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It would be great if an Open Box unit was available for under $900.
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I got an open box version two weeks ago when this was on the same sale. Awesome laptop.

Two issues though:
High refresh rate gamers should elseware. If you are playing single player games or into photo/video editing, this OLED is better.

Dell released a bios that prevents undervolting the CPU. (Higher tier brands don't really offer better coolig. Instead they factory undervolted -100mVolts. Dell used use to let owners undervolt, but Intel released new microcode due to security exploits and now blocks users from making changes. Instead of undervolting, install a program like throttlestop and limit the wattage going to the chip during boosting. I set mine from 110 watts down to 75 watts. The chip only boosts to 4.3 mghz now (instead of 4.5), but runs much cooler. You could also install an older bios and use intel Xtu to undervolt.

If you don't care just hit the button on the keyboard that maxes the fan speed to cool things down. Sounds like a hair dryer though...
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I got and would say that it is worth is at this price. I spent $150 more, but I feel like it's a decent gaming laptop. Updating software and the bios is crucial.
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Quote from DanH3641 :
I got an open box version two weeks ago when this was on the same sale. Awesome laptop.

Two issues though:
High refresh rate gamers should elseware. If you are playing single player games or into photo/video editing, this OLED is better.

Dell released a bios that prevents undervolting the CPU. (Higher tier brands don't really offer better coolig. Instead they factory undervolted -100mVolts. Dell used use to let owners undervolt, but Intel released new microcode due to security exploits and now blocks users from making changes. Instead of undervolting, install a program like throttlestop and limit the wattage going to the chip during boosting. I set mine from 110 watts down to 75 watts. The chip only boosts to 4.3 mghz now (instead of 4.5), but runs much cooler. You could also install an older bios and use intel Xtu to undervolt.

If you don't care just hit the button on the keyboard that maxes the fan speed to cool things down. Sounds like a hair dryer though...
None of the BIOS rollbacks work for undervolting. Only viable use for this laptop is to replace the thermal paste (I used NH-T1) and limit the TDP. It doesn't bounce off the thermal limit anymore, but still gets over 95C in games.
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None of the BIOS rollbacks work for undervolting. Only viable use for this laptop is to replace the thermal paste (I used NH-T1) and limit the TDP. It doesn't bounce off the thermal limit anymore, but still gets over 95C in games.
Toasty!
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if you enjoy 95c while gaming go for it 10th gen can't be undervolted.
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Anyone know if this has a second ssd/hdd slot?
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Great specs but like many have said the high temps keep me away.
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Toasty!
Yeah, cheapest laptop you'll find with an OLED and 2070 though.
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No num pad 😅. Sigh!
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Anyone know if this has a second ssd/hdd slot?
It doesn't 1 m.2 only
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Doesn't OLED burn just like it does on phones? A constant start menu or browser can't be good for screen longevity just like android buttons and the top bar on phones. Sucks when you try to watch a video full screen and see the ghosting.
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It would be great if an Open Box unit was available for under $900.
Why is there always someone on these threads that complains about the price and then comes up with some ridiculous number as their version of a good price. For this configuration this is the absolute cheapest I've ever seen it. Of course it would be better if it was free and came with a new lamborghini, but we aren't in la la land.
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None of the BIOS rollbacks work for undervolting. Only viable use for this laptop is to replace the thermal paste (I used NH-T1) and limit the TDP. It doesn't bounce off the thermal limit anymore, but still gets over 95C in games.
That sucks for the 15 inch if true. The 17 can be undervolted with an older bios. Even the newer ones don't remove if you've already made the change, from what I read. I'm running the 17 with a 80mlv under on the core and double that on the cache.
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