10-20-2019 09:52 AM
I'm going through this exact situation with my P53 order.
16GB (8 X 8)
4k Oled with calibration & pen
I wanted to ask your opinion since you seem to be the most forthcoming with information on the Oled P53 with the RTX 5000. My shipment has been delayed again, so I started looking for an alternative.
For a similar price to what I paid for the P53, I found an MSI GE75 with 9750h, 32gb (16x16), 512 SSD, 17 inch 1080p 144hz, and a full wattage (150w) 2080. The 2080 seems to be roughly the speed of the desktop 2070 super, where as the P53 rtx 5000 seems to perform around the desktop 2060.
I'm seriously considering canceling the P53. I lose the better screen, but I seem to gain everywhere else. The GE75 is .3lbs heavier, yet same general size.
As one with the P53, what do you think?
I'm a developer by trade, so my uses will include tensor flow, unity 3d, visual studio 17/19, photoshop, blender 2.8.
10-20-2019 10:16 AM - edited 10-21-2019 06:12 AM
I don't know how to compare the build quality and functionality of the MSI unit. My previous daily system was a P70 that I have had for 3 1/2years. During that time, there have been no hardware issues with the system. My P53 was built on 9/30 (the original order date was 9/14) with a SLA of 3-4 weeks to ship.) The P53 unit was received on 10/10 which was certainly within the timeframe originally quoted. Have you received any notification of a delay in building the system? In my case, I received a "Speed Bump" letter which was followed the next day by a shipment notice. In between that from original order status, the ship date varied by 21-30 every day back and forth. Custom orders take a bit longer than the standard variant run and all the parts have to be available to build. My assumption was that the OLED screen was constrained and it might still be so. However, the screen quality is so much better than the 4K UHD IPS panel that it was worth the wait. Additionally, I wanted the touch screen capability. So, net, be patient. It will be worth the wait. I'm thoroughly enjoying my new system. My CPU was a XEON processor and the system boards with the RTX 5000 seem to have been initially coupled with that CPU.
10-20-2019 10:42 AM
I did receive the speed bump email. From every thing I've read the MSI doesn't have the best build quality but it seems to considered good enough by most.
My current laptop is a Dell XPS 9570 with the 8750h and 4k touchscreen. It's color accuracy was noticeably better than any other screen I possess with it's 100% Adobe rgb coverage. The only problem I have with the XPS is the 1050 max-q graphics and severe throttling.
Thus my search for a better cooling laptop with a stronger graphics card. That's actually the thing that worries me about the P53. How is the cooling with the cpu and gpu?
From my research the MSI GE75 can sustain 4ghz on all 6 cores (when undervolted) and run its 2080 at around 1800mhz. The big downside seems to be fan noise. And of course a less accurate lower resolution screen. The higher refresh rate has no tangible benefits for me as I'm not a huge gamer.
The price delta between the two is $150, with the MSI costing more.
Sorry if I'm bothering you! I prefer the look and design of the P53, but day to day performance is my concern.
10-20-2019 11:06 AM - edited 10-20-2019 11:44 AM
I can't hear the fans running with what I do. My apps are Photoshop, Lightroom, internet, email, video streaming. The system doesn't break a sweat. Battery life is around 3-4 hours, but I've seen more than 5 if I'm just on the interested GPU