Meta-review: The Clevo P775TM1-G (a.k.a.: Origin PC EON17-X, Sager NP9176 etc.) has been praised for its exceptional, desktop-like performance, but it comes at the cost of relatively loud fans.
Clevo P775TM1-G Prices
Clevo is an original design manufacturer (ODM) that supplies system builders with ‘barebooks’, i.e. not fully configured laptops with empty slots for key hardware components. The Clevo P775TM1-G is also sold by, among others, Origin PC (EON17-x) and Sager (NP9176) in the US and Schenker (XMG Ultra 17) in Europe. It is usually rebranded but is sometimes sold under its original name.
Clevo P775TM1-G Configurations
There are as many configurations of the P775TM1-G as system builders are willing to offer. Many builders such as Origin PC have online configurators that allow you to configure the laptop down to the smallest detail. You are of course limited to what the laptop is built for, but that includes quite a few components as this is a large desktop replacement.
What sets the P775TM1-G apart from most of its competitors (excluding the Alienware Area 51M) is that it uses the Z390 chipset and desktop processors (CPUs) up to the 9th-gen Intel Core i9-9900K. This CPU runs at up to 5.0 GHz (via TurboBoost) and its TDP (95W) is more than double that of high-end laptop CPUs (45W).
On the graphics side, the P775TM1-G is usually sold with the fastest graphics cards (GPUs) currently available: The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, RTX 2070 and RTX 2060. None of the GPUs are the power-optimized Max-Q Design editions, but the standard laptop versions, which offer performance closer to the desktop cards.
RAM is limited to 64 GB (four slots) and the laptop has room for four storage devices in total, including two M.2 SSDs and two 2.5″ SATA hard drives or SSDs.
The 17.3-inch display is also configurable. All options are IPS-type, G-Sync compatible panels with 1080p or 2160p (4K) resolution.
Virtually any configuration of the P775TM1-G will be fast enough to run current games (2019) at 1080p resolution with maxed out settings and good frame rates. And since the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 are not the Max-Q versions, they perform noticeably better – at the cost of additional heat and a higher power draw.
The above scores are for reference only and not (necessarily) attained with the P775TM1-G specifically, but with representative systems. In configurations that include a 4K panel, an RTX 2070 or RTX 2080 graphics card is recommended.
Notebookcheck (Schenker XMG Ultra 17; Core i9-9900K, RTX 2080):
The Schenker XMG Ultra 17 is a worthy upgrade over its predecessor and offers first-class gaming performance. However, it is let down in our eyes by loud fans, its exorbitant price and its heavy throttling on battery.
Jarrod’s Tech (Metabox P775TM1-G; Core i9-9900K, RTX 2080):
- Extreme performance
- Easy maintenance
- Lots of configuration options
- Loud fans
Specification: Clevo P775TM1-G