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Should I cancel my order for an M11x?

I paid $600 for: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834200059

I can't help but feel ripped off when I compare the specs with Clevo and refurbished ASUS laptops. For $250 more, I could get a refurbished G73 with 1080p, i7 processor, and a 5870m. The main deterrent for me getting a G73 is because of how it seems to need repairs, constantly. But the M11x with its hinge issues isn't an angel, either.

Is the Alienware brand the one thats pushing up the price? Or does the fact that its so small increase its value too?

Someone is also offering an M17x (although it was bought re-certified and then used for an additional year) with 4870x2 and an i5 processor for $800.
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That processor made me shudder.

My G73 has been fine with heavy usage for 1+ years now. Granted the keyboard is absolute trash but oh well.
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When it comes to laptops Alienware are just Dell, and Dell are perfectly sound.

I wouldn't bother, but if you are having second thoughts and decided to reach out you must not be satisfied with your purchase.

You'd best cancel it, in my opinion. I consider myself a bit of a 'bookshelf psychologist'.
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Yeah, Core 2 Duo in an Alienware in 2011. ***?

But the G73 doesn't look appealing at all. I'd rather get an M17x with inferior performance.

Ideally, I want to get a discounted HP Envy. It was $900 for an i7, Radiance Screen configuration a while ago but I wasn't interested in laptops then.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reflux View Post
When it comes to laptops Alienware are just Dell, and Dell are perfectly sound.
Actually, no. Alienware was bought by Dell. I don't know if they now use Dell mobos or if they kept the originals..
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post #6 of 21
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Okay, submitted a cancellation request. If it doesn't go through, then oh well, I'll keep it.
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post #7 of 21
If you're having second thoughts on your purchase, cancel your order. When you buy something, you should be excited that it's gonna be shipped to you. That's how I go about it.
    
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I would cancel the order for the m11x and get either a G73 or at least a M11x R2 apart from the hinges problem the m11x is a really good system and personally I believe that one of the most reliable Alienware has come up with so far but the specs vs the G73 are like totally against it
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post #9 of 21
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I was really excited to get the product until I saw that refurbished M17x were only going for $800.

And my friend said I bought a really expensive paperweight. -_-
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Originally Posted by rockcoeur View Post
Actually, no. Alienware was bought by Dell. I don't know if they now use Dell mobos or if they kept the originals..
Dell mobos all the way
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