Time to say goodbye my friends

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  1. jtravapd8578

    jtravapd8578 Notebook Consultant

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    so disregard my last post. I did indeed buy a Alienware 15r4 with 16GB ram, and a 1070, with a 256gb m.2 drive. I was happy , it whipped my Alienware 18 i7 4930mx and 780sli badly and this was all with stock settings. Then today luck struck me and I came across extra money to waste ( others say waste, I say it’s my hobbies and I love it) so I ordered another Alienware 15 r4. The look of it and the feel of it was just perfect for me. I was gaming on it and it was sitting on my lap. All in all just a nicely designed laptop.
    Was I happy with that . NO. So I returned it. And instead ordered a new Alienware 15 r4 maxed out as can be for that model.

    8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK (6-Core, 12MB Cache, Overclocking up to 5.0GHz) ( we will see about 5GHZ. I’ll believe it when i see it) but I’ll take 6 Cores at 4ghz everyday.

    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X ( I have to say the gtx 1070 kicked ass and I didn’t even try and overclock it) I was so used to my 780m sli that I hadn’t even realized how bad ass all the 10’s series cards had become. I can only imagine what the new 1080 does with a i9 to go with it.

    32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz (doubled my ram and upped the clock speed) Just because it felt right lol

    This is where I was confused. Being such a thin and small laptop there isn’t much room for a lot of stuff. The one I had yesterday had a 256GB m.2 drive and a 1TB 2.5 drive.
    I took out the 1TB drive and installed my Samsung 512GB SSD drive because it’s been one of the best drives I ever bought.
    So this time I only ordered one m.2 drive a
    512GB PCIe M.2 Class 50 SSD and I’ll use my Samsung in the 2.5 spot. That leaves me one more m.2 spot and what the Alienware rep called a half m.2 spot. Neither was I allowed to buy and add to the order at the time. For now 1TB should be fine although I have no idea about m.2 drives are they faster then the Samsung SSD drives?
    I updated the screen also figured with a 1080 @ 1080p I might be hitting 120fps now and then lol.

    15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz TN Display 5ms response time, NVIDIA G-SYNC Enabled

    And finally for giggles I upgraded Killer 1550 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 for an extra $25.

    Probably the best part after learning the hard way with my last Alienware purchase is I got 4 years service including parts and accidental damage , in house fixing for $100

    Premium Support Plus: Accidental Damage Service, 4 Years

    Premium Support Plus: 7x24 Technical Support, 4 Years

    Premium Support Plus: Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis, 1 Year

    Premium Support Plus: Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis, 3 Years Extended

    I’m excited to get my hands on this thing.
     
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  2. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Go where the winds take you bro.
     
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  3. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Let us know if you're able to get 5Ghz working at all.

    I wish the AW15 was able to use the same screen as the XPS 15 (100% AdobeRGB Touch display).
     
  4. vulcan78

    vulcan78 Notebook Deity

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    LOL.
     
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