PD70 Series 17.3 inch high-end laptop

(1 customer review)

From: 2.469 EUR

The PD70 Series is equipped with everything you would expect from a high-end laptop: a sturdy case, an integrated fingerprint scanner*, a clear 165 Hz Q-HD screen with excellent viewing angles and a large 80 WH battery. But also a strong Nvidia RTX graphics card and support for Thunderbolt 4 are available. Furthermore, the laptop is equipped with sufficient connection ports for external devices and keyboard lighting. No application is too heavy for this powerful 17.3 inch laptop!

    Choose your processor - graphics card combination.
  • This laptop has two memory slots, Dual Channel for 4800 MHz DDR5 memory. Please choose your preferred memory here.
  • An M.2 SSD chip is a faster alternative to the regular storage drive and works in an M.2 slot. If selected, the operating system will be installed on this storage chip.
  • An M.2 SSD chip is a faster alternative to the regular storage drive and works in an M.2 slot. You can use this secondary slot for extra storage.

  • Would you like to have a nice logo engraved on the laptop lid? We engrave our own logo on the laptop lid as standard. You can also choose not to have this done, or to specify your own file for engraving the laptop lid.

    *Uploaded logo for engraving

    Which BIOS logo should be displayed while booting?

    Uploaded logo for BIOS

    Name
    If you would like to have a personalised name engraving on the palm rest part, please insert it here. Please leave the field blank if you want to skip this option.

    What font should we use for the engraving?

    *Specify font

    Please specify the font that we should use for the name engraving.

  • You can choose between Windows and a GNU/Linux operating system. As an alternative, you can also install the operating system by yourself. Even a Dual Boot with multiple operating system is possible to configure.
    Select your operating system
    Other Operating system
    Dual-Boot or VirtualBox?

    How should the second operating system be reached?

    Primary operating system

    Which operating system will you use the most?

    Secondary operating system

    Which operating system will you use alongside the primary operating system?

    Partition

    How much percent (%) of the available storage capacity may be assigned to the primary OS? The other available space will be assigned to the second OS.

    Partition notes
    Please fill in your notes about the partitions, if any. For example: Ubuntu on the SSD, Windows 10 on the hard drive. A non-used partition is possible as well. No idea what to fill in below? Then please leave it blank, so we will set-up the system to the best performance.
    What language should be displayed by the operating system?

    Which user name (name of user of the OS) would you like to be set up?

    Fill in a username in the text field.

    If you have any special request for your new laptop, you can leave it here.

    Would you like to have an OS pen drive, so you can reinstall your operating system in the future?

    You have the option to pre-install additional software. We only supply clean laptops, no malware, bloatware or extra software that you did not ask for.

    Windows Software
    Extra Software
    Linux Software

    Please choose the web browser which you'd like to be installed.

  • Here you can pick a M.2 WiFi module. There are different types for different purposes.

  • Do you take your laptop with you regularly? Here you can pick an additional adapter (charger), for example to use at home or at the office.

  • Select the keyboard layout you would like.

    After ordering, you will be sent a file with instructions on how to get started creating your own keyboard layout.

    ANSI / ISO

    SUPER key

    Please upload a logo for your custom SUPER key here.

  • We offer an option to permanently remove the webcam and microphone module for those wo are concerned about their privacy and don't need an internal webcam and microphone.

  • We deliver a power cord with every adapter. Which power cord fits to your power wall?

    With every adapter, we deliver a power cord. How long would you like those power cords to be?

    You can choose to extend the dead pixel warranty period to 3 years.
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Specifications

Specifications

Processor CPU Refer to configurator
Display
17.3” (43.94cm) Q-HD (2560×1440) 16:9 panel, glare, 165 Hz
Color reproduction: 72% NTSC, ~ 98% sRGB
Luminance: 300 cd/m²
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Treatment: anti-glare, Hard coating (3H), IPS likely

Screen model: BOE NE173QHM-NY1

Memory Dual channel DDR5

Two DDR5 SODIMM sockets, support DDR5 4800 MHz (Real operation frequency depends on processor)

Expandable memory from 4GB to 64GB, depends on 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB SODIMM module

Video Controller GPU
Microsoft Hybrid Graphics modee
Supports 5 active displays
Support NVIDIA® Surround View via HDMI, miniDP
Nvidia RTX Graphics (please see configurator)
Storage 2x M.2 2280 SSD PCIe4
Audio
High Definition Audio
Built in array microphone
Built in two speakers
Sound BlasterX® Atlas
Keyboard
Multi languages full color illuminated full size keyboard with numeric pad
Pointing Device Touch pad with Microsoft PTP multi-gesture and scrolling function (*Fingerprint works only in Windows)
I/O Ports
2 x USB 3.2 ports (USB3.2 Gen1, Type-A)
1 x USB-C Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C 3.2 Gen2 port. Supports DisplayPort. Does not support PowerDelivery (PD)
1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4a
1 x HDMI 2.1 output port (with HDCP)
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF optical output)
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x microSD card reader
1 x DC-in jack
Slot
Three M.2 card slots
-1st for WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe / USB / CNVi interface (E key)
-2nd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with PCIe Gen4x4 interface (M key)
-3rd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with PCIe Gen4x4 interface (M key)
Communication
Built in 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN
1.0M HD video camera
Other design
FlexiCharger
NVIDIA® G-SYNC Technology
Virtual Reality ready
Windows® Mixed Reality Compatible
Power
Full Range AC adapter, AC in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19.5V, 230W
Embedded 4 cells Polymer battery pack, 80WH
Battery life: up to +/- 300 minutes (Windows, with UMA mode, 80WH Battery)
Security
Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot
TPM 2.0
Firmware Insyde proprietary firmware. Updates with USB pen drive on request only. No changelogs available.
Dimensions & Weight Width: 399mm
Depth: 270mm
Height: 25mm
Weight: 2.5 kg (including barebone and 80WH battery, weight tolerance is +/- 5%)

Spare parts

We offer spare parts up to 7 years after your purchase.

