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  • pjrobar
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    $349 at Walmart as of 4/29/2020. )-:

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  • coder
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    Originally posted by creative View Post
    The ips stuff straight away looks nice, sharp, colorful and luminous out of the box but something about it makes my eyes strain badly. There is just something more organic about twisted nematic.
    Do you have any theory of why it might be the case? Do any of your IPS displays use backlight strobing or PWM?

    A quick search turned up a couple threads on Reddit and such... maybe that was you?

    I found another post by someone who claims neither IPS nor TN worked for them. Their solution was in the form of a VA monitor. Of course, we don't know who that poster is... they could have other motives.

    The only issue I've had with LCDs is just that I'm sensitive to their brightness. Pretty much the first thing I do is turn down the contrast.

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  • Ardin
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    As for me, the most important thing that Ryzen very good to work with video soft. Moreover, this CPU based on good Zen 2 is now not expensive and it turns out very profitable! You can learn more abot video converters on great professional blog . So study and do!
    Last edited by Ardin; 04-18-2020, 02:44 PM.

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  • Danielsan
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    Just for your information the Silver version is now at $249, I decided to buy it because my old HP-635 is burning up cause the virtual class of my son with Zoom, even at $250 you will never find a Ryzen laptop that fits Linux so good!

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  • creative
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    That's pretty respectable for a trashbook (laptop in the sub-400$ price range). I also applaud on the choice to place a SSD in there.

    Michael Is the screen an IPS? It seems it has decent viewing angles for a TN in the images
    Thats a pretty good question but I feel the TN vs IPS thing is a bit overblown. A lot people completely discount TN. At very first I found TN drastically different than the IPS that I was used to but after adjusting stuff I found it to be much easier on my eyes and startlingly yes my eyesight has improved after moving away from IPS. At a glace yes my ips's displays look superior but after adjusting to my new TN... It is so much easier on my eyes.

    All my displays except my phone have the eyecare stuff built into them but as far as eye strain? TN wins. The ips stuff straight away looks nice, sharp, colorful and luminous out of the box but something about it makes my eyes strain badly. There is just something more organic about twisted nematic.
    Last edited by creative; 03-13-2020, 04:59 PM.

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  • coder
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    Worse heatsink in one of the two? You would need to look at previous benchmarks and see if they keep the same discrepancy to confirm or deny this theory.
    Well, I find it hard to believe the thermal solution is so much worse that the Ice Lake throttles twice as badly as the Kaby Lake-R CPU. If thermal throttling really is the only factor, then I'd expect some manufacturing defect is preventing adequate thermal conduction into its heatsink, or maybe one of its heatpipes got pinched.

    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    I assume that he has enough data to back up the statement already, and no, if temperatures rise and clock speeds a re lowered that's throttling and the laptop is a lie, there is no need to sugarcoat it or leave it to the reader.
    AFAIK, he hasn't conclusively demonstrated that its performance problems are entirely due to thermal throttling, in which case he certainly doesn't have enough data or analysis. Secondly, he seems to have only one product sample. It would be irresponsible journalism to make sweeping generalizations, based on empirical data from one sample. He would have to demonstrate that the product's thermal solution is working as well as its design will allow, in order to conclude that it's really suffering from a design flaw.

    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    WTF is this? Also what does the random apples and oranges comparison with your old laptop add?
    You seemed to be trashing the U-series, in general. I was simply relating my experience.

    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    An i7 U performs nearly the same as the i3 U of the same generation and is basically a mobile i3. There is really no sane reason to buy the i7 U over the i3 U of the same generation.
    For my generation of CPUs, that's the conclusion I reached. However, I see that the 8000 generation U-series i3's are still dual-core, while at least some of the i5's and i7's are quad-core.

    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    Meanwhile, people actually needing a mobile i7 are fucked because 99.999% of laptops use the U variant.
    No, just the ultrabook-style. If they need more horsepower, they can upgrade to a gaming laptop or mobile workstation.

    Ice Lake is supposed to be a significant step forwarder in perf/W. Anandtech showed that even with a 17% smaller battery than its predecessors, it consistently demonstrated longer runtime on a consistent workload.

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/15092...-lake-cometh/6

    I shouldn't have to explain that more perf/W, with an equivalent (if anemic) thermal solution = more performance. The only way you get worse performance is if the thermal solution is downgraded by even more than the CPU's power-efficiency improved.

    Anyway, the next page shows their power & thermal analysis, with the laptop (I think a higher-end model than Michael's) sustaining 25 W power draw, indefinitely. This shows a willingness by Dell to juice the CPU until it hits hard throttling - not back off early, as you'd previously claimed.
    Last edited by coder; 03-06-2020, 11:27 PM.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by coder View Post
    You're ignoring the part where two Dell laptops, in the same power and performance class, have a performance disparity of more than 2x (from 202.4% to 210.2%) of what they should.
    On the contrary, I'm saying this is more common than people think it is.

    If they're both impacted by thermal throttling, then why the huge discrepancy between them?
    Worse heatsink in one of the two? You would need to look at previous benchmarks and see if they keep the same discrepancy to confirm or deny this theory.

