Alienware 17 - R5 - PMZ01 is it good laptop?

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Alienware 17 - R5 - PMZ01 is it good laptop?

Post by vnryhn »

hello everyone,

i need advice from you guys, i decided to buy a new laptop.
i look at this machine

Alienware 17 - R5 - PMZ01 [Core i9/GTX1080/FHD]
Display : 17.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 60Hz
Processor : Overclocked Intel 8th Generation "Coffee Lake" Core i9-8950HK (2.9-5.0GHz) 6 Core - 12 Thread Processor, 12MB Smart Cache
Memory : 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2 x 8GB) Expandable up to 32GB DDR4
Hard Drive : 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
Msata Slot 1 : Alienware Approved 512GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD
Msata Slot 2 : None
Graphics : NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 OC with 8GB GDDR5
Optical Drive : No ODD (external drive sold separately)
Operating System : Windows 10 Home, 64bit, English, with Multi Language Support
Networking : Killer™ Double Shot - Killer™ Gigabit Ethernet E2400 + Killer™ Wireless-AC 1550 2x2
Audio : powered by Klipsch and Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi technology
Battery : 8-cell Lithium Ion (92 wHr)
Camera : Full HD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones
System Dimensions :

Height: 1.181 inches (29.9mm)
Width: 16.7 inches (424mm)
Depth: 13.1 inches (332mm)
Average Weight: 9.74 lbs (4.42 kg)
Slots/Interface :
1 Power/DC-in Jack
1 RJ-45 Killer Networks e2400 Gigabit Ethernet Port
1 Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port
1 Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare technology
1 Type-C SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port
1 Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with support for SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort)
1 Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
1 HDMI 2.0 Output
1 Mini-Display Port 1.2 (certified) Output
1 Audio Out 1/8" Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset)
1 Headphone 1/8" Port (retaskable for Microphone/Line-In analog audio input)
1 Noble Lock port (cable and lock sold separately)
Keyboard : 4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls and numeric keypad 9 user-programmable keys providing up to 19 distinct functions per application or game
Touchpad : Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)
Warranty : 1 year Distributor Warranty

is it powerful laptop ?can i turn off optimus nvidia on this laptop?
i apprecaiate if any suggestion another laptop
thank youu

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Re: Alienware 17 - R5 - PMZ01 is it good laptop?

Post by cash4626 »

I'm running a r4 17 with the 1080, i don't have optimus (I do believe it's on the 1070 and lower) and the laptop Is a beast... So far 0 real issues that weren't fixable. Had to disable Intel video. And make it run solely off the 1080, and uninstall realteck audio drivers.... So far that's it..... On a side note it's also better to upgrade what you can after purchase ssd, m. 2,ram its cheaper and super easy to Install

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