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aspect ratio

Sat May 30 17:59:39 GMT 2015 - 22 minutes ago

The screen manufacturers tend to favor 16:9 because they are cheaper to produce. Combined with how many computer shoppers place a higher importance on price point than screen size and that is why the options are limited. I do think that a 16:10 laptop would do well since no other PC manufacturer is making it available. There is a market for it, even if they only make it available on the business lines. 

Alienware graphics amplier

Wed May 27 14:45:34 GMT 2015 - 3 days ago

There are a few of problems with the idea.
  • The laptops, espcially the AW13. would lose ports since the properitary port would have to be really long. Look at the MSI GS30 to know what I mean. Even then, it may not even fit on the 13 or possibly 15.
  • The 13's GPU can only use 4 lanes thanks to the CPU's limitation. Adding more lanes does not fix this problem. It would only benefit the bigger laptops, and having the whole line use the GA is more beneficial.
  • Having multiple cables and ports won't reallt help with the price. It'll make things more cmplicated and worse. A redesign of he laptops and GA would be needd if this idea was approved.
  • Having 4 lanes cmpared to 16 lanes is not as bad as some people think. At most a 10% recduction, on average, for the 15 and 17 R2, and 20%, for the 13, amount of performance is lost, not counting whatever CPU is being used. The only way to fix the 13's bandwidth problem is providing a CPU that uses PCI 3.0 as opposed to 2.0, hence the worse drop on the 13 and not 15 and 17.

Alienware graphics amplier

Tue May 26 19:57:07 GMT 2015 - May 26, 2015

What do you mean by "full graphics memory bandwidth"? You mean PCI-E 3.0 x16 or something else enitrely?
Are you having problems with the GA or something?

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