Hello owmyeyes, I just bought this laptop based on your post above. For the moment looks like I have minimal symptoms if I work on it which is GREAT, but if I'm connecting it to my external monitor, the "nvidia GPU only" mode is grayed out and "optimus" is selected by default.
This is not good because I think the signal is still bypassed via the iGPU and I'm getting dizzy with eye strain.
Do you use an external monitor? If yes, how did you make sure the "nvidia GPU only" mode is active and survives after the laptop restart?