Joined on 09/03/08
Way Better Than What I Was Expecting....
Pros: -PCIe Gen 4.0 Channels -Heat Management -Chassis Materials -130w Max 1080 TDP -Reasonably Quiet, Even at High Load
Cons: -Poor Screen (1080p) -Back Panel Difficult to Remove -No USB-C or Thunderbolt (which should be standard by this point. -32GB of ram would have been marginally better.
Overall Review: Hi folks! Okay, let's talk about this surprisingly impressive laptop: First and foremost, you should know that I'm replacing an Alienware 17R4 with a GTX 1070 and all the bells and whistles (including tobii tracking, which I never once used). Basically I was expecting an empty shell of a laptop with a v12 engine in it... But I was pleasantly surprised. On the outside, this laptop is discreetly handsome with a few flares of style, which actually comes off as very mature; saying in a charismatic accent that I like to game but also run a thriving company and am a spy on the weekends. What really wowed me was the performance. The 3080 with the 11th gen i7 are perfectly combined with pci-e 4.0 tech for maximum performance and minimal bottlenecking. This laptop is an overall whisper-quiet powerhouse, even at high performance. What is most impressive is the thermals, keeping it well below redlines with quiet fan operation. I love my purchase.