CES Laptops - Winners and Losers


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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee   8 months back

    Which was the coolest laptop announced at CES this year?

  • VinayKanthRao Kodipelly
    VinayKanthRao Kodipelly  2 months back

    Here is my experience with the Area 51m and Dell customer service. I bought it from HIDEvolution on Amazon. They apparently tell us that "It is rare for a product that we have quality checked to fail so quickly, but it does happen from time to time." They are of no help either so far.

    Update: I posted the same review on Dell's website and I received an email that my review is against their guidelines. So they cannot publish my review on their website. I did not use any vulgar language or gave any inaccurate information. Tactically, they sent me the email to which I cannot reply. I am going to call them up and ask which part of my review is against their guidelines. They simply don't want us to put negativity be reviews. If they moderating what reviews we are supposed to put, what's the point in having such an option? No wonder they only have positive reviews for this laptop on the Dell's website.

    My model: i7-9700k, RTX 2070, 16GB RAM

    If you are planning to do some serious work on your laptop. I would suggest stay away with this Area 51m. It is still in the first generation and I can see there are too many defects with this model. I am a doctoral candidate in mathematics education and bought this laptop a month ago thinking it will be perfect to render my video lectures, animation, and also might as well finish writing my thesis on it. I don't play a lot of games. The laptop was faulty from the day I received it. I had to reinstall Windows 10 to make it work. Now a week ago there are artifacts appearing on the laptop screen. I thought it is a driver's issue and updated it. It didn't help. I cannot even get into the windows desktop as all I can see a black screen and weird artifacts after login. I bought premium support from Alienware and contacted them via email. I told them how important this laptop for my academics but they didn't reply promptly. Their responses are days apart. They gave a set of tests to run to make sure it's not a big issue. They are just waiting time as after all those tests, it is apparent that I had a faulty GPU. I gave up and called the customer care and told them the issue and updated with run tests. Then they created a job order where I had to send the laptop to their repair center. I paid for premium support so there is a In-home repair service but they did not listen to this at all. They said there is no other option but to send the laptop to their facility. They promised me that end to end service time will be less than 5 business days. After four days, I received an email saying that there are some failed parts in the laptop and they don't have those parts right now, those parts MAY arrive in five business days. They have no idea how it is affecting my academics. I relied on this thinking it is a powerful computer. They are ignoring customers suffering because they will have to answer for packing defective parts. I searched Reddit and other forums only to be surprised that I am not the only victim here.

    The bottom line is : buy this laptop at your own risk and don't rely on this for serious works. If you badly thinking to buy this laptop, I would wait for the next generation of this model so that they will have some time to understand customers sufferings and ensures not to pack defective parts.

    Another update: I received an email saying that they may get a hold of new parts in another 4 days and if the laptop still has an issue after replacement, they are going to extend the repair time to another 10 business days. I spent more than three thousand dollars on this laptop thinking it will help with my doctoral projects. I had to spend more time in the repairing than actually work on my academics.

    It has been 12 days and they still have no idea when the parts will be available. They just stopped replying my email.

    This is completely my personal thoughts coming from my experiences and readings on online forums about the product.


    • Nirzar Patel
      Nirzar Patel  3 months back

      Which Laptop Has These Features?

      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Convertible 2-in-1
      • Maximum Weight of 2.8 - 3.0 Pounds
      • 13-14 Inch 1440p And Higher With IPS Display (1080p Would Be Okay)
      • Intel i5 OR i7-8565U (Whiskey-lake)
      • 8GB RAM or Higher
      • 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD or Higher
      • Dedicated Graphics (Intel / Nvidia GTX / AMD RX / AMD VEGA)
      • At Least One Thunderbolt 3
      • Microsoft Precision Touchpad With Macbook Keyboard Layout
      • 8-10 Hours of Battery Life
      • Between $999 - $1099

      BTW I’d Recommend HP Spectre X360 13-T (@ $1049.99) And Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) (@ $1079.99) As They Probably Meet All Of The Above Listed Specs.

      However, If You Got More Budget Around $1500 Then Dell XPS 13 9380 Touch Laptop (2019) (@ $1499.99) Would Be A Great Option.

      • R Jefferson
        R Jefferson  3 months back

        Where's the omen??

        • Randy W Horton
          Randy W Horton  3 months back

          thanks as always for your great videos!

