Alienware's CRAZY upgradeable laptop

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  • E W
    E W преди 2 дни

    What’s that thing to the left

  • trusstee1
    trusstee1 преди 2 дни

    you should add the product name to the fucking title of the video. "proverbial money shot" earned the like

  • Wong Elfski
    Wong Elfski преди 3 дни

    Dude you’re gettin a Dell

  • Gibson299
    Gibson299 преди 3 дни

    ya this thing is an overpriced waste of money. for one nobody is going to be needing to go from a 9900 in 4 years, and that GPU is proprietary and any future new ones would have to be custom made for this particular computer, witch would probably be bloody expensive. this hardly compares to the wonderful upgradability of a desktop where i can physically take any video card out their now and in the future and put one in guranteed within the next 5 years, hell More to be honest. i could take a 10 year old tower with a pci express x16 slot and fit a new 2060 in, your telling me their will be new video cards for this laptop around then? nah, just get a new lapotp.

  • Ohmloud
    Ohmloud преди 3 дни

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  • houston texas
    houston texas преди 3 дни +1


  • S Dj
    S Dj преди 3 дни

    Lose fucking macro keys its useless and makes you lose feeling of where real keys are. Wtf its 2019 and still useless macro keys. Also oval design at the back doesnt make any sense. Besides that its pretty amazing!

  • Clay Kann
    Clay Kann преди 4 дни +1

    I bet the temps are insane! My msi ge75 with a I7 8750 gets pretty warm. I cant imagine this beast!

  • cody 3629
    cody 3629 преди 6 дни

    the person that made this
    lives next to me

  • Gaetan Denis
    Gaetan Denis преди 6 дни

    Waring to anyone buying this system thinking it is an easy upgrade to a new gpu. Dell is selling this system with 3 different heat pipe setups. So if you are thinking of saving money now and getting the 2060 or 2070 and want to upgrade in the future you will need to buy a new heat pipes also. Don't forget a new power brick too. There is a 7 pipe config, 8 pipe config and a 8 pipe config with side pipes. Dell is not advertising this.

  • w[eibfocb
    w[eibfocb преди 7 дни

    7:42 linus is going bald

  • JB Duarte
    JB Duarte преди 8 дни

    Oh sorry i commented about this today in another video

  • Omgwtfpwnd
    Omgwtfpwnd преди 8 дни

    Should I wait to buy this later when the screen is updated(?) or nah?

    • Omgwtfpwnd
      Omgwtfpwnd преди 7 дни

      eQuALiZeR Is it true though that around June there will be an “updated” screen? Like OLED or some shit. As if it mattered.

    • eQuALiZeR
      eQuALiZeR преди 7 дни

      Omgwtfpwnd yeah, 240hz is just a little smoother than 144hz, but not that much

  • alfredoandroid357
    alfredoandroid357 преди 9 дни

    Thanks for the video..
    Funny stuff
    " Yes Linus their is a Fuxxkin I9 processer ..." lol

  • Chinh Phan
    Chinh Phan преди 10 дни

    Someone needs to make an itx/atx laptop case with different screen/monitor MHz accessories. There is a market for it, matter of fact it could get rid of most of the bullshit laptops on the market.

    • Chinh Phan
      Chinh Phan преди 9 дни

      +reza wahyu what are you babbling about still? Get standardized then talk.

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 9 дни

      Chinh Phan UPDATE
      it seems m17x r4 could run rtx series better than 1080 since it has lower power requirements
      Taken from eurocom discord.

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 9 дни

      Chinh Phan but we have m15x, m17x r4 and this thing, they using the standard 3.0b in fact almost 70% of these kind of laptops were using 3.0b and 3.1b, that's standardization you're looking for.

    • Chinh Phan
      Chinh Phan преди 9 дни

      +reza wahyu look, I believe we both want the same thing here. A fully customizable laptop. This can not happen until there is a standardization of components. This starts at the base aka motherboard. The smallest form factor supported by AMD and Intel is the itx, it sounds like a good starting point.

    • Chinh Phan
      Chinh Phan преди 9 дни

      +reza wahyu read my last comment about MXM3 Riser's made by Eurocom for itx boards to use mxm gpus. You're late

  • Randall Rash
    Randall Rash преди 12 дни

    I am disappointed that Linus hasn’t yet got one himself yet to review in full.

