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

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  1. cheddle

    cheddle Notebook Enthusiast

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    I think that the cooler used in the 1660ti model lacks a vapour chamber so you might want to upgrade the heatsink as well if your unit has the heat pipe only cooler.

    also my 2080s powered R2 has a 240w+330w charger set up. Not sure if lower power draw gpu’s are supplied with lower spec bricks.

    also also, with a 2080s the CPU on battery mode really only gets 8-13w at most so if you use the 51m r2 on battery often you should check what your unit is currently allowing as it seems the higher idle draw on the 2080s does chew into cpu performance on battery.
     
  2. DreDre

    DreDre Notebook Consultant

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    You will not be able to upgrade the R2 officially from Dell because this notebook is EOL. They have made the 2080S DGFF modules unavailable to buy to support RMA claims. If you happen to luck up and find a module on EBAY you will need to upgrade the heatsink as well to accomodate for the card.
     
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  3. jespsounds

    jespsounds Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have contacted Dell to see if they can sell me a super 2080. His answer was that our model is not upgradeable, that the laptop's graphics cannot be changed. They don't even know what they are selling.
     
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  4. Papusan

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

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    Dell Trade-In & Recycling Program
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  5. jespsounds

    jespsounds Notebook Enthusiast

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    hehehe, I don't want to change or recycle my pc. In addition, on that website not even our pc appears on the list. The only thing I hope is that at some point the 2080super goes on sale.
     
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  6. Papusan

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

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    :D:D:D:D I expect the R2 will soon be added. This is what you get from Dell if you trade in your Area-51m. This if the laptop works. A nice way to grab the DGFF graphics card + the rest of working parts and re-use it for repairs for those who paid the Premium extended warranty. On top they grab you for a new sales. Double win for Dell. Yep nice, the payback for laptops who can't be upgraded.
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  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Nice. Maybe I can trade in my Audi R8 Coupe for a Kia Soul hybrid.
     
  8. Normimb

    Normimb Notebook Evangelist

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    Wow...i didn't know it was worth that much!
    Maybe i can get 875$ for my UNrepairable, UNupgradable R2.
     
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  9. xKilXlerx

    xKilXlerx Notebook Geek

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    So far, my Alienware 51m R2 only issue that part of the paint finish (Dark Side of the Moon) has chipped off/deteriorated but the performance and the usage of this laptop has no issues. I had to use some laptop skins to hide it.
     
  10. Papusan

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

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    The laptop is barely one year old. That was fast. Do you have you pict of the color skin of? Thanks.
     
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