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It's still my expression here. I've heard nothing but problems concerning the Alienware laptop lineup in the past going from driver hassles to heat issues, etc. But this just caught my eye while browsing Notebookcheck.net.

Check it out.

My personal opinion, I thought the battery life was the impressive part, especially after seeing the components it possessed. Though the price is a great deal higher than I would like to see, what you get is just amazing.

Ending note: It's lighter, cheaper, has a much longer battery life, much higher performance, and stays cooler when compared to the previous M17x models.

     
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Giving a 100% to a specific device is kind of fishy... I like my M11x but I'm not sure I'd be able to justify a 17" on top.
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I wouldn't expect any less from a $3300 laptop.
    
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I wouldn't pay more than $1000 for it since I use my gaming rig mostly web browsing and maybe 10% of the time gaming.
    
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i've owned a m17x before and wasn't overly impressed with gaming on it (granted mine didn't cost $3300). not to mention, i can build a killer desktop setup for $3300.
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The Clevo X7200/Sager NP7280 I think is a better deal
     
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bias is bias
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Quote:
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bias is bias
Obvious is obvious.
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I am very confused, in the review it said when using the laptops 1080p screen playing mw2 they got 90fps, yet when they played on a 32in. samsung hdtv they got 30 fps...they shouldn't see any frame rate drop at all switching to larger screen if the resolution is the same...

edit: nevermind, they got 30 fps while playing on the m17x display and playing a blu-ray on the hdtv at the same time. Still, quite a large performance drop as a 1080p video shouldn't be that demanding.
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Originally Posted by ezveedub View Post
The Clevo X7200/Sager NP7280 I think is a better deal
I agree, but seriously, I was impressed. Alienware is definitely getting better about it's pricing and choices. No longer do they overcharge for a less than impressive laptop.

I'd pay $3300 for it NOW that I've seen the review for it. Now that I know what I would be getting. Though I've got to find a way to upgrade my machine... Gonna definitely upgrade the CPU to a quad at some point. Thinking about a 940QXM.
     
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