The Gaming Laptops Of CES 2018

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LordConrad

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That Killer Wireless AC 1550 card will be interesting. In the past, Killer has used decent enough hardware but their add-on software has been a bit flaky (Killer problems usually go away when only the bare drivers are installed). While using intel chips is definitely a step up, that won't help very much until they debug their software. Killer's problem is this: The very people who would most benefit from the extra Killer features are the same people who are least likely to put up with buggy hardware or software.
 

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There's no suitable replacement in the Mobile world. The really low TDP "U" series chips, the "G" chips with Vega? Both unsuitable. For big boy DTR laptops they DO sometimes use desktop chips... but for any devices where they need something a bit slimmer and less power hungry, it's hard to beat the 7th gen 45W 4C/8T chips. When and if Intel releases mobile Coffee Lake at ~35-45W, then you'll see vendors start ditching the 7th gen processors.

Uh, the first laptop in this article uses a Ryzen Mobile. There are other Ryzen Mobile laptops out there, and more to come. There was even at least one massive DTR that used a desktop Ryzen CPU, from Asus.

http://store.asus.com/us/item/201711AM170000001
 
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