Alienware finally made a thin and light gaming laptop

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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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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  2. c0ppo macrumors 65816

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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
     
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    Yeah, given the thickness and vents that I see on the design, I don't think throttling will be an issue.

    Yeah, I'm not liking that design
     
  4. Queen6 macrumors 604

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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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  5. SDColorado Contributor

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    The first thing that came to mind when I saw that design was the Apple iBook clamshell
     
  6. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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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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