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Desktop CPU + 1060 Laptop - customisable from £1,128.00 @ PC Specialist

£1128.00 @ PC Specialist
Great offer for a desktop class CPU and GPU in a laptop. Make sure to remove Windows to save £89. You will not find better specs anywhere for this money. Read More
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Great offer for a desktop class CPU and GPU in a laptop.

Make sure to remove Windows to save £89.

You will not find better specs anywhere for this money.
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#1
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
#2
danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance

The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement


Edited By: Muffinss on Aug 24, 2016 09:36: -
#3
danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance


you can select the processor that OP is talking about in the drop down
#4
Muffinss
danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement. The i5 is about 30-50% better in every benchmark I have seen.

Where are you getting your benchmarks, I'm looking at notebookcheck.net right now since they do fairly comprehensive testing and maintain comparisons.

The TL;DR? i5 6600k gets 7413 in 3dmark06 CPU test, i7-6700hq gets 7083.5. (95% of performance)
Cinebench R15 single core, 6500k gets 166 to the 6700hq's 144 (86% of performance)
Cinebench R15 multi core, 6500k gets 601.5 vs the 6700hq's 676 (112% of performance)

Combine that with a 6700hq having better battery life and lower heat output, I'd choose it every time.
#5
CampGareth
Muffinss
danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement. The i5 is about 30-50% better in every benchmark I have seen.
Where are you getting your benchmarks, I'm looking at notebookcheck.net right now since they do fairly comprehensive testing and maintain comparisons.
The TL;DR? i5 6600k gets 7413 in 3dmark06 CPU test, i7-6700hq gets 7083.5. (95% of performance)
Cinebench R15 single core, 6500k gets 166 to the 6700hq's 144 (86% of performance)
Cinebench R15 multi core, 6500k gets 601.5 vs the 6700hq's 676 (112% of performance)
Combine that with a 6700hq having better battery life and lower heat output, I'd choose it every time.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/m34954vs3503

TBH I based it on these benchmarks. Couldn't find anymore lol.
Both CPU's seem like they perform better in different benchmarks and I would love to see a video comparing them in gaming performance.
#6
Muffinss
CampGareth
Muffinss
danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement. The i5 is about 30-50% better in every benchmark I have seen.
Where are you getting your benchmarks, I'm looking at notebookcheck.net right now since they do fairly comprehensive testing and maintain comparisons.
The TL;DR? i5 6600k gets 7413 in 3dmark06 CPU test, i7-6700hq gets 7083.5. (95% of performance)
Cinebench R15 single core, 6500k gets 166 to the 6700hq's 144 (86% of performance)
Cinebench R15 multi core, 6500k gets 601.5 vs the 6700hq's 676 (112% of performance)
Combine that with a 6700hq having better battery life and lower heat output, I'd choose it every time.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/m34954vs3503
TBH I based it on these benchmarks. Couldn't find anymore lol.
Both CPU's seem like they perform better in different benchmarks and I would love to see a video comparing them in gaming performance.

Well, rule of thumb is the CPU is not the bottleneck for gaming. Plus this laptop is a kilo heavier than its mobile brethren, more expensive, and a centimeter thicker.

Don't get me wrong, I love that Clevo make chassis that can take a desktop processor. Then I took a good look at portability and realised that if it's above 2kg it's effectively pretty close to a desktop (i.e. wouldn't carry it around, if traveling with it I'd take extra care, get a shipping company or huge luggage on a train etc).

So instead of buying this style of laptop to replace my P370EM (dual GTX 680Ms, i7 3740qm) I just built a workstation. Dual sandybridge xeons (16 cores @ 3GHz + hyperthreading) and a GTX 970 for a similar price (about 1k) but so much more CPU power than a desktop laptop.
#7
Strange that the power adapter drop-down gives you the option of a 330W power brick - but only with a GTX 980M, which isn't actually an option with this model!

