Clevo to release monster 17-inch X170 gaming laptops powered by Intel's Comet Lake-S 10-core desktop-grade CPUs
Fresh leaks from the Chinese forum Saraba1st point to the imminent release of refreshed Clevo gaming laptops powered by the new Comet Lake-S desktop-grade CPUs that are supposed to be released this spring. User Liaojings1 managed to get hold of internal slides depicting all the new features of the upcoming X170 laptops as compared to the older P7xx-series, and it looks like Clevo is finally ready to update their 2-year-old designs to match those from Dell / Alienware and MSI.
Since these gaming laptops try to cram desktop-grade CPUs in laptop enclosures, the first updates we notice are on the chassis side, obviously. Thus, the new X170 cases appear to have bigger exhaust grills on the back. Also, with the redesigned casing, Clevo managed to upgrade the sound system with more powerful stereo speakers and woofer. The leaked chassis pictures also reveal RGB lighting on the rear and underneath.
Next up is the display area, and it seems like Clevo is finally including slim-bezel screens. Admittedly, not everyone loves the looks of these narrow bezel displays, but we cannot really deny the benefit they bring to OEMs that can fit bigger screens in smaller cases. The internal slide reveals 4K resolutions, 144 Hz refresh rates and G-SYNC support for the 17.3-inch display with 83% screen-to body ratio.
As far as internal features go, the new X107-series will integrate gen 10 Comet Lake-S CPUs with up to 10 cores and 20 threads that have a 125 W TDP. These more powerful components also need a redesigned cooling system, and the X170 gets an improved 11-heatpipe arrangement (6 for the GPU / 5 for the CPU) that can handle a total of 340 W TDP. There also are 4 small air vents and 2 main anti-dust fans. No word on GPU options, but, presumably, Clevo will include all the refreshed RTX 2000 laptop models that will be soon introduced by Nvidia. Last but not least, the X170 laptops will integrate support for USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports with 20 Gbps total bandwidth.
There is no pricing info for now, yet one of the slides reveals that the X170 laptops should be released in Q1 2020, while the last slide indicates that the Comet Lake-S CPUs are expected to launch in March-April.