*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. r0b0nd7

    r0b0nd7 Newbie

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    I actually posted this on reddit today and am just starting to see all the issues people are reporting (laptop was ordered late March). I will open her up later today and upload pictures, as well as keep everyone updated on the customer support side. So far, HIDEvolution has kept me on hold and hasn't responded via email to my ticket. I haven't reached out to Dell yet, as I'm assuming they'll point the finger back at HIDEvolution anyway.
     
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  2. Xatanú

    Xatanú Notebook Consultant

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    The issue seems to have been fixed by just removing completely AWCC and OC tools, rebooting and reinstalling the older versions again. What a buggy app!
     
  3. Lalit Sharma

    Lalit Sharma Newbie

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    Hi,

    The Dell ones are difficult to find and even if you do, they are quite thin. I bit the bullet and bought 2 generic ones (black with fins).

    Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07K9MF25F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uFj0Cb4R53PTN

    Was able to close the laptop up after that with no damage whatsoever. It did take a bit of pressing but absolutely nothing to worry about
     
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  4. S.K

    S.K Notebook Evangelist

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    I got my machine from HID and it is from the new batch.
     
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  5. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Virtuoso

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    It is under Dell's warranty, and you own the service tag. You can contact Dell (Alienware Support) directly if you wish.
     
  6. Rocktaze

    Rocktaze Notebook Evangelist

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    @Papusan
    Have you bought an A51M?

    I see you post here all the time but it's always negative.
    There isin't just negative about this laptop ... it's getting old seeing the same person say the same thing all the time and i mean ... all the time.
    If you take your time to post all the negative i would hope you're decent enough to post some of the positive.
     
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  7. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Not yet. But yeah, I'm looking for a replacement for my aging Clevo P870. And I read everything about laptops which I'm interested in. I always do my Due Dilligence whatever products I buy. As you know, I'm not interested in any notebook with soldered hardware. The Area has some good qualities but also some massive flaws that has to be fixed. Post only positive will not help the owners or possible buyers as etc me. See post below.

    And yeah, I will of course post positive about the product. It contain what I want. Socketed hardware. Once again... BGA is a big no for me. Dell have come a good step forward with launching more than what they did before.

    For the records. I post a lot and in many forum threads. I love tech.
     
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  8. S.K

    S.K Notebook Evangelist

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    I really like the ignore feature on this forum. Just saying.
     
  9. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    For those that want a history lesson on AW: ;)



    Damn I missed the drama.



    My own:

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    Mine also has this issue around the edge and I normally clean my laptop once a week. It's just the corners for now and the rest seems okay.

    The white looks amazing but the black will fair better over time.

    Well if we're talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note7, then I'm fairly certain they sold more of those than AW Area-51m. Not to mention, the Area-51m issue isn't as common as the Note 7 was.
     
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  10. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Virtuoso

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    The real kicker is that there are reported injuries (exploding in hand and in pocket) and Lawsuits on the Note 7.
     
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