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I just got mine today
Havn't stopped fiddling with it yet
Already oc'd and all that.
Also someone above mentioned they were getting an SSD and were expecting a very fast page file. SHAME ON YOU. Do NOT put your page file on your SSD. Will trash the performance gain of the SSD and shorten its life span. IMO, remove the page file, and get a fast SD card to go with it as well, keep the SD card in constantly with readyboost on. will effectively match the concept of readyboost, and won't affect your SSD negatively.
Few things to note: the entire underside of the laptop seems to be constructed of an alloy (not plastic) its pretty sturdy and helps dissipate some heat as well. Some serious bonus points there. Mine came with some MINOR cosmetic issues (looks like the tech had a hard time putting the screen panel together a couple of marring marks where it looks like it was pryed on) And the left AlienFX light on the front of my m11x is dimmer than the right one on "Astral Aqua" setting. Kinda made me QQ there, but I think I like it better with the FX off anyway, so it shouldn't bother me too much anyway. to the guy who kept asking about the expresscard slot. If you order it without the WWAN antenna/sim card reader it does have a port underneath the SD/MMC, but I can't be certain is a mini expresscard port... I don't have any mini-express cards to try it with.
    
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REVIVAL!

My R2 is coming!
Should be shipping August 6th
i5 520n
4GB DDR3
250GB 7200rpm drive (SSD will likely replace it)

I'm excited for this little bugger!
post #123 of 309
Question, does this come with a driver CD? Or is it unneeded/on Dell's site. Considering getting one of these then popping in a 60GB SSD. Since I'll just be using it when I'm not home that should be enough for the OS plus around 15GBs of music and like three to four games.
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They don't even have an optical drive. I doubt it.
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They don't even have an optical drive. I doubt it.
Well you can purchase an external USB one for around $40, then install the OS from there.
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the reviews I have read of the R1's said it included driver/restore media... then criticized Dell's decision to include them because there is no integrated optical drive.

My question is; What is the best way to put an SSD in there when I dont have an external drive to reinstall everything on.

External HDD backup and then restore?
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the reviews I have read of the R1's said it included driver/restore media... then criticized Dell's decision to include them because there is no integrated optical drive.

My question is; What is the best way to put an SSD in there when I dont have an external drive to reinstall everything on.

External HDD backup and then restore?
Plug both drives into your Desktop computer and simply image your old drive to your new drive.
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Plug both drives into your Desktop computer and simply image your old drive to your new drive.
Sounds like exactly what i need to do. Lol. Overlooking the simple pwns me.
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Sounds like exactly what i need to do. Lol. Overlooking the simple pwns me.
Haha, yeah happens to me sometimes too
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I know this thread is a little stale, but really considering getting one of these. I would be selling my current sig rig to afford it. Really like the back to school model that has the i7, 4gb, 320gb with bluetooth. That is all I need. Has everyone been enjoying theirs? And I seen some youtube vids, but BC2 runs decent? That has been the game I play the most.
   
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