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M11x Order Status Discussion Thread - Part 2

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by BatBoy, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. ThinkPaid

    ThinkPaid Notebook Consultant

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    Quick ship model is now showing out of stock. Hmmm what now.. MBA , envy 17 Or wait for m11x.
     
  2. moon angel

    moon angel Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    Hi everyone,

    Just ordered an M11x R3 in the UK with the following spec:

    Base
    Alienware M11x Stealth Black

    Memory
    4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]

    Keyboard
    Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard

    Video Card
    1GB DDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M

    Hard Drive
    250GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive

    Microsoft Operating System
    English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)

    Sound
    Integrated High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio

    Wireless Networking
    Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 - EUR

    Bluetooth
    Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module - European

    Order Information
    Alienware M11x Order - UK

    Primary Battery
    8-cell 63Whr Lithium Ion battery

    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i5 2467M 1.6GHz (3MB Cache)

    Camera
    Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel HD Camera

    Color Choice
    Alienware M11x Stealth Black Cover

    Avatar
    Alienhead 3D

    LCD
    11.6" (29 cm) Widescreen High Definition (1366x768) WLED with TrueLife

    Hidden NamePlate Engraving
    Generic Name Plate Engraving

    Power Supply
    90W AC Adaptor


    It's the standard mid range config that came up on the EPP site (my company is eligable for some EPP). I paid £685.40 and estimated shipping is 12th of January 2012.

    I'm buying this to replace both my HP DV3 and my HP mini 210. I based my choice on the review of the M11x on NBR and the fact that it's a small yet very powerful gaming machine that far eclipses my DV3 for power. I'll be playing SWTOR and STO on my M11x and this will me my first Dell/Alienware laptop, and most expensive ever laptop purchase.

    I can't believe what a good deal this is from Dell/Alienware. An 11.6" laptop with a GT540M and i5 for £685! Barely an hour after discovering this deal I decided to go for it. Now I can't wait to play my games on high settings!
     
  3. moon angel

    moon angel Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    The above has now shipped on 27/12/11 via UPS. I'm gobsmacked but very excited! UPS don't recognise the tracking number yet but it was only shipped this morning. I wonder when it'll arrive...
     
  4. Lisa boomboom

    Lisa boomboom Newbie

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    I ordered my M11 on the 24th as a pressy to myself and as a test for Dell because we've heard nothing, really, but bad about them and their 'service'. The test part comes in because my fella is also (well, maybe not now) going to order an M17x. But it's got to the stage where I'm really considering cancelling the M11. The only thing that's stopping me is the fact it's so unique, aesthetically, in it's market place and has such a good reputation as a machine in of itself.

    I realise most people only say anything when something goes wrong, those customers who have had a good service from Dell/Alienware more than likely won't mention it online where prospective buyers like me will find it/look for it. So I can only go by what I've seen.

    I didn't want a generic laptop, one of those typical silver/black boxes that everyone I know seems to have, wanted something with a little zest to it and the M11 struck me instantly as chunky and cute. It also, by all the reviews I've read, has a terrific battery life if you're not gaming (which I won't be unless you count Solitaire as a game) and mobility and usage whilst mobile were big priorities.

    So, off I went and ordered the Nebula Red, got an email with it all listed. Checked, correct, sent it back to the sender as confirmation that I wanted to go ahead with the order and I then get an order confirmation for the Stealth Black instead. How the hell they cocked that up is beyond me but there you go. The Stealth Black instantly went to 'in production'. Emailed them, advised them of the issue, order cancelled by them, heard nothing for 3 days (granted; Christmas). Got a new email with a new order, sent it back again as confirmation, advised I'd be emailed 'shortly' with the order number, two days later (shortly??) and I've just received that email.

    If this is an indication of Dell's Sales service (Sales usually bend over backwards don't they) then I'm cringing at the thought of ever needing to use the Customer Service Department.

    I dunno, I really really want the machine, but first impressions of Dell aren't favourable at all.

    Also, will it void any warranty, If I decide to go ahead with the order, if I add new ram? As we have 6 spare sodimms of ddr3 1333 laying around.

    Apologies for the user name. Lisa was already taken and 'boomboom' is my nickname for my puppy. First thing I thought of. :eek:
     
  5. moon angel

    moon angel Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    Hi Lisa,

    Shame your order didn't go as smoothly as mine which arrived on the 29th of December having been ordered on the 24th!

    I believe Alienware (Dell) class RAM as a user changeable part but I think they do put yellow tape on the hard disk so it may be best to avoid changing that.
     
  6. Lisa boomboom

    Lisa boomboom Newbie

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    Thanks Angel, funny thing is I've had an E-mail from Dell advising me of an update to the delivery....

    (Haven't been able to check the status of the order for two days because the Dell website keeps coming up with an error screen)

    The parcel is currently in the Shanghai Hub and is due for delivery on the 3rd of Jan. As turnaround times go, from the re-raised order to shipping, that's absolutely marvellous. So points to Dell for that.

    I'm going to keep it, I'm too excited about the little monster not to. :p And, being honest, after re-reading my initial post it does come across as me being a tad petty. Mistakes happen, so sod it. :)

    He's just speccing his M17 now. But the cheeky so and so is also looking at the M18.
     
  7. Andarach

    Andarach Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ordered mine yesterday, order processed today and it is now in pre-production. The ETA is 2/13 though, roughly a little over a month. I found that oddly high as an estimate, it seems from most of what I have read it usually takes like 2 weeks give or take. I ordered the i5, 4gb ram, 500gb hdd, added xi-fi sound, deal came with killer wireless n, and added the bluetooth 3.0 on to my order. From experience do you guys think that it will really take a whole month? Or even worse see it delayed. Would kinda like to use it in class at somepoint this semester lol.
     
  8. mrcgibb

    mrcgibb Notebook Geek

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    Finally done it and ordered a i5 m11x , EDD is showing as 27 march, for europe how accurate is this date ?
     
  9. meep

    meep Newbie

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    In the UK, ordered the i5 with an SSD.

    Placed the order 27/02/12 and it's due to arrive 09/03/12.

    All in all not great, but not bad and certainly nowhere near the EDD!
     
  10. homank76

    homank76 Alienware/Dell Enthusiast

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    Just ordered myself the M11x.

    Should be interesting to see which one I receive first, the M18x or M11x.
     
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