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Novatech X50MV, Intel P8700, 8600M GT, 4GB 800MHz RAM, 250GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.4" 1680x1050, No O/S; £311.99 delivered @ Novatech

£311.99 @ Novatech
From the website image i've deduced this laptop model is an X50MV. This model comes in many configurations, but i've been unable to find a review of precisely this configuration. Here is a review …
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From the website image i've deduced this laptop model is an X50MV.
This model comes in many configurations, but i've been unable to find a review of precisely this configuration.
Here is a review of a similar config:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/laptops/review/2008/12/04/Novatech-X50MV-Pro-Gaming-Notebook/p2

The specs on the website haven't been filled in, but according to a Novatech member of staff, the GPU in this machine is an 8600M GT.
(though I suspect the member of staff may have been inaccurate, and you may find it to be the slightly superior 9600M GT)

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Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz
RAM: 4Gb 800Mhz RAM
HDD: 250Gb Hard Drive
GPU: Nvidia 8600M GT (probably 512MB)
Optical Drive: DVDRW
Display: 15.4" WSXGA+ (1680x1050)
Operating System: None

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3% cashback @ quidco (~£9.36)

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While the CPU is previous gen, it's still pretty quick (~10-20% slower than a core-i3)
The GPU is old too; but is still many times faster than the GMA HD you'll find in most core-i3 laptops.
Nice screen resolution too (for a 15" laptop)

Only 14 in stock, so if you're interested - act quickly.
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1 Like #1
The 8400 and 8600 families have some fatal flaw in their construction and design and should be avoided. Unless you are very lucky you will be buying a machine that will die earlier than is in any way acceptable - avoid.
#2
hot from me, would be perfect for me, right specs and right price.

Can you direct me how to find it through their website? I can't find it anywhere apart from the link
2 Likes #3
Voted hot
Worth a punt at the price, yes some of the 8400/8600 have problems, I run a dell xps m1530 with 8600 no problems after 3 years yet i have had desktop GPU units fail in less than 2years
#4
Gotta
hot from me, would be perfect for me, right specs and right price.

Can you direct me how to find it through their website? I can't find it anywhere apart from the link


direct link

Alternatively if you search their site for the product code "NNB-CLR44" you should have no problem finding it.


Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Feb 10, 2011 19:00
#5
3% Quidcoo too.
#6
defo got a 1680x1050 screen?
#7
Koocha
defo got a 1680x1050 screen?


If the picture on the novatech site is accurate, then it's an X50MV.
As every configuration of the X50MV i've been able to find has a resolution of 1680x1050, it seems like a fairly safe bet to me.

Ofcourse it isn't absolutely definite, so if you aren't confident I'd suggest waiting until tomorrow & ask Novatech's online sales. They can be contacted by email, phone or online chat.
#8
Sorry but wasnt X50MV equipped in 9600m gt 512mb gddr3 Instead suggested in the title 8600m gt?
#9
ksebp
Sorry but wasnt X50MV equipped in 9600m gt 512mb gddr3 Instead suggested in the title 8600m gt?


Indeed it was.

However, the novatech website pictures the X50MV and I have an email stating that these laptops have the 8600M GT.



Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Feb 11, 2011 17:04: removed contact details
#10
I had an online chat with Geoff. Confirmed it had a 1.3mp webcam, 8600gt and an HDMI port.

He wasn't sure on the screen res so apparently they're updating the site later on with the specs.
#11
I have an 8600m gt in my Dell XPS m1530 and it hasn't had an issue for over 3 years.

I think it is the 256 mb version, I'm not sure.

Edited By: Mike2325 on Feb 11, 2011 17:33
#12
Cracking deal voted hot
#13
AdmV0rl0n
The 8400 and 8600 families have some fatal flaw in their construction and design and should be avoided. Unless you are very lucky you will be buying a machine that will die earlier than is in any way acceptable - avoid.


Nice of you to detail what the fatal flaws are...

They dont have a fatal flaws in their design as such, more they got hotter than most manufacturers expected at times and ended up over heating and causing them to die a painful death due to insufficient cooling in the laptops. Most companies rolled out a bios update to fix the problems making the fan spin more frequently/faster and start spinning at a lower fresh-hold. Although they should be fine unless they are one of the first laptops to fit them.
#14
Wow, this is an absolutely amazing deal.... the CPU is fast enough for editing and playing large HD files, and the screen resolution is in my opinion the best choice for a 15" laptop. This is one of the best deals i've seen in a long time...
#15
Operating System: None <---What does that mean?
1 Like #16
qqinc
Operating System: None <---What does that mean?


No operation system you need buy windows to run
1 Like #17
qqinc
Operating System: None <---What does that mean?


It means it'll only be capable of booting into the BIOS/CDs/USB device out of the box. You'll have to install an operating system such as Window 7, Linux etc manually.
#18
AdmV0rl0n
The 8400 and 8600 families have some fatal flaw in their construction and design and should be avoided. Unless you are very lucky you will be buying a machine that will die earlier than is in any way acceptable - avoid.

I have a 8600M GT video card in my Dell vostro 1500, had it 3 years no problems at all.
#19
Whats that mini LCD on the lid for? (If it is one).
#20
Nevasleep
Whats that mini LCD on the lid for? (If it is one).


http://images.trustedreviews.com/images/article/inline/9400-img7339s.jpg

Novatech's gaming notebook actually has a fairly rare feature; a 2.5in colour SideShow display integrated in its lid. SideShow was hyped as a potentially big part of Vista: laptops would have a small external screen, which would display things like reminders, date/time/alarms, MP3 track details or cached information while using a minimum of power. The idea was that this would allow for hundreds of hours of battery life while still providing some basic functionality, even including very simple games along the lines of solitaire and PacMan.