          • Shogo
            Shogo  3 months back

            Razer's display is super expensive @700 USD
            * Apple enters the room with their 5000 USD monitor without a stand

            • Deep Jyoti Das
              Deep Jyoti Das  3 months back

              Can i get an any laptop

              • salistyan simanungkalit
                salistyan simanungkalit  4 months back

                Alienware area 51m worth to buy😍😍😍

                • Gourab Poudel
                  Gourab Poudel  4 months back

                  which year this Dell G7 was launched

                  • SanityDragon
                    SanityDragon  4 months back

                    That chromebook looks like it's coming straight out of the 2000 fuck me it looks ancient

                    • Hassan Faraz
                      Hassan Faraz  5 months back

                      What about the lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon 7th generation? You didn't mention that in your video. I think that's something everyone should look into

                      • Sundar Pichai
                        Sundar Pichai  5 months back


                        • Joe Parker
                          Joe Parker  5 months back

                          nice haircut

                          • Amia Maira
                            Amia Maira  5 months back

                            2019 best budget gaming laptop video?

                            • A. N. M. SYeed
                              A. N. M. SYeed  5 months back

                              Hello Dave, when we are getting the review of Asus Zenbook S13 and Lenovo Yoga S940?
                              Will you be a comparison of this two?
                              Because i will buy one of this two based on your suggestion.

                              • Alissa Kay
                                Alissa Kay  5 months back

                                Lol @ Samsung, please stick with phones and only phones 😂

                                • David Rabie
                                  David Rabie  5 months back

                                  Hey Dave,
                                  For the Dell g7 can you add 2 extra monitors,
                                  One HDMI,
                                  And I didn't see an mini monitor input (I add a HDMI converter for my second screen)

                                  • kannada films and songs
                                    kannada films and songs  5 months back

                                    Alienware area 51 m

                                    • Krumm
                                      Krumm  6 months back

                                      Any recommendation for entry level gaming laptop? I've been looking mostly at the alienware m15 and m17

                                      • Krumm
                                        Krumm  6 months back

                                        I've been reading that they got very hot and loud? Also the 15 and 17 models I've been looking at. Dell is doing a pretty sweet sale right now as well.

                                    • AlphaGamma128
                                      AlphaGamma128  6 months back

                                      Thanks god there’s no laptops with notches...

                                      • RedHoodCLT
                                        RedHoodCLT  6 months back

                                        Hey Dave, you mentioned the Samsung Notebook Odyssey. I really want this laptop. Yes, it is ugly but specification wise it's on par with the other laptops you described in the video. I want this because it links with my Samsung Cloud and keeps my phone and tablet backed up on it. Also the RTX 2080, 16-32GB of ram, and upgradable storage options are awesome for video editing which is what I need.

                                        • Festoga
                                          Festoga  6 months back

                                          Hi. I like your vids. I am an architecture student. I kind of need a everything. Ram for editing and using lots of programmes. Good graphics card for rendering. (Sometimes I need to play games for de-stress.) Long battery life. Fabulous color screen. also for art i do. I also want Japanese signs not to be pixelated on the screen. yuk!) Light weight. And i also like design. I cannot decide and I dont want to pay a sh**load of money. (Maybe have to tho). Which one would you recommend? ThX

                                          • Dániel Mátyás
                                            Dániel Mátyás  6 months back

                                            Area 51 all day :D

                                            • Have Fun
                                              Have Fun  6 months back

                                              Can I use Dell G7 for coding?

                                              • EdgarAllenYoHoe
                                                EdgarAllenYoHoe  6 months back

                                                how thin can laptops get until they cant fit anything......

                                                • Seishirou Tsugumi
                                                  Seishirou Tsugumi  6 months back

                                                  Mmmmm which one I want? The double lightsabers (fluorescent lights) behind you.

                                                  • Mohamed Selhaoui
                                                    Mohamed Selhaoui  6 months back

                                                    Hello D2D
                                                    Please do an unboxing of the alienware area 51 m

                                                    • gabriel ouellet
                                                      gabriel ouellet  6 months back

                                                      What do you think about aorus 15 with a rtx 2070 not max q for 2600$ canadian worth it?

                                                      • A55tech
                                                        A55tech  6 months back

                                                        losers: anything less than QHD display

                                                        • A55tech
                                                          A55tech  6 months back

                                                          ​@Michael Su most ppl want to enjoy a movie, edit a photo/video, etc more than be a pro gamer

                                                        • Michael Su
                                                          Michael Su  6 months back

                                                          csgo is unplayable on 60hz. Havent heard of a pro using anything higher than 1080p either

                                                        • A55tech
                                                          A55tech  6 months back

                                                          @Michael Su dunno what u smoking but FHD looks like crap. No movies are shot in 144hz so you must think all movies suck.

