8950HK Laptop For only $2,499

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  1. tps3443

    tps3443 Notebook Evangelist

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    You can build the Alienware 17 R5 with a i9 8950HK, and GTX1070 OC for only $2,499!

    This is easily $700+ cheaper than any other 8950HK laptop around! Most other models force you to get a GTX1080.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    How much more for the 1080, unless you "don't want" more GPU power that's the one to get.

    It's not like we can upgrade the GPU later any longer, you're stuck with the one it comes with when you buy it.

    It is nice AW gives the option to get the best CPU with a less than top GPU, to save $ for the few that don't need CPU power over CPU power.

    Better overall long term if not short term to get the best GPU too. :)
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    And then have cooling issues lol.

    My friend bought one that was delivered 2 weeks back, instantly cores were running @ 40C on idle, and 90C+ on load.v (moderate load mind you). Dell sent another one next week, was even worse.
     
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    tps3443 Notebook Evangelist

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    A lot of laptops run like this. Undervolt, and repaste it.

    It’s (6) cores running over 3Ghz it’s going to generate heat.

    It’s a great buy! I think so anyways. Especially for the 8950HK at only $2,499. I’m sure when discounts, and promotions come along it will be even cheaper.


    The GTX1080 version includes the 1440P 144hz Tobii eye tracking display and 32GB ddr4 2667mhz, 512gb ssd and all the extra options standard.

    It cost $3,799. So it’s priced well with the other brands only it has a 1440P panel, which other brands lack.

    I wonder what the new gtx1070 offers? It’s called the GTX1070OC model? Maybe it is a higher TDP?

    Either way, $2,499 for a 8950HK laptop is tempting!
     
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    el touristo Newbie

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    'great buy' compared to 'ridiculously expensive? Going from 8750 to 8950 costs $583 from Dell. I don't think that is a 'great buy'. If it was 300 or under to upgrade, I would. This is pretty much what's keeping me from getting a new lappy. The GPU upgrade is similarly nonsensical. You also can't choose 8950hk and gtx1080 without having to get the 4k screen which I would never want.
    BTW these Dells seem to have a 'graphic amplifier output'..which I think means you sorta CAN upgrade the graphics with an external graphics box.
     
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    tps3443 Notebook Evangelist

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    Your price for admission of a 8950HK, nets you 35-40+% more power than a 8750H. Id say this is good!

    The 8950HK is the closest option to a taste of what 6 core desktop power is like. With superior single thread performance to the cheaper 8th gen laptop options.

    The 8750H only provides performance on par or worse than a overclocked quad core of the previous generation.

    I could run a 8750H beside my current quad core and see no improvement, but a 8950HK would change all of this.
     
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    "1070OC" just slightly bumped TDP, nothing more

    and that TDP bump has proven problematic on the 17R4 1080 even with a quad core CPU
     
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    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    In case of the 1070 its a nice 200mhz bump from a stock 1070. It boosts standard over 1800mhz and I can get it to run at 1925mhz.
     
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    Maybe on the 1070 it runs fine, does have a lower max power consumption after all.
     
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    boricuafly Notebook Consultant

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    Since the first batch they have had horrible cooling.
     
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