Alienware 15R3 and 17R4, which one should I choose?

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  1. Robin668

    Robin668 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Really? Have you tried it before?
     
  2. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    120C ?:rolleyes: If you could lower max temp with 30c degrees with your laptop pad... I wonder what temp people will get with a proper heatsink and Liquid metal. Let’s say they manage 75/80C in load... Will max temp be around 45/50C with same Cpu load if they buy this laptop pad?:cool: Thanks
     
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    FaTT Notebook Consultant

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    yes I know 120 is very hot and that is internal alienware says that its within the running "parameters" and yes I do believe it would drop it to 45-50 maybe 60 tops atleast that's from my experience I would be happy to show you on and off the pad if you would like
     
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    Robin668 Notebook Enthusiast

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    When DELL will release new Alienware?
     
  5. Falkentyne

    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    Jesus. All of those pads are bad.
    The most temperature improvement you get from most of those are a combination of 1) some airflow being more than no airflow (so laptops with bad ventilation and weak fans will benefit), 2) the pads basically raising the laptop above a surface naturally.

    If you look at all the reviews, you always see people complaining about how the fans don't move air. Well of course not. What did people expect from puny 5v fans ? Even some of the better high CFM 12 vans won't move alot of air at 5v (but still more than these crappy fans these pads come with).

    Only pad people should be buying for maximum performance (unless they simply want something with elevation, some air and good grip) is the Notepal U3+. And that's not for the crappy puny stock fans it comes with (that are only useful for cooling a macbook or something). It's for it being very mod friendly for hooking up powerful desktop fans, and a fan controller or other 12V AC source so you can get maximum speed.
     
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    I ended up buying an AW17 R4 over the AW15 because of one thing.... There was no numeric keypad on the AW15. LMAO. I also work occasionally on my worktop, couldn't be bothered to hook up an external numeric keypad, so yeah.. XD

    I honestly can't see myself putting the AW17 R4 into a backpack and leaving the house with it every day though. (Like for a weekend trip no problem.)
     
  7. nedooo

    nedooo Notebook Consultant

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    Wait next gen....
     
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    MSGaldenzi Notebook Deity

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    They are both big but if portability is your thing, the 15 is the easy choice. Not only is it smaller, its thinner, and weighs less. I have the 17 and flew with it 4 times last year and after taking 1 trip without it, I am leaving it at home from now on. The 15 would be much more manageable. If you aren't moving it and don't have a different monitor to hook it up to, then the 17 is great. I use mine at home for a while with just the laptop screen and it was plenty good. I now keep it hooked up to a 34' ultrawide so the 15 would have been just as good.
     
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