  • Rospin Casocl
    Rospin Casocl преди 13 дни +1

    The other "M2.5" label is the screw size lmao

  • Vi Xi
    Vi Xi преди 13 дни

    OMG, when he removed the heat sink from the mobo, the sloppy thermal paste all over the side of the socket surprised me. Also, not surprised to see that Dell hasn't done anything to improve their crappy monitor hinges. I had an MX-14 R1, within 3 months of using it the plastic hinges cracked. I superglued that hinge back together and got rid of it asap. Since then I've never considered an Alienware laptop ever again.

  • MiniGamer1205
    MiniGamer1205 преди 14 дни

    I love the fact that it’s white

  • Christopher Moodaley
    Christopher Moodaley преди 14 дни +2

    Alienware non affordable laptop

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      Christopher Moodaley there you go
      Anyway an used m17x r4 would cost probably 200usd or 300usd
      While a gtx 1080 for laptop probably as much as 800usd.

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      Christopher Moodaley I give you the thread where you can find all successful gpu upgrades but keep in mind if you're looking to re-build a barebook like that Alienware you needs a lot of research first.

    • Christopher Moodaley
      Christopher Moodaley преди 10 дни

      reza wahyu hmmm that might work thanks

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      Christopher Moodaley Alienware have been being the most flexible barebook from 2008 with m15x.
      This not even new

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      Christopher Moodaley get the older ones then

  • ASM Kalrizion
    ASM Kalrizion преди 14 дни

    I really want to see more laptops like this, future proof laptops not only brings a good opportunity for competition in the pc market, but also allows for the benefits of a laptop without the shortcomings.

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      ASM Kalrizion so don't be surprised if this laptop would be the next immortal Laptop like m15x 2008 and m17x r4.

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      ASM Kalrizion please note that this laptop were the successor of the m17x r4 2012
      That thing still able to run gtx 1080 at full power with i7 3920xm.

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      ASM Kalrizion these kind of thing already exists from long long time ago, the current standards for laptop gpu were 3.0 for low watt laptops and 3.1 for higher watt laptops.

  • Bryan Brunnemeyer
    Bryan Brunnemeyer преди 15 дни +1

    I don't need a new gaming laptop but on the other hand I NEED a new gaming laptop.

  • aldoph glinkler
    aldoph glinkler преди 16 дни

    I bought one when they go out of date and are replaced or i break mine im gonna try and put it inside the shell of a toughbook and if i do im gonna slap one with it and proced to sit on top of them and play fallout 4 as i take a shit on the case for fallout 76

    Also linus try and achive 120 fps in fallout 3 i bet you cant on the most overkill pc ill give u a copule hints
    1: run windows 7
    2: try to keep less than 2 threeds
    3: run it in a vm with less than 8 gb ram it refused to run for me on my desktop with a gtx 1080 original gtx 1080
    A i9 9990 and a fuck ton of ram when did we switch ram to hdds i dont know all i know is it only has 4gb ram but i used two diffrent week pcs with 1tb ram each so i could get 2 tb of ram it can un pack those unpacking virus things till win rar says fuck you or i run out of hdd space higly unlikley if i unpack it to my sever of 500 tb sever

  • Feral Adventures
    Feral Adventures преди 16 дни

    i want that chair instead

  • Tom [GD]
    Tom [GD] преди 17 дни +1

    Alienware created a beast of a computer. But this power is so OP than a predator 21X

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      Tom [GD] the most overpowered laptop we had currently came from clevo laptops, since they use desktop CPUs and removable GPU.

  • J Doe
    J Doe преди 17 дни

    Looks like it still has that sweet Alien keyboard. Love that thing.
    Thumbs up, Linus. Thanks for the great review!

  • yu-ri-_-y
    yu-ri-_-y преди 18 дни

    Alienware Area-51m came to Japan
    I watch an animation, and -_-y Alienware Area-51m which I order it, and came today is cool

  • Zandersen
    Zandersen преди 18 дни

    how about the screen?

  • Robert Bugar
    Robert Bugar преди 20 дни

    looool the termo thermal paste on CPU !! 7:54

  • Pushkar Nath
    Pushkar Nath преди 21 ден

    The biggest boost i found is with the use of of an SSD, I used Kingston SSD found now my boot-up time came as quick as 8 seconds.

  • nathan kennedy
    nathan kennedy преди 21 ден

    6gb gddr6 for a 2080ti?

  • Seid Latifi
    Seid Latifi преди 21 ден

    I can see some good engineers inside that Laptop :D

  • Brian Walker
    Brian Walker преди 21 ден

    what model (detailed) is?

