Overview

Discussion Started related to config: 6th-Oct -2021

Initial Payment Done After discussing the requirement: 8th Oct 2021

System Ready notification : 22nd Oct( note in-between there was Festival Durga pooja)

Pending Payment Done : 25th Oct

System Dispatched for delivery : 28th Oct

Delivery received : 1st Nov

Review : Post 1 Month usage

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Build Log -

BAREBONE - X170KM-G

GPU - NVIDIA RTX 3070 8GB MXM

CPU - INTEL I9-10850K (10 CORES - 20 THREADS) DESKTOP CPU 125W

RAM - 64GB (2 X 32GB) DDR4

SSD - 1TB NVMe

OS - WINDOWS 10 PRO OEM

Pre - Sales -

Azom Team : Team is professional and every query was responded. A call or an email gets the job done.

Technical discussion Experience : My requirement was for CCIE LAB studies which require higher RAM and CPU cores. I discussed this with AZOM team and they provided details about each bit and pieces like how many cores you need or storage or ram. Everything was discussed in details . At any point of time I never felt like that they were trying to push sales.

I did my own research and went with 10th gen i9-10850k processor as it was having more core and threads compare to 11th gen i7 processor. Was well informed in advance of Gen 4 limitation and PCIe lanes.

Kudos for a genuine consultation based on my requirements.

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Experience -

Before buying this system, I was thinking of buying a server with high configuration. But due to portability issue I thought of exploring desktop replacements. Looking at branded offerings, they were no way near to configuration at this price point and were taking longer time up to 12 weeks to deliver. Most of them didn't even come close to the configs being offered here. AZOM is providing something way superior at very optimized price vs. performance ratio even with supply chain issues going on due to Covid 19.

After using 1 month , I tested all lab modules for CCIE level and could hardly reach 50 percent CPU, while in other laptops, most CPUs would start throttling and overheating.

CPU/GPU temperature can be monitored and the FANs are quite good in bringing down temperature , you might hear some noise of FAN but for desktop replacement it's expected. My system has not crossed 80C yet on full load scenarios.

In future, I can extend RAM. Right now its 64GB and works for my requirement. Max RAM usages reached till now is 61 GB and at that point of time laptop was running smooth with no lags. Earlier I was looking for 128GB ram but they suggested go with 64 GB first as it will fit my requirement. Their recommendation was spot on and saved quit a bit on the final cost.

As a first time buyer , I was bit concerned about the authenticity of Azom and their pricing. I had discussion way back in 2017 with their team but at that time I dropped my plan due to budget issue and bought a branded offering. Fast forward to 2021 and Azom is still there. They definitely lack the marketing and outreach. But the few reviews out there are very positive. Bottom line - they are as real as it gets and definitely run a professional setup with great accountability to customers.

"Legion V4 is a beast and words can't describe the experience unless you own one. " - Ankit

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This concludes Ankit's Customer Spotlight. We would like to thank him again for choosing Azom for his computing needs and supporting a small Indian business during Covid 19 Pandemic. Wishing him all the best for his future endeavors.

Stay Safe!

Ari

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