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The new M11x is cool but I doubt people will see much more than a 3-5 FPS increase and it costs around $220 more than a similarly equipped C2D model.

On the plus side, they now made the SU7300 standard on the C2D model which is a $100 savings.

Because the i series processors are 18W CPU's I bet the power savings with Optimus will balance out to be within 30 minutes of the C2D model.

Overall I am happy with adopting early as to spend $1200-$1300 on an 11" netbook is a little crazy especially since the GPU is the same on both models.

I did get the accidental warranty coverage though so it would be unfortunate if in 11 months when they don't sell the C2D model anymore my M11x should have an accident.


is it inconvenient to play games on the m11x ?
cos it doesnt have a CD drive & would have carry around the external drive all the time

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post #132 of 670
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is it inconvenient to play games on the m11x ?
cos it doesnt have a CD drive & would have carry around the external drive all the time

Thanks
It isn't inconvenient if you buy your games from steam or other digital distribution systems. If the game requires the disc it could be a little problematic.
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If the game requires a disk, just get a No-CD/DVD patch or use an image of the game stored on your hard disk. No-CD/DVD patches are completely legal so long as you own the game in question. The biggest inconvenience I would find on the M11x would be the screen size, even though you have pixel density everything is a lot smaller and harder to see.
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I love high pixel density... that was one of my buying factors.
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Heh, sure, I'll take a picture of my M17X. Its comical.





Its currently hooked up to my Samsung 55" LEDTV via hdmi. I've got a wireless mouse and keyboard and wireless LAN setup in my living room. Is nice watching youtube and playing games at 55". I like. However...with this application, an M15X would have worked just fine. Although not sure if the 15's have sli 280s?
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The 15's don't have the ability to have any kind of dual-GPU solution, not enough room. Did you crack the lid just for the pics? If not why is it open?
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hey all =]
Just thought id drop past say hi to all and ask a few questions as im looking at getting/deffinately getting, an m11x and was just hoping the crowd in here could point me i the right direction with a few things.
-First off I see someone had already raised the question/answered about the new i5/i7 over the C2D but i just sort of needed a clearer answer as to whether its really worth the extra money for either the i5/i7(most likely the i5).
-Also the selection between getting the 160 HDD or the 500 for an extra $150. Would it be worth just getting the 160 then buying a 500 seperatly? For hopefully a bit cheaper?
-and one last thing WWAN antenna, it says is used for mobile broadband, so does that mean, as i have a a pre-paid 3 wireless broadband account(which is just a simcard in a usb wireless dongle), am i able to use that if i get the upgrade?
Anyways sorry if its alot to answer but i need to know these things as i like to know as much information as possible before i purchase things =P
Thanks all =]
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-First off I see someone had already raised the question/answered about the new i5/i7 over the C2D but i just sort of needed a clearer answer as to whether its really worth the extra money for either the i5/i7(most likely the i5).
The i5 is most likely on par or slightly better than the C2D version, though I would wait awhile for some reviews to pop up on the internet. After all the i5/i7 models JUST came out, and won't start shipping until July from what I've heard.

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-Also the selection between getting the 160 HDD or the 500 for an extra $150. Would it be worth just getting the 160 then buying a 500 seperatly? For hopefully a bit cheaper?
Get the cheapest hard drive you can, and then buy a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid SSD/HDD. It provides better "general" performance than a normal 7,200rpm laptop hard drive and they're listed at $129.99 on Newegg.com (Out of Stock however).

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-and one last thing WWAN antenna, it says is used for mobile broadband, so does that mean, as i have a a pre-paid 3 wireless broadband account(which is just a simcard in a usb wireless dongle), am i able to use that if i get the upgrade?
it sounds like your 3 wireless dongle can be used on any PC? If that's the case you won't need the WWAN card unless you want to get one of the ISP offers Alienware is selling you. The WWAN card is for people wanting wireless internet supplied by a mobile network ISP, and by the sounds of it you already have a solution for that with your dongle.
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I have it cracked so that it wont go to sleep when I close the lid. I could probably fix it so that it wont do that...but quite frankly I haven't bothered. Its fine where it is, hidden away, not causing anyone any problems. =)
    
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You guys should post up some pics of your M17x's in this thread, there's not enough 17" in this thread!

It's shipped out today!!! It says expected delivery on the 19th, but that's a Saturday.. Fedex doesn't do weekends.. It's usually real quick so I am hoping Friday
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