M17x Base review?

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by MUMM RA, Sep 22, 2009.

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  1. Alien_M4v3r1kk

    Alien_M4v3r1kk Notebook Evangelist

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    PS3 = my Blu-Ray player.

    $150 is small, anything in the low hundreds is small.
     
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    Snowm0bile Starcraftologist

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    It all adds up tho, 5 small upgrades will bring u to 500+
     
  3. Krane

    Krane Notebook Prophet

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    That's because you're thinking in gaming terms. Otherwise, that's enough for 90% of applications people run on computers. The only thing that is a must have is the screen. The rest is easily upgradable.

    BTW, you're not the only one that's come up with this route.
     
  4. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    i have a base M17x review
     
  5. Alien_M4v3r1kk

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    Well there's one :D

    True, for everyday computing the base M17x will be more than sufficient.

    My reasoning though is you're getting Alienware. They're made for playing games and manipulating graphics (as I was told by a rep).

    So if you were to get a computer for everyday computing it would be better to look at Dell, or explore further out.
     
  6. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    the Q9000 is more than sufficient for games...today and in the future....

    the base processor, the p8600 is good as well.....the base machine is pretty good, I just wish it came at that price with the 1920x1200, as the rest of the specs do not fully justify the steep starting price (once you do some upgrades though it is awesome - and much better value, since most of the upgrades are actually very well priced)
     
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    MUMM RA Notebook Guru

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    Can you let me see it?
     
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    Marvie100 On a Mission

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    Its a 2GHz QUAD-Core, not comparable to 2Ghz DUAL-Core.
     
  9. Encephalon9986

    Encephalon9986 Notebook Enthusiast

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    My laptop is pretty much the base model, but i went with the 2.8 duo core. Its plenty fast enough and the single 260 runs games just fine. I also have the 1440x900 res. Im coming from a dell inspiron that was 1280x720 and this display looks a lot better. I have had no regrets getting that resolution.
     
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    MUMM RA Notebook Guru

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    Thanks for your input. Especially about the base screen.

    I think I'll be able to get the P8700 2.53GHz w/ the 1440x900. My current laptop(Toshiba A205 = Poop) that I got from walmart on sale for $298 has 1280x800 screen and a 1.86GHz processor.
     
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