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I agree with this. But YES OP, I think they are priced exactly where they should be and that the basic setups are perfect. I don't see why you would pay $200 more (m11x i5 vs i7) for a processor that according to intel is only $40 more. And the performance is nearly identical.
Yeah the $200 upgrade there seems kinda steep. I've been configuring another recently released ultraportable and that upgrade is $70. Other than that, the pricing seems ok I think. I'm not a fan of them, but the Alienwares are rather unique. The keyboard lighting customization is certainly different, though it would be cooler if you could customize individual keys (I think you can only do certain areas).
    
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post #12 of 16
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Yeah the $200 upgrade there seems kinda steep. I've been configuring another recently released ultraportable and that upgrade is $70. Other than that, the pricing seems ok I think. I'm not a fan of them, but the Alienwares are rather unique. The keyboard lighting customization is certainly different, though it would be cooler if you could customize individual keys (I think you can only do certain areas).
What other ultraportable you looking at? I am considering selling my sig and just getting a laptop. I know I won't have as good graphics, but I am traveling a lot more these days and would rather have a portable gaming rig.
   
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What other ultraportable you looking at? I am considering selling my sig and just getting a laptop. I know I won't have as good graphics, but I am traveling a lot more these days and would rather have a portable gaming rig.
The Thinkpad Edge 220s. 12.5". The i7-2617 is gonna fare a lot better for graphics than the previous ULVs, but I wouldn't get it as a gaming rig, and it's definitely not in the same league as the M11x in that regard.

The Thinkpad X220 is more powerful (and has a really nice display option), but no discrete GPU. There aren't a lot of options for gaming ultraportable, really.
Edited by Otterclock - 4/20/11 at 9:37am
    
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Alienware have Decent Laptops, and some a pretty good too. I just STRONGLY dislike there Desktops..
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Alienware have two Decent Laptops, and some a pretty good too. I just STRONGLY dislike there Desktops..
Fixed.

The M15x and M17x, and probably the M18x, are all stupidly overpriced.

No, I don't work for Dell, in fact I don't really like Dell. But I call it as I see it. Those two models are perfect. I'll admit, I would probably upgrade the screen on that one to 1600x900 but that's it.
     
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I just ordered one last night, got it with:

Intel Core i7 2630QM 2.0GHz (2.9GHz Turbo Mode, 6M cache)
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
14.0 High Def+ (900p/1600x900) with WLED backlight
1.5GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus technology
500GB 7200RPM SATA 3GB/s
Soundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled
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Edited by JadedRedDragon - 4/22/11 at 11:04pm
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