New Alienware m15 - 2018 with 8th Gen Intel core i7

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by Dr. AMK, Oct 4, 2018.

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Do you like the new m15 model?

This poll will close on Apr 4, 2019 at 4:04 AM.
  1. Yes

    45.8%
  2. No

    43.8%
  3. Not sure

    10.4%
  1. iMbaQ

    iMbaQ Notebook Evangelist

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    Clearly the team were high on some strong stuff. What a waste of resources.
     
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  2. Entionz

    Entionz Notebook Consultant

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    I could get behind this, so long as the build quality and keyboard are tops. I need a smaller machine.
     
  3. luke1333

    luke1333 Notebook Enthusiast

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    why not xps 15?
     
  4. gabswiss

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    And the Alienware 17 configs with GTX 1080 GPU are gone from Dell website, are they cooking something else apart from the new M15 ?
     
  5. kitzuki

    kitzuki Notebook Consultant

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    the i9s are gone the 17 i7s 1080 config is still available currently
     
  6. evilras

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    Interesting thoughts guys! Personally i'm not in love with the shape, tho i love that they've finally gone thin and light-ish. Its a market shift they just can't ignore. I think they could have gone more stylish with the design. As you say, the Razer Blade 15 is smashing it at the moment and that has an industrial design. The MSI and Gigabyte thin and lights also look quite muted. But without the lights (and why no per key lighting?) it could be a hard sell.

    The pros are the dell discounts and warranty really! As theres so many 8750H with 1070 Max-Q out there now! But surely this is a chassis that can handle the 2070 max q when it comes out. and think thats what they were trying to say on the AMA video.

    Look forward to the reviews!
     
  7. IKAS V

    IKAS V Notebook Prophet

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    That’s the first thing that caught my attention, It ruins the whole look.
    I could forgive the thick top and bottom bezels but why make them so glossy? Dumb decision.
    At least they got rid of the lights.
     
  8. Blazertrek50

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    I am a die hard alienware fan. I have owned over a dozen laptops (Alienware) since 2007 and 3 Desktops. I am now deciding between this new model and the Razer Blade 15. What do you guys think?
     
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  9. IKAS V

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    I think you should wait for reviews and see then.
    On looks alone the Blade 15 has it beat easy, what’s the release date on this anyway?
     
  10. Raidriar

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    Trying to be what the razer blade is...and failing to do so. Vapor chamber "optional, at a later date", already standard on razer blade. Alienware used to have one of the best keyboards, now conformational to chiclet style, but probably crappier than razer. trackpad backlight gone, alienware name illumination gone, lcd cover side marker lights gone, just to cut costs. What is that disgusting grille along the top row? I have T61p...top end grilles look nasty over time, get filled with dirt, dust, etc, very hard to clean. bottom plate screams 300$ el cheapo laptop. Remember when the bottom cover used to come with a customized metal tag? Still unreasonably chunky and thermal performance will probably will be as bad or worse than before, will require repaste upon receipt, although this is now an industry wide problem. Oh Alienware, how far you've fallen.....
     
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