Alienware finally made a thin and light gaming laptop

maflynn

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I've always thought Alienware's gaming laptops were huge, heavy bricks but I think Dell seeing the successes that MSI, Razer and company have had with thin and light gaming machines dipped their toe in the market

Specs seem decent, design is still gaming centric. I like the sleek lines of the Razer personally. Bezels seem way too large for my liking. The prices start at 1,300 so that's a plus


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c0ppo

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That one may be a great laptop with great thermals, etc.
But not interested. Design is obnoxious. But on the other hand, If I were 15 again, this would probably be my first pick. Only problem I would have in that scenario is the lack of funding :D
 

Queen6

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Although I use gaming notebooks in professional roles Alienware is not for me. I don't care for the styling and dislike how heavy handed Dell can be with locking down their systems, and unlikely to be a frontrunner in performance.

If I was in the market for a Windows 10 thin & light, I'd be inclined to look at ThinkPad's X1 Extreme & the new P1, 15" Surface Book, although a chunkier design.

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macgeek18

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It's an interesting design but the closest I'll get to a Dell Gaming laptop is a G3 or G5.I have watched to many Alienware's die right after the warranty ends.
 
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