First Alienware 17!

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Pcwizkid1994, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Mastermind5200

    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Potential of what? They would have offered higher performance, newer and faster storage, more modern HW, ran cooler, had better battery life, etc. Irrelevant now that he has purchased it, but its what could have been.
     
  2. kaibsora

    kaibsora Notebook Consultant

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    Dude. His laptop if he puts about 600 into it will smash any newer laptops out of the water, and I know firsthand. It's an awesome laptop stop hating

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    Faster storage is moot for gaming as multi player your waiting a set amount for all players regardless and single player campaigns load quite fast as it is. I play on ssd with the OS and ssd on my games.

    The storage capacity is also much greater as you have potential for 17TB.

    With the 1070 at the helm you can easily play all titles and with more cards on the horizon the potential is still there for greater heights. Not to mention not needing to replace the entire machine if the board dies.

    I'm sorry you gave up on your ranger due to issues you had with it but that doesn't all of a sudden make it a worthless machine.
     
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    ll_r1d0_ll Notebook Consultant

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    My brother bought an alienware 17 r1 for 180 USD from facebook marketplace with following specs i7 4700 1080p 120Hz screen 16gb ram GTX 780M 256 msata and 1tb HDD :D .. cant wait for a friend to bring it to me ( IN PAKISTAN ) so i can later look for 1060 or 1070 upgrade on it straight !!
     
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  5. kaibsora

    kaibsora Notebook Consultant

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    This right here is why enthusiasts still hunt for this machine. I'm just still waiting for rtx mxm. Lol

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    RTX 5000 at 130-150w may be worthwhile. They are like 1800 at the moment but as I mention before I can play anything I desire as is. That all being said RTX 5K is likely to be the last GPU upgrade as you'll be pushing the limits of the CPU and past that creating an imbalance in the system.

    Also LOL@ running cooler. The only thing I seen in the last 4-5 years is complaints of high temperatures on 90% of the laptops out there.

    I run my 1070 at full bore and the highest temperature is about 53C Thats over 30c cooler than the 1060 in my 13R3.
     
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  7. Pcwizkid1994

    Pcwizkid1994 Notebook Enthusiast

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    How hard is it to do a screen swap to the 120hz? And will my 770m be able to run it if I decide to do the panel first? I should say that I have done complete tear downs of every thing on laptops before besides screens. Always worried me .

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    Its tedious but not difficult, you have to tear down most of the laptop to remove the top lid then remove the panel itself.

    The 770m supports eDP just fine, in fact you will want to keep it so you can get back into your sBIOS, as with Pascal you lose access to it for some reason after installation.
     
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    Are you able to tell me if this is the right screen I would need? [​IMG]

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    That is for the M17x r4. Ours is known as the alienware 17 r1 in most places but also known as M17x r5 and sometimes as p18e or something like that.
     
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