*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

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

  1. PMF

    PMF Notebook Consultant

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    Yup, I was going to post about this as well, same thoughts. Also 3 screws. You can see it in the service manual linked earlier. :/

    Hopefully Dell has figured out the mistake by now and our 13s will be fine, but I will definitely post my results once I get mine.
     
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  2. Harmful

    Harmful Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm more pessimistic since it's a design flaw and might not be easily fixed at the factory.
    However, I am happy to see that repasting should be easier than the 15/17 since the fan connectors are more accessible.
    A repaste with a high viscosity compound (ie. IC7 Diamond) and some trial and error with screw tightening might be a work around.
    http://www.dell.com/support/manuals...721C6D-CC60-4C86-8BD3-D914A5EBAE1C&lang=en-us
     
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  3. Gadget goblin

    Gadget goblin Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can some one tell me is the FHD IPS 1080p screen a Matt or glossy screen? I believe the OLED is glossy but wanted to know what the FHD IPS was.

    Also uk prices are up
     
  4. Djangi

    Djangi Notebook Consultant

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    You just beat me to it. Same goes for The Netherlands

    est 1-12-2016
     
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  5. spiralzz

    spiralzz Notebook Evangelist

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    Pre ordered :D

    Think I'll be returning my 17 is the returns process as easy as advertised?

    It says on the site ships in 3-5 days did u but a standard config or sdjust the config in any way?

    Thanks
     
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  6. Djangi

    Djangi Notebook Consultant

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    If you are within the 14 day return period it should be no problem:
    1. Call Dell customer service
    2. Schedule pickup appointment
    3. Wait for refund (9 days in my case)
    Note: if you live in the US they might charge you with a restock fee

    Btw, why are you returning the 17?
     
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  7. spiralzz

    spiralzz Notebook Evangelist

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    Build quality not great uneven keys and i dont like the lines on the QHD and the color looks dull as hell, plus as i have the AGA for desktop-HTPC duties this will suit my needs better for on the go gaming, the power brick on the 17 weighs nearly as much as the 13 it would seem... :)

    Just got my EDD 28/11/16 i just got the the standard 6700/16gb/256/oled
     
  8. luke997

    luke997 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ordered ca. 1h ago 6700/16gb/1TB+1TB/OLED, EDD is 25/11/2016
     
  9. KinLL

    KinLL Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ordered with a 25th Nov eta (UK). Went onto chat and discussed discount. Mentoned a budget of £1500, and looking at Asus and MSI laptops, and got an easy 10% off. Got the £1749 model, OLED, 256GB PCI-e SSD, and 16GB ram for £1574.10.
     
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  10. spiralzz

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    are u in uk by any chance?
     
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