Dell launches Alienware's thinnest gaming laptop Alienware X series

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Definitely going to read up on this. If it is a good product I hope they can supply enough for the demand.

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    The specifications are very nice. It has good cooling. The temps was my first thought in regards to a super thin Laptop.
     
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    They seem to be too thin to have capable cooling. Why are thick gaming laptops not a thing anymore?
     
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    Weenies that can't lift a couple extra pounds for proper cooling :D.
     

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    I JUST... like JUST... bought the Alienware m17 R4 and I feel like it's a nicer machine.... for less. With this new x-series, you lose a full keyboard (I like having the number pad for work and quickie math) - and the color scheme is only white on the outside with the x-series, instead of mostly white all over with the m-series - if you choose to go with white, that is. The hardware in it doesn't even differ that much. I have a 3070 in mine and 16gb of ram... a 360hz FHD panel and 1TB of SSD storage. And I paid $2,249. So... because it's thinner, cools better, has blinkier lights on the back, and has an 11th gen proc.... it's almost 300 bucks more? Odd... very odd. Never-the-less... I'm sure it will be a fun machine to use. I just think the m-series was a better value... and prettier - if you go with white (Lunar Light).
     
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    Thin sells most consistently more than thick would be my guess. When I bought my laptop I wasn't looking for a gaming one but I ended up buying a G14 because it was light/thin enough that I can carry it around at a good price (And isn't aggressively 'gamer'). Also cooling solutions can be rather good even in a thinner package, especially if they let the temps up high for sustained periods, which seems to be the MO for most companies nowadays.
     

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