I have looked on the Internet for so long looking for a replacement for my HP Elitebook Workstation. At first, I looked for the HP Z fury Workstation, however, they are crazy expensive. It is true I am looking for:
1- i9 13900HX CPU.
2- 128GB RAM.
3- 4 TB NVMe PCIe SSD.
4- RTX 4090 or A5500.
5- 2.5G LAN (RJ45).
6- WiFi 6E.
7- 17" or more Display.
8- As many ports and expansion slots as possible.
but the HP Z Fury WS price is so unjustified. (five figures)
I work on so many virtual machines + GNS3, so I need a real monster.
Most laptops I found lacked some features.
Recently, I found Dell Alienware M18 with the most specs. however, it only supports a max of 64GB of RAM. I know the CPU definitely supports 128GB RAM, but I do not know why Dell is limiting it. Anyway, I heard that some older Dell limitations have been bypassed. So,
1- Has anyone successfully bypassed this model limitation or know a way to do so safely?
2- Has anyone bought a similar laptop with all the features above, yet not more than $6000 or so? What is it?
Note: It is OK to buy a base laptop and then upgrade it.