Alienware refreshes gaming laptops with Haswell chip, new look

Jos

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Alienware has delivered a redesigned range of gaming laptops at E3, complete with a new magnesium alloy and aluminum casing instead of the old plastic one, as well as Intel’s next-generation “Haswell” processors. The company also simplified the naming scheme...

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How many generations of CPU-s have their products to undergo before they consider slimming down the ridiculous thickness of their products?

They were making the same bricks with 45nm Lynnfield as they are now with 22nm Haswell. Being bought out by DELL doesn't pay to be innovative anymore...
 

cliffordcooley

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How many generations of CPU-s have their products to undergo before they consider slimming down the ridiculous thickness of their products?
It's a gaming laptop! I'm sure you are aware of the cooling aspects needed for gaming rigs. You can't compact the power needed for a gaming rig, without allowing room for cooling.
 
It's a gaming laptop! I'm sure you are aware of the cooling aspects needed for gaming rigs. You can't compact the power needed for a gaming rig, without allowing room for cooling.
I am aware of a number of products that use the exact same components and still manage being way slimmer... For example, the new MSI GT70 uses even better graphics, GTX 780M, but it is whole 2 times lighter! But perhaps Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7390 is even a better example...
 
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Adhmuz

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Dell pulls out of the consumer PC business just to further drive nails in to Alienwares coffin, oh well, there's better out there for less. No big surprise however when it is still Dell at the helm...
 

St1ckM4n

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It's a gaming laptop! I'm sure you are aware of the cooling aspects needed for gaming rigs. You can't compact the power needed for a gaming rig, without allowing room for cooling.
I am aware of a number of products that use the exact same components and still manage being way slimmer... For example, the new MSI GT70 uses even better graphics, GTX 780M, but it is whole 2 times lighter! But perhaps Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7390 is even a better example...
Yeah, and those laptops throttle their CPU and GPUs a lot more than the above Alienware. You can't deny that it has more cooling potential.
 

TheinsanegamerN

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It's a gaming laptop! I'm sure you are aware of the cooling aspects needed for gaming rigs. You can't compact the power needed for a gaming rig, without allowing room for cooling.
I am aware of a number of products that use the exact same components and still manage being way slimmer... For example, the new MSI GT70 uses even better graphics, GTX 780M, but it is whole 2 times lighter! But perhaps Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7390 is even a better example...
Yeah, and those laptops throttle their CPU and GPUs a lot more than the above Alienware. You can't deny that it has more cooling potential.
dude, the m14x had horrible throttling issues with it's gpu, an issue dell never fixed. now, every laptop will probably throttle at some point, but alienwares are no better than the others. for their large design, their heatsinks suck hard, and do a terrible job. also, id like to point out that msi's ge40, which is the same screen size, has twice the gpu power and a 900p screen standard. jst what is dell thinking? a 768p screen shouldnt even BE an option anymore.
 
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Jad Chaar

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dude, the m14x had horrible throttling issues with it's gpu, an issue dell never fixed. now, every laptop will probably throttle at some point, but alienwares are no better than the others. for their large design, their heatsinks suck hard, and do a terrible job. also, id like to point out that msi's ge40, which is the same screen size, has twice the gpu power and a 900p screen standard. jst what is dell thinking? a 768p screen shouldnt even BE an option anymore.
For a thickness greater than 1.5 inches, I would expect a custom watercooling solution in there LOL xD.