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

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  1. JAGGERBREAD

    JAGGERBREAD Notebook Consultant

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    Maintain the leadership with the new BIOS.
    Yeah, great talking, just left someone's 200w performance boost promise completely behind!
    So this throttling crap is finally the corrective action for the burning issue, quite clear now
     
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    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah that's pathetic.
     
  3. Papusan

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

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    Not the first time they have created changes in their firmware.... http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/xps-15-9570-owners-thread.817008/page-248#post-10890814 And this won't be the last time...
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    Thankfully, for the most of us, thanks to some great users here I might add, we're still on 1.3.2 and 200W vBIOS. I don't see the point of upgrading the BIOS until they release 2666Mhz RAM support which I know will never happen.

    They will release a "R2" version just like they did with the M15 and M17. It's a sad state of affairs and we need to be more vocal about it. Most of the media outlets are paid puppets of Dell sadly. Gordon from PCworld seems to be Azor's "go to guy" for hyping things up! Sad really!

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+
     
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    Wait, they rolled back the 200W VBIOS, too?!

    Or are you just saying it's impossible to leverage 200W when there's a 74 (78?) max temp before throttling?

    Either way, some straight-up garbage.
     
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  6. JAGGERBREAD

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    Dell releases statement featuring no responsibility.
    I believe they have a Finding Excuses Department for remedying their stupid moves.

    Even worse
    Actually the initial vbios offers 190w power, the newest 180w is a complete backwards not just rolling back.
     
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  7. mattcube64

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    How is that not legit false advertising?!

    I think we outta be in a position for a refund at this point.
     
  8. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Deity

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    That is utter garbage from Dell and i'd be looking to return it and get a refund since Azor cannot deliver what he promised. I would be careful with Dell support too, it wouldn't be beyond them to try avoiding repairs on users a few months down the line who kept the 200W vBIOS. I still don't trust Dell to fix their own issues from their pocket after they bodged the last Dell jokebook I owned.
     
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    Azor probably got back the projected costs for recalling all shipped and ready to ship Area 51m units to do the hardware engineering changes (EC's) vs. neutering all units past and future in this model build.

    Spend a bunch of money, or disappoint Alienware owners? AW is already well experienced with disappointing Alienware owners...

    Hopefully the R2 will be better... or better even than that, maybe instead of the Intel R2 will be a new model with an AMD CPU in it. No more performance losses from current and future security mitigations in software, firmware, hardware.

    If you love the laptop - need the laptop, and it's working adequately for your needs, I'd keep it. If you can skip this model, and need something right now, return it for a cash refund and get something else.

    What else would you get right now?
     
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    Problem is that the chassis is quite good and size is perfect for its build. I dont see myself lugging the GT76 around and my S.O. says the A51m looks appeasing to her. If anything, I got warranty for few years and can blow the unit up for another and hope they give me newer parts.


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