*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 Owner's Lounge

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

  1. Game7a1

    Game7a1 ?

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    Isn't the i7-8850H somewhat overclockable? Couldn't they offer that instead?
     
  2. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    The clocks already drop below 2.2GHz in this model. What’s the point with unlocked chips then? Even the thicker AW15R4 struggle cool down the i9 with stock clocks.

    And temp on the keyboard is already near 50C as it is.
     
  3. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Ya, but ironically, you need the hotter unlocked chip to properly downclock I believe? Lol
     
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  4. JediTreasley

    JediTreasley Notebook Enthusiast

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    Damn, so is this going to have the same heat issues as the 15r4? Now I’m nervous..
     
  5. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Not likely. Don't be nervous, the laptop is usable, you just will have throttling or need to downclock. Neither is the end of the world (in reality) just annoying. EVERY laptop in this size class will have the same issues.
     
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  6. JediTreasley

    JediTreasley Notebook Enthusiast

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    I guess that’s true. I had a sli 1080 Ti system but sold it off during the bitcoin craze for well over what I built it for, and since then just haven’t felt the need to build again. Much rather have something portable as I move around a lot for my job. So I’m not use to the thermal constraints of these laptops.

    And Dell makes a nervous as the two G7s I received were both defective. One had a ticking fan and the others bezel plastic wasn’t glued down and the light bleed was out of this world. And the AMD All in One we got earlier this year uses all custom parts so I can’t upgrade the GPU or chipset through anyone but Dell, and it’s just unstable.

    Had alienwares back when I was younger and loved them so was hoping I could get back there.
     
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  7. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    The G7 is plastic everywhere, definitely more cheaply made. That being said, while the material quality will be higher, the build quality may not be. Still made at an assembly line on the other side of the planet as cheaply as possible. Usually nothing that a thorough inspection by you can't remedy though.
     
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  8. Alex555

    Alex555 Notebook Consultant

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    dave lee review is up!! :):)

    thermals seem to be good even under stress according to this review ;)
    Nice to see him talking about thermals pretty thorugh, thats why i like his reviews! :)
     
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  9. propeldragon

    propeldragon Notebook Evangelist

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    The 13 r3 1060 can pull up to 85 watts. That 1070 will be weak at 90 watts. It will be at least 100 watts.
     
  10. Muezick

    Muezick Notebook Consultant

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    what ever man that review sample is totally cherry picked. If you're worried about thermals, wait for others to buy and come in here and complain. I'd give it a couple months at least.
     
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