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Thanks!

I almost ordered on Tuesday, but decided to wait for some reason. Glad I did! The 2670's came out yesterday. Free processor upgrade, woo!

Usually it's the other way around.
post #522 of 670
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It was a terrible experience trying to get it ordered, but after 2 days, I have a new m14x on its way. Will be my first Alienware Computer and I have had a macbook the last 4 years...hoping this lives up to my expectations and i don't end up wishing i would have spent the extra money and gotten another macbook.
Hahaha. Quality wise, Apple will destroy Alienware laptops. These days, they are just cheap made with all that plastic instead of aluminum, high hardware failure rate and so many defects.

And yes I know, I returned the pile of poo M17x R3.
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Hahaha. Quality wise, Apple will destroy Alienware laptops. These days, they are just cheap made with all that plastic instead of aluminum, high hardware failure rate and so many defects.

And yes I know, I returned the pile of poo M17x R3.
Qaulity of my m14x is fine. Have fun paying out the ass for less performance though.
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Qaulity of my m14x is fine. Have fun paying out the ass for less performance though.
Quality of yours might be fine...

Problem 1 - If you google keyboard m14x problem. You'll find the m14x keyboards squeak (Particularly the space bar). That's a big deal when you pay over 1k for a laptop. (Dell will replace the keyboard, but some customers have said the squeaking just comes back)

Problem 2 - The cooling for the m14x. They should have spent a little more time and money developing a more silent / cooler system. (Focusing more on the silent part.. My system is fairly cool)

Problem 3 - The whole front panel is glossy. I don't mind the screen being glossy... But the whole front display?

Problem 4 - Nvidia graphics driver can only be updated through dell. (There are ways around this... But if I pay over 1k for a laptop... I better not have to do much tweaking)

This was my first alienware purchase, and I was extremely excited to finally get an alienware... Personally, I'm selling mine. I only paid $580, so it won't be very hard to sell.. It'll come with a one year warranty too.

Don't get me wrong!.. I get amazing framerates, and the klispch speakers are HANDS DOWN the best laptop speakers I've ever heard! But... I expected perfection from alienware. (Of course.. Dell owns them now... So I shouldn't expect too much, lol)

I'm not saying alienware's other products aren't worth buying! I'm just disappointed with the M14x.

Personally... I'm gonna go back to ASUS... They may not have all the bells and whistles of alienware... But I'll trade small-size/lighting/klispch, for a more powerful, better cooling system ASUS G series laptop.
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The deal breakers for me were the nvidia drivers only from dell, and the squeaky keyboard.
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I have an M11X R3 and love it!
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The deal breakers for me were the nvidia drivers only from dell, and the squeaky keyboard.

I've heard horrible things about refurbished Alienwares. I've also heard good things. I think it's hit or miss.

Then again, I wouldn't buy a m14x anyways. Too small for my taste.
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I've heard horrible things about refurbished Alienwares. I've also heard good things. I think it's hit or miss.

Then again, I wouldn't buy a m14x anyways. Too small for my taste.
Recertified doesn't matter. The keys didn't squeak right away. And Dell will replace it because it's under the 1 year warranty. The nvidia driver only updated through dell is with all m14x's.

It's not a "hit or miss" with Alienware refurb. It's a hit or miss with their scratch and dents.. Not their refurbs.

The "problems" I'm experiencing are just the normal problems of the m14x. It has nothing to do with it being a refurb.
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No, it's a hit and miss with their refurbs as well. Read around on notebookreview heh. But if you buy a refurb and it's crap, if you complain enough you'll get something much better.. or so I've read from others experiences.

Aren't the Asus G7x 17" machines? Or do the come in varying sizes?

I looked into them. Nice laptops, but for the specs I wanted was the same price as the m17x after alienware's discounts.. the new processor was an added bonus so I went ahead and ordered.
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Here is my M17x R3 I have had it for about 5 months now and love it. Its pics and specs are as follows.
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