I Was Hands on with Alienware Area 51m w/ RTX 2080 and i9-9900K. AMA!

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  1. Flying Endeavor

    Flying Endeavor Notebook Consultant

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    Wow.. This looks like it would be a beast of a laptop... I wonder what sort of temperatures this thing would reach though... and would this set a trend for fully upgradeable laptops from other companies in the future... hmm.. interesting times.
     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'd love to see more and more companies with laptop models of this design, and get away from BGA or soldered components.

    Getting back to your post, how many companies are needed to set a trend?

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...70-g-owners-lounge-phoenix-has-arisen.781814/

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...levo-p870tm-g-owners-lounge-phoenix-4.809589/

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-clevo-p870tm-r-owners-lounge-phoenix-5.826848/
     
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  3. Flying Endeavor

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    Yeah, the only other ones I know off who have upgradable CPUs and GPUs are the CLEVO/TongFang makers... hopefully with a mainstream manufacturer such as DELL/Alienware making their own, hopefully other bigger companies would follow closely behind... Huzzah for competition xD
     
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  4. Terreos

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    I'm not sure what happened to Msi and their titan laptops as that was what they were aiming to do back when they first introduced it. So hopefully Alienware doesn't give up on it after one or two tries
     
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    qwerty8224 Notebook Guru

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    an attempt to regain its former glory)))
     
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    They still have the GT75 Titan, but only the GPU is upgradeable IIRC.
     
  7. Terreos

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    I didn't realize they still had MXM cards in their newer Titans. That's actually nice to see.
     
  8. rinneh

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    It all depends of if there is actual demand ofcourse.
     
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    Temperatures with the i9 9900K can reach anywhere up to a baking 100 C. You may even see it go over the chip’s thermal limit, which I don’t think is safe for long term useability. However, I think reapplying the stock Dell thermal paste, and under-volting the chip a little should keep those super hot temps under control. The RTX 2080 hovers around 75 C during gaming, very comfortable temps with the GPU.
     
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