    No, he shouldn't say that, because that's too simplistic, and he wouldn't say that, because it sounds too opinionated. What he should do is post a graph of their clock speeds and temperatures, and let readers decide for themselves.
    I assume that he has enough data to back up the statement already, and no, if temperatures rise and clock speeds a re lowered that's throttling and the laptop is a lie, there is no need to sugarcoat it or leave it to the reader.

    I have a Skylake U-series laptop and I'm happy with it.
    WTF is this? Also what does the random apples and oranges comparison with your old laptop add?

    I'm not saying you should buy a laptop with a mobile i7 when you don't need it. I'm saying that an i7 U adds 250$ to the price without actually providing much more than a i7 sticker. An i7 U performs nearly the same as the i3 U of the same generation and is basically a mobile i3. There is really no sane reason to buy the i7 U over the i3 U of the same generation.

    Meanwhile, people actually needing a mobile i7 are fucked because 99.999% of laptops use the U variant.

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  • coder
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    You can put a good name in the spec sheet even if in practice this is NOT going to act like one.
    You're ignoring the part where two Dell laptops, in the same power and performance class, have a performance disparity of more than 2x (from 202.4% to 210.2%) of what they should. Anandtech's data came from actual benchmarks, so they're fairly applicable.

    I think you're just arguing out of boredom or something, rather than thinking seriously about the magnitude of the performance discrepancy and the likelihood of deeper or additional problems.

    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    As he said in a post above, he knows those two laptops are very prone to thermal throttling,
    If they're both impacted by thermal throttling, then why the huge discrepancy between them?

    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    While the fact that these laptops are a lie should be stated clearly every time there is a benchmark, they are "working as intended" so it's still a good thing to benchmark them as a "real life specimen" from the field.
    No, he shouldn't say that, because that's too simplistic, and he wouldn't say that, because it sounds too opinionated. What he should do is post a graph of their clock speeds and temperatures, and let readers decide for themselves. At least, it could explain (or not) the massive performance discrepancy I noted.

    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    It's the same general concept of always using the i7 xxxU that are the low-power parts that suck balls if compared to a normal mobile part
    I have a Skylake U-series laptop and I'm happy with it. It's a lot faster than my old laptop, it was inexpensive, it's small, lightweight, has pretty good battery life, and I don't really notice the fan. It might help a number of those things that I went with an i3 CPU. If it were a "normal mobile part", it would be much thicker, heavier, more expensive, and overkill for my needs. I'm even satisfied with the integrated graphics.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Cape View Post
    Inflation has nothing to do with living standard or competitiveness of a country. The only problem with inflation is if you are a foreign investor or if you like to keep your money under the bed.
    or in a bank, or anywhere else where interest rate does not cover the inflation's effect. Which is most places. Of course most of the problem is for relatively poorer people who can't just buy a house or assets that don't depreciate to keep their money. I remember gold being a thing to store value in a more or less inflation-safe way.

    Also mafia and corruption are meme. We had both but none have ever been a big problem.
    Sure, we have heavy taxation and bureaucratizanion. But that's because of fuckin EU imposing a nonsensical budget! Tax evasion is actually lower than Germany!!
    This is just plain bullshit, mafia and corruption are a significant issue as money is systematically wasted on useless overinflated crap, high taxes in Italy have been an issue well before EU even existed, tax evasion is and has always been worse than Germany for that exact reason. Hell, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone that actually pays VAT below Tuscany. Electronic purchasing (credit card or online) has taken so fucking much out of the tax evasion you have no idea.

    You kids need to fucking study modern history and not just parrot bs they feed you.

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  • Cape
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    Originally posted by Brutalix View Post


    I believe I am not mixing the different names. EU is based on the EEC. The inner market, though heavily expanded and revised are based on the EEC.

    https://europa.eu/european-union/abo...y_en#1980-1989

    EEC - EC - EU.

    And claiming that Italy was great in the 80's. With 21 % inflation?.... And claiming that you had better living standards than West-Germany. Perhaps northern italy, not
    southern. Your corruption and mafia is legendary, lowest birth rate in Europe, failed implementation of politics by overbureaucratizing every govermental department is what I believe is Italy's biggest problem. And including one major obstacle is too high taxes for the middle class, and too low on the top 1%. Leading to tax evasion, failed govermental budgets, inflation etc. . The most effective prime minister you had was Monti.

    Kind regards from an ignorant non-eu member european.
    B.
    Inflation has nothing to do with living standard or competitiveness of a country. The only problem with inflation is if you are a foreign investor or if you like to keep your money under the bed.
    Also mafia and corruption are meme. We had both but none have ever been a big problem.
    Sure, we have heavy taxation and bureaucratizanion. But that's because of fuckin EU imposing a nonsensical budget! Tax evasion is actually lower than Germany!!

    Monti is actually the WORST prime minister ever: he's the one who expanded our national debt and shrank our GDP the most! Please, cut the bullshit! It's our life at stake! Not your opinions!

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