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M11x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by BatBoy, May 22, 2011.

  1. ajdelaghetto

    ajdelaghetto Notebook Consultant

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    hello i am about to buy this alienware. is it worth the price? :) thanks



    Alienware M11x R3
    Date & Time: 1/25/2012 3:14:11 AM
    SYSTEM COMPONENTS
    Alienware M11x R3 Qty 1
    Alienware M11x R3 Laptop Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium Unit Price $899.00
    Estimated Delivery Date 1/31/2012
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    - $179.80


    Alienware M11x R3 Laptop 8R9K2
    Processor: Intel Core i5-2467M 1.6GHz (2.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache) 1VWTG
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 2J4FR
    90W AC Adapter 364RF
    Certified Refurbished 3E476
    Software 4WYVT
    Information 55DD5
    8 Cell Primary Battery 889C2
    Processor Label 88PVP
    Dell Support Center 64 Bit 2.0 99RFP
    Documentation C112J
    Command Center DMMNJ
    Information DXH67
    Intel 6250 Wireless-N (2x2) Half Mini-Card F4GPN
    Wave Systems Software GV0CP
    11.6 inch High Definition WLED Display (1366x768) with Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam H3X1D
    750 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) HD4KK
    Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish JVJN7
    AlienFX Color, Mars Red JY598
    Alienware AVATAR 6 JY638
    Information K1VT9
    Shipping Material KKHJP
    Software KP779
    Software M239M
    Software M3T3T
    Software M7P3N
    Service Software MRRWM
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M 1GB graphics with Optimus PK0KP
    6 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz (2 DIMMs) R3YT8
    125V Power Cord R609C
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Operating System DVD TG4MT
    Information W753G
    Documentation WMPG2
    Image Restore Software XM544
    Alienware M11x-R3: 1 Yr Ltd Warranty, In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis (Included In Price) Qty 1
    Unit Price $0.00
    TOTAL: $719.20
     
  2. clemenzina

    clemenzina Notebook Consultant

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    I apologise for accidentally having tagged this Q onto an old thread earlier, and I apologise again for starting a new one now, but I've ordered this supposed R3 and need to know if I should cancel it - it looks like a mish-mash when I investigate the specs:

    Can this configuration be an R3?


    · Intel® Core™ i7-640UM Processor (4M Cache, 1.2GHz turbo to 2.26Ghz)***

    · 500GB 7200 RPM hard Drive

    · 4098MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM

    · Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio

    · Intel Wireless-N 1000 Card

    · Display 11.6in Wide HD 1366x768 (720p) LCD

    · Integrated Laptop Webcam

    . Dell Bluetooth 365 Module

    · 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 545M

    · 8 Cell, Lithium Ion Primary Battery

    · IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port

    · Integrated Ethernet RJ-45 (100 Mbps)

    · 3 Hi-speed USB 3.0 ports

    · DP / HDMI - Video Output

    · Audio In / Microphone Jack (retaskable for 5.1 audio)


    *** This is a "first generation" i7:
    SLBMM 640UM 1.20GHz 2.26GHz -- 2 cores -- HT Yes -- Video clock 166 MHz -- L3 cache 4 MB -- Tech 32 nm - -TDP(W) 18 -- Max temp 105 -- Socket BGA1288


    Intel say that the 640UM runs DDR3-800, not 1333 :confused:

    nVidia list the GT 545 with 1.5gb RAM, not 1.0gb, but I may not have found alternatives which do exist.


    I am very confused and in a panic. Some of you already know I want this for video editing, not games.

    I cannot seem to ascertain what's different in the BASE of the R2 and R3, are the higher-end CPUs that come with the R3 able to be installed in an R2, for example? If the 640UM turns out to be too slow, could I upgrade it?
     
  3. deadboy90

    deadboy90 Notebook Evangelist

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    That's not an r3 that's an r2 and it has a 335m not a 545, it's from the Dell outlet isn't it? The y have r3s tagged as having 550ms too. It's a typo or something but that is definitely and r2.
     
  4. clemenzina

    clemenzina Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks, Deadboy - I've already added your GPU o/c guide to my Faves ;)

    Yes, it's an outlet. 3-year warranty turned my head :eek:


    CANCELLED! Thanks also to those who responded on the other thread x
     
  5. eadgar

    eadgar Notebook Geek

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    I was talking to a Dell salesperson today and he mentioned an interesting thing. It could be just normal sales talk.

    He said I should buy the M11x R3 I have chosen now because "few of the parts are going end of life very soon .. And moreover the price will not be the same once the part changes."

    Does this mean anything? Are they just running out of stock or are they expecting updated options soon?
     
  6. Yiddo

    Yiddo Believe, Achieve, Receive

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    Most likely they will jump on ivy when it hits the streets and the 640m as it looks so good. But what he said was also right the prices will go through the roof so for similiar performance to what you can get from the old hardware you will pay through the tooth for in the new.

    My R3 is running Skyrim all high 8x aa and 8x af at max res at 30fps. What more do I need? :)
     
  7. iCaramelBird

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    COLOUR CHOICE Alienware M11x Nebula Red
    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 2637M (1.7GHz ,2.8GHz w/Turbo Boost, 4MB Cache)
    OPERATING SYSTEM English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
    GRAPHICS CARD 2GB DDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M
    MEMORY 4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
    HARD DRIVE 750GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
    WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Intel® 1000 Wireless Card - European
    BLUETOOTH Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module - European
    OFFICE SOFTWARE English Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2010 ( Word, Excel, Powerpoint, One Note)
    SECURITY SOFTWARE No Antivirus Software
    SERVICES AND SUPPORT 1 year Next Business Day hardware Support included with your PC

    PRICE £1,188.60
     
  8. homank76

    homank76 Alienware/Dell Enthusiast

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    That's exactly the model I bought two weeks ago and I'm loving it. Some peopel will say to save some money and get the i5 over the i7 since there isn't that much of a difference and your not getting the full i7 either as it is under volted.

    These cores run on 17 watts while a regular core will run on 35 or 45 watts.

    Unless you actually need the extra processing power...the i5 would be the better buy. I got the i7 cause I need it and the price difference isn't as great in the USA compared to rest of the world.
     
  9. iCaramelBird

    iCaramelBird Newbie

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    Done getting this as a birthday present :)
     
  10. Rypac

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    Nice work iCaramelBird. Hope you enjoy it!
     
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