*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

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

  1. RMLJD

    RMLJD Notebook Consultant

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    Anyone else upset Dell is not offering a 8K display?..this is supposed to be cutting edge. I can go to a store and buy an 8K panel, but alienware could not add that to their flagship product? What happened to them?

    They have fallen as far as falcon northwest
     
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    Seriously? Hopefully your being sarcastic to the ridiculousness of a 4k panel on a 17"?

    Have you ever sent a laptop in for repair to MSI?
     
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  3. RMLJD

    RMLJD Notebook Consultant

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    So I am 50 and wear readimg glasses...I researched the system before I purchased it. 1080 is fine for me. I wonder....I noticed you don't list a 51M in your stable....are u unhappy you can't buy one 4k? You have one but have buyers remorse its not 4k?

    Not starting a war...just curious....

    My friend...you understand me.
    But don't tell anyone else....I want to see who piles on...its a social experiment.
     
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  4. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    LOL. Even 4K is horrible to me on less than about a 24 inch screen. 2560*1440p @ 120-144Hz is the resolution sweet spot for a 17" laptop. For 15" 1080p @ 120-144Hz is perfect. Those 15-inchers also often have weaker GPUs to accommodate the crappier cooling, so that works out good with 1080p as well.

    Hmm. I like how you think. Cute. Very cute.
     
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  5. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    New Alienware OC Controls app is out. But nothing special has been added.

    New Alienware Command Center app is out...
    This package contains the Alienware Command Center application. The package includes Main Dashboard, Games Library, Game Profile Manager, AlienFX Lighting Manager (AlienFX compatible systems and peripherals only), Macro Manager (Supported peripherals and systems only).
    Fixes & Enhancements
    Fixes
    - Fixed the issue where Alienware Sound Center is not displayed in Fusion tab when the application is updated from older version
     
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  6. phusy

    phusy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Bump up.
     
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    mason2smart Notebook Virtuoso

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    Nop never had to. Support engineer walked me through repairs over the phone
     
  8. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    Stay away from these gimmicky mods on this machine unless you are mounting a nitrogen cooling system on the back or planning to submerge the entire laptop in mineral oil and running solely via external cable connected display. The stock IHS is as good as you can get with the available heat sink. Plus, a minute z-height difference (and there is huge difference in rockit one, I have it and don't use it in this machine for the very same reason), you might end up warping your heat sink. P.S., AX200 works quite well. But it will be fruitless to upgrade to that unless you are willing to upgrade your router as well.
     
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    I have never owned a 51m and would absolutely not spend my money on anything less than a 4k screen at 17". I'm not a gamer. I want the machine for productivity and creativity, plus one game which today I play at around 30-50 (sometimes 10) FPS due to the inadequate horsepower of my current rig. 1080p is simply insufficient real estate, and I hate the crude, jagged nature of the large pixels. I'm fed up staring at then.

    Given that I can work at 3200x1800 on a 13.3" screen, moving to 17.3" would require 4162x 2300 for the same pixel density. 4k would suit well enough. 1080p would not.
     
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    S.K Batch 80286

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    1440p is a reasonable screen for 17" version and 1080p is not half bad either (for gaming). I have owned MSI GT75 Titan before my Area 51m and it had a 17" 4K 60Hz screen. I have an external 17 inch 1440p screen, an external 17 inch AND 15 inch 1080p screen and a couple of regular 1080p 144Hz gaming monitors. Unless you pop your eyeballs out and physically drop them on top of the screen surface, you will NOT be able to see the individual pixels even at 1440p resolution in 17 inch rectangle. 4K on my MSI was good, but I could not tell the difference between that and my 1440p screen based on anything except Windows glitches when switching windows from screen to screen while all screens having different native resolutions (and I don't wear glasses). I don't think high refresh 4k panels will be coming in 17 inch models anytime soon. If you want 4K (who the heck plays at 60 FPS?!), you'll have to get an external monitor. A few of them have been listed here: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-4k-gaming-monitors-pc-144hz,6023.html
     
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