Alienware 15 vs Alienware 17

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  1. ZKST

    ZKST Notebook Geek

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    This new computer is mainly to sit next to my Dell XPS 15 9550 for gaming and photo editing as well as some AutoCAD/ Revit work. I have also been considering an eGPU: Aorus Gaming Box with 1070 ($999) but that is a totally different thing.

    Question is... AW15 or AW17?

    In Singapore, Dell offers...

    Alienware 15 $4800
    i7-7820HK
    16GB DDR4 2667MHz
    512GB PCIe SSD + 1TB 7200RPM
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X (with Max Q Design technology) - 110W
    15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz TN+WVA Anti-Glare 400-nits NVIDIA G-SYNC Enabled Display

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    Alienware 17 $5299
    i7-7820HK
    16GB DDR4 2667MHz
    512GB PCIe SSD + 1TB 7200RPM
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
    17.3 inch QHD (2560x1440) 120Hz TN AG 400-nits w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC, Enabled with Tobii Eye-tracking

    ------SEPERATE QUESTION----
    Which one?
    - AW17 with GTX1070 UHD
    - AW17 with GTX1070 FHD
    - AW17 with GTX1080 QHD 120GSYNC

    I've heard there is many issues with the panel hence the question. I don't think the difference between the 1080 and 1070 will really matter to me. I'm tired of the problems with my Dell XPS 15...
     
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  2. nemoris

    nemoris Notebook Evangelist

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    I would avoid the TN panels if professional work is important to you... otherwise you'd have to use an external screen. I found the QHD unusable for any editing work.

    I'd go with the 17, but that'll depend on how important portability comfort is. I think the weight difference is only like 2.5 lbs though.

    You'll most likely have to do a repaste also. Though some people get good stock temps.
     
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    ZKST Notebook Geek

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    The QHD is only available with the 1070. That's why I'm split between the two. I want the 1080 with QHD but it's not available in that configuration.
     
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    NA087 Notebook Consultant

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    Alienware has problems as well.

    Advice is to wait till they release the new model next month, and this way you can try saving some $$ by getting only 1TB 7200RPM. Trust me when I say this but the current one is a bit hit and miss. I bought one lol
     
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    There's a new one!?
     
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    That's not totally true, call and talk to a sales rep. I have a 1080 with a QHD and Gsync and love the hell out of it. At the time tho this config was not on there market when I bought it but the sales rep had a few more options I could choose from.
     
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    ZKST Notebook Geek

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    I have asked a sales rep. It is not possible.


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    I have asked a sales rep. It is not possible.


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  9. NA087

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    New model tends to come out around September and it's already 1/2 way though August. So I would suggest waiting. (That's me.)
     
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    ZKST Notebook Geek

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    I’ll be waiting then although my XPS15 9550 constantly stutters even while playing GW2...

    Need a new laptop with amazing graphics and an amazing screen...


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