*OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R4 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by alexnvidia, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. alexnvidia

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    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    I think these threads should be merges. Their are essentially identical.
     
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    captn.ko Notebook Evangelist

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    Not realy...
    1080/70 vs MaxQ
    Different thermals
    Different displays

    :)
     
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    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    They use the same boards. Only no full 1080 for the 15 ofcourse.
     
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    u can't fit a 17" motherboard into a 15" chasis. yes they might share certain components but they have totally different boards.
     
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    No they arent, they use the same boards, only a longer cable between the USB daughter board and the motherboard ofcourse.

    Can be checked here as well. https://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=category&id=151&subid=904&refine=motherboard some screw holes on the motherboard are marked as "for 17inch only" as well. They have been using this cost saving method since the 15R1/17R2 days.
     
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    captn.ko Notebook Evangelist

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    Even if the boards are the same...

    The 15 has different gpus, different thermals and different Display Panels.

    If i own an 17, i want to write in the 17 Lounge about the 17... i dont want to search in every post if the user write about the 15 or 17...
     
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    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    The thing is, a lot of issues in these machines are universal. People pretty much dont have issues with the screens, and the thermals, even though slightly better on the 17inch versions arent big enough to see them as 2 different machines. But in the past a lot of good information regarding issues such as the burning DC in cable was first only posted in the 17R3 thread while the 15R2 people had the same issues but would not come across a solution yet.
     
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    captn.ko Notebook Evangelist

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    Ok lets make 1 huge Thread about all Notebooks :) i have a different opinion. You can have your... thats ok for me. ;)
     
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    Not all laptops are for like 90% the same, the AW15 vs 17 are however and the information shared between these threads are kinda universal. There is a lot of good troubleshooting information in both past threads.
     
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