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Motile 14" Laptop: AMD Ryzen 5, 14" 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD EXPIRED

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Walmart has Motile 14" Laptop (M142, Black, Rose Gold or Silver) on sale for $299. Shipping is free, otherwise select free store pickup where available. Thanks kd4das

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 Processor
  • 14" 1920x1080 Display
  • 8GB Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • Windows 10
  • Ports
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x USB Type-C
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • Weight: 2.55 lbs
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Last Edited by DoctorChops January 14, 2020 at 08:35 PM
Laptop can sleep if headphones or a magnet is on top of bottom right corner!

THAT'S ALL MOBILE DEVICES. THAT'S HOW SLEEP MODE WORKS
VIDEO PROOF! https://imgur.com/a/mDLTgPg #defcon


Video Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECPSC_1jHE8
Hopefully this post helps you prevent future crashes / sleep issues.

Attached is a picture of location of magnetic item that causes laptop to sleep.

Customer service contact details:

Support number: 1-877-435-7955
Support email: support@MEwarrantyservices.com

I called and sent email and the information does not exist.

The correct phone number for support is (800) 379-3820. Hours are 7 am-4 pm Pacific Time. They are closed on the weekends.
Update: Just called customer service on Jan 10th. The above number (even though it announces as Overpowered customer service) is valid for Motile laptops and the rep confirmed that the warranty for M142 is valid for 1 year and you just call this number for any issues.

I called Walmart today: (800) 966-6546 and the rep arranged for me to exchange my M-142, the screen goes blank intermittently. She was unable to find a Motile support number.

Warranty Information:
Excerpts from Motile Limited Warranty booklet included in box:
"This MOTILE purchased and delivered new in the original packaging to the original purchaser is warranted for personal non-commercial use by MOTILE against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a limited Warranty period of Ninety (90) days for labor and One (1) year for Hardware from the original date of purchase."
"However, the warranty on this Product is limited to Ninety (90) day hardware and labor limited warranty when purchased or used for commercial purposes."
"Product freight must be prepaid by the original purchaser and shipped in its original packaging or packaging affording an equal degree of protection."


## USER MANUAL ATTACHED AT BOTTOM ##

Bios, Software and Driver Update:
http://www.motilecustomerservice.com/

Additional driver files saved by a user from device manager: https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=131944567&postcount=195 .
This seems to have additional stuffs that is not included on Motile site

To enter the BIOS, keep pressing the DELETE key during the boot up

Bios update hints: (Be careful. Don't attempt unless you REALLY know what you are doing)
*Also note that some issues are appearing with the BIOS/EC update*:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=133422332&postcount=740

BIOS update guide:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=133337630&postcount=495
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=133339559&postcount=504

If having problem with the laptop hanging while restart and not completing the restart sequence (especially after a clean window installation),
turn off fast restart in control panel/power option/system settings

Indepth outside review: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Wal...260.0.html

Currently the laptop has no support for waking up from sleep by lid opening. You have to press a key to wake it up. Closing the lid will put it to sleep though.

The HDMI port on the laptop has been verified by multiple people as HDMI 2.0 good for 4K 60hz.

USB Type C port on this Motile has been tested and only has data transfer function. NO power delivery (PD) for charging over usb C port.
NO DP function for video output via the usb C.

Display: IPS

Chassis: aluminum/magnesium

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

SINGLE dimm slot with 8GB 2400 DDR4 sodimm installed. 2GB of the ram is used by Vega iGPU (amount of ram dedicated to iGPU cannot be changed)

Two M2 SSD slots: first slot comes occupied with Biwin 256GB M2 SATA SSD and can use both M2 SATA and NVME.
Second unoccupied M2 slot recognizes only NVME ssd.

Fn+ F5 changes between Basic mode and Silent mode fan speed.
This does have a small difference on multicore cpu benchmarks.
Maybe also battery life when on battery?
Also you can tell which mode you are in by looking at the led light on the power button: solid is basic mode, slow dimming /brightening is silent mode.


