Ordered an Alienware m15

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Ultra Male, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Just ordered an Alienware m15 Nebula Red

    Here are the specs:

    Custom Built Alienware M15 - 15.6" FHD 144Hz - RTX 2080 Max-Q - 90WHr Battery - Red
    Chassis Color

    Nebula Red - Soft-Touch Finish
    Internal Battery
    Lithium Ion (90 Wh) Battery - No 2.5" HDD/SSD Slot Available
    Free Game Bundles
    NVIDIA RTX Triple Threat - Anthem, Battlefield V, and Metro Exodus for laptops with RTX 2080
    Processor
    Intel 8th Generation "Coffee Lake" Core i7-8750H (2.2-4.1GHz) 6 Core - 12 Thread Processor, 9MB Smart Cache
    Video Card
    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Max-Q w/ 8GB GDDR6
    Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on CPU + GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces – BEST PERFORMANCE – installed by HIDevolution - $95.00
    Alienware Graphics Amplifier
    Alienware Graphics Amplifier - $200.00
    LCD Panel
    15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS, 300-nits 72% color gamut, Narrow-Border Display
    Minimize LCD Backlight Bleed
    Yes, quality check and give me a panel with minimal backlight bleed. - $100.00
    Display Warranty
    2 Year Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee) - $135.00
    System Memory (RAM)
    HIDevolution Approved Standard 64GB Dual Channel DDR4/2666MHz (2 x 32GB) - installed by HIDevolution - $660.00
    RAID Options
    RAID 0
    M.2 SSD Slot 1 (supports PCIe or SATA)
    Samsung 960 PRO 2TB M.2 PCIe3.0 x4 NVMe SSD - $0.00 (Swapped from my old MSI GT75 Titan Laptop)
    M.2 SSD Slot 2 (supports PCIe or SATA)
    Samsung 960 PRO 2TB M.2 PCIe3.0 x4 NVMe SSD- $0.00 (Swapped from my old MSI GT75 Titan Laptop)
    Alternate Language Keyboard Laser Engraving - $179.00
    Arabic 101 [​IMG]
    Alternate Language Keyboard Photo Upload
    KA-U.A.E.-20871.jpg 800 x 305 px.
    Wireless Cards
    Killer™ Wireless-AC N1550 802.11 ac/a/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 5.0
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Home, 64bit, English, with Multi Language Support
    Operating System Clean Install
    None
    Recovery Media (returns system back to factory state)
    Patriot 128GB Supersonic Rage 2 Series USB 3.0 Flash Drive - $100.00
    Office Software
    None
    Power Adapter
    240 Watt 3 Prong AC Adapter with 6 ft Power Cord (will work worldwide, includes FREE plug adapter for those without "U.S. style" outlets)
    Extra Power Adapter
    240 Watt 3 Prong AC Adapter with 6 ft Power Cord - $100.00
    Power Cord
    2 x UK 6 Ft Power Cord C13 - $20.00
    Warranty and Service
    4 Years Premium Support + 4 Year HIDevolution US Warranty + LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical Support - $499.00
    Accidental Damage Protection
    4 Year Accidental Damage Service - $209.00
    HIDevolution International Pre-paid Shipping (HIPS) Service
    None
    Carrying Case
    Alienware Vindicator 15" Backpack v2.0 - $90.00

    Mouse
    Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse AW959 - $99.00
    Mousepad
    Razer Kabuto Mobile Mouse Mat (Black) RZ-KABUTO - $23.75
    Headset
    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - $250.00
     
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  2. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Nice! Please let us know how it is. :cool:

    Which gpu were you thinking for that amplifier?
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    I've chosen the 4 year warranty as Dell's Warranty can be transferred here in Dubai which is a big reason to why I prefer Alienware as opposed to other brands where I'd have to ship the laptop to the USA for warranty. So in this case, I ordered the Graphics amp with no external graphics card, just for future proofing as I plan to keep this for a long time.
     
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    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    I'm glad they decided to include the amp port as well.

    I also have a amp but mine is in the closet, I've sold off my laptops except for my M18xR2. If I end up with the Area-51M I have an amp waiting. :D
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Are you ordering one from HIDevolution as well?

    I was looking at the ports you listed for the laptop and I see no SD Card slot. Is that right?
     
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    Honestly I'm going to wait to see how it performs. And I am also waiting because there's apparently a 240hz display coming later as well.

    No SD slot unfortunately. Kinda wish they included one since I actually use mine still in my M18xR2.
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    240hz coming later? no ETA? I hope the display would be swappable what do you think?
     
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    As of now, we only know more displays are coming later. I believe by April?

    The 240hz will be 1080p I think. This is what people have been saying at CES so for now idk if it's 100% confirmed. But multiple people have said it. Even in their reddit AMA they mentioned more displays coming later.

    As for swappable..you should be able to replace the whole panel with lid no issue. As for just the panel, you might want to ask @Donald@HIDevolution if he has any info on that.
     
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    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Way too early to say...but stay tuned.
     
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    This is the first Alienware I ever got exited over! Might buy one as well! Good luck!
     
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    Thanks man! I recommend you get it from the HIDevolution with the Silicon Lottery and their thermal mods to mitigate any heat issues.

    Yes you're right, I miss the Alienware brand a lot, that was my dream laptop since I was a kid and all my dreams came to an end after the Alienware 18 with dual 780M GTX in SLI but now this got me super excited with a beefy CPU and the latest GPU + I love the styling of the laptop and I love the Alienware keyboards, the FN key on the MSI laptops is placed on the right hand side makes it useless to me because I usually use it in conjunction with the PRT SCR button or the FN + Home button to go to the first line but since it's on the right I'd have to remove my left finger from where it's resting to be able to press the FN key on the right. Thank God Alienware's keyboard layout is like a normal keyboard. Keyboards are super important for me as I'm typing all day long on my taptop [​IMG]
     
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