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I'll be honest... I'm thoroughly disappointed and very very very happy I got an M17X R4.
Because these things look like junk.


http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTY0ODIxNzky.html
http://dell.benyouhui.it168.com/thread-4433662-1-1.html














Things I like about them over the M17X R4/M14X R4/M18X R2
Haswell CPUs,
Full light up touch pad
Rear exhast design looks sleek and advanced
Lid Alien head lights up
IPS panels
Aluminum cases on all of the sizes.


Things I hate
The removal of the "Eye" "vents" lights
removal of the Alienware Logo power button
The edge trimming
the new lid looks awful
The boxiform from and the slanted profile removed, replaced with a blunted front end and a teardrop airfoiled rear end.
The removal of the Alienware semidome rounded keys, one of the best parts of an alienware laptop was the nonchicklet key types.
The power port moved to the side, WHY?
The lid lights
The coloration, that black and silver looks awful with lights around it.

I am so freakin glad I got an M17X R4, because these new laptops look like junk.
post #2 of 39
Having never owned a Alienware product, let alone a Dell one, i have to say that the minimalist lighting on this new model actually will pursuade me to make my first AW purchase.

I have always been a sager man but have yearned for a little more visual impact that is pleasing to the eye, and not as boring like the sager brand has brought to the gaming table.
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Having never owned a Alienware product, let alone a Dell one, i have to say that the minimalist lighting on this new model actually will pursuade me to make my first AW purchase.

I have always been a sager man but have yearned for a little more visual impact that is pleasing to the eye, and not as boring like the sager brand has brought to the gaming table.

Alienware caught me hook line and sinker with their support system, and their design. This new design look horrid to someone who loved the aggressive design of their former notebooks, the new one looks...
Actually a lot more like sager. And the reason I wouldn't touch a sager is that they are so dumb freaking ugly(Sorry no offence ment) Im a fairly vain person and if my system doesn't look absolutely awe inspiring it doesn't feel like its mine.
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I will agree sager has that " industrial" look that eventually drove me away to my next purchase of an AW sli.

Being a gamer for the most part this new AW line is inspiring.

I was never really impressed with previous models of oversaturated lighting, though i think they could be turned off ?

Could they be dimmed?
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I'm agree with you! I've always love alienware, i always wanted one, last year i got the chance to buy my m14x r2, it was the right time cuz' i do not like this new design, it has some cool features but i just don't like quite as much as the old design, like you said the new keyboard is not as good as the old one, the same with the power button, the new ones are still cool but just not as good as the old ones
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The only design i liked was the 7950m version - the one with the "rib cage" cover, that was SICK. This just looks Meh and along with the cost means i wouldnt buy one.
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Wait... THEY BROUGHT BACK THE 16:10 IPS PANELS!? O_O






I might just say "screw it" and save up for the new M17x now. The looks aren't anything I really care about so long as it's a little comfortable. :3
     
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Wait... THEY BROUGHT BACK THE 16:10 IPS PANELS!? O_O






I might just say "screw it" and save up for the new M17x now. The looks aren't anything I really care about so long as it's a little comfortable. :3

Theyre IPS panels but I dont know about 16:10. I hope not for 16:10
I'd rather see 16:9 but its whatevs.
I'm more or less excited to see the aluminum body back.
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The only design i liked was the 7950m version - the one with the "rib cage" cover, that was SICK.

what?
Edited by FranBunnyFFXII - 6/10/13 at 12:48pm
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Wait... THEY BROUGHT BACK THE 16:10 IPS PANELS!? O_O






I might just say "screw it" and save up for the new M17x now. The looks aren't anything I really care about so long as it's a little comfortable. :3

Sadly they are 16:9. They are posted on japans website now: http://configure.apj.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=w5106an10jp&model_id=alienware-14&c=jp&l=ja&s=dhs&cs=jpdhs1
1577 usd for an i7 4700mq 8gb gtx 765m 1080p m14x r3 isnt bad. Note thats including tax.
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http://www.techinferno.com/2013/06/10/details-of-new-alienware-lineup-at-730-pm-pdt/newm14x/

http://www.techinferno.com/2013/06/10/details-of-new-alienware-lineup-at-730-pm-pdt/newm17x/
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