*OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R3 Owner's Lounge

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

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  1. msri15603

    msri15603 Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah I'll be going forward with the replacement then. Wondering what configuration I'll be getting though since R3 is now two revisions old ~1.5years
     
  2. VICKYGAMEBOY

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    you might get one revision, the latest one is m15 its the slim one and newer RTX 2060.. you can try if they have it here. im not sure though.. for me i forced them to give me R2 after i had Two new R1s
     
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    Should I demand what Revision I have or wait for them to send me a config?
    Won't demanding a specific config be a red flag?
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Lets see what dell will offer.
    Vicky changed mobos like 10-20 times.
     
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    What was your ambient temps when hitting those CPU temp numbers?
     
  6. msri15603

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    ~15-20 degrees
     
  7. Kalen

    Kalen Notebook Consultant

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    So I am going to be moving away from Alienware. I've been very happy with my 15 R3 (despite all the repairs and exchanges, at least they were under warranty) with i7-7820HK and 1070 with 120Hz display. It's been a fantastic laptop that finally has its thermals in a good place with a -120mV undervolt. However, I wanted something a little more portable. The M15 is terribly gaudy in my opinion so I looked elsewhere. Looked at MSI, Razer, Gigabyte, Asus, Acer, etc but all of them were quite expensive with the RTX-series cards.
    Instead, I've ordered a Lenovo Y740 with RTX 2070 Max-Q and it worked out to less than $2k CDN after taxes and ebates. It has everything that I want: per-key RGB lighting, i7-8750H, 256 GB NVMe drive with 2.5" HDD, 144Hz IPS panel with Dolby HDR, thin and light (4.8 lbs), and a quality aluminum construction. I'm really looking forward to this laptop as it is one that has slipped under the radar it seems.
    I will miss Alienware for sure, but this generation is just not for me. I started out with the m11x, had the Alienware 17 R1, Alienware 14, Alienware 17 R2, and finally my Alienware 15 R3 as my swansong. I was contemplating the Dell G7 but so far it is only available in Canada with a 60 Hz panel. I will still keep an eye out on Alienware though and perhaps the next generation of m-series laptops will be better!
     
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    I look forward to reading about this one!
     
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    Really wish I got the 120hz display instead of the 60 on my laptop. Didn’t think I would notice that much of a difference from my desktops monitor
     
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    Once you go high Hz, you don’t go back.
     
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