FIX FOR LOW SOUND OUTPUT FROM SPEAKERS:

1) Be sure the Sound Blaster Connect application is running.
### The Sound Blaster Connect Software can be downloaded from the Windows Store, as well as other places. #### https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p...verviewtab
2) Select a sound profile (Game/Music/Movie, etc)
3) and make sure the EQ is turned on.
Makes a night and day difference


FUNCTION KEY REMAPPING:
To reverse FN keys to skip having to hold down FN + FKey:
https://keytweak.en.softonic.com/

My Mapping:
Key #120 remapped to 'Volume Down' - Default to 'F9'
Key #121 remapped to 'Volume Up' - Default to 'F10'
Key #119 remapped to 'Mute' - Default to 'F8'
Key #129 remapped to 'F10' - Default to 'Volume Up'
Key #131 remapped to 'F9' - Default to 'Volume Down'
Key #133 remapped to 'F8' - Default to 'Mute'



GAME TESTING:
on battery power:
Diablo 3 ROS (1920x1080, high settings for all): 45+ FPS
WoW Classic in intense battle like Alterac Valley, low settings, FPS fluctuates between 40-80


LINUX DISTROS TESTED:
Ubuntu 19.10 - everything works
Zorin OS 15 - Needed to apt update/upgrade to get latest kernel to support Ryzen 5 3500U graphics.
(Installs with support only for 800x600, update fixed everything)
Linux Mint 19.2 - Everything works. Updated to latest Kernel to support Ryzen 5 3500U graphics

THX Color Profile:
Here are all the color profile files off my Motile M142 R5
https://drive.google.com/open?id=...TpAaO9lp_P
or
https://www.4shared.com/zip/GWMDk...files.html
Restart laptop after placing files in C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color
then right click on desktop -> Display settings -> Color Profile drop down and select Tuned by THX

INCREASE DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS:
To increase the display's max brightness download Radeon Software [amd.com], open the new software, navigate to Settings > Display and disable Vari-Bright. The display will now be ~50% brighter.(Many owners report no difference).

VIDEO ON RAM, SSD, WIFI UPGRADE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iITc_8IBPK0

USB-C power adapters

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...CFDA&psc=1

Several members have reported success in using USB C PD to barrel adapters to charge. There are a number to choose from on Amazon, Aliexpress, and eBay.

Here are adapters reported working:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33036838470.html
https://www.amazon.com/Cablecc-Ad...07SJ4CB27/


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Why not wait till 2025 processors? They must be even better.
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For the specs and weight you wont get anything better. I actually returned this one and bought a open box from vipoutlet for $228 no tax. Great laptop for the price. Not perfect, but you wont find any 14" that weighs 2.5lbs. Some of the short comings are single channel ram, no usb c charging, slow wifi card and some minor bugs.
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Looked at the reviews on the Walmart site. Lots of people complaining about it freezing or the screen going black. Not just one or two reviews. Several. Enough for me not to pull the trigger. Anyone know if these issues have been fixed?
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The R3 model is down to 229 too but it was lower previously at 199.
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Oh man, should I snag this? I doubt it can get much lower
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I have no regrets with my purchase. The screen is good, not great. Otherwise, you really can't go wrong for the price.
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For the specs and weight you wont get anything better. I actually returned this one and bought a open box from vipoutlet for $228 no tax. Great laptop for the price. Not perfect, but you wont find any 14" that weighs 2.5lbs. Some of the short comings are single channel ram, no usb c charging, slow wifi card and some minor bugs.
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If I didn't already have a decent work/gaming laptop I would definitely snag this. This thing is great for casual gamers playing things like Rocket League and Fortnite.

Here are a couple of reviews I found on YouTubeBoth reviewers gave favorable results. I follow both and they have great channels.
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Have had this for almost 2 months and absolutely love it. I bought this cuz I'm going to a data analytics Bootcamp and running large volume data required 8GB/256GB specs while this was the cheapest I could find on market. The battery life is absolutely great. The longest time I've tried is 4 hours running excel/python which is supposed to be battery-consuming and only cost about 50% of battery. It's light so the weight spec is accurate, the build/finish does feel a lil cheap but not too bad as long as you don't mess around with it or drop it I guess. Backlit keyboard is a lil lame because the light and keyboards are of the same silver-ish color so I usually ignore that. Anyway a great deal at this price point and has everything I need
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MOTILE 14" Performance Laptop, FHD, AMD Ryzen 5 with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, THX Spatial Audio, Tuned by THX display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, HDMI, Front 720p HD IR Camera- Rose Gold, Black and White available

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vega-H.../909076408
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it is light, fast and the screen looks nice.
down side: single channel SDRAM.
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