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07-23-2019 07:54 PM
I have purchased a ready to ship model (HP Elitebook x360 830 G6 7NK29UT), which has 1000nit Sure View Display and 256G NVMe SSD.
After I received the machine, I checked the configuration, and I have two questions:
1. The new 1000nit Sure View display is only 60Hz refresh rate, and I also check the quickspecs (c06277916.pdf). There are no 120Hz display in the updated G6. Could someone tell me why not use 120Hz panel any more?
2. Another question is that I found that the NVMe SSD is WDC SN520 256G, but it is only support PCIe Gen3x2. I checked quickspecs, it states that all the NVMe SSD use PCIe Gen3x4, no x2 version. So I am confused that why my laptop use a such x2 SSD?
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07-26-2019 10:27 AM
from my point of view , considering the cost of the X360 830 G6 , it make no sense , in order to save 10 USD , to install a PCIe Gen3x2 SSD but I can confirm it's available for this model , HP calls them "value" SSD, which in this case means "less espensive" than a 3x4:
256 GB 2280 PCIe NVMe Value Solid State Drive
for the display at 60 HZ 1920x1080 , I don't know. Most of the users don't kwow teh differences between 60HZ and 120HZ refresh rate.
I can speculate. it could be that a 13.3" 1000 nits at 120 HZ display is not availble on the market or it's too expensive.
07-27-2019 02:44 PM
Thanks for your reply.
I also read the specs, even the value solid state drive is stated to use PCIe gen3x4 interface, thus I am confused why my laptop use WDC SN520 series and only support PCIE x2.
For the display, maybe you are right, it is too expensive for both 1000nits and 120hz.
07-28-2019 02:23 PM
sometime the Quick Specs contains errors.
I trust more what is reported by WDC Web site , in this case.
You can check by your self.
IF you would like to open the unit , I'm not forcing you to do this thing, you can check you your self. if there are two notchs in the M.2 connector (like in the below picture), for me it's a 3x2 , if there is only one, it's 3x4.
07-28-2019 07:52 PM
Thanks very much.
I also check the specification on WDC website, all the SN520 series are Gen3x2.
As I known, most NVMe Gen3x4 SSD should have only notch with 5 contacts (M key)
The SSD with two notches (B+M key) is offen used for 3x2.
What do you think about that?