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

  1. deadboy90

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    I have an r1 and I play skyrim on high at 30 fps. The Pros are numerous, small, lightweight, easy to travel with yet it packs a punch; there is no game on the market that you wont be able to play with at LEAST medium settings. (More likely high for almost everything) THe biggest con is probobly the glossy screen but if you had am m14x you are already familiar with that *ahem* feature. It's a great little laptop and i love mine to death!
     
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    Emulation is CPU power hungry, so you may have trouble with emulators such as Dolphin or the DS on the M11x. Older ones should be okay.
     
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    Thanks for your replies, and yes for emulator I was thinking, NES SNES Genesis ect :q but it runs Dolphin well? : o
     
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    I will trade you my M11x r2 for the M14x :)
     
  5. sskyler80

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    Hi, I recently purchased an m11x r3 with the following specs for $999.99 CAD:
    -Intel® Core™ i5 2467M 1.6GHz (2.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache)
    -4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
    -500GB3 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)

    I was thinking about selling it and getting another one with these specs:
    -Intel® Core™ i7 2617M 1.5GHz(2.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 4MB Cache)
    -6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
    -500GB3 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)
    This one is for $1099.99

    I got an offer of $850 for my alienware. Do you think it's worth upgrading to an i7 and 6GB ram? Will there be a significant improvement in performance? I know I should have just gotten the i7 in the beginning by paying only $100 more. But now I'll be paying $250 more for the upgrade.
     
  6. NateN34@gmail.com

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    $250 for .1 Ghz faster? Heck no.

    Why don't you just upgrade the RAM in your current one yourself?
     
  7. DDriver

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    for 250$ you can put 8Gb RAM and a descend SSD - you will get a huge bump in every day tasks. Even more, for this money you can squeeze the case for your current harddrive to be used as external one.
     
  8. deadboy90

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    No way its not worth it I have always felt the i7 was overpriced to the tiny bit of performance gainit had over the i5
     
  9. un4tural

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    its not tiny, its roughly 25%ish. also 0.1Ghz means nothing these days, 1.2Ghz dual core beats 3-4Ghz Pentium 4 by miles... so yeah.

    but unless you play lots of starcraft 2 or some other RTS with A LOT of troops and massive armies, you wont need the I7.

    Also, if thats the case, it will improve your every-day use and feel of the m11x if you spend the 250$ on a decent SSD(200mb/s read/write) plus 8gb ram rather than I7.

    EDIT:
    just for credibility, numbers from cpubenchmark.com

    Intel Core i5-2537M @ 1.40GHz 2445 <- thats me, does heat more than the current one... not too much.
    Intel Core i5-2467M @ 1.60GHz 2373 <- thats you, see Ghz don't mean crap these days.
    Intel Core i7-2617M @ 1.50GHz 2929 <- obviously, the upgrade option.

    so yeah, the performance bump isn't really worth it, 23.43% benchmark wise, so like 20% more silly troops running around. (troop number is directly out of anus, do not quote me on it)
     
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    Okay thanks guys. I guess I'll just grab an ssd and extra ram :)
     
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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
    Save 20% on all Dell Outlet Alienware Laptops with this coupon!
    Expires Wednesday, January 25, 2012 View Details
    - $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
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    Software KP779
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    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
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    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
     
  12. clemenzina

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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&#8482; 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?
     
  13. deadboy90

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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.
     
  14. clemenzina

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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
     
  15. eadgar

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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?
     
  16. 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? :)
     
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    COLOUR CHOICE Alienware M11x Nebula Red
    PROCESSOR Intel® Core&#8482; 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
     
  18. homank76

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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.
     
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    Done getting this as a birthday present :)
     
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    Nice work iCaramelBird. Hope you enjoy it!
     

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