M11x R1 - still going. Sort of.

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by GNandGS, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Dolbs

    Dolbs Notebook Guru

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    Hi Guys. Still running my Original R1. Replaced the battery but other than that all working well.
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  2. captain008

    captain008 Notebook Consultant

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    Wow, it is great to see other m11x systems still running around. I have had my R2 for about four years, and only suffered hinge replacements and a new inverter cable. While I cannot play newer games on it, but it is great to take my R2 on trips and play Bioshock and some COD.
     
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  3. deeznutz206

    deeznutz206 Notebook Geek

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    My R1 is still running and in mint condition. It's a desktop replacement (slow compared to today's laptops) but it still works. I keep the lid open so it is on its original hinges and the battery is still original and going strong (about 2.5 hrs on high performance setting). Replaced the original HD with a Samsung Pro 256gb SSD, up'd the RAM to 8gb and overclocked it to 1.73 ghz. Picked it up for around $550 new back then and it has been a great machine. :bigsmile:
     
  4. Primate23

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    My original r1 still goes strong. I use it as travel entertainment. My kids play mine craft and Keenan space program on it, and it’s great for plugging into tvs on holidays to watch movies etc. love the little beast and would totally buy a new one if they still made them
     
  5. Dwarf King

    Dwarf King Notebook Evangelist

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    I got an old Alienware m11x R3 system back in 2014. It was originally bought in 2011 Still going strong. The previous owner had take good care of it. A real nice little gem. All I had to was to get a new Nordic keyboard so I could get rid of the German keyboard. Even though it has the i5 2467 it still takes on many games and the Nvidia card(Geforce GT 540m) deals with 3D applications with ease. Pretty amazed about it. Even in 2018 it rocks pretty well.
     
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  6. semifast

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    me too. I've been using it as my daily computer most of the time since January 2011.
     
  7. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    I miss my m11x at times, considering the aw 13 r3 as a spiritual successor to it in the future.
     
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    I’ve owned 2 M11xR3 and two AW 13 R3. The M11x has a very unique size but the 13 I can definitely recommend as a spiritual successor. It’s a bit deep in size but rest of the size is good.
     
  9. GNandGS

    GNandGS Notebook Deity

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    R1 just got a new MB. Battery to arrive in a day or two.

    System booted ok but fan died... if you did anything more than viewed email it would overheat. That and the GPU had failed years ago (likely due to that same fan). So for 35 bucks shipped I replaced the board. Found a battery for <20.

    Setting up the OS fresh on an old SSD I had. Will see how it does soon.
     
  10. GNandGS

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    All good minus battery... cant get past OEM detection so sending it back.
     
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