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Are the 11-14 inch alienware laptop MXM? I seen some on eBay that are on the newer end of what you find and cheap.

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post #12 of 20
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Are the 11-14 inch alienware laptop MXM? I seen some on eBay that are on the newer end of what you find and cheap.

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Nope, all are soldered.

The Alienware M15x is MXM, but its too dated to be considered for purchase often these days
    
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post #13 of 20
My razer 14" is about as small a gaming laptop as you can get especially given its hardware. Mind you it is not cheap.
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post #14 of 20
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My razer 14" is about as small a gaming laptop as you can get especially given its hardware. Mind you it is not cheap.

How is that by the way, it looked pretty cool.
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It's a fantastic laptop. Looks like a slimmer black Macbook Pro on steroids. The only negative is the price but the design is pretty incredible.
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Because in all honesty who wants to game on a 11 inch screen..
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post #17 of 20
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Because in all honesty who wants to game on a 11 inch screen..

The M11x had a pretty good following, the issue was price relative to performance was dropping off.

I loved my m11x, the issue is the r1 is only about as good as a laptop with an Intel HD 4000 and the latest r3 version with the 540m cant really do much gaming either, but is fine for older titles...
    
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post #18 of 20
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Nope, all are soldered.

The Alienware M15x is MXM, but its too dated to be considered for purchase often these days

The irony with that one is that most users I've run into online, at least over at NBR, have gotten a 980M to work in the M15x line... which is kinda sad considering everything... 1st gen i7... eeewwww~
     
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Yeah, power being sapped from the CPU, which isnt even able to take it to full capabilities.

Though to be honest it would be a lot of fun getting the 980m in a dated system like that, consider the value if it were SandyBridge
    
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Yeah, power being sapped from the CPU, which isnt even able to take it to full capabilities.

Though to be honest it would be a lot of fun getting the 980m in a dated system like that, consider the value if it were SandyBridge

I mean, I've seen most of those users pushing the 920XM upward to 3.6GHz, which is pretty significant, but that kind of tweaking was rare at best, and pushing over 3.33GHz across the whole CPU meant a temperature peaking near 90*C if not higher. Even still, such a CPU would bottleneck a 980M...
     
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