  • carlinho00720
    carlinho00720 преди 22 дни

    I have seen a news that alienware will present in March oled monitors 4k for desktop computers and laptops, I would like to know if this is true and if you can see this screen in the area of 51 m. I would settle for placing the 4k screen of the m17 since this is the reason that prevents me from buying it, since I find it disappointing that the most powerful laptop in the world has a total HD resolution.

  • Harrison Marsh
    Harrison Marsh преди 22 дни

    That thermal paste is disgusting...

  • Aequitas Vox
    Aequitas Vox преди 22 дни

    17x R5 was semi upgradable and great gaming but with all these improvements I’ll have to save up again. Thanks Dell you’re alienware laptops are awesome.

  • Ahmed Mokhtar
    Ahmed Mokhtar преди 23 дни

    You are amazing, man

  • Rando Calrissian
    Rando Calrissian преди 23 дни

    that thermal paste job tho was disgusting

  • Lanse1984
    Lanse1984 преди 23 дни

    $8000 laptop

  • Colin King
    Colin King преди 23 дни

    3:10 I thought I was the only one that counted like the Count from Sesame Street!

  • Bryan Webb
    Bryan Webb преди 23 дни

    when will you run that though the ringer plz lets see what its made of and i mean be mean lets see if its worth the price

  • Sk the gamer
    Sk the gamer преди 24 дни

    Crazy idea, but why don't I just build a micro atx for several grand less with the same parts?

  • Wotb Beast
    Wotb Beast преди 24 дни


  • Bootgamer
    Bootgamer преди 24 дни

    Remember the HP Elitebook 8540p ? We had all of this upgradeability once!

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      Bootgamer the best budget platform to build is m17x r4 m15x and hp 8770w.
      They cost 300usd or lower.

  • NakedCutePotato
    NakedCutePotato преди 24 дни

    Been watching you for a about half a decade now. And still gets excited to every of your upload. Learning a lot of tech stuff from you I just started my first year in college. (Computer Engineering) and you're my biggest inspiration. I wish someday I can afford those kind of techs you have hahahah (I own a potato laptop. Lenovo thinkpad edge e420 been using this for years now hehhe)
    Thank you and please continue your good work. 😊

  • Game Hunt103
    Game Hunt103 преди 25 дни

    Everytime he waved that screwdriver over the mobo, my heart skipped a beat. Literally.

  • Pavel Sapehin
    Pavel Sapehin преди 25 дни

    TOC created with
    01:55 Upgradable graphics (looking inside)
    02:50 Going deeper
    05:53 Dismounting the cooling system
    07:50 gpu

  • Mike O.
    Mike O. преди 25 дни

    The future is here!

  • Not Available
    Not Available преди 25 дни

    Linus you scare me......

  • L T
    L T преди 26 дни

    The one and lonly PC u will ever need. !

  • Evans
    Evans преди 26 дни

    let's face it, no one is going to upgrade the cpu on this. The CPU's of today will last for a long time before anyone needs to upgrade them for gaming, the only part that kinda makes sense to upgrade on a laptop like this is the graphics card since in like 5-6 years time they may not run every new game on ultra. But since this is a 1080p display i doubt a 2080ti will have any problems running games in 1080p on high details even 6 years from now.

  • onefree76
    onefree76 преди 26 дни

    really bad to see how shaking your hand with screwdriver... XD

  • AssimilatorX
    AssimilatorX преди 26 дни

    Dell has already tried this approach in 2007/2008 with their "beast" Dell XPS M1730 laptops and it has failed miserably with their propertiary 8800GTX pcb that was kept failing until they dropped back to single 8700GT's. But my experience with these dells are this, the upgrade will be more expensive then actually getting a new laptop. Just like it was in 2008 when i wanted to upgrade my XPS 1730 to 9800GTX it would cost me £1500 and the laptop was worth £1998. We can expect the same now, for an upgrade. That you'll pay £3000 for the laptop itself with rtx2080 and later you can spend another 2000 to upgrade it to ??rtx3080?? also you will end up with a propertiary part that will be difficult to sell if not impossible. Unlike the MXM3b was interchangable and widely adopted. For market like that to work dell would need to convince other manufacturers to follow suit, more to use the same sockets and pinouts in their own design. Only then this can live and strive again, not sure what happened with MXM3b standard and why its dropped. I still like alienware and keep using my old Alienware M17X-R2 upgraded to GTX980M (LOL thats a standard MXM3b) and my new 17-R4 GTX 1080 version (scarce upgrade path i was barely able to cram a 4TB seagate drive in it) And for portablility i have my latitude 14 Rugged. Both of them superb for what i need them for. I love dell and probably never going to use any other brand again

