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  1. #11
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    The first link (below) can compare laptops brands/makes against each other for you. You may find this helpful in your quest.

    You seem to have lowered the bar somewhat from I want ROG to just the lightest laptop no matter what.
    I dont know what your using this for really, prehaps you should be looking at tablet (in particiular look at iPad) makes as well ?



    https://nanoreview.net/en/laptop-com...antage-edition
    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3454...17-review.html
    Last edited by RedSector73; 07-30-2021 at 10:53 AM.

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    i never used a tablet but i doubt it has storage for my 2tb of files and i cannot even imagining typing on that screen or working on spreadsheets. plus are they strong enough to transcode multipl videos?

    my typical day is 20 tabs open on firefox. 10 on chrome. 1 or 2 excel sheets open. a few instances of word, file explorer. also converting videos with AVC and separately using pytivo to transfer other files to my tivo. sometimes i even do both at the same time.

    when i'm converting with AVC AND doing pytivo conversions, the cpu is pegged as high as it's allowed to be. the video card gets up to over 90 C so i actually turned AVC back to only use 3 threads so it stays cooler on my lap and also the rog did lag sometimes. even as powerful as it is.

    also i doubt anyone else uses their ROG 12 to 15 hours a day on their lap. my legs ache when i get up from the sofa and i started to have shooting pain in my foot from how the laptop sits. i didnt wanna get into tons of details but i already ruled out my other options other than buying a new machine. just didnt wanna bore you with the cons of each circumstance as its not that kind of forum. its about computers, not logisitics and personal reasons.

    so my goal is a super light computer that can handle many browsers open, store over 2 tb of files. convert vids with AVC and also using pytivo . the only thing holding me back from the LG is the super glare screen. been looking at matte overlays to try to fix that. but i need light. the dells are 6 pounds but i hear have loud bad fans. i dont need that kind of issue. my old dell is super loud as well. so the LG at 3 pounds seems to be the best compromise to help save my legs

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    Laptop (Model)FA506IU-AL130T x 2
    MotherboardROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (WI-FI)
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
    Memory (part number)4 x G.SKILL F4-3800C14D-16GTZN 14-16-16-36 Samsung B-Die
    Graphics Card #1Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme WaterForce (GV-N208TAORUSX W-11GC)
    Sound CardArctis DAC
    MonitorAsus ROG Swift PG348Q
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    Storage #22 x Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB
    CPU CoolerCoolermaster Liquid Pro Master 360
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    Yeah, your said workload rules out tablet, it also rules anything lightweight like the LG you have mentioned ~imo.

    I strongly recommend you try in store before buying as your workload and requirements for wieght don't apppear very well aligned.

    I would have desktop computer to do all heavy lifting for transcoding and storage (like my NAS which is 18tb 1800x that runs plex etc), then simply remote log into it from your lighter computer (to handle heavy lifting on a real computer, also use plex on it) and to save your legs, that light computer woudl handle MS products and your tab fetish in firefox (that a good light laptop could do without draining it battery or overheating).

    By splitting your requirments from one to two systems you can have it all.
    Last edited by RedSector73; 07-31-2021 at 08:20 AM.

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    i never remoted in on a machine before. ill try with my old dell to see how ez it is

    so now how to do i replace the glare screen on the LG? thats really whats holding me back from buying. ive seen the 'protectors' on amazon that supposedly take away the glare but they dont look like fun to install. ive seen in reviews how bad it is..it sucks no matte display

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    thought of another silly question as i'm reading reviews. even though the LG would definitely throttle and be nowhere as powerful as a gaming computer to convert videos, woudlnt it just mean it takes longer to convert a video, not that it wont do it? even now with my g75, if i have any video converter going and then pytivo transfering to my tivo and then 30 tabs open on 2 browsers, i have lags on something like even playing words with friends. in the end i wouldnt care if the lg took even 2x as long to transfer or convert vids, just that it did it without freezing my machine or slowing it down.

