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Does anyone know what's new in the m11x r3? And what price its going to be at?

I'm not sure if I should cancel my r2 and wait for the r3...

Hell, they're more secretive about their upcoming products than Apple is! I don't want to have buyer's remorse if the r3 turns out to be revolutionary and fixes ALL of the previous problems and has a bigger screen (less bezel).
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I imagine with Sandy Bridge issues its going to be sometime before we see an R3 revision.
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post #243 of 309
I wouldn't expect laptops for a bit now, they've recalled their new M17x (3D capable) for now, so I'd first wait for the M15x to get the Sandy Bridge upgrade before speculating about a possible r3 of the M11x.
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post #244 of 309
Just placed my ordered for i7 640 M11x this evening.
Excited to add m11x to my Alienware family with m9750 "big daddy"
Should be here in less than 2 week.
Shocked that Canada doesn't have custom nameplate becoz Quebec is french speaking and they can't print in french as the sale guy told me...bummer
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I'm conflicted over going on with my m11x r2 purchase or canceling it and getting an r3 instead.

One of their representatives/employees are going to call me to help me with the decision. Lol, Dell customer support is nice.
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post #246 of 309
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Originally Posted by Idra View Post
I'm conflicted over going on with my m11x r2 purchase or canceling it and getting an r3 instead.

One of their representatives/employees are going to call me to help me with the decision. Lol, Dell customer support is nice.
Unless you have to have the latest and greatest then go for the current R2 with the i5. Looking at benches of the current Sandy Bridge i5/i7 to the older version there is not a whole lot of performance difference.
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post #247 of 309
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Unless you have to have the latest and greatest then go for the current R2 with the i5. Looking at benches of the current Sandy Bridge i5/i7 to the older version there is not a whole lot of performance difference.
Isn't there like a 20-30% improvement? Won't battery life also improve Sandy Bridge because of their graphics chip?

I also heard they might put a 540m or even a 460m in the r3.. but then its all speculation, really.

I'm still waiting for that call from the Dell representative. -_-
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post #248 of 309
From what I have read Sandy Bridge is indeed faster. I have seen anywhere from 20% improvement to as little as 2%. It really depends on what application you are running. Plus this is from the normal desktop CPUs and not mobile versions.
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My m11x r2 arrived today! I'm about to unbox it. ^_^
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My m11x r2 arrived today! I'm about to unbox it. ^_^
I guess it's too late to cancel. lol
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