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

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  1. VoodooChild

    VoodooChild Notebook Evangelist

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    What's the response time for both these panels?

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    pathfindercod Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have one if each here right now. In USA, SC.

    My first unit is AUO my replacement that came today is LG.

    Definitely switching screens before sending original back.
     
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    TRANCE1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am very glad I have an AUO in the 51m on the way to me, I would have been distraught if I got the LG.
     
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    TRANCE1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    The AUO is noticeably better than the LG in response time, 7ms vs 13ms.

    As confirmed by the panel info as well as notebookcheck tests of laptops with these screens:
    http://www.panelook.com/B173HAN04.0_AUO_17.3_LCM_overview_37192.html
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-...i7-8750H-GTX-1060-Laptop-Review.346966.0.html
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Alienware-Area-51m-i9-9900K-RTX-2080-Laptop-Review.414667.0.html

    Response time of Asus Scar II with AUO B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D)(same panel in 51m):
    upload_2019-5-4_15-4-52.png

    Response time of Alienware Area 51m with LG Philips 173WFG:
    upload_2019-5-4_15-9-0.png
     
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  5. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Glad my replacement came with the AUO!

    Edit: Odd, it quoted 2 posts when I only replied to one.
     
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  6. VoodooChild

    VoodooChild Notebook Evangelist

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    Your source please? Does LG really have a faster response time? The post above mine says otherwise.

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  7. LoneSyndal

    LoneSyndal Notebook Deity

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    Mines came with LG screen. Not sure how hard it would be to replace the screen. Let me know if anyone attempts it.
     
  8. gthirst

    gthirst Notebook Consultant

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    In case anyone is looking to upgrade their ram, can get 32gb of 2400mhz (2x16gb) for $130:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820232156

    Probably a good buy in the Area-51m since we don't know if 2666mhz will ever be supported in the first model that sets itself on fire randomly. Besides that, the performance difference between 2400mhz and even something like 3000mhz virtually only matters in bench marking anyway.
     
  9. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    I'm moving to Intel 9560 as it is M.2 and doesn't depend directly on PCIe speeds. This will solve my problem I think. What is happening is that when overclocking the CPU, it's increasing the PCIe bus speeds to a point where the wifi card just can't keep up. M.2 interface connection for wifi-BT adapter makes more sense in this kind of machine. I wonder why Dell shipped with a 9260 instead.

    In this form factor, heat sinks are a must for NVMe. They are quite cheap and reduce the temps a LOT. Mine don't cross 70 degrees under load.

    It's as easy as opening 4 screws and popping a couple of connectors. Hardly a 10 minute job. Although, you'll have to take out the wifi card as well which is not that difficult either. I prefer taking the entire card out instead of pulling those tiny antenna cables apart. They are a pain to re-install.
     
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  10. warrenLX

    warrenLX Notebook Enthusiast

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    Damn, I'm the one going through GPU burnt down and pcie degradation issue. Guess what? after replacing the pcie connector, my motherboard just died with DC-in module totally burnt. I just don't know what is actually going on with my god damn laptop...
     

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