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

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  1. Gazal

    Gazal Newbie

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    Can you tell whats better about those bios versions compared to the latest release?
     
  2. pathfindercod

    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    They don’t limit the gpu to 75c throttle point.
     
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  3. RMLJD

    RMLJD Notebook Guru

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    Question: my order has not shipped and dell just dropped the price by $265....anyone ever successfully get a price adjustment?
     
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    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    Usually have to cancel and reorder.
     
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  5. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yup, but let the agent do that for you in the same call, and let them suggest it as the solution, just ask for the discount to be applied to your laptop still in manufacturing that hasn't shipped yet - and do it quickly before it changes status.

    So call now, and if needed call back as soon as they are open to take the call for your region. :)
     
  6. RMLJD

    RMLJD Notebook Guru

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    Thank you. I did a chat tonight , they gave me a number to call and said they would give me a credit. Not sure that's binding, but I I have the chat transcript.
    apparently I am in ready to ship status. With all the ecards I used it would be a nightmare to reorder.....
    I'll update after I call. Maybe it will help anyone else with a pending order.
     
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  7. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Cool, that's the other way - to get a credit toward future purchases, it's fine if you planned on getting something else later, like a monitor or laptop stand, etc, and best for not disturbing the delivery of your order, great work. :)
     
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  8. DaMafiaGamer

    DaMafiaGamer Notebook Deity

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    Alright guys, I think I’ve grown bored of the Alienware area 51m. Performance is amazing but it’s missing some features I’d like. If it has tobii eye tracking surely it can adjust the brightness according to its surroundings (like a phone, ambient light sensor) and also why didn’t dell put an ir sensor in the laptop. There are like 5 cameras in this thing and to make it windows hello compatible all they had to do was add that tiny component. To be fair I have to hand it to dell, this laptop without firmware updates is a damn good machine in games, no throttling and solid performance all around. Did some rendering too and never saw the cpu reach higher than 80c whilst using 105-110w :eek:

    I was getting better thermals than let’s say my previous Clevo, maybe lapping and liquid metal made the huge difference.
     
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  9. VoodooChild

    VoodooChild Notebook Evangelist

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    So, from what you've said, you're getting bored of this machine because there is no Windows Hello? That's it?

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+
     
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  10. c69k

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    IIRC there should be a command prompt command (Google) using which you should be able to flash Bios without battery connected.
     
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