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Originally Posted by the_funk View Post
just got this laptop and I love it. I have one problem though, not sure if this happens with anyone else though. I always have to increase the brightness on it because after a while of not using it and then moving the cursor, the brightness always sets to the lowest. This happens on either battery or when its plugged in.

Can anyone help me with this?

thanks.
Try reinstalling the Alienware command Center and OSD (on-screen display) apps; get the latest ones from dell; see how it works out for you. I didn't have any major issue but I'd say that it sometimes doesn't respond to my commands of increasing/decreasing the brightness after a resume from sleep...
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Got my anti-glare screen protector last night from Dell. Fits VERY good, no over lap at all. I will have to get it replaced since there is a defect on the outer most edge that causes a bubble. Its small so I can live with it for now. Dont have time to get it replaced since Im leaving for the UK on Wednesday....

When contacting Alienware it states you need the following, account number, name, e-mail address, and phone number available. Course I have all of that except that account number. Where is that info at?
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post #153 of 309
I'm a current owner of an Asus 1201N and I had a few questions about this laptop. My first question is does all the M11X models feature the optimus technology no matter what processor you get with it? The second question is does it play source titles decently and by decently I mean, will I be able to play at a minimium of 30 fps? I love playing TF2 and I wish the 1201N could muscle through it but even at 800x600 on low its unplayable. Would it be worth getting this laptop now or just waiting next year for AMD to drop its upcoming bobcat series notebooks? I am trying to find the thin line between portability with slight performance and battery life. Thanks!
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From my understanding the m11XR2 has the Optimus that switches automatically and the m11xR1 you have to switch with a key combo. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please. As for playing source games my R2 plays BC2 very well. I imagine if it can play that source games will run very well.

As for getting this over the Bobcat when it comes out, I'm not sure. I dont know enough about that platform.
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You sir are correct.
R1 has manual switching; which also means proprietary drivers that need to be released from Dell; Optimus will be auto-updatable via nVidia. Otherwise you can crack them, works too... it runs great; I didn't have any issues running any sources games at 1366x768 med/high. Starcraft 2 runs great at medium/high as well..
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Anyone run into an issue with not getting audio out of both headphone jacks. I was traveling back from England yesterday and could not get audio out of both jacks while watching a a video file.
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Mine works perfectly

On a side note, I finally got to speak with a manager at Alienware; after 4 months of waiting to get my issue resolved. They are sending my a R2 maxed out specs to make up for the fact I had a half working computer for a long time... Pretty good if you ask me!
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What was wrong with your current one?
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- Flickering screen
- Unable to resume from sleep 90% of the time, screen stays black
- Unable to connect to a new WiFi network
- Video acceleration became choppy under the GMA4500 IGP.
- backlit was uneven.
- the FreeFallSensor would make it crash when barely moved.
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Starcraft 2 runs great at medium/high as well..
hm, I'm not sure... because I get only ~30FPS and I play on medium. If I change to low... I get ~35FPS... what I'm doin' wrong?

So... if I play a 4on4.... it's a really laggy game...

regards,
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