P Series (P34,35) Skylake Refresh By December

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  1. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    The factory doesnt matter, Apple Macbooks which are of excellent build quality are made in the same factory as some of the most budget like laptops out there. Foxcon, they create tons of stuff in all priceranges for tons of brands. The same is the case with Compal, which does use Foxcon factories by the way.

    I was looking at Aorus laptops a while back but I dont like those flimsy screen lids and a lot of reviewers out there do not like it either. The design is okay but I feel the durability is compromised by its slimness. The construction is similar to the Gigabyte P34 and P35 series and there are really some quality control issues with those laptops. I had an Aorus X3 in my hands by the way and it was nowhere near the rigid build quality of my Alienware 15. The Alienware is ofcourse compromised by its sheer weight which is almost twice that of the Aorus X3. I wanted durability so I went for the Alienware.
     
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    no youre totally lost
    compal and foxconn are competitors they are oem. they manufacture equipment.

    foxconns main factory is in shenzen which is the major city near hong kong. Foxconn makes mostly other electronics, as in iphones.
    but they do make ipad air. They are one of the two manufactures of the unibody type of laptop with quanta. those 2 companies make mac books.
    compal makes none of them. they could have made the plastic ones in the past.

    i have seen an alienware 15 and my x5 and my x5 is a huge premium above the playskool plastic alienware. its not a unibody but its mostly metal.

    but keep in mind, gigabyte is a motherboard maker first. so their laptop shell business is small and new. wheras compal is a laptop shell maker on a huge scale and a motherboard maker second. compal laptops are almost always entirely plastic and often the cheapest machines by any manufacturer. but the alienware is their top model.

    you can see about 20 times the overheating problems with the alienware 15 here in the forum as with the x5, but thats because its an sli design. both laptops require repasting.

    all gigabytes are made in taiwan which means they are first world products where as all dells are made in china and malaysia
     
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    I am totally lost? a lot of the parts are marked as made by foxcon inside of the laptop. Compal designed the chassis and motherboard, it has to be manufactured too. As I said Foxcon builds all macbook models, but they also build the cheapest Chromebooks out there. You have really no clue about how the manufacturing's industry works. Funny thing is the company I work for does and I get to see a lot of the industry since I must create the marketing materials for these companies :).

    Aluminum doesnt matter if it is poorly used, the gigabyte p34/p35 and p37 series show that which bend for multiple users under normal circumstances and often comes bend out of the box! This is unacceptable. All Gigabyte laptops have a poor cheap plastic keyboard tray insert stuck with some adhesive and a few clips on the frame which hurts the structural integrity of the whole chassis. There are multiple videos on youtube which point out the heavy flexing lids and bezels popping out. Hardware cannucks have shown this too in their X5 video. As I said the idea behind Gigabyte laptops is good (who doesnt want that performance in such a small laptop). But it is flawed. There arent overheating problems with the Alienware 15 but some find it running hot due to the low fanspeeds being used, that is not overheating. The fans only kick in after the components reach 70c. Under load everything stays well below 80c! While all Gigabyte's run over 90c under load!, this is a huge difference. Also there tend to be more issues if they sell a lot more laptops thus a larger user base.

    The Alienware 15 has a a thick aluminum screenlid by the way which does not flex unless you really try to break it, the frame inside is made from metal on which the hinges are also mounted, instead of a plastic frame ;). The keyboard has a metal base. All parts used are quality, a really good trackpad compared to an average one, Toshiba battery pack compared to cheap Simplo ones, a keyboard which doesnt feel like the keys are made out of 0.5mm thick plastic. So how is a plastic frame with some aluminum pieces glued on is better with the Aorus which only has a thin aluminum lid and palm rest with a plastic keyboard tray and keyboard frame?

    Like I said the Alienware 15 has one big compromise though its thick and heavy, but low quality? Nope it really isnt. The Aorus series have a great concept but there should use some better components and reinforce the screen lid and use a much stronger adhesive. Most importantly they need better quality control. If it would improve I would buy it because I rather carry 2kg than 3kg ofcourse. ALso customer support has to improve.


    This Aorus X7 has the exact same keyboard problem I had with my Gigabyte


    The Flex with the X3 which I also noticed while shopping for one
     
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