However, SideShow hasn't really caught on so far; this is one of the few notebooks we've come across that integrates it and frankly we don't expect to see any more. Unfortunately, whether you like the idea or can see its potential, Sideshow seems to have died a quick and largely forgotten death, due largely to a lack of commitment and development of it. Thankfully, the good news is that Novatech doesn't seem to be charging you a premium for SideShow, so at worst it's a nice/needless extra.
#21
AdmV0rl0n
The 8400 and 8600 families have some fatal flaw in their construction and design and should be avoided. Unless you are very lucky you will be buying a machine that will die earlier than is in any way acceptable - avoid.

What a hysterical comment. My XPS 1530 has an 8600M and has performed without fault for 3yrs. I use it at least 3-4hrs a day. This is a v good price for this spec.
#22
Firstly, I work in the industry. I see localised and wider failure rates, and I'm not going to waste much time on the naysayers here. All G84/G86 family graphic chips have a substrate fault. Does this mean every single one will fail? No. Does it equate to high percentage failure rates, yes it does.

Because of the higher than fair failure rates on the family, I will not recoomend these units.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1028703/all-nvidia-g84-g86s-bad

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Nvidia+%2B+g84+%2B+g86+%2B+losses&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

Further, over the past 4 years, our losses are running at 80% on units with Nvidia G84/G86 mobile parts. And yes, BIOS updates that force over run on the cooling parts were made, but these only delay a failure. They don't diminish the faults in the design.

I don't care what anyone may tell you, examine the G84/G86 cases carefully and feel free to make your own mind up - but at least bear in mind you were advised and forewarned.
#23
jacko_oafc
AdmV0rl0n
The 8400 and 8600 families have some fatal flaw in their construction and design and should be avoided. Unless you are very lucky you will be buying a machine that will die earlier than is in any way acceptable - avoid.


I have a 8600M GT video card in my Dell vostro 1500, had it 3 years no problems at all.

I had a 8600M GT in my Dell Vostro 1500, died after 18 months (stupidly I didn't buy the extended warranty because I didn't know about the problem).
#24
alexgamblin

They dont have a fatal flaws in their design as such, more they got hotter than most manufacturers expected at times and ended up over heating and causing them to die a painful death due to insufficient cooling in the laptops. Most companies rolled out a bios update to fix the problems making the fan spin more frequently/faster and start spinning at a lower fresh-hold. Although they should be fine unless they are one of the first laptops to fit them.


Wrong. You could argue that it is a material rather than design flaw, but, the simple fact is the nvidia 8400 and 8600 graphics chips are faulty - as AdmV0rl0n pointed out it's due to a sub-standard material used in the manufacture of the chip. It's not to do with them getting too hot or inadequate cooling, but, rather change in temperatures.

The problem with the chips is that as they heat up from use (e.g. you start watching HD video, Flash movies, Gaming etc...) and then cool down (e.g. you turn off the laptop, you go back to simple web browsing or word processing etc...) it weakens the material in the chip. Over time, this breaks, and the chip stops working.

As was widely publicised at the time this all came about, running the fan does not stop the problem (although it may help the chips last a bit longer). Running the fan more simply stops them getting as hot - but you still have the same problem of them heating up and cooling down as you use the laptop for different things, and it is this change in temperature that causes the problem.

Refer to: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1028703/all-nvidia-g84-g86s-bad

Maybe it will last 3 years and you'll replace the laptop before it breaks. Or maybe it'll break after 13 months and you'll have to fight for warranty or some sort of exchange. I did have a Dell XPS 1530 myself, with a faulty 8600gt, and I'd managed some 18 months without issue before the laptop was stolen, so I can't say how long it lasted after that!

Personally though, I wouldn't buy this laptop knowing there's a chance it could go wrong. It's older tech, and for most people, due to the lack of an OS you'd be better off buying from the Dell outlet.


Edited By: tickedon on Feb 12, 2011 00:11
#25
can I install 64 bit version of OS on this....
#26
I was all set to buy this, but thought I'd better check some details with a member of staff.
I spoke to Adam through the webchat who, after a few minutes of finding the box and checking the machine, was able to confirm there's no HDMI socket on the chasis. Disappointing...
It's definitely an 8600M GT chip too... I'll pass on this one.
#27
skyadav
can I install 64 bit version of OS on this....


Yes: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37006
#28
Stooo
I was all set to buy this, but thought I'd better check some details with a member of staff.
I spoke to Adam through the webchat who, after a few minutes of finding the box and checking the machine, was able to confirm there's no HDMI socket on the chasis. Disappointing...
It's definitely an 8600M GT chip too... I'll pass on this one.


Geoff said to me that there was...
#29
qqinc
Operating System: None <---What does that mean?


"None" is new operating system designed to increase productivity and boot up speeds.

Seriously, how thick does anyone have to be to ask a question like that. None means... erm, none.
#30
Richdog
qqinc
Operating System: None <---What does that mean?


"None" is new operating system designed to increase productivity and boot up speeds.

Seriously, how thick does anyone have to be to ask a question like that. None means... erm, none.


erm..a tad rude?
#31
It was a bit rude. If these forums and places are not places to ask questions and to find out more, then what are they for? And not everyone has technical knowledge - and they should be allowed to ask without being *savaged.*

I can be a little rough about some subjects, but we should'nt expect people who don't know about the subject to magic that info up, they have to ask someone.



Edited By: AdmV0rl0n on Feb 13, 2011 21:54

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