Alienware's CRAZY upgradeable laptop

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Jan 10, 2019





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Chessy Strikes
Chessy Strikes 55 minutes ago
wow it can upgrade plot twist : it's intel y know how it goes
Jacques B
Jacques B 2 hours ago
that Alienware dude smile.... linus took it appart
hitmon126 2 hours ago
at the low low cost of an arm and a leg
Toan Ho
Toan Ho 3 hours ago
another bull in chinashop moment
roberto fromamino
roberto fromamino 4 hours ago
it's great to see you so exited about a new product
SomeTechBloke 4 hours ago
This needs to be a standard in laptops, Think of all the E-Waste that can be cut down if we had some sort of standards like this in laptops today instead of constant soldered on jobs
FullSpectrumTech Carroll
Alright...who shit on the CPU and GPU socket?
Tristin Lees
Tristin Lees 4 hours ago
Nerdddddd porn M
Aodhan Browning
Aodhan Browning 5 hours ago
Can we just talk about how ugly that thermal paste job is on the CPU?
RetroGamerVX 5 hours ago
Seems funny to hear a Canadian say "The bloody thing" lol
zackandcameron 5 hours ago
"And they're actually going to allow me to open this" and that was their first mistake
Foxtrot Delta
Foxtrot Delta 6 hours ago
Those women back there seem to be very impressed by linus's skills and humorous charms!
MEUProductions 7 hours ago
Dell is awesome for letting you do this. This is the stuff I like to see from companies.
Adventure TV
Adventure TV 9 hours ago
10:12 girl behind almost started claping for Linus :)
Rhydonify 9 hours ago
Just 23000 dollar 😋😂👌
It's Akile
It's Akile 10 hours ago
Its unreal the human that is Linus, love that guy
SnickerSnack 11 hours ago
You keep saying desktop but you mean laptop?
Oalmax 12 hours ago
*Finally! Alienware is back with overpriced hardware! Just what we needed*
Eden 12 hours ago
You had me at upgradable
Bagdadsky_Hornik 12 hours ago
what? FULL 2080ti with 6GB vram???
ShinTsu 13 hours ago
wow epic laptop
iDiminished 14 hours ago
* _Apple feeling really edgy about Right to Repair Legislation right about now_ *
harry martin
harry martin 14 hours ago
what's with the subliminal glitch of you holding the laptop?
R Cajavus
R Cajavus 15 hours ago
I'Dd smack you over your face if I saw you poining at motherboard components with metal screwdriver
Fluttershy 15 hours ago
I'm surprised a company let Linus take apart a prototype laptop with screws that small. Linus is already known to drop things. Is allowing him to take apart a laptop a good idea?
Ron Flood
Ron Flood 15 hours ago
its nice to see happy excited Linus.. would be nice to see him more often...
burtoner 17 hours ago
I really thought at the start Linus isn't going to put this back together lol :D
Jacques Fernandes
Jacques Fernandes 17 hours ago
No one? Really? 6:57 "You comin out baby? Yea you are. You want to" I lost it XD
Anonymous Pallas Cat
wasnt there a eurocom laptop somewhere that was really nice?
Silvan Paul
Silvan Paul 19 hours ago
this laptop is the laptop that many people wanted including me, it sucks that you can't upgrade your laptop nowadays because of the sacrifices that have been made for the thinner standards. I just don't want my graphics card and CPU soldered on to my motherboard.
Christian Wijaya
Christian Wijaya 19 hours ago
Why you need to upgrade that monster Laptop desktop anyway. People must have so much money.
krum1985 20 hours ago
now THAT is one sexy laptop =) I bought a alienware laptop 6-ish years ago, and it was the best laptop I've had (but also ridiculously expensive xD). My biggest gripe with it was the lack of upgrade-ability, so when I felt the need to upgrade, I went back to a desktop PC. This laptop is probably not for me, as I don't "game on the go" much anymore, and it probably would cost me more than a whole years worth of disposable income xD
Ben The Shrubber
Ben The Shrubber 21 hour ago
that poor poor flex at the bottom left..
PH Crownguard
PH Crownguard 21 hour ago
i see it 1:29 skip frame! in my 57hz refresh rate 720p hd screen using youtube vanced
Theodor Samoladas
Theodor Samoladas 21 hour ago
Tightly packaging great components is of no use when you realize afterwards that the CPU is throttling down in any workload over 20%
ekel38 23 hours ago
Why'd you keep focusing on his balding head LOL.
