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Difference between Clevo models?

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February 5, 2011 8:39:22 PM

Hello Forum,

I am in the market for a new gaming-grade laptop and I have narrowed down my choices to one of three Clevo/Sager computers.

Clevo P151HM1 (Sager NP8130) $1499 + OS $100
Clevo P150HM (Sager NP8150) $1589 + OS $100

I am not about to copy-paste the specs for both, though you can view them my most prefered local retailer here: http://www.affordablelaptops.com.au/contents/en-us/d6_m...

Even though both of the models I have chosen seem to have the same RAM, ports, CPU, GPU (GTX460M) and upgrade potential - though one is still a full $90 more than the other. What is the difference between the two?

Are there any other similarly spec'd laptops for similar prices out on the market - preferably within Australia - or are these Clevo models (specifically the P151HM1) the best value laptops I have found?

Thanks,
-Klosteral
February 5, 2011 10:37:24 PM

Difference is the LED screen - the more expensive one is a "gloss"-type LED monitor and the other one is just matte.
It is believed that glossy provides a crisper screen and is thus more enjoyable when gaming or watching movies, but may be tricky to see outside or in a heavily lighted room because of sunlight reflection, while matte is duller but has less reflection from external lighting. Have a read here.
February 6, 2011 2:55:14 AM

Oh, ok. I had read on websites (such as Xotic PC) there had been some models of computer that come standard with Gloss-type screens and that a Matte screen would cost more ($200+). That is why I did not pick that up straight away, with the gloss being more expensive.

I personally prefer - and would find more useful - the Matte screens so I think the P151HM1 is the laptop for me.

Thanks,
-Klosteral
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February 6, 2011 3:10:18 AM

I think it depends, there are probably higher-quality matte screens that cost more, and lower quality gloss-type screens. But if you're happy with the matte then by all means go for it!

Have fun with your new laptop!
February 6, 2011 3:21:47 AM

There are three desktop computers in my house as well as a television set and all four units have matte screens. We like to keep the windows open for natural light so that would mean hell for glossy/glassy screens.

The only problem with this retailer is that they are not expected to get stock for another few months! So much waiting to be had :S

Thank you for your prompt replies and good information; I will give you the "Best Answer" as soon as the button becomes active.

-Klosteral
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