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

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  1. Normimb

    Normimb Notebook Evangelist

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    The «worlds most upgradable gaming laptop with parts listed as: «not for sale».
     
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  2. Matroska

    Matroska Newbie

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    Last night I pulled the trigger on an R2 from outlet. Got 15% off which was pretty sweet, 13% coupon and 2% chat discount. RAM and disks will be upgraded.

     
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    DaBears92 Notebook Enthusiast

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    That is a great price, I just ordered a similar spec one from Best Buy for $1999, but without the additional warranty. Can I ask how you got the big discount, or get your Dell rep you talked with? I would cancel my Best Buy order if I could get something similar with the 5 year warranty.
     
  4. jclausius

    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    Better make sure to do your research while upgrading memory! Assuming you want to run at top speeds capable on these machines, your options of SO-DIMMS will be limited (not taking into account using Thaipoon Burner to fake out the UEFI).

     
  5. s1rrah

    s1rrah Notebook Evangelist

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    Dell Outlet has 2 certified refurbished 10900K/2080 Super Area 51m R2's available as of this morning. I was *this* close to ordering one to replace my 10700K/2070 Super A51m R2 but decided not to. Not worth the hassle of selling my current rig for 10 to 15fps gain. In case anybody is interested ...

    Also, this coupon code ends today but you can use code "377540Ali" at checkout (sans quotes) for 40% off. The one I almost bought was a 10900K/2080 Super with 32gb of 3200mhz DDR4, a 2 TB m.2 RAID0 array and with a two year extended warranty. With the coupon code, it came out to roughly $3100.

    Here's a handy link...

    --> I AM ONLY THE MESSENGER

    ;)
     
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    DaBears92 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you so much for sharing the coupon code. I'll check out the deals and may end up cancelling my Best Buy order.
     
  7. s1rrah

    s1rrah Notebook Evangelist

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    No problem. And I don't think it's actually 40% off with that code ... what I saw at checkout was -$450 or so off my total order ... still a good bit of savings and makes the 2 or 3 year extended warranty much more reasonable of an option.

    FWIW ... here's some more Dell/Alienware codes: https://slickdeals.net/landing/dell-home-outlet/?couponid=5252779

    ~s1rrah
     
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  8. captn.ko

    captn.ko Notebook Deity

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    got my replacement yesterday. Finaly...

    One of the fans was broken and made a weird high pitch sound. Similar to the X17 but way louder. I replaced the broken HS with the good one of the old R2. Now its perfect :D

    Specs:
    i9, 2080S, 360Hz, 2x2TB, 3YPrem+, 32gb Ram
    2450€

    CPU is better this time. +200Mhz at same temps. GPU is as good as the previous one...maybe 25Mhz worse.
     
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    captn.ko Notebook Deity

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    So what CBR20 score should i expect with the 10900K ?

    Atm
    Stock 6250-6300
    @5ghz 6550

    Acceptable?

    Edit: got my 3000cl16 Ram today
     
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  10. b.kolev

    b.kolev Notebook Guru

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    New BIOS v1.8.1 - Full details page + download

    Fixes & Enhancements
    Fixes:
    - Firmware updates to address the Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00459 (CVE-2020-24507, CVE-2020-8703, CVE-2020-24506, and CVE-2020-24516).
    - Firmware updates to address the Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00464 (CVE-2020-24511).
    - Firmware updates to address the Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00463 (CVE-2020-8700).
    - Firmware updates to address the Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00463 (CVE-2020-12359).
    - Firmware updates to address security vulnerabilities.

    Enhancements:
    - Updated the default setting of Battery Charge Configuration in the BIOS from Adaptive to Primarily AC Use.
     
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