Luis Serrano
Luis Serrano Day ago
Now I want an Alien Ware.
Jonathan Delarosa
Hahaha saw that ending coming. No way he would put it back together lol
Arif Rizky
Arif Rizky Day ago
Can't wait for full size gpu in laptop.
mythical orange
If we also had upgradable phones
Maxwell Udemba
can you put the i9 extreme injside
Maxwell Udemba
did you say 2080 ti? really ti
HomebrewDr M
HomebrewDr M Day ago
So this is just like the eurocom supermachines that have been out for years. Wait for the heat tests, and the wifi connector breakage issue due to heat, and the unreasonably expensive GPU upgrade options.
I like Pie
I like Pie Day ago
Basically, it’s the opposite to a MacBook
Zoltán Kozma
This takes me back. You know this used to be quite the norm as little as 10 years ago before the overpromising and underwhelming ultrabooks obliterated the laptop market because people are into designer handbags rather than reliable and future proofed machines.
Damn Linus you savage, tears apart a laptop to do a breakdown, and then leaves it to be put back together by the Dell guys. Lol.
StaelTek Day ago
RTX 2080 TI and 6GB GDDR6? Something is clearly not right here
a64750 Day ago
two cheap laptops both failed in 4 years - Desktops forever!
Kervin Day ago
ASUS won't even let people run benchmarks on their 'Mothership' laptop but Dell let Linus dismantle their machine.
Volta Day ago
- proprietary gpu connector (instead of available MXM3) - Intel LGA socket and chipset "Upgradeable" my ass
Bamfhammer Day ago
Looks like a Threadripper mounting mechanism around the intel socket.
Nate fishes
Nate fishes Day ago
Finally an Alienware worth purchasing
James Neave
James Neave Day ago
Should have asked if dbrand are going to put my laptop back together.
9Cyberman Day ago
WOW, man! I hope that the screen is also upgradeable if it isn't active pen ready now. The Chuwi 2-in-1, 10.8" Tablet PC was such but degraded by its almost unusable docking keyboard case which is a pity.
Steven Farmer
Clevo has been doing the i9-9900k since it came out. AW is not as powerful as Clevo. Clevo has been able to be upgradable for ages too.
It's Just Ryan
I could imagine being friends with Linus, and as we're just chatting and having a normal conversation he just segues right in to a DBrand ad and then slips right back in to the topic at hand. lol
Rock Star
Rock Star Day ago
dell are shit, (alienware) anyone that guys it is a retard and new to computers!, HP (worst of the worst) Dell (second worst of the worst)
The Sad Potato
Very flipping cool! I just wish it was as easy to upgrade to future CPU's as it is for GPU's. That isn't even a laptop problem though.
Angela Walker
...Up to a 2080ti with 6GB GDDR6? That HAS TO BE A MISTAKE at 0:50! All other sources say the top GPU will be a regular 2080 with 8GB of memory. I'd LOVE to believe in the rumor of an eventual mobile 2080ti GPU but there's no way it would ever have 6GB of VRAM. That doesn't compute. I think Linus just oopsied and nobody caught it.
Nicu Ciuhrii
Nicu Ciuhrii Day ago
Can't wait to play with the insides of laptops !
Rolando Gomez
I hope you didn't really leave the Del guys hanging... 🤣 Good video!
Vincent Mendoza
Why am I watching something I couldn't buy?
4G12 Day ago
No, this is the exact opposite of crazy. This the RATIONAL way to design a laptop and in fact, they should have gone all the way and used standardized MXM GPUs.
lilrush151 Day ago
Nothing screams cocaine like Linus tech
d k
d k Day ago
Am not gonna lie the entire video I was waiting for him to tell the people he was leaving and they were stuck putting it together! :D
Lippy Kindle
Lippy Kindle Day ago
It'd be neat if they did a Ryzen version. What's the bet AM4 stays supported for longer?
zanderboy Day ago
keep yourself grounded Linus, i know you're "Humble" with your Chevy Volt and socks and sandals but there are signs of arrogance creeping in. Keep up the good work.
Vlada Karovic
The i7 9900K uses (max) 95 W of power, and the 2080 Ti (desktop version) around 280 W (also max)... I don't know how much power that large 4k screen and MB need, but those will add few Watts as well. With 90 Wh battery? For how long can it work just by using it? 30 minutes in power saving mode?
