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anyone has the m11x with i3?

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by Arklight, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. Arklight

    Arklight Notebook Evangelist

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    how's the performance?

    games and productivity?

    can it be compared to the core 2 duo version?
     
  2. Stiiiiig

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    I didnt know there was an i3 version? Core 2 Duo in the R1, then 2 sets of i5 and i7
     
  3. thegh0sts

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    AU and NZ had the i3 version for sale before it was removed from the site leaving only the i5 and i7 versions.
     
  4. darkdomino

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    The Core I series, in and of itself, has more efficient architecture and will net slightly better performance than C2D. That said, don't get your hopes up. The i3 will outpace the C2D I'm guessing, but it isn't going to blow your socks off.
     
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    its on the alienware site under m11x, but what is it? its got the i3 and the 335gt. M11x r1.5?
     
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    the i3 is from the R2 line. so....

    R1 is only 2 x C2D

    R2 is only i3, i5, i7 but then went to i5 and i7

    R3 is only i5 and i7
     
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    yes i have, and a recomendation, don't buy it, it's a little small for actual games.
    And it doesn't have turbo boost
     
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    I bought, one. I can't compare it with others performance-wise, but its run really well for me. I don't run the most demanding games though. League of Legends, Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, and Supreme Commander 2 mostly. I've gotten it overclocked to 1719Mhz according to CPU-Z with setpll. This is without much testing, I could probably get it higher by raising voltage or something, but I don't really need it higher.

    I'd say go for the better one, if you can, unless you don't need the power. If you get the cheaper one, you'll always wish you had that extra power. However I'm glad with my purchase. This is going to be my college laptop. Battery, and price were higher priorities than games. I already have a desktop for games, and I couldn't justify 1000$ (I barely could justify 700$) on a gaming laptop for college when I could've gotten a cheaper one and gamed on my desktop.
     
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    hey there can you post some gpuz screenshot just fo confirm the i3 330UM 3MB Cache, 1.2GHz processor running @ 1.7 Mhz
    Im also interested of it running sc2 and such games (a friend asked me for help with some benchies)
    any help would be great!
     
  11. bloosh

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    I assumed you meant cpuz.

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  12. el_pitaya

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    yeap meant cpuz sorry, thanks for the screenshot, so then the i3 is similar or better thean su7300?
    what graphics level you play sc2? is it smooth?
    I play @medium-high and everythings fine, but I repeat Im interested on the i3 version because a friend wants a new computer so maybe he can buy the i3 for save some bucks

    :p
     
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    Have you checked the Dell Refurbish?!
    I just got the refurbish R3 with I5 & gt540 for $799 - $100 Coupon for $699. Which means that for the same price as the I3 I got a much better laptop for the same price!
     
  14. el_pitaya

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    ok thats cool I'm going to check in the dell outlet too, you got a nice deal there
     
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    I checked out the outlet too, pretty sick deals there for most everything.
     
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