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Motile 14" Laptop: Ryzen 3, 1080p, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD EXPIRED

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Walmart has Motile 14" Laptop (M141) on sale for $199. Shipping is free, otherwise select free store pickup where stock permits. Thanks PocketsThick

Note, availability for store pickup may vary by locationSpecs:
  • AMD Ryzen 3 Processor
  • 14" 1080p Display
  • 4GB Memory
  • 128GB Solid State Drive
  • Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
  • Weight: 2.55 lbs
  • Ports:
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x USB Type-C
    • 1x Ethernet
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
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Link: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vega-H.../715635402

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Last Edited by wildpig1234 February 19, 2020 at 08:48 PM
Display: 14" 1080p IPS (240 nits, 62% sRGB)
CPU: Ryzen 3 3200U (Passmark 4610, single thread 1634), Vega 3 integrated graphics
RAM: 4GB DDR4 2666 MHz (non-soldered, only 1 slot)
HD: 128GB SSD M.2 SATA + empty M.2 slot (first slot supports SATA and NVMe, empty slot supports NVMe)
USB: 2x USB 3, 1x USB 2, 1x USB-C (USB-C does not support charging or video out)
Video out: HDMI (full size, can do 4k @ 60Hz)
Other: Ethernet port, audio combo jack, SD card reader
Wifi: 802.11ac (Intel AC 3168, 1x1)
Bluetooth: v4.2
Backlit keyboard: Yes (though apparently does not look good on silver model)
Camera: 720p front cam with IR
Construction: Magnesium aluminum
Battery: 47 Wh, ~7.5 hr battery life, 65W charger
OS: Windows 10 Home 64 bit (not S)
Weight: 2.55 lbs
Warranty: 1 year limited

Selling points:
-1920 x 1080 IPS screen
-Extremely light weight for size, with competitors (eg LG Gram) being much more expensive
-Compact/narrow bezels - 14" screen on laptop that is the size of a 13"
-Quiet
-Metal construction (Aluminum magnesium alloy)
-Backlit keyboard (some people do report the silver model the backlit is not bright enough due to the silver background of the key. with the black model having the best backlit/key background color combination)
-pretty good trackpad (large size)
-Ethernet port, full size HDMI with 4k
-Windows 10 Home (don't need to convert from S mode, has zero bloatware so no need to reformat)
-Front IR camera supporting Windows Hello (login to Windows using facial recognition)
-Very low price for all of above
-Runs Ubuntu Linux [reddit.com] perfectly (no driver installs, command line edits, etc)

Detractions:
-1 slot of RAM - so no dual channel, resulting in ~25% graphics performance hit
-Comes with 4GB RAM. While sufficient/fast for most people (despite what forums will have you believe), power users may benefit from 8GB, an easy and cheap upgrade
-Not from a well known brand (it was put out by a partnership between Walmart and THX)
-Screen could be brighter outdoors (240 nits)
-USB-C does not support charging or video output
-Wifi is 1x1 (can be easily upgrade to AX200 2x2 wifi 6 for about $18, some people do it to get the fastest possible Wifi 6 speed as well as reportedly better range and less signal drops)
-No 2.5" slot
-Trackpad a bit fidgety for precise movements
-Speakers are what you would expect for this class of laptop

8GB RAM for $30 (replaces the 4GB, so total after upgrade is 8GB not 12GB)
https://smile.amazon.com/Crucial-...B071KNKBQ1

See wiki from R5 thread for more information
https://slickdeals.net/f/13709582-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-299

Linux Information
For anyone interested in Linux, these (Ryzen 3 and 5) run Ubuntu flawlessly. More discussion/information [reddit.com]. Video review [youtube.com] of Motile M142 running Ubuntu.

VIDEO OVERVIEW [youtube.com] of updating RAM, SSD, Wifi, etc.

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

If you did a clean windows install and want the OSD onscreen display of FnF2 and FnF5 back as well as oem info and logo to the about windows property section and motile wallpaper: https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=135064988&postcount=1673

Other Resources:
Motile User Subreddit [reddit.com]

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Getting ready for 25 comments asking if this has a second RAM slot...

I will save you all the hassle, it does NOT have a second slot for RAM. RAM is single channel/slot only.
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Dude it's $200. FFS LMAO.
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Just got one from last fp deal. Nice little laptop. Lightweight and fairly fast for ryzen 3 and 4gb ram. No bloatware at all have 90 gb free on hard drive after windows. This is the link for memory from last fp deal.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...0DER&psc=1
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FP in 3..2..1
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Thanks! I'm on the fence — was going to let the Ryzen 5 model drop in price again but the black one is out of stock, so now I'm wondering if both of these are finally at their end of life.
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Need 8gig ram minimum
You can upgrade the ram and add a m.2. That being said i personally rather have the ryzen 5 model
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waiting for miracle - Ryzen 5 version to drop...
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waiting for miracle - Ryzen 5 version to drop...
Same - want to upgrade my mom's crummy netbook but would prefer to pay just a bit more for the Ryzen 5
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I have this model. I got it around Christmas for the same price. I upgraded the ram to 8GB, the best $200 I spent for a laptop.
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I have this model. I got it around Christmas for the same price. I upgraded the ram to 8GB, the best $200 I spent for a laptop.
What ram? I would like to do the same. Was it hard?
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I couldn't wait any longer. Thank you return policy ha
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Just got mine today for the $209 but won't complain - I'm surprisingly impressed with this unit. Its great for the price.
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What kind of gaming can be done on this laptop?
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