Tay Gumi
Tay Gumi Day ago
My next Machine will be a DELL. :DD
GingerDuck 4.0
Thats why i love alienware 👽
Firdaus Mego
Firdaus Mego Day ago
J. D. Ridenour
J. D. Ridenour 2 days ago
We've seen this before, though. Is MSI still supporting their Titan? And remember the OCZ DIY barebones laptop? I'll believe it when I see it. It's easy to say "we'll try and let you upgrade" then just, you know, not do that.
Sai Ram
Sai Ram 2 days ago
I'm playing games with 21 FPS dude.
Samuel Ling
Samuel Ling 2 days ago
i came here to see if linus dropped it
Bryan Beals
Bryan Beals 2 days ago
did you check for burn marks on the bottom?
Butch 2 days ago
@Linus Tech Tips . maybe you can give them a "tech tip" on how to apply thermal compound?.... that shit is all over the place
Computer Master
Computer Master 2 days ago
the rgb gaming chair in the back tho looking nice
Thomas Luggiero
Thomas Luggiero 2 days ago
my friggan i7-7700HQ in the AW 15R3 can't even run cool and hits Tj Max. Wow, back to MXM style video cards that we had 10 years ago.
Raiden Dot
Raiden Dot 2 days ago
They wont allow it to upgrade, this isn't the first time they've suggested that you could drop in a new graphics card. I'm looking at you MSI.
carl rogers
carl rogers 2 days ago
This isnt new. In fact this is how most laptops were up-gradable before Ultrabooks were a thing. My old gateway had a Celeron. i upgraded it to p4 extreme 4ghz. Upgraded my Dell 1500 xps too. Had AMD cpu. Turion think.
Big Dubyuh
Big Dubyuh 2 days ago
I wish it would of showed him going 14 ah ah ah 14! screws!!!
Disco Puppy
Disco Puppy 2 days ago
Cries in Alienware M18
Haxalicious 2 days ago
4:56 or you could, you know, disconnect the WiFi antennas from the card
WuShu101 2 days ago
Linus leaving destruction in his path...Never heard of a canadian hurricane...
Joe A
Joe A 2 days ago
Linus do you think my Alienware x51 from 2012 with a i7 2600 and gtx 750 ti FTW is still good for modern gaming?
Snipez 2 days ago
finally! people finally think of this
Chris Schnitzel
Chris Schnitzel 2 days ago
Thanks to Alienware to let Linus taking it apart! Very nice!
MrCervantesent 2 days ago
Mother of Gawd!!
Vlastimil91 Overclocker
Okay nice video but Clevo laptop is better 😊
Andrew Harnaman
Andrew Harnaman 2 days ago
Wait there was a laptop in this video ? I was too busy checking out the RGB chair …...
Cyranek 2 days ago
do you know how long it took me to pause on that final frame of big fish catch rewards? my labors were for naught
Get yours for only 8000dollars now! (7999.99 for preorder)
Keltoigael 2 days ago
The over use of thermal paste makes me cringe.
smith41978 2 days ago
I know this doesn’t have anything to do with this video, but, I have to ask because I know you can help. I have an Alienware Aurora R3 and the SATA ports are going out and I want to replace the motherboard, do you know if I can use the stock power supply with something like an ASUS motherboard? Thanks, any help would be appreciated
Tobias Böhse
Tobias Böhse 2 days ago
Lets get real for a moment. upcoming upgrades for this laptop - none. its a neat feature. but will the next intel i9-10xxx come with the 1151v3 socket or somthing else that wouldnt fit at all? and for the 2080ti. i´d be suprissed to see a successor of it in this kind of discreet laptop configuration. but never the less, holy moly ist this thing beefed up.
marcusdumitru 2 days ago
This is how power of influence look like! I love how I always get a gimps of the floor room personnel just standing there to watch Linus do his shooting. And than, they are to put everything back where it was, before Linus, and even repair it if Linus breaks it. This guy is such a big name on USvid that they let him do whatever he needs to, in order to promote their products.
Majora Boy
Majora Boy 2 days ago
The iPad Pro 11 inch can replace a laptop Check out my review on this subject usvid.net/video/video-jS0SeLSr-Iw.html
tberry7348 2 days ago
Did I hear you right, someone made something Linus proof? Didn't think that was possible....
C7 2 days ago
Good luck getting components to upgrade this
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