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Hey guys I'm trying to decide between the M14x and the M17x models. Battery and Screen size is a none issue for me. Cash wise I have 1500 dollars give or take a hundred. Would the M14x with a few upgrades perform better than the M17x at the same price? Looking forward to joining the club
I would stretch a bit for the M17x, it'll outperform the M14x on all counts.

At first glance, the GT555 should be close the the GT460, right? Maybe a bit faster?

Actually the GT460 will handily beat the GT555 in every single gaming test out there, the only benefit to the GT555 would be battery life, but like you said... that doesn't matter.

I vote M17x, I can't think of a single reason in your scenario to go with the M14x.

edit: Make sure you get the M17x with the 460m, it's a $75 option so that should be in your budget.

I would call and haggle with them or search for a coupon code though, because if you can wrangle that 6970m, hooooly crap. It's almost as powerful as two 460m's.
Edited by un1b4ll - 6/5/11 at 4:50pm
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Thanks Un1ball. Good news. My birthday is mid August and my family just said this will be their birthday present to me . So with the M17x how would you guys customize it to play games comfortably for the next 2-3 years with 2000$? I won't be getting a desktop because I'm a traveling musician and spend ALOT of time on the road.
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All you want to add is the 6970m and the non-3D 1080P screen. You'll be a bit under your $2000 budget, but spend $70 or $80 on 8GB of ram and get two 500 or 750GB hard drives for Raid 0... Install both of those yourself since they're easy and can be done much much cheaper than ordering with the computer, plus you can wait as long as you need to get those upgrades.

If you're concerned about the upgrades... Don't be, they're insanely easy to do. Installing a hard drive and ram each took me about 5 minutes start to finish. IMO it's better to put your $ towards items that you can't really upgrade like the screen and graphics card.
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So I saw someone post something earlier about slick deals and checked their site out. Apparently there's a AAFES 20% Military discount on Alienware/XPS systems... guess who's a military dependant With the 6970m and 1080p screen as the only additions the M17x r3 costs 1600$.

Instead of getting two 500gb Raid 0 would getting a 128GB Crucial RealSSD C300 and keeping the 320GB hard drive it comes with work better?

This slickdeals place is great. I wish I'd heard about it along time ago.

P.S. also saw this if anyone's interested.

$150 off Dell Outlet Home Laptops & Desktops $799 and up!
use coupon code: 11JP9D$MZWKZMW
offer ends 6/8

http://www.dell.com/outlet
Edited by TheRollzRoyce - 6/6/11 at 1:56am
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So I saw someone post something earlier about slick deals and checked their site out. Apparently there's a AAFES 20% Military discount on Alienware/XPS systems... guess who's a military dependant With the 6970m and 1080p screen as the only additions the M17x r3 costs 1600$.

Instead of getting two 500gb Raid 0 would getting a 128GB Crucial RealSSD C300 and keeping the 320GB hard drive it comes with work better?

This slickdeals place is great. I wish I'd heard about it along time ago.

P.S. also saw this if anyone's interested.

$150 off Dell Outlet Home Laptops & Desktops $799 and up!
use coupon code: 11JP9D$MZWKZMW
offer ends 6/8

http://www.dell.com/outlet
Oh for sure an SSD + mechanical is a great setup, in fact that's what I run methinks you'll want more than 320GB though, but hard drives are cheap and you're saving a buttload of money already. You're absolutely going to love this thing.
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I agree with everything un1b4ll said.

As long as you're getting your hard drives yourself and not from Dell, it has my approval

Also 17" will be easier on you on the long run since you'll have a lower DPI which will strain your eyes less.
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I received my m18x!!! Pictures to come soooooon. This thing is a beast and I love it!!
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Just ordered my m17x today, EDD is 6/29/2011. Hopefully this is very far off, cant wait to get it!
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Have been an m11x r1 user for nearly a year, getting it replaced with a m11x r3 on accounts of technical stuff ups. Should have it within the month.

Absolutely love Alienware!
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Just ordered my m17x today, EDD is 6/29/2011. Hopefully this is very far off, cant wait to get it!
Welcome be sure to post up some pics asap!
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