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I have the ryzen 3 version of this laptop. It's a "Walmart" brand but it's manufactured by TongFang. They are an ODM for many brand name laptop "manufacturers". Tongfang was the ODM for Walmarts Overpowered gaming laptops which almost every agreed were stellar laptops and deals at the price. This Motile laptop is offered by other "manufacturers" world wide. The quality seems to be hit or miss with some people getting lemons and others like me getting perfect machines.

It's full metal (magnesium) chassis. Really nice 1080 matte screen. The major issue is the single slot RAM which can adversely impact video. I got the R3 version for $199.  Bought a 16GB RAM stick for $50 and it's an incredible machine. Extremely light. The R5 version has double the RAM (8GB) and SSD (256 GB) and faster processor. People are able to do light gaming with the R5. I love my R3 version. Great value ultrabook (less than 2.5lbs).

Long ass thread on slick deals. R5 Version is back to $299. R3 versions is @ $229, lowest was $199. Give it a look if you are in for a good cheap ultrabook.

 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13798283-motile-14-laptop-ryzen-5-full-hd-256-gb-hd-8gb-ram-299?src=frontpage

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3 hours ago, crash_davis said:

I have the ryzen 3 version of this laptop. It's a "Walmart" brand but it's manufactured by TongFang. They are an ODM for many brand name laptop "manufacturers". Tongfang was the ODM for Walmarts Overpowered gaming laptops which almost every agreed were stellar laptops and deals at the price. This Motile laptop is offered by other "manufacturers" world wide. The quality seems to be hit or miss with some people getting lemons and others like me getting perfect machines.

It's full metal (magnesium) chassis. Really nice 1080 matte screen. The major issue is the single slot RAM which can adversely impact video. I got the R3 version for $199.  Bought a 16GB RAM stick for $50 and it's an incredible machine. Extremely light. The R5 version has double the RAM (8GB) and SSD (256 GB) and faster processor. People are able to do light gaming with the R5. I love my R3 version. Great value ultrabook (less than 2.5lbs).

Long ass thread on slick deals. R5 Version is back to $299. R3 versions is @ $229, lowest was $199. Give it a look if you are in for a good cheap ultrabook.

 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13798283-motile-14-laptop-ryzen-5-full-hd-256-gb-hd-8gb-ram-299?src=frontpage

AMD's new mobile processors were just announced and should be available in laptops by this summer I believe. There is going to be a pretty big jump in efficiency and power, and as the new processors utilize AMD's second generation Ryzen core (the same core now powering their desktop and server resurgence/trouncing of Intel). Their previous mobile processors were relying on the first generation Ryzen and an older process node. Although good, they suffered with high idle power drain and generally were inferior to competing products from Intel. The new ones should basically be best in class across the board. 

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yep, preach on brother

I've had 3 x1's, all have lasted 5+ years without issues until my kids dropped them, one is still humming along at 8 years old.

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We have a surface 2 in 1 at home.  It's nice.  Problem is nonstandard power connector, and no USBC.  It's last gen.  Maybe current one is fixed...but that's a no-go fo me

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At my last job we got surface pros.

I liked it, fast, quiet, powerful.

Only drawback was there were days that the charging/connection port would not connect. Next day it would work just fine. 

I'll give you a great deal on a docking station if you get one.

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At my last job we got surface pros.
I liked it, fast, quiet, powerful.
Only drawback was there were days that the charging/connection port would not connect. Next day it would work just fine. 
I'll give you a great deal on a docking station if you get one.
I'm interested. I bought a SP7 with 256/16 I7 this morning and will be here on wednesday. Will it work with the new one?

And to the above poster...USBC is included now. Happy dance.

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