*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 R4 Owner's Lounge

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

  1. Derek712

    Derek712 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Depends on which battery you got and whether or not Optimus is enabled. If you got the 68Whr battery with the gsync model, 2 hours is about right.

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    I can't figure out how to pm, sorry. I have the 99Wh version as well. Thinking about returning it. I need something with at least 4 hours.
     
  3. Derek712

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    Well 4 was the max I got I'm my testing, but it relied on being at a low screen brightness and only doing light tasks. I have the QHD model though. The UHD model should be a little more efficient since it has Optimus enabled.

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    Hi all, if i'm not wrong, the Aw 17 R4 takes the air from sides and not from bottom like previous models. Correct?

    Is it better for cooling?
     
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    Ya I have the FHD version. Still getting like 2.5 hours, low brightness, pretty much idling.
     
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    @Flaick no that's not correct. It takes most of the air from the bottom and i think a little bit from one side but i don't know exactly form which side.
     
  7. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Read the final conclusion from Laptop media reviews of the new AW models regarding the battery life.
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    Intakes are on the bottom and the right side only. Back and left are exhaust.

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    If I right click on the desktop, and go into nvidia control panel, I can set the preferred video card to "auto". Isn't this what Nvidia Optimus is? Switching between the two cards?

    99whr battery should not drain after 2 hours on auto. Wtf.
     
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    I have until today to return it. Trying to decide if it's worth keeping. I got it open box for $1350, with the 1070, so this felt like a dream come true.
     
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