|Originally posted by Trojan
Does the alienware have a 2nd battery option? Like the dual battery option with the 5680?
|Originally posted by sp0rk
Why on earth would he do that? Then it wouldn't be a correct comparison between AW & Sager's top machines
It would be a comparison of a 51m2 with Sager memory -vs- 5680 -vs- desktop. How would that be useful to a person thinking of getting a 51m2? Not like Alienware is going to call Sager and say "hay, one of our customers wants your RAM in our system, send us some"
|Originally posted by ciro
I could see how my original post might be a little confusing. Just pointing out the fact that while it is SUPPOSED to support faster ram, 400mhz DDR was not used. For some reason Alienware isn't offering the faster ram yet. And thus that might affect performance in the reviews.
Why not swap memory with one of the Sagers and see what happens to its scores?
NOTE: I've gone back and editted the original message to make it clearer.
|Originally posted by infinity306
but then it wouldnt be a fair review since you cant configure it from alienware direct that way..best way to do reviews is use what you can get from the seller themselves and not add in any differences that a normal user might not be able to do... Adam did the right thing in not testing it with 400mhz ram from a sager..IMHO
|Originally posted by Bratag
I imagine that even with the faster memory the Nvidia card would still get spanked in the tests. The gap between the two is too great to attribute to slower memory - especially the DX9 tests (but then we already knew this). Great review - very objective. What was most amazing to me was the very little difference in size of the 5680 and AW51m and the battery life tests. I had expected more from the AW I must admit in this department.
|Originally posted by Adam@PCTorque
Well, if they come through with the swappable GPU cards many people said they would have I should be able to order the ATI card myself and test it. I'm just waiting on the ability to order that card from them.
Also, the 400DDR may help the Alienware RAM scores a bit, but I believe the biggest difference in RAM scores is that the Sager is dual channel.
|Memory test really shows the difference between dual and single channel... Sorta makes me think twice about the 4780 I'm planning on getting|
|Originally posted by jnelson49
I was wondering if you could post some pics of the A51 vs. the 5680. You know some comparison shots from the front and sides and such. Thanks
-PS-Thanks for the review, best one I've seen.
|Originally posted by Icefluxx
Im trying to get as many opinions as i can for people to run unreal tournament 2003 with the blade runner 2019 map. Ive had issues. Choppiness and such. If you want to push your system, go ahead and TRY THIS MAP!!