Headline price is somewhat disingenuous at £1128 because the standard drive is only a 500GB 5400RPM spinner and RAM is only 4GB. If you are spending over a grand on a high-spec laptop capable of some decent gaming you are going to want more than those defaults. Charging extra for a dead pixel guarantee and better quality thermal paste is cheeky as well.
#8
CampGareth
Muffinss
CampGareth
Muffinss
danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement. The i5 is about 30-50% better in every benchmark I have seen.
Where are you getting your benchmarks, I'm looking at notebookcheck.net right now since they do fairly comprehensive testing and maintain comparisons.
The TL;DR? i5 6600k gets 7413 in 3dmark06 CPU test, i7-6700hq gets 7083.5. (95% of performance)
Cinebench R15 single core, 6500k gets 166 to the 6700hq's 144 (86% of performance)
Cinebench R15 multi core, 6500k gets 601.5 vs the 6700hq's 676 (112% of performance)
Combine that with a 6700hq having better battery life and lower heat output, I'd choose it every time.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/m34954vs3503
TBH I based it on these benchmarks. Couldn't find anymore lol.
Both CPU's seem like they perform better in different benchmarks and I would love to see a video comparing them in gaming performance.
Well, rule of thumb is the CPU is not the bottleneck for gaming. Plus this laptop is a kilo heavier than its mobile brethren, more expensive, and a centimeter thicker.
Don't get me wrong, I love that Clevo make chassis that can take a desktop processor. Then I took a good look at portability and realised that if it's above 2kg it's effectively pretty close to a desktop (i.e. wouldn't carry it around, if traveling with it I'd take extra care, get a shipping company or huge luggage on a train etc).
So instead of buying this style of laptop to replace my P370EM (dual GTX 680Ms, i7 3740qm) I just built a workstation. Dual sandybridge xeons (16 cores @ 3GHz + hyperthreading) and a GTX 970 for a similar price (about 1k) but so much more CPU power than a desktop laptop.
Depends on your usecase tbh. If you need a laptop so you can for example go round a friends house easily with it or something like that then I would say going for a desktop processor is not a bad idea.
#9
Spod
Strange that the power adapter drop-down gives you the option of a 330W power brick - but only with a GTX 980M, which isn't actually an option with this model!

Headline price is somewhat disingenuous at £1128 because the standard drive is only a 500GB 5400RPM spinner and RAM is only 4GB. If you are spending over a grand on a high-spec laptop capable of some decent gaming you are going to want more than those defaults. Charging extra for a dead pixel guarantee and better quality thermal paste is cheeky as well.
Meh 8gb ram and a biwin 480gb ssd adds like £100.
You dont go for those 2 extras then! :D
I think the power brick thing is really weird like wat lol

Edited By: Muffinss on Aug 24, 2016 11:37
#10
Muffinss
CampGareth
Muffinss
CampGareth
Muffinss
danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement. The i5 is about 30-50% better in every benchmark I have seen.
Where are you getting your benchmarks, I'm looking at notebookcheck.net right now since they do fairly comprehensive testing and maintain comparisons.
The TL;DR? i5 6600k gets 7413 in 3dmark06 CPU test, i7-6700hq gets 7083.5. (95% of performance)
Cinebench R15 single core, 6500k gets 166 to the 6700hq's 144 (86% of performance)
Cinebench R15 multi core, 6500k gets 601.5 vs the 6700hq's 676 (112% of performance)
Combine that with a 6700hq having better battery life and lower heat output, I'd choose it every time.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/m34954vs3503
TBH I based it on these benchmarks. Couldn't find anymore lol.
Both CPU's seem like they perform better in different benchmarks and I would love to see a video comparing them in gaming performance.
Well, rule of thumb is the CPU is not the bottleneck for gaming. Plus this laptop is a kilo heavier than its mobile brethren, more expensive, and a centimeter thicker.
Don't get me wrong, I love that Clevo make chassis that can take a desktop processor. Then I took a good look at portability and realised that if it's above 2kg it's effectively pretty close to a desktop (i.e. wouldn't carry it around, if traveling with it I'd take extra care, get a shipping company or huge luggage on a train etc).
So instead of buying this style of laptop to replace my P370EM (dual GTX 680Ms, i7 3740qm) I just built a workstation. Dual sandybridge xeons (16 cores @ 3GHz + hyperthreading) and a GTX 970 for a similar price (about 1k) but so much more CPU power than a desktop laptop.
Depends on your usecase tbh. If you need a laptop so you can for example go round a friends house easily with it or something like that then I would say going for a desktop processor is not a bad idea.

