Alienware m15 - Questions and concerns about the laptop

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  1. L1qu1d

    L1qu1d Notebook Evangelist

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    Been a long time since I've posted, but I remember getting good advice here!

    So I bought the Alienware m15 and I decided to cheapen out a little bit this time, I got the near base model but with the upgraded screen (144hz IPS 1080p screen) since I have a desktop for my main gaming (this is mainly for lan parties).

    This laptop came with the 1 TB hybrid drive, but the laptop felt crazy slow. I managed to fix it by disabling Windows Search. This stopped my computer from utilizing the hard drive at 100% all the time...and I mean all the time.

    The question is, has anyone else had this problem?

    My second question is, I saw that dell got more options now online. One being 2060 RTX OC without any added cost. Will this card differ from my current 2060 RTX? Does the OC mean it's just factory overclocked or do it come with a different configuration.

    Not sure if anyone knows, but would help alot of if I should exchange the laptop since I'm still within my 30 days purchase.

    Also if people recommend me doing anything different with my purchase (I"m already purchasing a 512 SSD because the hybrid drive just seems like the biggest bottleneck

    Edit:

    One more question as well, the Graphics Amplifier, it seems to stick when opening, is this the case for everyone? Or should I exchange it? I pushed the lever at the back to open and one side opens fine but the other seems to stick.

    Thanks again everyone!!!
     
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  2. Dennismungai

    Dennismungai Notebook Deity

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    Stop right there. That's the problem.
    Windows 10 and mechanical hard drives for boot do not mix.
    Get a cheap M.2 SATA SSD for boot as a bare minimum, the rest of the bulk mass storage can go to the mechanical drive.
     
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  3. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    How does anyone in his right mind buy a laptop with a mechanical HDD as the OS/Boot drive in 2019?! :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Would you pay for Dell’s overpriced as well “unknown” what you’ll get ssd brand?:rolleyes: Buy cheapest and upgrade afterwards what you want yourself.
     
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  5. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    He didn't mention that he's upgrading on his own what he said is he's using an HDD and wondering why his laptop is slow.

    Is this you bro?? o_O

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    From OP post...

    “(I"m already purchasing a 512 SSD) because the hybrid drive just seems like the biggest bottleneck”
     
  7. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    oh snap I missed that and just got pwned by p00p00s4n~!

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm interested to buy the Geforce 1660Ti version with Core i5 or Core i7. However few things not clear if I need the Alienware or just the Dell G series.

    Does it have SD card reader?
    Can it run 3200MHz Sodimm memory faster than 2666MHz?
    XMP option?
    Any overclocking option on RAM, CPU or GPU?
    How many Hard disk or Solid state disk can it take?
    Is the 144hz or 240hz screen worth the extra 100 and 150USD?
    Fan noise?
    Only Windows 10? Someone tried to install Windows 7?
     
  9. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    1. Does it have SD card reader? Nope.
    2. Can it run 3200MHz Sodimm memory faster than 2666MHz? Nope.
    3. XMP option? Nope.
    4. Any overclocking option on RAM, CPU or GPU? Ram and Cpu, Nope. GPU, yes with Msi Afterburner etc.
    5. How many Hard disk or Solid state disk can it take? 1 if you go for the smaller battery
    6. Is the 144hz or 240hz screen worth the extra 100 and 150USD?
    7. Fan noise?
    8. Only Windows 10? Someone tried to install Windows 7? Haven't seen Win 7 on m15
     
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  10. DackEW

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    Ohh well, than it is nothing special or extra, compared to a Dell G. Maybe in size thinner. I will wait for something else.
     
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