Alienware Area 51m 4k 120hz display Upgrade!!

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  1. trikolpona

    trikolpona Notebook Guru

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    Its been while... I've been researching since i bought my A51m to upgrade my screen to 4k and high refresh rate. Today its done! So Happy!!

    So the display i bought is AUO B173ZAN03.3 its an excellent display, way better color production from original A51m. I would not recommend anyone to try this at home unless you know what you're doing. This needs display disassembly and display cable mod which is very precise and flimsy job. Unless you know what you are doing please don't try!

    Here is the link where you can buy the display

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000465841183.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.25524c4d6wXdNa

    So far this is the only place i could find this display. Any questions feel free to ask.
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  2. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Deity

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    Nice! If only you could teach Dell engineers how to install those panels :D
     
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  3. Docsteel

    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Very nice - since a panel is available why isn't Dell offering it I wonder....
     
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  4. sasman1964

    sasman1964 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am intrested in doing this mod in the Future.. What Mod do you have to do the Display cable?
     
  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Yes , Please do share what was done.
     
  6. ErikO

    ErikO Notebook Consultant

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    Still waiting to hear about the cable...
     
  7. Rei Fukai

    Rei Fukai Notebook Deity

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    Money. Probably too expensive to add to the already hefty price of the 51m
     
  8. devilhunter

    devilhunter Notebook Evangelist

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    also for 17" 4k isnt a wise option, but the mod is sick non the less, considering it for RTX 3080 :D
     
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  9. ErikO

    ErikO Notebook Consultant

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    Depends on your needs.

    I need lots of CPU, and then pixels for my work.

    9900K fills the CPU needs for mobile, but I'm constantly scrolling with 1080 pixels, which slows down my flow. I usually connect to external monitors, but not all sites I goto have them available.

    I need more info on the cable, and this will be done.
     
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  10. sazistas

    sazistas Notebook Consultant

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    I am ready to buy the screen from aliexpress! Could you please tell me if there are any drawbacks with this upgrade? like g-sync not working or brightness control etc.
     
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