Darn you Alienware!

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by arcade16, Oct 18, 2009.

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  1. arcade16

    arcade16 Notebook Consultant

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    Hey all! Haven't been here in a while but after seeing the new m15x and its amazing benchmarks, I can only say darn you Alienware!!! Why must you make such attractive laptops!!! Anyways, I plan on keeping my 13in macbook pro for work on the go but have already sold my old desktop with the intention of using the m15x as a desktop replacement. After my nightmarish experience with Alienware and my old 15x before, I wanted to get some feedback from you guys if there is anything to fear this time around.

    - I understand that the acquisition from Dell has resulted in more positive CS experiences can anyone comment on this?

    - Coming from the old m15x's McDonald's toy design, can anyone comment on the new design and quality of the all powerful m15x? I understand its not anodized aluminum like the m17x but is it better than the plastiky old m15x?

    - I am planning on getting the 2.8 GHz i7 and 260m as well as the 3gb of the higher RAM speed (1333). Can anyone comment on performance in games like Aion or Crysis with this configuration?

    - Any critical issues I should be aware of? I understand that stealth mode does not corrently work but that does not bother me. Any major BSODs and can someone elaborate on this supposed audio issue?

    Thank you very much in advance and I look forward to placing my order this week and re-joining the Alienware community! :D
     
  2. GabeZ

    GabeZ Information Technology

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    Hi arcade16,
    First and foremost I would like to assure you that Dell's aquisition of Alienware has had a very positive influence on the company. All of the products have gotten considerably better. As for the design of the M15X, it is significantly more stable and durable. This is a whole new design, and I'm sure you'll love it. Also, you'll be happy to know that the M15X is currently the strongest 15" laptop available, and games like Aion or Crysis won't even phase it.

    Thanks,
    Gabe
     
  3. Pommie

    Pommie Notebook Deity

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    Hahaha, I am thinking the same mate! Was never a fan of Alienware mainly due to the horror stories I was hearing about their CS. I was that close to picking up one of the original M15x's, luckily went with the Dell XPS M1730. Now I am doing alot more travel with work, and I am over lugging the Dell around airports...

    From what I have read, the M15x is built very well. Very tough, no flex in the body when picking it up from a corner etc. Plus the cooling is quite good in them as well. All backed by an excellent warranty. Can't really go wrong.

    One thing to consider, since you already have a Macbook pro 13" for travel/work requirements, have you thought about getting the M17x instead? Much better spec's for only a small increase in cost. Since it will be a desktop replacement, this seems like a better idea? The M15x, powerful as it is, still won't be up too par with the M17x.
     
  4. JSK100

    JSK100 Newbie

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    If your replacing your desktop, why not just get a desktop? You can get a get the aurora with awesome specs!
     
  5. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    Which is awsomely overpriced


    But yes the new m15x is alot better but the 860cu is better
     
  6. arcade16

    arcade16 Notebook Consultant

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    Thank you all for the fast responses, I feel much better :eek: As for getting another desktop, I cannot carry a desktop with me when I travel so I need a real portable monster. The m17x is nice but I HATE the fact that it is not an i7 and just another core duo laptop so I refuse to purchase it even tho I know I can get SLI cards in it. Also the stock monitor is a bad joke for a 17in laptop so in the end it ends up being too pricey with all the mandatory "upgrades" they sneak in there :rolleyes:
     
  7. Encephalon9986

    Encephalon9986 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I dont have the m15x but i do have the m17x with the 260m. It plays crysis just fine and Aion on highest settings just fine also.
     
  8. vek2001glm

    vek2001glm Notebook Consultant

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    whats wrong with the core duos ?
     
  9. arcade16

    arcade16 Notebook Consultant

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    Old, outdated tech, and they will come with a whole new rev. of m17x's to support i7 in the future, not feeling like getting left behind :rolleyes:
     
  10. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    if you are always waiting for the next big thing, you will ALWAYS be stuck waiting

    The difference in CPUs is a very poor reason to wait, if gaming performance is your main consideration, the current M17x will be more then enough (it can run crysis pretty well...which means it has a few years of useful gaming life in it). If the processor is that huge of an issue for you....core 2 quads are just as adept at multitasking as the i7 cpu's. Sure they are fancy and new but they still barely edge out the core 2 quads for productivity. Nevermind the fact that any i7 laptop will not have on IGP which the current M17x does have affording it up to 3.5 hours when desired (which is OUTSTANDING for a 17" laptop with this kind of power)
     
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