Buy the alienware m15?

Buy the alienware m15?

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Epicjoke

So for several weeks i am looking around trying to find a gaming laptop.

I came across the alienware m15 with these specs:

Core i7-8750H
RTX 2070 Max-Q
15,6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 144 Hz IPS
16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4 2666 MHz
battery (90 W/u)
256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD

I am planning to buy this laptop or with RTX 2060. Does anyone have had experience with these systems?
Is there much difference between the 2060 & 2070 and how are the thermals on this laptop?

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LukeG310

I have the same model you have minus the RAM. I got standard 8 gigs and got extra ram elsewhere. Oh yeah I got the 60hz panel instead of 144hz

The thermals are the same regardless the graphics card. Mine were spiking up to 100c on CPU and 80 on the GPU. Undervolting brought it down a bit but since Alienware forgot to put the heatsink on my SSD card they just opted to get me a replacement laptop.

Some people have said that there isnt much difference between the 2060 and 2070 but I went for the 2070 so I can squeeze extra juice out of the games and so far its been great. Now the reason I got 60hz was that everything maxed out should be between 60fps and 100fps. I dont think any of the games I play would hit 144hz but I am curious if there is actual benefit having a 144hz monitor and gaming that does not hit 144hz


Epicjoke

LukeG310 said:

I have the same model you have minus the RAM. I got standard 8 gigs and got extra ram elsewhere. Oh yeah I got the 60hz panel instead of 144hz

The thermals are the same regardless the graphics card. Mine were spiking up to 100c on CPU and 80 on the GPU. Undervolting brought it down a bit but since Alienware forgot to put the heatsink on my SSD card they just opted to get me a replacement laptop.

Some people have said that there isnt much difference between the 2060 and 2070 but I went for the 2070 so I can squeeze extra juice out of the games and so far its been great. Now the reason I got 60hz was that everything maxed out should be between 60fps and 100fps. I dont think any of the games I play would hit 144hz but I am curious if there is actual benefit having a 144hz monitor and gaming that does not hit 144hz

I pretty much heard more people talk about the bad thermals and people sending it back to repair or replacement. This bothers me because i don't want to pay 2k for a system that isn't working properly. For the 144Hz, I heard people say it is just overal smoother in browsing and non gaming stuff. For games like Apex legends, Fortnite, Doom, Overwatch, Battlefield 1 & witcher 3 you can pull at least 120fps which will be noticeable. Almost every thin gaming laptop has a downside, but this laptop seems to be good apart from the thermals. But with undervolting i hope it will do good, i'm prefer not repasting the CPU myself