                                                        • Michael Su
                                                          Michael Su  6 months back

                                                          Anything higher than fhd sucks. anything lower than 144hz sucks

                                                      • Amita Gupta
                                                        Amita Gupta  6 months back

                                                        Can you please do a review on lenova laptops and recommend a good laptop for travel purpose and videos and does not heat up.

                                                        • Devin Sidhu
                                                          Devin Sidhu  6 months back

                                                          Samsung’s phones are the best in the world
                                                          Samsung’s phone ecosystem is great
                                                          Samsung’s TVs are some of the best in the world.
                                                          Even Samsung fridges are really good
                                                          Their computers, however, are horrible

                                                          • Jasjeet Singh
                                                            Jasjeet Singh  6 months back

                                                            Make a video on area 51m plzzz

                                                            • Nidwayy
                                                              Nidwayy  6 months back

                                                              I might be stupid but i actually want to go over to gaming laptop and wanted for years but the prices seems like double so much as a desktop you build yourself. I have a desktop PC with msi gtx 1080 gaming X, i7 6700k, 16GB ram.

                                                              I could consider paying 2000$ is there a equal good or better laptop at that price?

                                                              • binod nanda
                                                                binod nanda  5 months back

                                                                3000 is fucking huge 😱 @Nidwayy

                                                              • Nidwayy
                                                                Nidwayy  5 months back

                                                                @binod nanda In Sweden with that specs its 3000$

                                                              • binod nanda
                                                                binod nanda  5 months back

                                                                I think the predator 500 would be a good one it has an i9 and gtx 2070 or 2080 maxq. Around 1900$

                                                            • Tony Nguyen
                                                              Tony Nguyen  6 months back

                                                              What is your opinion a the Lenovo Legion line up this year, Dave?

                                                              • Warsame Adam
                                                                Warsame Adam  6 months back

                                                                Are gaming laptops ideal for rendering visuals and video etc. Help!

                                                                • Sok Lim
                                                                  Sok Lim  7 months back

                                                                  Can u plz make a full review of Alienware area 51m?

                                                                  • KONRAD JAWORSKI
                                                                    KONRAD JAWORSKI  7 months back

                                                                    Losers crazy DELL Alienware 17 51m killer

                                                                    • Renan José
                                                                      Renan José  7 months back

                                                                      The screen is also upgradeable on the Alienware 51m ? I mean, I will be able to upgrade it to a 4k display ?

                                                                      • PatrickIVThrowaway
                                                                        PatrickIVThrowaway  7 months back

                                                                        Id just buy a kid ranged laptop and put the rest into a high end pc.

                                                                        • Apathetic Zetsu
                                                                          Apathetic Zetsu  7 months back

                                                                          ALIENWARE IS OVERRATED

                                                                          • Shourya Goswami
                                                                            Shourya Goswami  7 months back

                                                                            review the g7 please

                                                                            • Cesar M.
                                                                              Cesar M.  7 months back

                                                                              asus reveals were so mind blowing they warranted their own video

                                                                              • ITs tv
                                                                                ITs tv  7 months back

                                                                                Clean OMG

                                                                                • Da Meglomaniac
                                                                                  Da Meglomaniac  7 months back

                                                                                  You go from a Chromebook and right after show the biggest freaking laptop ever! at 4:25
                                                                                  JEEZ, Dave, you're making these laptops feel self-conscious now!

                                                                                  • David Carter
                                                                                    David Carter  7 months back

                                                                                    This video told me nothing. Very disappointed. Downvote.

                                                                                    • T series sucks
                                                                                      T series sucks  7 months back

                                                                                      3:03 I'm a rap artist now

                                                                                      • D.I.Y stuffs
                                                                                        D.I.Y stuffs  7 months back

                                                                                        where is lenovo

                                                                                        • H and M Johnson
                                                                                          H and M Johnson  7 months back

                                                                                          What about the Lenovo Y740? For $2k you get RTX 2060, 32GB RAM, i7-8750H, 256GB SSD M.2 PCIe-NVMe,
                                                                                          a 1TB 7200 rpm drive. I think thrre is Thunderbolt 3 when you outgrow the RTX 2060. Seems like the extra $400 you spend on the 2070 isnt wotth it.