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The M11X is a great laptop no doubt but the CPU bottleneck will not allow me to play my favorite game: GTA IV!!! This is all because of the CPU bottleneck which limits the frame rate in a lot of games. I am planning on getting this Laptop for $650 from the Dell Outlet, however are there any laptops out there that can give me better performance for around the same price? All suggestions will be appreciated. I am planning on using this as my gaming computer as I feel that a laptop will suit me better for my needs. The laptop will need to have the following:
GPU that is as capable as the 335m
Great battery life
Preferably smaller than a 15.6"
CPU that runs way better than the CPU provided in the M11X and is never bottlenecked when playing GTA IV (maybe on max but nothing lower)
Al least 4Gb Ram
Good Build quality, not like those cheap Acer's

Once again, all suggestions will be appreciated



Update

Hey guys, I went on the Egg today and found a few laptops that caught my attention:
Acer:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115860
Another Acer:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834215005
HP:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834157466

I still want the M11X for its portability, small screen size and slightly lower price but I am willing to get another laptop if the performance is worth it. What do you think?


Hey guys, after deciding to go through the refurbished section at Newegg, look what I found!!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220733

6Gb's of DDR2
A 1Gb GDDR3 GTX 260m (better than the 335m)
500Gb HDD (Compared to the 250Gb HDD)
And the screen is 17.3" 1600x900. This laptop as stated preforms exceptionally well and is capable of still playing even the most modern games at max settings. What do you think?
Edited by CrazzyRussian - 2/7/11 at 3:39am
post #2 of 22
Which revision were you interested in? The SU7300 or the i-series UMs? There are different tricks to get these CPUs to run at higher clocks if you are willing and I can definitely point you to the right direction. It's a great little laptop, I've owned one before and it did not disappoint.
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Which revision were you interested in? The SU7300 or the i-series UMs? There are different tricks to get these CPUs to run at higher clocks if you are willing and I can definitely point you to the right direction. It's a great little laptop, I've owned one before and it did not disappoint.
Kind of tight on cash so I'm thinking the R1 with the C2D
post #4 of 22
The M11X is a great laptop but it's really weak on the CPU side. I have the M11X with the Core i7 CULV processor and it's generally comparable to a mid-range Core 2 Duo from three or four years ago.

I know ASUS has some 14" models that have a much better mobile i5/i7 that will dominate the CULV CPUs that the M11X uses, and they can come with the GeForce GT335M or GT425M. However, they run around $1000 new and they're a bit bigger than the Alienware. You can find them on Newegg but I'm lazy so I didn't link lol.
post #5 of 22
I looked at the m11x and ended up getting an Envy 14 (beats edition).

It was cheaper and came with the 720qm processor.

Only thing I did was toss in an SSD.

The one complaint is the resolution (they weren't offering the 1600x900 at the time of order).
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My Asus with a 720QM and a m5870 is awesome. I just threw in an Intel SSD and it is blazing fast and at a great resolution.
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G73?

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my asus with a 720qm and a m5870 is awesome. I just threw in an intel ssd and it is blazing fast and at a great resolution.
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HP Envy 15 inch with the i5 2.4Ghz and 5830 Radeon with 1080p screen. I bought it used from a member here for 850$. Its a beast of aluminum and magnesium thats pretty epic. Battery is respectable too.
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G73?
Yes, sorry I didn't write that down.
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Yes, sorry I didn't write that down.
Yea, those specs are definitely more common in such a large laptop.

I'm going off the assumption that he wants something as close in size to the M11x as possible.

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Preferably smaller than a 15.6"
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