M15x for XPS15??

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by razor_v1, Sep 25, 2012.

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  1. razor_v1

    razor_v1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys, im having problems with my m15x but thank god i have the full cover warranty. I was having problems with my bt and i dunno why but the change my whole motherboard... and after that i din't have no touch pad... and now they told me is hard to find some parts that they need and ask me if i want to change my m15x for the xps 15... i just want an opinion from experts..:D

    My Currents Specs:

    M15x R2
    System: W7 Home Premium
    CPU: i7 Q20 @1.60
    Ram: 4 Gb DDR3
    GPU: GTX 260m
    HD: 280 GB Memory
    *DVD RW

    XPS 15:
    System : W7 Home Premium
    CPU: i7 3612QM @2.1
    RAM: 8 Gb DDR3
    GPU: GeForce GT 640M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
    HD: 1TB 5400 HDD with 32GB mSATA
    *BD Reader and DVD RW

    Something to considerate...

    Alienware's
    1. Keyboard light shows and Audi's powerful look:thumbsup:
    2. I got the 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery so that kinds of help with the computers heating:eek:
    3. Media panel on Keyboard(above);)
    4. 2 headphone jacks :D

    XPS...
    1. Crappy look, limited keyboard ligths:confused:
    2. Extreme thin almost like apple's :D
    3. Comes with 65 WHr 9-cell Battery :D
     
  2. batfinks

    batfinks Notebook Consultant

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    isn't the nvidia 640m dedicated but onboard gpu ? if it is, i would stick with the alienware m15x personally. if not time to upgrade :D
    thats my personal opinion. as for parts for the m15x, ebay has more than enough new/used/spare parts for them.
     
  3. dutchess63

    dutchess63 Notebook Consultant

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    If you like a full modulair system, m15x is one of the few that keep the faith:thumbsup:
     
  4. txsizzler

    txsizzler Notebook Geek

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    If its not the 640 "LE" version, I would go for the XPS, hands down. Yes, the M15x is nice that it is modular and all, but having that newer tech with that spiffy processor... mmmm...

    What is the screen resolution of the XPS?
     
  5. Alienware-L_Porras

    Alienware-L_Porras Company Representative

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    I would take the XPS without a thought. It really is a lot better in performance than the m15x. It is compared to one of the newest m14x's. I would take that and run! haha
     
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    maxilick Notebook Consultant

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    Gotta agree with you, the specs speak for themselves.
     
  7. King of Interns

    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    Better than that M15x sure. However if you like playing games the M15x will DESTROY the XPS and M14x even in their latest editions.

    The only thing that is faster on the XPS is the processor. However even the 920xm overclocked (potentially as fast as 2920xm stock and 3610qm) can practically keep pace with the 3612qm.

    Also think about our environment. Every new computer need rare metals for the components. These rare metals are very hard to recover. You chuck your M15x you are wasting resources. Simply upgrade it. Even the 9 cell battery in M15x is a good option. I get about 3 hours out of mine even with a 920xm and 7970M plus the extra elevation at the back it gives the laptop really helps the intake airflow: meaning better cooling.

    Compare my specs in sig to the XPS and I can't see a faster machine. The M15x can potentially go even further with up to 16GB RAM and next gen GPU's when they come out. This would be around the time the XPS starts to show it's age due to it's unupgradability and needs to be thrown away too!

    Think hard before you chuck away what essentially is a great machine. All too often we are encouraged to throw away and buy new. I challenge this wasteful ideology.
     
  8. batfinks

    batfinks Notebook Consultant

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    words of wisdom :D and thats why i would stick with the M15x :D
     
  9. inap

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    why don't you push for an alienware replacement instead of the xps.
     
  10. batfinks

    batfinks Notebook Consultant

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    i certainly would. and i wouldn't take no for a answer.
     
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