Alienware M15 (Brand New Slim Model) - Gamescom 2018

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  1. WongJJ

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    This looks very interesting. I wonder what thermals etc will be like.

    Also annoyed that there's still no 120hz IPS option


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    Hmmm, so compared to the current 15 R3/4 design (outside the obvious thinner bezels and chassis),
    • One less USB C Port, but one more USB A port.
    • USB ports and Ethernet Port placement different. More to the side now. Also only 1 audio port.
    • Numpad replaces Marco keys, but the keyboard is now island-styled with some smaller keys (notably the arrow keys).
    • M.2 + 2.5" storage. Maybe there'll be a unspoken M.2 2242 slot, but otherwise, 2 less storage slots.
    • Smaller max battery size (90 wHr vs 99 wHr).
    • New red color (really wish Alienware brought the red color to all laptop models)
    • No RX 570, GTX 1080MQ, or i9-8950HK (which is probably a good thing). GPUs not factory OC?
    • Offers i5-8300H as base CPU.
    • Less/no light strips.
    • One more side vent, and the vents look wider. Also no big, deep vents at the back.
    • Speakers located on the side.
    • Clickpad.
    • Back and front rubber feet swap orientation.
    Given that it's size is much closer to the 13 R3 than that of the 15R3/4, this might be the 13's replacement. There's also no mention of G-Sync.
     
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    Give me OLED or give me death!
     
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    Yeah it’s hard to goto anything but OLED. I am hooked
     
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    They showed a red 13r3 picture but it never came to life.
     
  7. rinneh

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    Looks like a nice competitor for the MSI GS & Gigabyte etc series etc. Wonder how it will perform, I do like the styling. It also seems to be less dependent on the bottom vents thanks to all those side vents.

    But I think it will also lose that "tank" feel of the current models.

    It has the same 144hz panels as the other oems.
     
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    Hmmmm...sweet. Just offer a 13 or really compact 14 and we’re good. I like how AW has flat sides-not scalloped edges-it’s a better use of space and volume. It’s industrial/utilitarian and most of all its honest. It burns my butt when people say look how thin (insert some manu. Name brand here) is when it’s obvious the dang thin is 1.5” thick and they just scalloped the edges to make it appear thinner. That’s an old dirty trick and folks don’t criticize that enough.
     
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    If Dell puts 120Hz and G-sync OLEDs in their 2019 line-up with thin bezels they will sell like cakes. No more light-bleed. Even for a high extra price for OLED screen, every gamer will want it. Smartphones are OLED, TVs are OLED why not 15 and 17 inch?

    If I am looking at a screen, I look at laptop screen 95% of time, smartphone 5% and TV 0%.
     
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    no thin bezels ??? naaaahhh and that touchpad sucks
     
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