    here's the excerpt from an article on the 2020 model i read that just made me think of this question: Thanks to the Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU and 16GB of RAM, the Gram 17 had no problem loading up 30 separate Google Chrome tabs (including 10 YouTube tabs, playing music videos simultaneously). So I opened more YouTube tabs, a few Facebook videos, and then Spotify. 15 YouTube tabs (playing 1080p videos at once), five Facebook tabs (playing CNN news clips simultaneously), and one Spotify playlist later: still no lag. Impressive.The Gram 17 was no champion in our Handbrake video transcoding test, either, but that’s typical of 10th-Gen Ice Lake CPUs. It took 23 minutes and 59 seconds to convert a 4K video to 1080p resolution, while the previous model took 19:18. The XPS 17 (8:41) and MacBook Pro (8:00) performed this task even faster; the average premium laptop takes 18:39.

    Not every benchmark test was a bummer. The Gram 17's speedy 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD took just 5 seconds to duplicate 5GB of multimedia files — a transfer rate of 1,128.4 megabytes per second. This actually outpaces the MacBook Pro (1,017.9 MBps), XPS 17 (620.6 MBps), and Surface Laptop 3 (282.7 MBps); the category average is 683.8 MBps.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array RedSector73 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)FA506IU-AL130T x 2
    MotherboardROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (WI-FI)
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    Graphics Card #1Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme WaterForce (GV-N208TAORUSX W-11GC)
    Sound CardArctis DAC
    MonitorAsus ROG Swift PG348Q
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    Storage #22 x Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB
    CPU CoolerCoolermaster Liquid Pro Master 360
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    RDC is like logging onto your computer in front of you, using a different account. The only difference is RDC has a small banner at the top. This way you could use LG Gram for most things and another system for heavy lifting like transcode and bulk storage. Appears you are not really considering the heat issue, which will directly effect your legs when the LG Gram is unable to cope, they dont often measure the exhuast heat from these little laptops and often employ high flow air deisgn to keep cool.

    Given a laptop screen is not easily changed, I would want to be happy with it. Generally I prefer IPS screens these days.

    Anyway, just giving you ideas to think about. Splitting these workloads is what I would do.
    Last edited by RedSector73; 08-01-2021 at 02:11 AM.

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    actually i do use remote on my work laptop. just didnt realize it lol. also my ROG wont do it because the version of windows is just home. i guess i could use teamviewer, thats what i use to fix my friends computer when it breaks.

    as far as the heat it's between 91 and 116 per this review.

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/LG-Gra....490186.0.html

    next thing would be to tax my ROG and shoot it with my thermometer to see how hot it gets for comparison. the only heat issue i ever have with my legs is where the ROG power cord plugs in to the machine when my leg hits the dongle it's blazing hot for some reason. the underside i never have felt the heat.

    edit: cranked up ROg to convert and transfer 2 vids at the same time. hottest part is under the right fan at 98F. no wonder i never feel discomfort
    Last edited by luckydriver; 08-01-2021 at 02:12 PM.

  8. #18
    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array RedSector73 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)FA506IU-AL130T x 2
    MotherboardROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (WI-FI)
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
    Memory (part number)4 x G.SKILL F4-3800C14D-16GTZN 14-16-16-36 Samsung B-Die
    Graphics Card #1Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme WaterForce (GV-N208TAORUSX W-11GC)
    Sound CardArctis DAC
    MonitorAsus ROG Swift PG348Q
    Storage #1ADATA SX8200PNP 1TB
    Storage #22 x Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB
    CPU CoolerCoolermaster Liquid Pro Master 360
    CaseEVGA DG-87 Gunmetal Grey Gaming Case
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W Gold Power
    Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
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    Buy an upgrade key off eBay or other Windows key site cheaply to pro version to solve that issue or you have old Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 pro key that tends to work.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-4ae32e85e645

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