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Similar 18.4" inch laptops have been out for at least a year now. But since it's a Alienware people will be jizzing over how awesome and crazy this is. LOL
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Originally Posted by nist7 View Post
Similar 18.4" inch laptops have been out for at least a year now. But since it's a Alienware people will be jizzing over how awesome and crazy this is. LOL
Do you remember the HDX18? Yeah, HP did this a few years ago (Penryn chips, so probably around 2008).
    
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And you still don't get it: this thing has too many drawbacks for what you get.
What you get is a portable desktop that can play video games, do CPU or GPU intensive work, and more.
The ONLY drawbacks here are heat, weight, and MAYBE price. All 3 of which are easily arguable and are exactly what you get for performance - it's implied.
Anything faster computer wise will always output more heat and weight more (in most cases depending on what we're talking about here), and most likely be pricier or retain the same/similar pricetag of the previous generation.
There isn't anything to argue over here except your preference of carrying weight around. Which is super silly in most cases like you've shown.

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As for you saying this laptop is not for me, you're right, it's not. But using the argument as if I were in the minority here is simply ridiculous. Most people ARE NOT willing to carry around more than 10 pounds all day long. Most people would carry more than 5 pounds but less than 10 fine.
I and most people would rather carry NOTHING at all.
I'm not trying to make you the "minority." But what I am saying is that the majority such as yourself use the excuse of laziness to not want something like this because "Oh... I don't like carrying heavy things." No one wants to carry heavy things.
Even worse is,"I CAN'T carry these heavy things." What? Yes, yes you can! Anyone can. You choose not to out of preference and/or lack of a reason for it.

Then sometimes the majority go as far as to claim that these laptops are useless. They're not. They have their purposes. Sometimes, if the need is necessary enough for it, there has to be sacrifice involved aside from money. I'd willingly sacrifice the luxury of carrying nothing at all or a slim laptop to carry a heavy laptop like the M18x because I have a purpose for it.

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Similar 18.4" inch laptops have been out for at least a year now. But since it's a Alienware people will be jizzing over how awesome and crazy this is. LOL
Alienware, ASUS, and such have been doing these laptops for about 8 years now. Not just the last year.

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I use my laptop for gaming and folding, which most people do not. I also use it for normal tasks. That automatically makes it a niche, since most people don't use them for gaming or folding. The difference is that I didn't have to deal with the many drawbacks that come with this "laptop". It's only marginally bigger than a normal laptop, and weight is only somewhat higher. I do get higher performance, but not at an extreme cost (whether monetarily or physically).
No, you don't get higher performance. You don't get anywhere near the performance in both games and folding as this laptop would guaranteed. That's the entire point. You wish you did.
And again, your "drawbacks" are nonexistant. They're traded for performance. You do NOT have a laptop that performs as good and doesn't have the "drawbacks".
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 4/12/11 at 8:17pm
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Good sir, do you own of those money trees? Heh, I kid, I kid. There is NOTHING wrong with owning a MacBook Pro if that is WHAT YOU WANT. They're good systems if you are willing to pay extra for them. They just aren't as economically logical as a desktop replacement single-system solution.

I wish I owned one of these money trees! So fart the computers have ended up at gifts of some sort so I haven't had to put a lot of money into them. I've mostly spent money on the desktop (upgrades) and the MacBook. You're right. It's what I want to use and, although it's not the most economically logical system, it is a fitting solution.

Plus I have all my zones covered now! Home PC, mobile gaming, everyday work comp.
    
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Plus I have all my zones covered now! Home PC, mobile gaming, everyday work comp.
And thusly computer nirvana is achieved.

Unless an HTPC is a requirement, but personally I prefer my HomePC to be the ultimate-use-for-everything PC
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wow its cool, also expensive tho
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
What you get is a portable desktop that can play video games, do CPU or GPU intensive work, and more.
The ONLY drawbacks here are heat, weight, and MAYBE price. All 3 of which are easily arguable and are exactly what you get for performance - it's implied.
Anything faster computer wise will always output more heat and weight more (in most cases depending on what we're talking about here), and most likely be pricier or retain the same/similar pricetag of the previous generation.
There isn't anything to argue over here except your preference of carrying weight around. Which is super silly in most cases like you've shown.



I and most people would rather carry NOTHING at all.
I'm not trying to make you the "minority." But what I am saying is that the majority such as yourself use the excuse of laziness to not want something like this because "Oh... I don't like carrying heavy things." No one wants to carry heavy things.
Even worse is,"I CAN'T carry these heavy things." What? Yes, yes you can! Anyone can. You choose not to out of preference and/or lack of a reason for it.

Then sometimes the majority go as far as to claim that these laptops are useless. They're not. They have their purposes. Sometimes, if the need is necessary enough for it, there has to be sacrifice involved aside from money. I'd willingly sacrifice the luxury of carrying nothing at all or a slim laptop to carry a heavy laptop like the M18x because I have a purpose for it.



Alienware, ASUS, and such have been doing these laptops for about 8 years now. Not just the last year.



No, you don't get higher performance. You don't get anywhere near the performance in both games and folding as this laptop would guaranteed. That's the entire point. You wish you did.
And again, your "drawbacks" are nonexistant. They're traded for performance. You do NOT have a laptop that performs as good and doesn't have the "drawbacks".
Your arguments are so stupid, I don't even know where to start. I'll say it one more time: this "laptop" has absolutely no balance. You're paying too much for what you get and it has too many drawbacks.

Also, since you didn't get it: I said my laptop was faster than a normal laptop for gaming and the same or a bit faster for everyday tasks. I didn't say it was faster than this "laptop", nor would I and most people want a laptop with this many drawbacks. I also mentioned that I didn't have to go to extremes to get what I wanted.

Don't bother replying with the same crap again.

Also, here's a problem for you:
It may be good for rendering, encoding, and gaming, but it's NEVER going to be anywhere near a desktop in terms of the performance you're getting for the price. Not only is there no bang-for-buck, there's the drawbacks I've mentioned.
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28;13105497 
And thusly computer nirvana is achieved.

Unless an HTPC is a requirement, but personally I prefer my HomePC to be the ultimate-use-for-everything PC tongue.gif

Computer nirvana indeed! HTPC... don't really need it. My desktop can play blurays in 1080p with 5.1 surround sound but, if I'm in the mood, I can throw it up on our 40 inch Samsung LEDLCD TV.

So yes, nirvana
    
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*cough* Mini-ITX *cough*
I've tried this... Doesn't work very easily my friend.
... Then again I tried using a i5 750... lol
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I am a current owner of an m17x R2 and I love it. Like others have been talking about it's big, quite heavy, and was not in the bargain isle when I picked it up.

I originally bought it because I relocated for work for a while and the Alienware was really nice to have as a mobile platform. I was able to play any game I own and I had some pretty substantial horsepower when I wanted to do some non-gaming things.

I carry mine around in a backpack and the weight does become an issue after a while but for moderate walks it's nothing to get down about.

As far as cost I previously had an Asus G-Series which was much cheaper but then so was its build quality. The m17x is solid as a rock and everything about it seems to have been built on a 'one notch more' policy.

Once I returned home I had the Alienware, my sig rig, and a Dell 14R. The Dell was smaller, lighter, cheaper, and had a great battery life but in the end it was the one I sold because I felt I would miss what the Alienware had to offer. When I'm working on my sig rig I hook the Alienware up to a 30" and it works quite well. Not as good as the desktop but pretty good. Amazing when you consider it's a laptop.
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