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 Post subject: Alienware M11x
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:53 pm 
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I have been going back and forth with different PC's and I was wanting a M18x R2 but was thinking well My desktop is running a GTX 580 3GB and a i7 3930K so I have plenty of power there. So I thought what if I bought a Alienware M11x R3. It isn't nearly as expensive so I could spend the extra cash on my desktop for a GTX 680 or a second GTX 580 or even so I just have the extra cash. And its only a 11" and weighs about 4lb so its small, light weight, good battery life and easy to bring places. So I could have my major gaming beast at home where I game 95% of the time and have a M11x for when I am on the road or at a friends house.

So BIG thing is I want a M11x R3 with a i7 2617M (prefer the i7 2637M), 2GB GT 540M, 1366x768 screen (standard on all models), and the HDD isn't a big issue since it is upgradable but would like a 1TB since my STEAM library is getting close to 800GB. Oh and prefer the Space black color over nebula red.

Need help finding a M11x R3 with those specs for about $600. Found the i5 version for $600 but need/want the power of a i7 and the additional video memory. I design Video games so a i7 would help with building my levels I make in Unreal Engine 3 and the extra video memory would help as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Alienware M11x
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Actually found the i5 version for $450. But want a i7.

Give me i7 or give me death!


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 Post subject: Re: Alienware M11x
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:09 pm 
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Are you sure you want the M11x? It uses a ULV version of the Core i7, and so it's clocked at 1.5GHz. It's also a dual-core part, but it has hyperthreading.

Either way, the performance on it may not be what you expect: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core ... 735.0.html


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 Post subject: Re: Alienware M11x
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:49 pm 
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Hey thanks for responding! Yeah I understand it is not very powerful. But I'm cool with it as long as it can play any game smooth. I really want the i7 2637M since it has 1.7GHz. And I also looked at the Clevo 11" laptop that has a GT650M and upto a i7 3940XM bit it costs $920 for one with a GT650M, 8GB DDR3, i7 2840QM ($880 for a i7 2630QM), 500GB HDD and a 1366x768 screen. Or $1,050 for a i7 3610QM. So yeah a lot more power but... Then I think well a M14x is only $950! Or $1,100 for one with everything I want on it! Oh or 1250 for a M17x R4! Or go all the way for a M18x for $1,550! Then that's only half of it then I also find like a MSI with a GTX 675M for $1,250 and start thinking what if I just went with that with the extra power instead of Alienware. But I really feel I won't be happy unless I have a Alienware.

So story short its like I can always get more performance for just $50 more! While the M11x with a GT 540M and a i7 2637M for about $600 is just perfect. Also almost all my gaming is on my Desktop (plays Crysis 2 Maxed!) So I would like something small and portable not a desktop replacement. So I don't have the cash this very second just need to get it from my parents(sold my old laptop to them). I need a M11x with a GT 540M and a i7 2637M for $600.


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 Post subject: Re: Alienware M11x
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:11 pm 
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OK... please bear with me... my mind goes back and forth so much when I am trying to figure out what PC to buy its crazy... I mentioned the Clevo W110ER and well I got to thinking and I found I can buy a bare bones W110ER for $515 (includes the upgrade to the 120W AC adapter) then I just need a CPU, HDD, RAM and OS Right? I have a Extra copy of Windows 7 so that I can check off, then I found I can get the rest for about $280 totaling to $780. The end specs would be i7 3610QM, GT 650M 2GB GDDR5, 8GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance, 1TB Seagate 5400RPM and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Oh and a Samsung external USB 2.0 DVD drive. Should I do this instead? I can afford the Laptop, RAM and DVD Drive now then get the HDD and CPU in about 2 weeks.

Should I do this instead?

Thank you for bearing with me and my wandering mind. I just always want to be sure I get the best for my money and that I will be happy with it. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Alienware M11x
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:52 am 
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Should I get a i7 3610QM for $150 or a i7 2820QM for $200?


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