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starts at $1,110? isn't that like 310$ more than they used to be?



is this true?
Better architecture = faster clock for clock.

Plus, since it is on a smaller fabrication process, it should use less power and be more efficient.

The configuration that I wanted with the M11x was the Core 2 Duo (which will no longer be required if they are using a Core i3 -- mainly due to the fact that at lower resolutions, the CPU is used more than the GPU), bluetooth (add like 20$ to the base price), and Optimus. Now that it has these, it is a perfect laptop for me.
     
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but the price (as engadget says) is 300$ more. the mx11 now is only 799$. its up to 1,110.
    
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but the price (as engadget says) is 300$ more. the mx11 now is only 799$. its up to 1,110.
I'll wait to see some benchmarks and see the final US price (the price they are seeing might have been jacked up for its location). Hopefully it can be justified. Plus, if the price is not justified for the performance gain, they will still offer the old version (although even at 300$ more, you get a stronger CPU, plus Optimus, which will further increase battery life... Plus, I have 50$ monthly expenses with +1k$ monthly income, so 300$ will not be a deal breaker... I spend 300$ a month on random purchases anyways).
     
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So tempted! Wish the coupons would work on the updated model
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post #15 of 16
i3's are nowhere in sight. To clear up any confusion:

The Core 2 Duo model starts at $799, and has the same specs as before.

The i5/i7 model starts at $950, but comes with the i5 520UM standard.
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i3's are nowhere in sight. To clear up any confusion:

The Core 2 Duo model starts at $799, and has the same specs as before.

The i5/i7 model starts at $950, but comes with the i5 520UM standard.
Still checking the specs its only 2GB which is low for today's standards 160GB HDD. You will need 1200$+ go get a dissent version and with 200$ i can get a Core i7 + 5870 laptop.
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