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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2019, 17:16 »
My son just bought a notebook for his uni from this week's PC Show at MBS... Aftershock Apex 15 Lite. Will double as his gaming machine..  ;D

Battery life like not very good, leh...
With a dedicated graphic card for gaming, sure sucks power alot lah!
Just picture urself, owning high end AVR feels power bohlat, hoot external power amp to amplify the sounds further... when month end utilities bill comes, u'll scratch ur head..."that power amplifier sucks so much juice mehh?"

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2019, 18:17 »
Yeah, it's not very light either. 1.9kg and so-so battery life.
I use LG Gram 15.6", so light @ 1.1kg, plenty of SSD space and battery life is fantastic. :D

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2019, 23:19 »
U should hv gone for AMD Ryzen CPU lappies。More economical,can play games as well。

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2019, 17:37 »
Once upon a PERIOD/ERA ago... 17incher laptop can be priced as high that easily hits $2k borderline...

...now it's priced around mid-class** mobile phone, use and dispose!
**with the specs below after calibration...
    Processor : Intel Core i3-8145U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.90GHz)
    Operating System : Windows 10 Home 64
    Preload Language : Windows 10 Home 64 Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese/English
    Microsoft Office : Microsoft Office Trial
    Color : Granite Black
    Onboard Memory : 4GB DDR4 2400MHz Onboard
    Total Memory : 4GB DDR4 2400MHz Onboard
    Second Hard Drive : 256GB Solid State Drive,M.2 2242, NVMe,TLC
    Port for Optane/PCIE SSD : Port for Optane/PCIe SSD
    Optical Device : DVD Rambo 9.0mm
    Display : 17.3HD+_TN_AG_220N
    Graphic Card : Integrated Graphics
    Keyboard : Keyboard Grey English
    Camera : 720p HD Camera with Single Microphone
    Surface Treatment : IMR
    Palmrest : PC/ABS
    Battery : 3 Cell Li-Polymer Internal Battery, 36Wh
    Power Adapter : 45W WM AC Adapter (2pin)-UK
    WiFi Wireless LAN Adapters : Lenovo Wireless 1x1AC, Bluetooth Version 4.1
    Warranty : Ideapad 1 Year Carry-in

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2019, 19:43 »
My hoot of the above mentioned configuration comes in today... with little changes on the specs with CPU changed to i5-8256U, self upgrade by adding another self purchased 256gb SSD.

Battery fully charged, screen brightness set to 33%, resolution set lower, volume set to 88%, I managed to run 3 full  episodes of THE PACIFIC with still little power juices left!
Didn't expect to get such operation power from a 17incher siol!

To use this at school will be a stress due to it's weight. However, serving as a work computer at home, should be able to serve more than 5hrs in single charge. Highly recommended.

For those who don't need the optical drive, you can opt the dummy drive which can double as a bay for additional SATA SSD drive!