Matebook X Pro since it has a metal chassis). Best $10 spent.
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Old 15-04-2019, 04:09 PM   #657
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You can just undervolt it using Throttlestop. It helps a bit, I guess? Also, for those who have yet to get theirs, I can't over-emphasize how much I love my Matebook X Pro. My unit is on 8-9 hours a day, 5 days a week, since mid-August. So far, no issues whatsoever. It's really worth every penny spent. Also, it needs mentioning that the dongle thingy that they provide is really solid. Most dongles can get quite hot over extended periods of use, but I haven't encountered anything like that with the included dongle. I have a second display via the dongle using VGA, which is on 8 hours a day as well.

For me, since I do quite a fair bit of programming and simulation, I find that it really helps to get a laptop cooling pad (even more so for the Matebook X Pro since it has a metal chassis). Best $10 spent.
Dunno why throttlestop has been freezing my x whenever i reboot. Thus i deleted it from x. Strange.

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Old 15-04-2019, 04:26 PM   #658
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Gotten a toshiba nvme ssd set. Well llst
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Old 15-04-2019, 10:26 PM   #659
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Same! I got it last week when Amazon price dropped to US$1199. Finally pulled the trigger after tracking price since February.

Hopefully our units will be defects-free. Just hope that I don't need to fix the trackpad / any heat issues.

After contemplating for a long time, 2019 version is really not worth the upgrade, price:feature wise.
How to buy from Amazon? Direct? Any GST?

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Old 15-04-2019, 11:40 PM   #660
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Will be taxed for sure.

How to buy from Amazon? Direct? Any GST?

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