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Just saw this club here. I don't own an Alienware laptop, but I'm a Dell tech and take apart your laptops daily. If you have any questions about them, let me know, I'd be glad to help you out.
Good to know, hope you aren't one of those Dell home service techs I keep reading about on NBR. The ones that show up and go "Oh awesome, an Alienware! I've never worked on one of these before, this should be fun!"...
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Good to know, hope you aren't one of those Dell home service techs I keep reading about on NBR. The ones that show up and go "Oh awesome, an Alienware! I've never worked on one of these before, this should be fun!"...
I service about 80% business/government and 20% home users. Alienwares are different in the fact that they usually take more steps to disassemble and might have discrete GPUS, but they are still laptops (and desktops). They also have their own "Alienware" OS skins and some specific OEM software. I actually like working on the little M11x because Dell sends me the motherboard with the processor, fan, and heatsink already put together. They also send the entire LCD assembly as one unit, so I don't have to put it together like I usually do with other laptops. The only thing that slows you down with them is that you have to remove the palmrest first in order to remove the LCD assembly which normally you don't have to do on Dell laptops. The bigger Alienwares have separate fan grills and an extra "magnesium" cover you have to remove, they are also heavy as hell as you probably know. Just from a tech's point of view, they really are built more heavy duty than other laptops. Whether or not that translates into a better computing experience, I can't say for sure. Having different color backlights and Alienware logos is pretty sweet though.
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Just a random pic of my lappy in the habitat it spends about 75% of it's powered-up time in. ah, love it.

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post #304 of 671
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Just a random pic of my lappy in the habitat it spends about 75% of it's powered-up time in. ah, love it.

Its funny how everybody uses that same plantronics headset add-on...
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post #305 of 671
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Just a random pic of my lappy in the habitat it spends about 75% of it's powered-up time in. ah, love it.

<snip>
All that white makes me shudder.

Not a fan of Apple in general, though the iPhone does have its uses.
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Do any of you M11x owners have problems playing Bad Company 2 online? Its pissing the hell outta me.

I keep getting this double Direct 3d error bs.
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Do any of you M11x owners have problems playing Bad Company 2 online? Its pissing the hell outta me.

I keep getting this double Direct 3d error bs.
I didn't even try, by the looks it runs on my desktop, I fear how it'll be on my laptop... although I do intend to test it out when I get the 260.99 drivers work properly...
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post #308 of 671
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I wouldn't bother with 260.99, had issues with BC2 on my desktop with them.
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So what drivers did you have success with playing BC2 on the M11x?
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post #310 of 671
got my m11x yesterday, this thing is baddass, will post a pic up later to join a club !


Edited by shemer77 - 1/23/11 at 1:21pm
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