Why dell not making a 200W 3080 RTX for area51m R1&R2

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  1. devilhunter

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    I can understand scalpers ruined rtx prices , but I can’t see why dell not considering upgrading their flagship units.

    can we sign a petition ? I don’t know.

    I do believe area51m can handle 180&200 W gpu fairly easily.

    custom form factor is not possible either, unless someone otherwise can produce it.

    anyone got any idea who can make custom cards ?

    thanks
     
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    It doesnt make any sense. Politics probably. A new boss came in and decided to make changes and design a new "flagship" x17...
     
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    This is the million dollar question. Still baffled they totally abandoned the 51m line which was clearly their best.
     
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    Upgrades require cognitive thought while replacements do not.
     
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    Because they rather sell you a machine without a upgrade path so you can upgrade the next year when their marketing is making you crave the best and latest machine with all the latest tech (which is obviously not true)
     
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    Even other DTR like my Clevo aren’t getting a 200w card as an upgrade path. Looks like around 150w with dynamic boost is the best anyone is getting. So these style of laptops are just dying off. All the Normal buyers want thin and light.
     
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    I'm sure a 51M with latest desktop CPU, 150W 3080 maybe with some larger dynamic boost, 4 RAM slots, and good port selection would break performance records and sell well. The problem is it might outsell the x17, not a good look for the people behind it.

    Azor's pet project got killed off out of spite.
     
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    Yeah can’t cannibalize the new best from Dell. Think moving forward I’ll definitely have a desktop for the latest and greatest and the laptop be a mid grade travel buddy. They discontinue things so fast that it might even be difficult to RMA these machines down the road. :(
     
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    Any idea who can build custom GPU for the machine?
     
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    Some of the normal OEMs might be able to but it'll cost. Alternatively some Chinese engineer wanting to earn some extra money?
     
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