Warm: Microcenter (ISO) 05/05/19 -$1499.99 (PowerSpec 15.6" Laptop -- 8750H + RTX2070 + 144hz IPS)


Oct 10, 2002
So I just picked up a nice laptop on sale at Microcenter today and thought I would share.
It looks like this is an In Store Only (ISO) deal til 05/05/2019. Dallas store was reporting 10 units yesterday.
PowerSpec 1520 (MicroCenter Store Brand is a re-badged CLEVO on the PB50EF-G system board
$1499.99 purchases the below specs

Intel 8750h processor
PB50EF-G Motherboard (Coffee Lake chipset with HM370 southbridge)
Nvidia RTX2070 8GB GDDR6 (Nvidia software reports: boost clock = 1440mhz,Memory Data Rate = 14.0 gbps, Memory Bandwidth = 448.06GB/s, 2304 CUDA cores -- so this is the full version / non-Q)
1920x1080 144hz IPS 72%NTSC panel +G-SYNC (PanelLook shows this by model #B156HAN08.0 (alt model #AUO80ED))
1x 16GB 2666Mhz CL19 DDR4 Ram (single channel populated, so 1x sodimm slot is empty for upgrade up to 64GB RAM)
230 Watt Power AC Adapter

Windows 10 Professional
1x 500GB WD M.2 NVME
1x empty 2.5" HDD/SSD slot (extra screws are included with the packaging for user upgrades)
1x empty M.2 NVME slot (extra screws are included with the packaging for user upgrades)
no optical drive bay

Gigabit wired LAN
Intel Dual Band AC9560 + BT5
SD Card reader
1x USB 3.1 2nd Gen type C
1x USB 3.1 2nd Gen type A
2x USB 3.1 1st Gen Type A

RGB Backlit fullsize Keyboard supporting various backlight presets and single Key Custom profiles

Software from NVIDIA supports overclocking the RTX2070 although I have not messed with it at all yet.
Not really any bloatware unless you dislike NOD32 for antivirus software.

Many of the CLEVO models on this motherboard support 4K Panels, so there could be an upgrade path potentially for the LCD Panel too but I will have to investigate if the MicroCenter model might handle a 4K Panel too)