LOL... Dell apparently disabling RTX 3070 Laptop CUDA cores...

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  1. Tenoroon

    Tenoroon Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah, the more I look at the hole, the more it seems like a drill just went straight through it. If it was a drill, that leaves me with even more questions as why the hell would you take a drill and just stab a laptop with it? A gun would make more sense to me as I have seen many people shoot laptops, but a drill just seems odd in my opinion.
     
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    And no one would pay $500 for a probably busted brick.
     
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    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    I've seen this kind of thing before where if something was recalled or requested by the manufacturer to dispose of instead of selling it, they required proof that you destroyed it, hence something like this with a photo. But really not sure what's going on here.
     
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    A debate on the legitimacy of an alleged gunshot wound to a laptop. Didn't see that coming. :D
     
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    All I see is a profound waste of time, the laptop, the seller, buyer, shipping and handling and destruction of the machine as well as manufacture.
     
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    On their X15 they decided to gimp the ports :cool:



    They did a good job with the X17 though imo
     
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  7. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    They also gimped the graphics cards. All ampere cards got from 27-43% lower TDP than the M15 R4 model. Even Dell's cheapest gaming models as the G15 will have higher graphics TDP.
    Still less ports than previous gen 17 inch models.

    Its amusing to see Apple goes the opposite way of DELL Alienware and start offer more I/O ports. Who could imagine this a few years ago:D

    MacBook Pro 2021 looks like the biggest upgrade in a decade — here's why

    MacBook Pro 2021: More ports, MagSafe returns

    I'm also very encouraged by the reports that Apple will offering more ports for the MacBook Pro 2021. These will apparently include an HDMI port, an Ethernet port and a high-speed UHS-II SD Card reader.
     
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  8. hfm

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    I have to hand it to Apple if they get rid of the touch bar and add more ports they'll win a lot of people over. And their ARM CPUs appear to be no joke.
     
  9. Sentential

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    Ah yes my friends from Bangalore still making expensive pretty laptops that are utterly useless for anything other than a store display case. I can't say I'm surprised, AW and Razer seem to be determined to outdo each other with who can make the least reliable showpiece for the vlogger community. I strongly suspected the X15 and redesign after the miserable Ryzen update would go poorly. It's not as if Dell doesn't have the resources to produce a solid product and their precision line is a good example of this.

    Alienware could and should be the prosumer workstation line but they keep trying to shove it down market to appeal to the youths who cant afford to buy a $3200 laptop and get an XPS instead lol. Fixing the Alienware brand is easy and their choice of the Area51 shows their poor thinking and are using it as an excuse when all of their laptops should look like that.

    AW Should be:
    DTR Replacements
    Made from some form of exotic material, ie magnesium, carbon fiber etc. *NO PLASTIC*
    Must support ECC Xeons
    Zero fan operation for all but rendering/gaming
    Include express card or Smart Card readers
    Include NFC
    Ideally MXM expansion
    Modular parts for easy repair / expansion (ie 4 SODIMM slots)
    100MAH batteries minimum
    Mux Switch
    10G Support
    Include an updated brocade cable with full PCI-E 16X to replace the AGA for actual SAN / GPU expansion/ 100G

    Also for "the youths" they could do stupid special editions like ones made completely of sapphire glass or heatsinks made of solid silver etc etc.

    For the record I would pay 3k-4k for this and I suspect all the Clevo users here would bail if AW made anything close to this. While I give Apple some credit Cook is just Ballmer 2.0 and is running the company into the ground with their so called "ARM" chips which are really just window dressing on a cellphone chip. The I/O is terrible and isn't yet differentiated from a tablet to be worth purchasing. When they start producing *real* 45-125W SOCs then I'll change my mind.
     
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