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

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

  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Or put it the other way... Had Dell other choices? Remember they went for Max-Q in their new Alienware m17 model. In the same way as the smaller Alienware m15. I don't tink all would like jump on Max-Q graphics as only options (Remember the other of the big still offer the N version graphics):)
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    For people who have received their machine, can you please answer these questions:
    1) What brand is the trackpad? Synaptics or Elantech or something else?
    2) What is the LAN Chipset? Killer? (I hope not)
    3) How do you rate the 144hz panel in terms of color accuracy and vibrancy?
    4) What is the model of the screen? you can check using AIDA64 under the Monitor section
     
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    shadowerasea Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had my order in and it's likely shipping this week (i9-9900k and rtx 2080) and I was browsing the hidev site and saw a area 51m i9-9900k and rtx 2080 and specced it out to the same as my order and it comes around 300 dollars cheaper, for the same specs. I contact donald and ted at hidev, I hope they will price match me or something because it seems odd that my order should be 300 more dollars... not sure how to go about this.
     
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    alaskajoel Notebook Deity

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    1) Synaptics. Have not managed to get precision drivers working on it.
    2) Killer E3000
    3) One of the better laptop displays I have used.
    4) AUO409D (B173HAN) [DELL P/N: 562NF]
     
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    Je355804 Newbie

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    Hi everyone, this is my first post on here... but I've been lurking on this board in general for a really long time now.

    So, I'll just get right to my question. I have officially entered the paralysis by analysis stage of laptop buying. I cannot for the life of me decide between the Sager 9900/2080 vs the A51m 9900/2080. I feel like I keep reading different things. I just can't find any clear answers on why one would be better than the other? This is a pretty big investment for me, and I just want to make the right decision.

    For a little more info, I am going to be using this primarily for gaming. I will not be doing any "productivity". Also, I have absolutely no concern about which will hit some benchmark number... I won't be overclocking to try to achieve some absurd clock speed. I will likely undervolt the cpu and leave it at that.

    One other quick question... someone previously was bashing the Killer E3000 --- is there a reason? Should I upgrade to the intel option?
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    Get the Alienware, better build quality, looks better, better driver support from DELL vs Sager which never update their drivers after the initial release drivers, better screen AND 20x better keyboard!

    For the Killer question, firstly, the E3000 is the LAN NIC that you cannot change, it's built in. What you can change is from the Killer 1550 to the Intel Wireless AC 9260. They are the exact same card but the Killer one is just a re-branded Intel 9260 actually. They both use the same drivers even with the difference being, the Killer cards give you the Killer Performance Suite which is supposed to prioritize bandwidth to give higher priority to gaming or streaming for example. Sounds great on paper, works like crap. Heck some users of the Alienware M15 were complaining that out of the box, they aren't able to activate their Windows on a brand new machine as Windows is not detecting an internet connection, if you uninstaller the Killer Performance Suite everything works perfectly.

    With that being said, it doesn't matter which WLAN card you select, simply uninstall the Killer bloatware and you're good to go.

    PS: Welcome to NBR, feel free to ask if j00 have more questions
     
  7. shadowerasea

    shadowerasea Notebook Enthusiast

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    Has anyone ever run into mismatching price issues on Hidevolution?
     
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    What do you mean? can you elaborate? I ordered mine from HIDevolution with the following specs:

    Custom Built Alienware Area-51M - 17.3" FHD 144Hz G-SYNC Tobii - i9-9900K - RTX 2080 - White
    Chassis Color

    White - Lunar Light
    Free Game Bundles
    GET BOTH Anthem + Battlefield V for laptops with RTX 2080, GET YOUR CHOICE of Anthem OR Battlefield V for laptops with RTX 2060 or 2070
    Processor
    Silicon Lottery Binned, Delidded Intel 9th Gen Core i9-9900K 8 Core, 16 Thread, 16MB Cache, Processor, 3.6 - 5.0 GHz (Rated to 5.1GHz) - installed by HIDevolution - $655.00
    Video Card
    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 w/ 8GB GDDR6
    Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut between Intel CPU Die and IHS + GPU, Gelid GC Extreme between IHS + Heat Sink, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces - installed by HIDevolution (ONLY SELECT THIS OPTION IF DELIDDED CPU IS CHOSEN)
    Alienware Graphics Amplifier
    Alienware Graphics Amplifier - $200.00
    LCD Panel
    17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC + Tobii eyetracking technology
    Minimize LCD Backlight Bleed
    Yes, quality check and give me a panel with minimal backlight bleed. - $100.00
    Display Warranty
    2 Year Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee) - $135.00
    System Memory (RAM)
    HIDevolution Approved Standard 128GB Dual Channel DDR4/2666MHz (4 x 32GB) - Operates at 2400MHz - installed by HIDevolution - $1,420.00
    RAID Options
    RAID 0 (striping) - Must select 2x identical drives in M.2 SSD Slots 1 and 2
    M.2 PCIe / SATA Slot 1
    Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 250GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D-VNAND SSD - Up to 3,500 MB/s Read-2,500 MB/s Write - Installed by HIDevolution - $120.00
    M.2 PCIe / SATA Slot 2
    Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 250GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D-VNAND SSD - Up to 3,500 MB/s Read-2,500 MB/s Write - Installed by HIDevolution - $120.00
    2.5" Drive Bay
    2TB Seagate FireCuda Gaming 7mm SSHD (ST2000LX001) - installed by HIDevolution - $90.00
    Keyboard
    Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting, anti-ghosting, N-Key US Eng
    Wireless Cards
    Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 5.0 - $30.00
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro, 64bit, English, with Multi Language Support - $60.00
    Operating System Clean Install
    None
    Recovery Media (returns system back to factory state)
    Recovery USB Flash Drive - $25.00
    Office Software
    None
    Power Adapter
    180W + 330W (510W Total) AC Power Adapters (support 100-240V)
    Extra Power Adapter
    330 Watt 3 Prong AC Adapter with 6 ft Power Cord (will work worldwide, includes FREE plug adapter for those without "U.S. style" outlets) - $175.00
    Internal Battery
    Lithium Ion (90 Wh) Battery
    Alternate Language Keyboard Laser Engraving - $179.00
    Arabic 101
    Alternate Language Keyboard Photo Upload
    KA-U.A.E.-20871.jpg 800 x 305 px.
    Warranty and Service
    4 Years Premium Support + 4 Year HIDevolution US Warranty + LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical Support - $449.00
    Accidental Damage Protection
    4 Year Accidental Damage Service - $229.00
    HIDevolution International Pre-paid Shipping (HIPS) Service
    None
    Carrying Case
    Alienware Area-51m Elite - Laptop carrying backpack - 17.3-inch - black, dark gray - $120.00
    AW-A51M-9900K-2080-144-W 1 $7,396.70
    Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse AW959 AW-AW959 1 $99.00
    Subtotal $7,495.70
    Shipping & Handling $553.65
    Grand Total $8,049.35
     
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    Last IMEI driver for last years model - AW17R5. I expect you will hunt new drivers other places:vbthumbsup:
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