470V 3.0Ghz, 512 RAM, 60GIG 5400 RPM drive, camera, card reader, combo drive, no tv tuner (heard it was crap, thanks for the heads up forum guys)
The order process:
The Initial Impression
Ordered on a Sunday, even though the order wouldn't be processed until Monday. Called the company (not allowed to say here) Monday to confirm the order was received, which it was. They called me later in the day again to further confirm the order. The order was going to take 5 business days assembly, testing and setup, plus delivery (2 days expresspost).
Called the next Monday to check the status of my order... BAD NEWS... Eurocom didn't send them the battery or hard drive brackets so it was going to take longer than the Tuesday or Wednesday expected delivery date. I asked when was the projected date and they had no idea... long story short... it took a WHOLE WEEK of extra waiting for the battery and hard drive brackets to come in, so when I called them the NEXT monday it was ready and they were sending it that night. They did give me free shipping, so I managed to upgrade the processor from 2.8 to 3Ghz with the money from that plus a bit, and I upgraded to priority courior (next day before noon) for another $25 CAD.
I went to school Wednesday at 8:00am and of course who came to my door at 9:00am? the Priority Courior Guy... My wife received the BIG box and didn't have to sign (?!?!), then messaged me at school to tell me it had arrived. I told her to open it and take pictures (see below). I was stuck in class till 1:00pm. Came home, had a look at it.
Grr... just typed the rest of the review, but accidently pressed the mouse ah well heres the short version:
This thing is HUGE. I previously bought a compaq widescreen and a toshiba A40. This thing is massive in comparison. Overall build quality cosmetically was perfect, there was even a peice of plastic film protecting the Eurocom badge.
its too hot, I put skateboard wheels under the back to raise it up, doesn't seem to make a difference but I'm sure it does it something. The local computer stores in Toronto don't carry Clevo's because they say they run too hot and are unreliable , always have to be repaired (they apparently get at least one a week mostly due to heat-related issues ), etc... so I guess we'll have to see if I have to use this 1 yr warranty. I play a lot of games, use high-end 3d programs, and leave it running all night long downloading or rendering frames. This should once and for all give everyone an idea as to the overall quality of these laptops. If it all goes well, I might even open up my own shop here in Toronto (seeing as this seems to be an untapped market here).
here are some pics: