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Originally Posted by Jbar1011 View Post
you are a bunch of wieners! i paid 1200$ for a setup that took me probably 5 hours total to build and gives me twice the performance as all urs! not hooked up yet, waiting for hard drive from newegg
I seriously doubt that.
Your desktop rig has no comparison, doesn't belong in this thread, and the things you stated in your sig rig tell me enough about you to know that your statement here has no meaning.
Besides, the "coolness" factor of my laptop alone not including any specs would blow your rig right out of the water.. with my Annodized Nebula Red Aluminum 17" LED blueray playing Crossfired laptop


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Originally Posted by Freelancer852 View Post
Lets have some more details on this statement please, are you talking about a desktop or a laptop? If you're talking about a desktop... Why are you even in this thread? You can't compare laptops to desktops, sure they have similarly named hardware, but mobile hardware is VERY different than its desktop equivalent. I know that I personally would never buy a desktop from any kind of retail store or online store, building desktops yourself is always the better option and I'm sure most of the members in this club agree with me!

If you're talking about a laptop that you customized yourself from some other manufacturer then you need to rephrase your question, because that's not "building it yourself". If you did happen to build a laptop yourself using some kind of customizable chassis then your going to have extremely low build quality compared to our laptops.

With that said, most of the club members here have done their research. We own Alienware laptops because of the entire experience, not just because of the brand and reputation. Alienware laptops are probably some of the best built out there, they are extremely sturdy and don't feel like little plastic toys. Add to that the amazing warranty and repair services provided by Dell and you've got a laptop that won't be down for maintenance very long. Then there's the "cool" features that shouldn't even need mentioning like the AlienFX customizable lighting and the chassis design.

Overall I'd have to say Alienware offers the overall best consumer laptops available for purchase.
Totally agreed there. I spent more than 6 months looking at gaming grade laptops, comparing and reading reviews, tech articles, buyer reviews and comments/experiences, and my focus always came back to Alienware. I wanted top notch and the m17x was my final choice for good reason. My only regret is that I haven't ordered an SSD for it yet
Alienware has a name for itself for a reason, or a few ^.
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I don't think so, but it's something really close to it, like 98% maybe? Keys are a bit slimmer, but height wise they're the same.
Ah well that should be good enough.

Also, what would you guys recommend as a nice mouse to go along with the M11x as well?
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I've updated the list.

Also, StarCraft II runs better on my M15x than it does on my desktop (sig rig)! I'm not sure why, but the GPU drivers on my desktop cause artifacting, tearing, and lag during the cinematic sequences of the game... Everything else is fine.

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Also, what would you guys recommend as a nice mouse to go along with the M11x as well?
I use a Logitech VX Revolution, great little mobile mouse.
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I've updated the list.

Also, StarCraft II runs better on my M15x than it does on my desktop (sig rig)! I'm not sure why, but the GPU drivers on my desktop cause artifacting, tearing, and lag during the cinematic sequences of the game... Everything else is fine.


I use a Logitech VX Revolution, great little mobile mouse.
Sounds good good.

One other question for the M11x, over at the CAD dell site, its about $100 for an upgrade from 2gb to 4gm RAM, now do you guys think I'd be better off going at 2gb now and upgrading myself? Also does anyone know what brand memory they use?

Thanks
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Just called Alienware this morning, spent about one hour with them, they are sending me a replacement for my m11x; my screen was acting weird for a while. They refuse to send me the i5 version because it is two diferrent boards. At least I'll have the name tag at the bottom!

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Sounds good good.

One other question for the M11x, over at the CAD dell site, its about $100 for an upgrade from 2gb to 4gm RAM, now do you guys think I'd be better off going at 2gb now and upgrading myself? Also does anyone know what brand memory they use?

Thanks
I use the Logitech® Anywhere Mouse MX. I find it pretty awesome and it tracks on glass... why? Because I can.

I was pondering the same when I was placing my order. I ended up leave 2gb because I found that buying 4GB of RAM was about 90$ CAD and buying the "upgrade" was 100$... Also funny enough, 2GB is plenty enough for all my games/programs... I'd recommend in investing into an SSD or a Hybrid SSD drive to boost stuff up.

I'll check at home about the brand and get back to you
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Anyone been able to get new ATI drivers installed on their machines? For whatever reason, no matter what I try my m17x won't accept anything but the crap driver from Dell. I tried installing 10.7 but my rig doesn't seem to even recognize it as a driver.. I've used ccleaner, etc.. Am I missing something?

Edit: This setup has a hybrid video setup that can use an oboard video, and the driver page says it won't work.. so am I screwed or..?
Edited by Vargess - 8/3/10 at 3:26am
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Not sure about 'Post Dell' but my 'Pre Dell' one seems to have all kinds of proprietary drivers and firmware. It won't take a new video driver, I can't flash my CD drive and the only BIOS I ever used was the one they posted on my internal support page.

You may be stuck.
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hey guys well finally got my m11x, got the C2D version as it was cheap as and wasnt worth spending the extra 600 for an i5 version anyways i must say it is quite a piece of work, just so nice to use and lol the looks you get on the train....priceless =P
I do have one problem though, are all the usb ports usb 1.1? or is it just my stupid external hdd?
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They should be 2.0 USB ports.
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