    • AssimilatorX
      AssimilatorX преди 6 дни

      +reza wahyu I have a i7-920XM too but mine is an ES model SLBLW not the retail ,it cost much less and have more unlocked features like the capability of upgrade microcode directly in it I run it with microcode of the 940XM without issues. LOL

    • reza wahyu
      reza wahyu преди 10 дни

      My current m15x from 2008 running 980m and 920xm at 4,1ghz

  • R Harrington
    R Harrington преди 26 дни

    9:10 Linus, you lazy cow

  • Pierre Andersson
    Pierre Andersson преди 27 дни

    Dissassembly on a static mat. Fail!

  • Travel Guys
    Travel Guys преди 27 дни

    Linus review it how they manage with cooling this hardware ?

  • nhannon9
    nhannon9 преди 27 дни

    Finally, not only a manufacturer offering massive tech innovations (on consumer grounds), but a Linus video where he gets to take it apart. Big respect to Dell.

  • John Castillo
    John Castillo преди 27 дни

    They use to have replaceable GPU Cards Then they stopped it. R1 R2 had them also 2-3 M.2 slots as well as 2.5 HDD Drive.

  • Darkstarr One
    Darkstarr One преди 27 дни

    So aint nobody gonna comment on the thermal paste job on the CPU??? lolll

  • PadeJuan
    PadeJuan преди 28 дни

    What’s that chair on the background?! It’s so cool!!

  • Cessio Future
    Cessio Future преди 28 дни

    RTX 2080*

  • Drew P.
    Drew P. преди 28 дни

    The M2.5 label is the size of the screws.

  • D Connett
    D Connett преди 28 дни


  • Serite Ross
    Serite Ross преди 28 дни

    Wow. What's the price of their cheapest model? Lol. Btw, I had no idea Aliens are was a part of Dell. I thought they were completely separate companies all these years!

  • Serite Ross
    Serite Ross преди 28 дни

    Wow. What's the price of their cheapest model? Lol. Btw, I had no idea Aliens are was a part of Dell. I thought they were completely separate companies all these years!

  • Harry Potter
    Harry Potter преди 28 дни

    That thing looks awesome, and the specs are totally good enough to replace a desktop system. Bet that battery gives a good 10 to 20 minutes of runtime too!
    Bonus points to Linus for not dropping it :-)

  • iyot1020
    iyot1020 преди 28 дни

    Great alienware is back to where they were before dell bought them

  • Noah Archuleta
    Noah Archuleta преди месец

    Can i play apex legends?

  • Gustavo Henrique dos Santos
    Gustavo Henrique dos Santos преди месец

    eurocom has been doing this for too many years and no one talks about... alienware make a laptop that already exists and linus makes a video talking how innovative this laptop is... look for eurocom sky x9c

  • Josha Smith
    Josha Smith преди месец

    I bought one

  • 17sB34s7
    17sB34s7 преди месец

    The TIM application on the CPU makes me uncomfortable.

  • Andrea Prudente
    Andrea Prudente преди месец

    people can't upgrade the i9 9900k...this socket die with this cpu ;););)

  • Riidwan Rahat
    Riidwan Rahat преди месец

    if its price under 2500 dollar i will buy it

  • ray vida
    ray vida преди месец

    What about the display! Are they going to let us upgrade it? I want a 4k screen.

  • Brian Woodard
    Brian Woodard преди месец


  • Tropsele
    Tropsele преди месец

    1:29 Did you see it?

  • Dean
    Dean преди месец

    Most of the existing Alienware r4 + are upgradeable. I have an Alienware 18 r4 with dual gpu, recently my gpus have bitten the dust (2 x nvidia geforce gtx 770m) can you suggest what the best Gpu is that i can upgrade this to @LinusTechTips ?

  • Dragonbreak
    Dragonbreak преди месец

    0:55 - Yes it's GDDR6... Which willl degrade in 3 months of usage. Good Luck RTX users. Say goodbye to your cards because you wont be able to even run tetris on this! >:|

  • FrnchFriez
    FrnchFriez преди месец

    Its commendable that they made an 'upgradeable' laptop but what about the price / availability / performance of laptop GPUs, I mean one laptop came out with the ability to change the GPU which pretty much means they'll charge an arm and a leg ABOVE what is already available for the parts for this laptop.... I hope more companies follow suit so this becomes more of a standard.

