Prostar Clevo P870TM1-G (8700K, Dual GTX 1080) Gaming Laptop Review

Prostar Clevo P870TM1-G is easily considered as the most powerful gaming laptop available right now. For under 5000 dollars, you will get of performance which you never imagine before. On the inside, it has of dual GTX 1080 graphic card alongside with Intel I7 8700K from Coffee Lake generation. The specification we see is rarely seen anywhere because it takes so many budgets to everything inside and this is the main reason why the price is really expensive. If you look for something that lasts for 6 to 7 years or even more, then you probably should take a look closer at this system.

I actually do not have really that much budget to spend for a laptop, but thankfully one of my friends is kindly enough to lend this system to me for couple of checks. I have checked couple of things like performance, display, design, keyboard quality and I am so sure everything they put here is worth for our price we spend. I also want to say sorry if the article won’t cover entire thing about it because I only have couple of days with it. That is what we are going to talk about on this article, so let’s take a look into it.

Case and Looks

One thing I should really notice at first is the weight for its chassis. The chassis itself is weight for around 12 pounds and measuring at 12.1 x 16.9 x 1.9 inches. It takes so much power to move it from the box to my table. Thankfully, the impression I get here is great as soon as I get my hands on it. The chassis consisted of plastic and aluminum materials and looks and feels absolutely amazing. The LED accent surrounded the power buttons and its cover adds of some kind of futuristic experience. In term of durability, this is far the most rigid and stable machines I have tested so far. Pushing or pressing the center area with some amount of powers won’t make any bend or creaking at all.

Unfortunately, the lid cover is quite flexible in my experience and considered as weaker than Alienware 17 I have few months ago. Not a big problem especially considering the construction quality is almost being perfect at this case. As for the connectivity, the both right and left sides are full with ports. There are 3 USB 3.0 ports, 4 audio, and 2 Ethernet ports placed at right side while I find of another single USB standard port and two Thunderbolt 3 ports at its left side. For connecting it to bigger monitor you have of two mini display ports and fully supported up to 4K resolution.

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Display and RGB Keyboard

Prostar Clevo P870TM1-G 2 Clevo puts of different display configurations for this case. It has three different of displays included of 17 4K 60 Hz panel, TN QHD 120 Hz, and IPS 120 Hz panels. For this review, I get the 3820 x 2160 or the 4K one. The 4K panel looks incredibly stunning as it covers of 100 % SRGB color. The color accuracy is nearly perfect and showing an unbelievable crisp and bright contents. You do not need to calibrate the screen because it has been calibrated before it’s sent to consumers. Sadly, the 60 Hz refresh rate is slower especially in FPS games which take quick response. Just make sure to pick the right display you need here.

As for the keyboard, I am surprised of not finding the each key customization here. The individually key customization is missing and only has of three zones RGB lighting. Razer is still better if we talk about RGB here. In term of experience, the keyboard is okay especially with well-spaced keys it brings to us. Typing for a long time would never make your fingers cramped, but once again the experience is far being from stunning here. I hope they add of individually RGB key customization next year.

Last price update: 2018-07-11 06:29:11

Prostar Clevo P870TM1-GMain Specs
CPU Intel Core I7-8700K 3.7 GHz
Graphics Dual NVIDIA GTX 1080
Display Size17.3-inch
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory 32GB DDR4 Memory
Storage 512GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD

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Gaming Performance

The hardware specification is very powerful and basically will run any games at ultra-setting. A single GTX 1080 is already so powerful and we have it two here. The Intel I8 8700K is a brand new processor and rarely used in laptop due its price. In comparable with I7 7700K, users can expect of 50 % performance. Desktop class hardware in a laptop is great if it only features an impressive cooling system. The temperature is never being an issue here, but running games in long time will make a noticeable drops especially when running the Witcher 3 at ultra-setting. The framerate goes down and up in different scenarios. Thankfully, the FPS drops won’t make any difference since the FPS locked at up to 60 FPS.

The gaming performance should not ask anymore because every game is playable up to 100 FPS at 1080p and dropped around 80 for 4K. Keep in mind, I put every setting in maximum and that is the result we get here. Just make sure to always plug its charger because leave in in sleep mode for 15 minutes already drops it 25 percent battery and I am not doing anything here. Due of big power consumption, the 100 % battery will go out in 1 hour, so always plugging the charger is necessary here.

Last price update: 2018-07-11 06:29:11
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Final Thought

The Clevo P870TM1-G is truly a beast with the hardware configuration it brings inside. The performance is the huge selling point here as it lasts similarly like desktop at all because they really add of desktop class hardware in portable way. Well, this could be your dream laptop if you only have a good amount of budget. 4 to 5 thousand dollars is truly expensive and just for gaming with standard quality, a 1000 dollars system is more than enough for you. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration here. Please leave any comment below for further assistance regarding the article.




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