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Elitebook x360 830 G6 hardware configuration questions

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Elitebook x360 830 G6
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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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it's the confirmation that SN520 inside 7NK29UT is a Gen3x2 SSD.

The SSD with two notches (B+M key) is  used for M.2 PCIe NMVE 3x2 and M.2 SATA.

 

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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:

from Quick Specs: http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c06277916&doctype=quickspecs&doclang=EN_US&sea...

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.

 

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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.

 

Thanks. 

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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.

PC_SN520_HR_Composite_3.png.thumb.1280.1280bye

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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?

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it's the confirmation that SN520 inside 7NK29UT is a Gen3x2 SSD.

The SSD with two notches (B+M key) is  used for M.2 PCIe NMVE 3x2 and M.2 SATA.

 

bye

 

 

 

 

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Thanks very much for your help 

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