In that case what you need is a *portable* laptop, not a 3.5kg laptop with a 0.9kg power brick.

Let me tell you my story. It's the start of university, I get a tonne of money and decide I want to replace my aging desktop (2007 C2D in 2012). I thought I'd be moving all the time, going back to my parents home on weekends, visiting friends and bringing along a computer. That meant I wanted a laptop (because laptops => portable, right?) and I wanted it fitted with the best GPUs because why the heck not. So I got a Clevo P370EM for £2k. The GPUs were £700 each so that's where the money went.

I should have loved it but instead I hated it, not for the build quality, simply because it was noisy and heavy. You could always hear the high pitched whine of the fans, it was constant, no way the 300W going in was going to leave without loud fans. It was incredibly irritating. That power brick brings me onto the weight, 5.8kg for the laptop and brick. I lived a 30 minute walk from university and over a 4 year course I brought in my laptop twice. Each time I nearly injured myself doing it, messenger bags put weight in bad spots on your body, mostly the collar bone.

I still needed something for day to day university but I wanted power, so I spent another £1k on an 11.6" Clevo W110ER with a 35W ivybridge quad core and a GT 650M. Not the beefiest laptop in the world but it weighed just 1.8kg and had a 200g brick. It got 6 hours battery life compared to the 2 of the bigger laptop. It at the time ran every game I threw at it though some required medium settings. It actually fit in my bag and it didn't kill me to carry it. I would even have been happy using it as a desktop replacement if it could actually drive my main monitor (Intel's HD 4000 wasn't quite HDMI 1.4 compatible, more like 1.2 due to a low clock speed, so couldn't hit 2560x1440 or anything above 1920x1200).

I spent the next 4 years regretting buying the big laptop. Why oh why didn't I just buy a desktop, moving flat with one would be fine, after all the laptop got nearly as big as one with all the padding it required. I watched its market value plummet because who wants laptop GPUs. I heard it whine away for years. It limited the number of monitors and connected devices I could have. The whine was so irritating that instead of running it at full load for video encoding I bought a separate cheap desktop (i5 3470 iirc) to run those tasks because with the stock intel cooler it was *so* quiet.

