I really really hate to say this but my experience with this laptop is extremely dissapointing. I received my Alienware 15 R3 about two days ago. And to my very painful dissapointment my unit has about every problem i've ever read about this laptop..
Here's the list:
On bootup, the laptop was still booting in manufacturing mode. (level 108).
Uneven core temperatures up to a nearly 20 degrees celcius difference when benchmarking.
Gap between bezel and the IPS panel just above the alienware logo. (visible glue trace letting loose.)
Lightbleeds on multiple places because of the loose bezel / uneven pressure.
When connected to an external monitor, performance gets choppy / laggy.
When playing games, the processor easily reaches 80 / 90 degrees celcius. (not even playing heavy games, e.g. Grim Dawn.
My next step will sadly be trying to get a new unit I guess. Man I really hoped I would've had more luck and let rumors be rumors. But sadly all of them were true in my case..
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