  • SamuelXD9
    SamuelXD9 преди месец +1

    8mil subs u have more subs than markass (mkbhd) now

  • SamuelXD9
    SamuelXD9 преди месец

    8mil subs u have more subs than markass (mkbhd) now

  • SamuelXD9
    SamuelXD9 преди месец

    8mil subs u have more subs than markass (mkbhd) now

  • SamuelXD9
    SamuelXD9 преди месец

    8mil subs u have more subs than markass (mkbhd) now

  • Jason Liu
    Jason Liu преди месец

    Linus seems really not knowing how to teardown a laptop

  • James Aron
    James Aron преди месец

    Great concept and a long time coming but Dell needs a new team in the styling department. That is one of the worst looking gaming laptops I've seen. Thankfully, its performance should eclipse the aesthetics.

  • Suronal802
    Suronal802 преди месец

    Good Stuff ! :D

  • Not Sure
    Not Sure преди месец

    To be honest - I'm ready to buy, but there is no way I'm buying another 1080 pixel screen - as that is the ONE thing I will be stuck unable to change.
    And don't give me all that 'plug it into a monitor cr@P', I have a Desktop PC at home already.
    So again, I wait....

  • James Umipig
    James Umipig преди месец

    And to quote Count Dracula in Family Guy, One Nipple, aaa. Two Nipple, aaa. Three Nip- Oh no I didn't sign up for this sh*t. Poor Meg. :D XD

  • Rinnn Tosaka
    Rinnn Tosaka преди месец

    The only problem is the port used to connect graphic card is not an wide standard.Maybe only dell can manufacture the graphic card and sell in a high price.(I LIKE MXM)

  • Bindddify
    Bindddify преди месец

    hopefully they fixed all the thermal issues. I went through not 1. not 2. BUT 3 17 R4s that all had the same thermal issue that seems to be a consistent flaw in alienware products. :(

  • jorge salazar
    jorge salazar преди месец

    I wish I was as confident as Linus is talking when there is people around.

  • Avengersoul
    Avengersoul преди месец

    I love the look of that laptop...shame that Alienware is so overpriced however.

  • CDModelz
    CDModelz преди месец

    Add to shopping cart for 2019 (only after buying an Alienware 17 with a Core i9 ;-/ and 32gb ram.

  • CyberDrunk Punk
    CyberDrunk Punk преди месец

    No way that thing is holding a 2080 TI. Linus definitely made a mistake. He meant to say a 2080 (without the TI).

  • awesomeferret
    awesomeferret преди месец

    Glad to see this make a comeback. I remember upgrading the CPU and GPU in my old inspiron 9300. We know Dell can do this sort of thing since they have done it for years, don't act so shocked for that reason, but I am surprised and impressed that they are being so pro consumer here. We need up-gradable laptops like this to make a comeback.

  • Terryss95
    Terryss95 преди месец

    Mxm dead? FUCKING LIAR.

  • Dragon Systems
    Dragon Systems преди месец

    Oh please... the sager NP9877 will quite literally eat this thing for dinner

  • romulus varga
    romulus varga преди месец

    Alienware The best Laptop ever. i remember in my country Romania Years 2011 Alienware M18x 18.4-inch intel i7 2920xm-Extreme ram 32gb ddr3 gpu gtx x2 580 x2 2gb sli ssd 512gb baterry 12 celul, keyboard rgb 5000=$ year 2011

    SBF TKL преди месец

    I bought it and its fucking amazing

  • wandererstraining
    wandererstraining преди месец

    That's a sweet ass laptop! But Linus, look up Eurocom. They offer fully upgradable desktop replacements. I actually own one with similar specs. It's two years old, so I have an i7-7700K and a GTX 1070 on it. But my CPU can be upgraded (I'm thinking of getting the i9-9900K for it), and so does my graphics card. The GPU format is called "MXM". I use my laptop for media processing (photo and video), so I chose a 4K screen on it rather than a gaming screen with higher frame rates. Storage-wise, I've got 2 m.2 drives and a 2.5" SATA SSD. I also have 4 slots of RAM, of which I use 2 (32GB of RAM).
    I got it in special for $2500 CAD after taxes and shipping. It came with only one m.2 drive and a single 16GB stick for RAM, and I upgraded it a bit after I received it. The size isn't bad at all considering what's in it, either.
    Edit: Well, damn! The Alienware doesn't use MXM. Interesting! Seems like a very well built laptop.