TL;DR Muffinss, take it from someone who regretted buying a big laptop for every year of its existence. Do not buy one. They are the worst thing ever because they're not a high performance laptop. They lose the right to be called a laptop when they weigh more than 2.5kg. Instead they're just rubbish overpriced desktops, brother only to Alienware. Get a 13 or 15" with a 960M or better. They exist, they're cheap and you won't regret them.
#11
CampGareth
Muffinss
CampGareth
Muffinss
CampGareth
Muffinss
danielbentham
incorrect link or price as the link is for one with i5-6400 in , also the i5-6600k isnt 50% faster than an i7-6700hq even if you based it on single thread performance which its about 25% better than the smt aspect of the i7 helps on multi threaded apps to consider them of similar all round performance
The link isn't incorrect. I was just making a statement. The i5 is about 30-50% better in every benchmark I have seen.
Where are you getting your benchmarks, I'm looking at notebookcheck.net right now since they do fairly comprehensive testing and maintain comparisons.
The TL;DR? i5 6600k gets 7413 in 3dmark06 CPU test, i7-6700hq gets 7083.5. (95% of performance)
Cinebench R15 single core, 6500k gets 166 to the 6700hq's 144 (86% of performance)
Cinebench R15 multi core, 6500k gets 601.5 vs the 6700hq's 676 (112% of performance)
Combine that with a 6700hq having better battery life and lower heat output, I'd choose it every time.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/m34954vs3503
TBH I based it on these benchmarks. Couldn't find anymore lol.
Both CPU's seem like they perform better in different benchmarks and I would love to see a video comparing them in gaming performance.
Well, rule of thumb is the CPU is not the bottleneck for gaming. Plus this laptop is a kilo heavier than its mobile brethren, more expensive, and a centimeter thicker.
Don't get me wrong, I love that Clevo make chassis that can take a desktop processor. Then I took a good look at portability and realised that if it's above 2kg it's effectively pretty close to a desktop (i.e. wouldn't carry it around, if traveling with it I'd take extra care, get a shipping company or huge luggage on a train etc).
So instead of buying this style of laptop to replace my P370EM (dual GTX 680Ms, i7 3740qm) I just built a workstation. Dual sandybridge xeons (16 cores @ 3GHz + hyperthreading) and a GTX 970 for a similar price (about 1k) but so much more CPU power than a desktop laptop.
Depends on your usecase tbh. If you need a laptop so you can for example go round a friends house easily with it or something like that then I would say going for a desktop processor is not a bad idea.
In that case what you need is a *portable* laptop, not a 3.5kg laptop with a 0.9kg power brick.
Let me tell you my story. It's the start of university, I get a tonne of money and decide I want to replace my aging desktop (2007 C2D in 2012). I thought I'd be moving all the time, going back to my parents home on weekends, visiting friends and bringing along a computer. That meant I wanted a laptop (because laptops => portable, right?) and I wanted it fitted with the best GPUs because why the heck not. So I got a Clevo P370EM for £2k. The GPUs were £700 each so that's where the money went.
I should have loved it but instead I hated it, not for the build quality, simply because it was noisy and heavy. You could always hear the high pitched whine of the fans, it was constant, no way the 300W going in was going to leave without loud fans. It was incredibly irritating. That power brick brings me onto the weight, 5.8kg for the laptop and brick. I lived a 30 minute walk from university and over a 4 year course I brought in my laptop twice. Each time I nearly injured myself doing it, messenger bags put weight in bad spots on your body, mostly the collar bone.
I still needed something for day to day university but I wanted power, so I spent another £1k on an 11.6" Clevo W110ER with a 35W ivybridge quad core and a GT 650M. Not the beefiest laptop in the world but it weighed just 1.8kg and had a 200g brick. It got 6 hours battery life compared to the 2 of the bigger laptop. It at the time ran every game I threw at it though some required medium settings. It actually fit in my bag and it didn't kill me to carry it. I would even have been happy using it as a desktop replacement if it could actually drive my main monitor (Intel's HD 4000 wasn't quite HDMI 1.4 compatible, more like 1.2 due to a low clock speed, so couldn't hit 2560x1440 or anything above 1920x1200).
I spent the next 4 years regretting buying the big laptop. Why oh why didn't I just buy a desktop, moving flat with one would be fine, after all the laptop got nearly as big as one with all the padding it required. I watched its market value plummet because who wants laptop GPUs. I heard it whine away for years. It limited the number of monitors and connected devices I could have. The whine was so irritating that instead of running it at full load for video encoding I bought a separate cheap desktop (i5 3470 iirc) to run those tasks because with the stock intel cooler it was *so* quiet.
TL;DR Muffinss, take it from someone who regretted buying a big laptop for every year of its existence. Do not buy one. They are the worst thing ever because they're not a high performance laptop. They lose the right to be called a laptop when they weigh more than 2.5kg. Instead they're just rubbish overpriced desktops, brother only to Alienware. Get a 13 or 15" with a 960M or better. They exist, they're cheap and you won't regret them.
Things aren't like that anymore, you can get 1000 series nvidia gpus in thin laptops now. I had a 980M 17 inch before and that thing was easy to take around everywhere with me.

Not everyone has a 30 min walk to and from uni.
#12
I wouldn't buy a barebones laptop, and definitely not with desktop components.
- Battery life is going to be close to Zero (if you press the ? it says " The realistic average run-time is 1.5 to 3 hours").
- Cooling is poor as desktop components needs more cooling.
- Barebones laptops are massive (height 35.7mm, 3.4Kg)
- Warranty repairs are not ideal as sometimes seller tell you to contact brand directly.

But that's my personal opinion

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