*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Arsalonious

    Arsalonious Notebook Enthusiast

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    So if we undervolt the 1060 OC wouldn't it be similar to the 1070mq? I don't feel like it is worth the 250 price bump. I also spoke to a representative and they said that we won't be able to upgrade the battery if we choose the 60wh battery. I doubt that's the truth but I have never had an Alienware so I am not sure if aftermarket parts are available to purchase and upgrade.
     
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  2. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    When I had my m3800 I was able to order the 91 Wh battery directly from Dell and install it no problem. That was a clone of the XPS 15 though, so maybe that helped?
     
  3. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    That's untrue most of the time.
     
  4. TheCloudX

    TheCloudX Notebook Consultant

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    Whelp. It took 2 hours with support today, but was finally able to sort out the misorder from last week. They, of course, had to redo the order. They did knock off another $50 for the trouble. So, on order #4 and EDD is 11/28 now. There won't be an order #5 if they screw this up. While on hold, I calculated on much time I've invested into this - 7 hours on the phone between day 1 and now. Had original order gone through, I would have had my laptop by this Thursday. I don't blame anyone from jumping ship. All of this for a laptop we haven't seen a consumer version of, yet.
     
  5. Darkhan

    Darkhan Notebook Deity

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    [QUOTE=" All of this for a laptop we haven't seen a consumer version of, yet.[/QUOTE]

    Welcome to working for Dell as a new product Engineer for Pilot builds ;-)
     
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  6. Arsalonious

    Arsalonious Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you think the 1070 Max-Q is worth the $250 upgrade? Going to pull the trigger on one here in the next week or so and can't make up my mind.

     
  7. dreamcat4

    dreamcat4 Notebook Consultant

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    Well it's about +30% faster GPU. So take that for what it is. IMHO it's worth having in relation to the total overall system cost including everything else. However what would be even more reasonable is to wait until the GPU part get updated. Since both 1060 and 1070 are about 2 years old GPUs now. Which is like... really pretty old in terms of GPU years / dog years.
     
  8. Arsalonious

    Arsalonious Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah I will wait. I wonder when they will end up updating :vbconfused:
     
  9. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    The better chip is always the better choice imho - will really change how you feel about the laptop a couple years down the road as it ages (remember the GPU cannot be upgraded)
     
  10. Eclipse251

    Eclipse251 Notebook Guru

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    CES in January should give us some information.
     
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