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One big laptop... pretty thick too. I wonder how much it weighs.

This kind of laptop is good for LANs or gaming when on travel (hotel or family's house). But definitely not something you bring nonchalantly with you to the library or on a plane. Do they still put batteries in these things or do they just label them as a UPS?
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One big laptop... pretty thick too. I wonder how much it weighs.

This kind of laptop is good for LANs or gaming when on travel (hotel or family's house). But definitely not something you bring nonchalantly with you to the library or on a plane. Do they still put batteries in these things or do they just label them as a UPS?
I'm curious about the battery too.. It doesn't make sense to try to put a big battery in it because it won't keep it running for long anyway. Instead, they could put a battery that could run it for 5 minutes or so and use the space for the much needed cooling solution
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post #33 of 115
What about it's battery life? And weight?

So, it's like, a portable desktop, from after I read the rest of the posts... cool
Edited by Eskanasi - 4/12/11 at 2:44pm
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I'm curious about the battery too.. It doesn't make sense to try to put a big battery in it because it won't keep it running for long anyway. Instead, they could put a battery that could run it for 5 minutes or so and use the space for the much needed cooling solution
Typically the full alienwares, when using the full GPU solution and not in energy-mode last around 2 hours for gaming.
In energy-mode, the previous gen of Alienware typically last 3~ hours. Basically the onboard VGA is enabled and the GPU isn't.
I'd suspect similar for this laptop too depending on the specs, give or take 30 minutes.


The Alienware M11x is 4-5 hours on energy mode.
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 4/12/11 at 2:54pm
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post #35 of 115
Uh, it still looks like a toy.
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This will be one overpriced Laptop...


I'm guessing $2.5k at bare minimum selection, and up to $10k, I'm pretty sure someone in OCN will buy it for bragging rights
Only to be beat down by the guy who bought the same Sager branded machine for 4K less... XD
     
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post #37 of 115
I used to get excited over gaming laptops, but after having a 17in monster of a brick, i'd rather keep my laptops small, light (13-15in), and thin as possible. I'd rather carry my desktop to a LAN party than one of these.
post #38 of 115
Do these Alienware notebooks still have the broken and defective hinges held on by cheap glue instead of screws?
post #39 of 115
Nice-looking lid, extremely ugly front. 18.4" completely kills the point of a laptop. At this point, you're pretty much talking about a mobile desktop. You're better off making a Mini-ITX desktop.
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Do these Alienware notebooks still have the broken and defective hinges held on by cheap glue instead of screws?
judging by my occasional time messing with the M11x - no.
Like I said, Alienware (and Dell as a whole) have gotten alot better.

Quote:
I used to get excited over gaming laptops, but after having a 17in monster of a brick, i'd rather keep my laptops small, light (13-15in), and thin as possible. I'd rather carry my desktop to a LAN party than one of these.
I used an 17inch screen too, but I still love my M1710 as weak as it may be now
There is a certain niche for these laptops indeed
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