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You can now buy a 14-inch Clevo N240WU with an Intel i7-8550U

Sager NP3246 variant of the Clevo N240WU. (Source: Sager)
Sager NP3246 variant of the Clevo N240WU. (Source: Sager)
Clevo have updated the W240 14-inch laptop to include an i7-8550U, which will greatly improve multi-core performance over the previous Kaby Lake option, while maintaining similar power draw.

Clevo laptops, sold through brands such as Sager, Eurocom, and Schenker/XMG are popular among the enthusiast community for offering machines that usually favor maintainability and upgradeability over cutting-edge designs.

Clevo has now released a refresh of their N240 14-inch laptop, which comes with the new Intel i7-8550U. Since this is a ULV laptop, the dimensions are reasonably compact for the screen size at 0.87-inch (22mm) thick, but a “bare bone plus battery pack” weight of 3.98 lb (1.8 kg) puts it in the company of the more powerful Razer Blade 2017 and Gigabyte Aero 14.

Key specifications are:

  • CPU: Intel i7-8550U
  • GPU: Intel UHD 620
  • RAM: Up to 32 GB DDR4-2400
  • Screen: 14-inch 1920x1080 IPS
  • Storage: 1 x M.2 2280 NVMe + 1 x 2.5-inch 7mm
  • Ports: 1 x USB3, 1 x USB2, 1 x USB Type-C, HDMI 1.4b, VGA, SD card reader
  • Networking: 1000 Gbps RJ45 LAN, 802.11ac
  • Battery: 44 Wh (external access for swapping packs)

The base configuration from Sager, the NP3246, starts at US$899 and comes with 8 GB RAM, a 1 TB 5400rpm HDD, and Windows 10 Home. This arrangement is all right for those who are comfortable with doing their own upgrades and cloning the hard drive to a faster SSD, but for everyone else, we recommend changing the configuration to have an M.2 SSD as the boot drive before purchasing since this will give better speed and simplify later storage upgrades.

Barebone systems are likely to be around US$200-250 cheaper than this configuration, such as this one at US$669 on Amazon spotted by Lilliputing.

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Craig Ward, 2017-09-24 (Update: 2017-09-24)
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.