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[Engadget] M11x i3/i5/i7 + Optimus Available

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We've been hearing about an impending CPU update to Alienware's M11x for some time now, and now Dell Malaysia has quietly updated its website with options to order the revised not-quite-netbook. So what's new? Well, there's NVIDIA Optimus for starters, and the Intel Core 2 Duo processor has been thanked for its time and shown the door in lieu of Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs on a QS57 chipset.
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I wonder if its worth the upgrade over a 1.7GHz SU7300 Dual Core. Sure it will be faster, but do we really want to sacrifice battery life for that? Doubt it would get many more FPS in games either as the GPU is identical.
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Aren't the i3/i5 mobile parts 32nm, though? Should save some power.

IIRC, the entire Core2 lineup is 65/45nm.
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I wonder if its worth the upgrade over a 1.7GHz SU7300 Dual Core. Sure it will be faster, but do we really want to sacrifice battery life for that? Doubt it would get many more FPS in games either as the GPU is identical.
I am sure it will help with games like SC2. Also i though SU7300 is 1.3Ghz or is that OC..
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LOL I was hoping EXACTLY for this.

Awe...1200 bucks...nvm
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I am sure it will help with games like SC2. Also i though SU7300 is 1.3Ghz or is that OC..
1.73GHz is the OC on the SU7300, Optimus will be nice but I doubt people will see more than a 4-5 FPS increase in games other than RTS games.
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The upgraded cpu is nice and is leading me to purchasing this laptop, except the 11 inch screen is a huge turnoff to me. However, to some, the 11 inch screen is a pro.
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Tempted to send an email for the lulz.
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IIRC, the entire Core2 lineup is 65/45nm.
Correct.
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I was so waiting for this. Now I am going to save up for it until the end of summer for one $400 per month for 3 months should be enough seeing as even the most basic Core i3 should easily beat out the Core 2 Duo in it currently
     
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starts at $1,110? isn't that like 310$ more than they used to be?

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seeing as even the most basic Core i3 should easily beat out the Core 2 Duo in it currently
is this true?
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