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

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  1. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    That one's not for me sadly - I stopped reading at: "Poor battery life."

    For me it would be either a Clevo or Tongfang now, I think - maybe Asus Strix 15, ticks many boxes, but sadly seems that only the TB3-less Ryzen is only available. No such issues with Tongfangs, MUX switch, hefty battery.

    All in all, prob just best to wait for RTX 3080 stocks to stabilize and the next gen of CPUs with PCie 4.0 and USB4 or maybe even for the RTX 3080S.
     
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  2. Papusan

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

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    Next gen CPUs will come with PCie 5.0 and DDR5. Tiger and Rocket lake is a minor change over current gen before we see real changes. And not so sure AMD will be first:)
     
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    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    It just goes to show it's not easy, e.g. Ryzen 5000 mobile still has no PCIe 4.0. Good thing they are still there fighting, the market needs some competition.
     
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  4. PLANTONE

    PLANTONE Notebook Geek

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    So set BIOS to only charge to 80%.
    Turned off via shift key held down(reduces drainage of battery by switching everything off)
    How long can I have Laptop not used or plugged in without needing to charge battery?
     
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    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    LOL its a gaming laptop - poor battery life is about like saying a Sports car doesn't get good gas mileage.... but to each his own I suppose.
     
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    Vanya Notebook Consultant

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    Hey guys,

    this is seriously starting to drive my nuts to hell.
    I finally installed Windows 10 20H2 without having a DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL every two minutess.
    But I still could not get Intel XTU to work!
    It crashes on splash screen not more than 5 seconds after launching it.
    Here are the error messages on the event viewer :

    upload_2021-2-2_22-50-23.png

    I had this issue for like maybe a year but always downgraded to Windows 1909 were I had no issue.
    Do you guys could make Intel XTU back to work on 20H2?

    I'm kinda f*cked here.

    Thanks
     
  7. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    Well, it's a light laptop, not a DTR. Light laptops tend to be sought for people needing mobility, and thus battery life. Tesla Roadster has what, 250 miles range? I'd be happy with that :)
     
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    Virale Notebook Evangelist

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    Probably no one knows bro, test it! Let’s us know lol!
     
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    Clamibot Notebook Deity

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    Lithium Ion batteries left charged and untouched have a shelf life of multiple years.

    My recommendation to you is if you plan on not using the laptop's battery for an extended period of time is to charge the battery, take it out, then store it in a dry, temperature controlled environment.
     
  10. Papusan

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

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    They all will rip consumers if they can. Just look at AMD. We have never ever seen mainstream chips at $799 MRSP and ongoing +1100$ for the same chips if you are lucky to find one.
    Why bother with XTU? Use ThrottleStop. And it will be worse. Dell's bios in combination with Dell's awful software and Windows 10 as Services into the mix won't be any better.
     
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