Alienware M18X order advice

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Speedy Gonzalez, Apr 20, 2011.

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  1. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    I would not plan on being able to put an Ivy Bridge CPU in an M18x

    That will most likely result in your being dissapointed. There will more than likely be a BIOS block (if not physical difference - like socket M vs socket P, bother were 478 pins but different physically)
     
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    sticky Notebook Consultant

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  3. FXi

    FXi Notebook Deity

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    Yep count on it NOT happening and just be pleasantly surprised if it does. Indications are that it may fit, but no promises can be made at this stage. 20% more CPU speed and DX11 on the IGP would be wonderful though...
     
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    JimmyC Notebook Consultant

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    That's exactly the build I'm eyeing up, but with 3 yr warranty.
     
  5. pmassey31545

    pmassey31545 Whats the mission sir?

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    Is the price difference really that much?
     
  6. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Should be about that. $600-$700 over what the 2820qm would cost following past trends
     
  7. pmassey31545

    pmassey31545 Whats the mission sir?

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    Ouch. Might be selling an R3 with a 2720 in it (if you know what I mean)
     
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    JimmyC Notebook Consultant

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    Quick question about the name plate - I see it screws on, can it be easily removed without leaving a hole? I'd love to put a name on it but it won't mean jack to the person I eventually sell it to...
     
  10. JTOverath

    JTOverath Notebook Evangelist

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    There should be case underneath.
     
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