Before you apply any replacements, please consult the service manual. This can be found under the tab ‘service manual’ (Chapter 2: Disassembly).

Spare parts can be ordered here.

Service manual

We highly appreciate freedom. Therefore, we publish our service manuals that helps you to find and replace parts. The service manual also describes how to properly maintenance your device.

The service manual will soon be available here.

Drivers

The link to download drivers will be soon available here.

1 review for PD70 Series 17.3 inch high-end laptop

  1. Alex Landherr (verified owner)

    My configuration used the following:
    CPU: i7-12700H (only option/default)
    GPU: RTX-3060 6144MB GDDR6
    Display: 17.3 inch F-HD 1920×1080 display, 144 Hz, 72% NTSC, 300 cd/m², 800:1
    Keyboard: One zone keyboard (15 colours) – GNU/Linux and Windows compatible
    RAM: 2x 8 GB Kingston DDR4 SODIMM 3200 MHz
    M.2 SSD 1: Samsung 980 Pro 500 GB SSD @6.900/5.000MB/s (read/write) (also boot disk, I added a 1 TB version of the 980 Pro later)
    M.2 SSD 2: See above line.
    OS: Ubuntu, GNU/Linux 22.04 LTS 64-bit
    WiFi and Bluetooth: Intel AX-200 WiFi module 2400Mbps, 802.11AX/WiFi6 + Bluetooth 5.0
    Keyboard layout: Swedish/Finnish QWERTY

    As of writing this my experience has been overwhelmingly good as this is my first time using a full Linux laptop (I learned about Linux through using Raspberry Pi computers).
    The setup is as written elsewhere on this site handled by staff when assembled, this is especially good as I chose the one-zone RGB keyboard. When I first started it and got on with setting up the rest of the system as I wanted I found in the “Home” directory a shell script named “KB-New-RGB.sh” which after I asked was what they used to automate the software install of the RGB control software (very neat!).
    The keyboard controls are also quite easy to get an understanding of.

    I had some trouble with configuring Chromium to behave like Chrome Browser so I installed Chrome Browser instead without issue. All other software I asked for to be pre-installed was (I had some trouble with Tor Browser so I uninstalled it).

    The keyboard has a niece feel to it; good key travel and size of keys (bonus with a customizable super key!).
    And the touchpad works well too, after adjusting speed and sensitivity in Ubuntu’s settings I got it working well for myself.

    Regarding the display even at a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 17.3″ (diagonally) the pixel density is very good for this size (should be noted that this is my first laptop with this screen size). The brightness and refresh rate are easily adjusted via the keyboard and settings respectively.

    Onto the GPU drivers; they were pre-installed and working well (the Nvidia X Server Settings software works fine too be all appearances). I haven’t stressed the RTX 3060 much yet and for the time being don’t intend to play heavy duty games on it.

    With my choice of boot disk the load times for programs are significantly faster (I don’t have hard data on this though) compared to other M.2 NVMe SSDs I use (they’re also Samsungs).

    My only complaint (mostly directed at Clevo who is the hardware manufacturer from what I can tell) is that removing the bottom case/cover to change components or upgrade them is quite tricky to do since their service manual (otherwise very detailed and well written from my perspective) gives flawed instructions. If you also have trouble ask about it when contacting support.
    My solution (quoted from email sent to NovaCustom support):

    “As for opening up the laptop I together with my father found a safe and easy trick; at those little copper-colored rims near the hinges where the bottom case meets the top half we carefully used a box-cutter knife to pry it open slightly and managed to create slit in which a larger flat head screwdriver was inserted which with some force loosened the whole bottom case (this procedure was done at either side of the laptop).

    It should be noted that the above procedure can scrape of some of the copper-colored paint from the rims, not much but worth mentioning.”

    Otherwise the build quality is very good; reasonably sturdy. Below is a quote from support on the materials used and where on the laptop itself:
    “The top and bottom shell of the display cover is made of metal, the display frame (bezel) is made of synthetic material. The shell of the motherboard (palm rest part) and the keyboard itself are made of synthetic material, the bottom case is made of metal.”

    The CPU has been a great experience, great performance so far (I haven’t stressed it yet). As my main use is programming in C++ I think I will in the future benefit from the specs it has. One interesting detail is that “System Monitor” in Ubuntu shows concurrent CPU threads and not logical cores (maybe someone knows how to change this setting in “System Monitor”).

    As for the audio I have not made any thorough or simple tests.

    In summation, so far a very good experience. My recommendation is to be prepared to learn a lot of Linux tips and tricks on the way if you like myself have only limited Linux experience.

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