*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R2 Owner's Lounge

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  1. jclausius

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    We shall definitely see.

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    I think that marketing ploy died down after there were other systems that were posting better bench scores. But, regardless. It's going to be interesting to see how things play out up to the end of the year.

     
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    Eh...needs and wants come and go. OS X and predictable battery life worked best for me at that time. Now, I’m a lot more flexible.
     
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    Sorry, unfinished post lol I was going to say that Apple trailblazed the closed design to their immense financial benefit.
     
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    Surely Dell, like Asus, MSI, Gigabyte etc, were well aware of the incoming 30xx series and their specs, it is not a surprise to them. Asus/MSI/Gigabyte already have 3080 cards , see here for example:
    https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/gpu-nvidia/3175/3176
     
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    Seeing as the 3080 is 320W, my question would be, how much power (heat) can any heatsink eliminate from a given chassis (dimensions, shape etc) and how much power can a legal laptop battery deliver (isn't the max around 100Wh ?) Would the A51R2 be able to dissipate so much heat without melting or catching on fire?
     
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    Based on what little I know, I would hypothesize that if the chassis remains as is, the battery may have to shrink because of all the heat being generated.
    Hell, maybe remove the battery altogether and market it as the world’s first modern-day mobile desktop?
     
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    Well, the mobile chips obviously won't use that much power. 51M is not a desktop and won't be a true replacement for one for a foreseeable future. Many obvious reasons. They should rather add missing features that would make it a proper laptop such as a MUX switch to optionally enable Optimus for those who need battery life.
     
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    I was under the impression the GTX 1080 on my AW17R5 burns 180W, even 200W overclocked, which is like the desktop card, no?
     
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    The DGFF card for a 3080 will definitely be huge. 10 GDDR6X memory chips, which likely cannot be packed as tightly as GDDR6 (remember how GDDR5X was on 1080). More VRM phases as well. It will probably need a vapor chamber for both CPU and GPU and ideally a third fan. Maybe they will move to soldered wifi to make space for the new DGFF?
     
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