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whitestar_999

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5500U would be better hands down. It's faster in terms of both single core and multi core. Has more cores and far better power rating even. So I'd definitely go for it. Android Studio is highly CPU intensive and really helped by additional cores.
But is 5500u able to sustain heavy cpu load continuously for more than 15-20min as its power saving feature/thermal throttling should kick in.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
^Oh that's a bummer. Would undervolting help here?
I was checking 5500U and it is looking good. What will be the price range of laptops with this processor?
 

aby geek

Padawan
^Around 55k. Aspire 7 has just appeared but reviews say bad build quality.
Some how the gpu on 5500u is faster than 4700u. Tasks where cores matter there 4700u would win.

And guys any news on nitro5 5600h availability? And how good will 5600h be for rendering purposes?
This predator seems to be the cheapest option available for content creation right now.

Other than this then we move into zephyrus g14 and omen 15 category. Around 115k -120k.

Further ahead zephyrus m15 2020 and legion 5pi appear within 130k-140k.

And beyond that strix g17 and scar 15 arrive starting at 150k.the 155k scar 15 is 300hz with 100%srgb and 75%adobe. While the 165hz wqhd is 100% DCI-p3. Will the wqhd be far more expensive than fhd?

I feel if not going for scar 15 then omen 15 is the choice and if that helios 300 is any good that's even cheaper.
What do you guys feel about all these and the fact that nitro 5 also has 165hz qhd and 360hz fhd options.
Will acer bring them here?
 

Extreme Gamer

僕はガンダム!
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But is 5500u able to sustain heavy cpu load continuously for more than 15-20min as its power saving feature/thermal throttling should kick in.
That only matters if the CPU load manages to breach the thermal envelope. Writing code in Android Studio shouldn't be nearly as CPU intensive as actually turning it into an APK.
 
@SaiyanGoku @omega44-xt which is better for an android studio like software which depends heavily on processor & ram, a ryzen 5500u or a 3550H.
R5 5500U (6c/12t) is easily the better performer even at 15W, I think. Newer architecture helps. It is rebranded R5 4600U (which wasn't as common as 4500U), so reviews are available.


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^Around 55k. Aspire 7 has just appeared but reviews say bad build quality.
Some how the gpu on 5500u is faster than 4700u. Tasks where cores matter there 4700u would win.

And guys any news on nitro5 5600h availability? And how good will 5600h be for rendering purposes?
This predator seems to be the cheapest option available for content creation right now.

Other than this then we move into zephyrus g14 and omen 15 category. Around 115k -120k.

Further ahead zephyrus m15 2020 and legion 5pi appear within 130k-140k.

And beyond that strix g17 and scar 15 arrive starting at 150k.the 155k scar 15 is 300hz with 100%srgb and 75%adobe. While the 165hz wqhd is 100% DCI-p3. Will the wqhd be far more expensive than fhd?

I feel if not going for scar 15 then omen 15 is the choice and if that helios 300 is any good that's even cheaper.
What do you guys feel about all these and the fact that nitro 5 also has 165hz qhd and 360hz fhd options.
Will acer bring them here?

It was available a few days back, but went OOS now. Some people were able to order it. Nitro 5 doesn't have good thermals, but is ok-ish. CPU will hit 90C at load, but a good cooling pad should help, so will any TDP limitation that can be put (not much idea about it but I limit power draw of my i7 using Throttlestop, I know undervolt isn't available to Ryzen mobile yet).
 

billamama

Journeyman
My Del Inspiron n5010 showing following errors 0413 & 0146
And after diagnostic it does not boot and freezes
What is the solution?
 

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Someone over on youtube said it is the same 100% srgb panel thats on predator. Do they share the display?
Most companies provide low quality stuff to India to cut costs, so surely there could have been a 144Hz 100% sRGB option but 70% sRGB option exists as I well for Nitro (not Predator), read somewhere. So highly likely India gets 70% sRGB panel. Can't confirm anything as I doubt any tech youtuber in India is knowledgeable enough to check panel quality.
 

aby geek

Padawan
Helios 300 has come down to 106k should I go for it or wait for acer nitro 5 5800h/3060 qhd listed at 115k. I have been considering legion 5 4800h/2060 as it comes with extended warranty and bag all within 116k.
Helio300 has 59wh battery, the qhd nitro 5 has 57.5 wh and legion 5 has 60wh but they mention battery backup as 3 hrs only.
Considering cooling and dust protection and warranty and service, which one should you go for?
My use case is both vector designs and 3d rendering.
 

Extreme Gamer

僕はガンダム!
Vendor
Odd scheme 5th gen u processors are zen2.
Be wary, amd is doing shady stuff with nomenclature. Ex 5500U

Even scheme 5th gen u processors are zen3.
Ex 5600U.
Yes, it's shady. They should have stuck to 4600U & 4800U instead of renaming them as 5500U & 5700U.

Actually they had no choice to rename the CPUs.

Many people would hesitate to buy a previous-gen CPU if the next-gen was available.

And given these are laptop chips, which means OEM tray-packing sales only, I don't think a single mainstream laptop vendor would use this previous-generation numbered chips in their newer product lines.
 
Helios 300 has come down to 106k should I go for it or wait for acer nitro 5 5800h/3060 qhd listed at 115k. I have been considering legion 5 4800h/2060 as it comes with extended warranty and bag all within 116k.
Helio300 has 59wh battery, the qhd nitro 5 has 57.5 wh and legion 5 has 60wh but they mention battery backup as 3 hrs only.
Considering cooling and dust protection and warranty and service, which one should you go for?
My use case is both vector designs and 3d rendering.
Some reviewers do run a lot of benchmarks. Check in those which CPU is better for the softwares you use - generally R7 4800H > i7 10870H.

Lenovo has better after-sales. Put 2 year extended warranty into the equation as well, I think it costs 8k for Helios 300. Check Jarrod Tech's review of Legion 5 & Helios 300 (2020, it is similar).
 

aby geek

Padawan
There's peace of mind offer on Acer's website mentioning accidental damage protection + 2year extended warranty worth 12k for 2.8k.
So that brings us to 108k but the are not providing a bag and delivery date estimate is 9th May.
Legion 5 shows 2 year extended warranty and a basic bag for around 4k. That will be 116k. And it says ships in 2 days. They have mentioned in the description that ram is not upgradable.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
A bag should not be a factor for a laptop which will be used for work. Focus on the performance,value for money, extended service+Accidental Damage Protection. Laptop bag you can buy yourself once you have the funds and whatever design/color you want.
 
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