*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 Owner's Lounge

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  1. battousai10k

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    So is the OLED panel 60hz I’m assuming?
     
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    That's what their website says
     
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    How well would the 4K panel scale down in resolution in games. If you were to bring it down to 1080p when gaming since it’s unlikely you could game at 60 FPS at 4K.
     
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    It will look blurry, trust me. I had a 4k panel before that I compared vs a native 1080p display and the 1080p display always looked sharper in games.

    I originally bought Alienware with 4k display with the idea of "oh, I'll is aga to game at 4k and discreet gpu when gaming at 1080p!" WRONG! lol

    I recommend HIGHLY 1080p for 15.6" ALL THE TIME, you get better framerates, sharper images at native resolution, less battery drain and they tend to be cheaper.

    Only buy 4K if you are doing creative work OR you are a casual esports player. Overwatch, league of legends or even DotA at 4k look beautiful @ 60. But if you want to play a little more competitive, go for higher refresh.

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    Depends really. My AW13r3 with OLED screen downsamples to 1080p beautifully. Not sure how far down the 4k will. Reviews will start popping up.

    To bad only silver comes with 240hz and ole option. I wouldn't buy one unless I can get it in red. :)
     
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    Thanks for the responses! I guess let’s see some reviews when they come out.
     
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    I’m of the opposite mind. I always go with 4K. I can’t stand 1080p on a 15in screen even at 144hz. I’m getting the 4K oled m15. I enjoy all the colors popping out on a 4K panel especially oled with the contrast ratio. You can see the laptops in my sig. I’ve had both the Alienware 17r4 or 5? Can’t keep track at this point. It was less than a year ago. I tried the 1080p screen first hated it. QHD next and noticed the immediate change in sharpness, even at 1080p setting. I then settled on the 4K AW for the extra oomph with color and seeing as it wasn’t a TN panel like the QHD. Returned it because of the core temperature difference. Also owned the blade 15 in 1080p and 4K. There’s really no comparison in my mind. 4K downscaled was even better in my “usage” I enjoy a wide color gamut. For the guy above ^ I don’t see him being competitive on a 15in screen.
     
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    OLED 1440p without AA and 1080p with AA looks exactly the same on 13 inch.
     
  9. sharpman

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    Is it possible that OLED scale differently than LCD screens? I've heard from several people that it works great on the 13R3, but my own experiences with LCDs is quite different and there was always scaling problems, especially since I started using one with Optimus and Intel HD, the previosu in XPS M1530 and only 8600m GT scaled beautifully to lower resolutions.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. That’s good perspective actually. I also don’t really play FPS so the 60 hz wouldn’t be a deal breaker for me.
     
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