*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by katalin_2003, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Nick_pop

    Nick_pop Notebook Enthusiast

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    all valid points.
    I just wish there was a way I can use a thinkpad T460P with an external graphics card.

    Of course I can just say; I will buy a T460p and also build a dedicated Desktop for heavy load work.
     
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    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Yeah, you would have better luck using an older laptop with an expresscard slot. I only wish there was a way of putting a FHD screen in my 2570p. Dreams
     
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    sisqo_uk Notebook Deity

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    Fortunately for you. The advice I'm giving is that the aw13 is tougher than the t430. The only thing that stops the aw13 from literally feeling like the thinkpad is that the lights and logo with silver lid and no trackstick. That's coming from some one THATS OWNED a t430p. But since the Alienware is metal. It will feel it more based on dents which the thinkpad could suck up. I like my aw better though. It feels like the latitude I owned to type on and the mouse. The size is the same size as the t430. You will feel right at home. Plus not to forget. OLED


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    Nick_pop Notebook Enthusiast

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    OH MY GOD !
    AWESOME !

    Thank you so much, kind sir !

    Any advice on the specs for the aw13 ?
    I will get the i7 7700hq
    gtx 1060
    16gb ram
    OLED ;)

    Thoughts on AW 15 with gtx 1070 compared to AW 13 ?
     
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    Nick_pop Notebook Enthusiast

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    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    The main question you need to ask is how much portability you want/need. If you intend to bring it to meetings/conferences and move between different sites on a daily basis - forget about AW 15. Even the 13 isn't an optimal choice. Ask yourself what you really want/need

    Also, the battery wear: I'm at 7.5% right now, after 3 months of abuse. For comparison, my HP 2570p is at 10.8% after 4.5 years of the same type of usage.
     
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    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Hey folks - I noticed in measuring heat that the SSD that came with my AW 13 R3 - the "Toshiba THNSN5512GPUK" runs at like 58 C. on idle or with light browsing... this seems a high considering the Samsung 960 EVO 500 GB I added runs at like 43 C. on idle (granted, it's a data drive and not the system drive, but still). Are others seeing this, and anyone tried a heat spreader?
     
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    Nick_pop Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you
    I would probably stick with the AW13.
    I need it for gaming and productivity.
    Please explain what you mean battery wear. Would that be an issue with AW 13 ?
     
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    Actually. I cancelled my aw15 with 4k and 1070 order in favour of this so never got to try it out. But it's a fair bit bigger. The size alone put me off. Only that.


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    Nick_pop Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you.
    15 inch would be too big.
     
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