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    Dell Alienware m15 is the firm's thinnest and lightest laptop

    This 15-inch gaming laptop will launch globally on 25th October, priced from US$1,299.
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    Re: Dell Alienware m15 is the firm's thinnest and lightest laptop

    Problem with all thin gaming laptops is that they all sound like a rocket when the fans kicks in during game use.

    Also, unless they can work our the heat dissipation, the cards tend too be under-clocked for the equivalent desktop model.

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    Re: Dell Alienware m15 is the firm's thinnest and lightest laptop

    Nice, will see how this one gets reviewed... looking for something in the next year or so to replace my Razer Blade from 2013.

    Dat bottom screen bezel though...

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    Re: Dell Alienware m15 is the firm's thinnest and lightest laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by ksdp37 View Post
    Problem with all thin gaming laptops is that they all sound like a rocket when the fans kicks in during game use.

    Also, unless they can work our the heat dissipation, the cards tend too be under-clocked for the equivalent desktop model.
    Sooo good in winter though. My old gaming laptop used to pump out 50C heat from the side (GPU) and not far off the same at higher speed still from the back (CPU / chipset heatsink). 6 fans. 6. Never needed the heating on. Never had cold hands.

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    Re: Dell Alienware m15 is the firm's thinnest and lightest laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by ksdp37 View Post
    Problem with all thin gaming laptops is that they all sound like a rocket when the fans kicks in during game use.

    Also, unless they can work our the heat dissipation, the cards tend too be under-clocked for the equivalent desktop model.
    Being a owner of a alienware m17x r4, i can safely say that even the thick ones sound like a rocket when the fans kick in.

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    Re: Dell Alienware m15 is the firm's thinnest and lightest laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Sooo good in winter though. My old gaming laptop used to pump out 50C heat from the side (GPU) and not far off the same at higher speed still from the back (CPU / chipset heatsink). 6 fans. 6. Never needed the heating on. Never had cold hands.
    But any high-spec laptop will probably be hot enough under load. Thinner one will just spin the fans faster in an attempt to draw the heat out resulting in a much nosier machine.

    Personally, I do like laptops to be within that weight (2.2kg) range. I move around a lot, so I don't want anything too heavy. But I do not want super-thin because they are so loud/hard to cool (sometime I end up moving to a place where I may not have control of the central heating and room are kept very warm, or to a hot country). Additionally, I find that the first point of failure in laptops are the fans. Thin laptops not only suck in more dust because of the higher RPM, but the enclosures are often also difficult to open for maintenance (in theory, it may not have to be that way, but in practice, I find that to be always the case), which means that not only do you have fans that end up clogged faster, but they are also difficult to clean.

    (I will note that not every large machines are easy to clean either, but at least I've seen some. Nowadays that is the first thing I look at when looking for a new laptop, and I wish that reviewers would make a habit to report that aspect too).
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    Re: Dell Alienware m15 is the firm's thinnest and lightest laptop

    I like it, looks realy nice. I need a laptop could be good option. This one or a XPS 15

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