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m17x lighting question

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by Bedeone, Aug 25, 2008.

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  1. Bedeone

    Bedeone Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all,
    First time poster here, been lurking quite a bit tho!


    SO! I'm planning on buying the alienware m17x, and I got all the ups and downs sorted out (32-bit support only and all). But something that I didn't figure out completely yet is the alienFX lighting system.

    So here's a list of questions arround it:
    - Has every system got the lights behind the alienhead & touch buttons
    - Has every system got keyboard backlight
    - Is every system capable of changing the color of the alienhead & touch
    button lights
    - Is every system capable of changing the color of the keyboard backlight

    I'm asking all that just to be sure, but my assumptions are like this:
    - every system has alienhead - touch button AND keyboard lights in one
    color (the one color you select when selecting your screen)
    - you pay for beeing able to change the color of the lights of both
    alienhead/touch buttons and keyboard backlight (AlienFX)

    Amarite, or am I completely missing something here o_O


    Waiting for your competent minds to think of an answer, I thank you all in advance,


    Bedeone
     
  2. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Hi Bedeone and welcome to the forum.
    as ar as i know if you chose the alien fx option you will have the option to change all the lighting ie. keyboard,mousepad & alienhead. the only thing you dont get compared to the m15x is the lightpipe around the edge of the screen.

    if im wrong someone will soon shoot me down ;)
     
  3. Bedeone

    Bedeone Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the fast response MrDJ.

    But what I was actually trying to refer to (and in which I failed after re-reading my post) were these two options when you're building the laptop.

    This option is found in the display tab thingy, and I was wondering what this does. Does it select the color it should come in, but you're still able to change it after that? Or is it a definite color? If so, which components have that definite color, and which can you still change?

    And under the "keypad" tab there is this option.
    What this tells me is that you need the second option to change keyboard color. But do you also need it to change alienhead/touch buttons/mousepad lighting colors? or is that standard.
    And if you don't select the second option, does the keyboard still have that "definite" color I selected at the top under the "display" tab? Or does it have no color at all?


    My apologies if my questions was badly stated, I'm not a native english speaker, but I'm trying my best here.



    Greetings,
    Bedeone
     
  4. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    yep,that is just your base colour for when you first turn it on. you can then change the lighting and chose any of the 12 colours.
    you need to chose the second otherwise you wont have any lights.
     
  5. Bedeone

    Bedeone Notebook Enthusiast

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    So basicly,

    Everything except the keyboard is lighted standard & has 12 interchangeable colours, without any options.
    And the AlienFX keypad enables keyboard backlighting?
    So without alienFX keypad, the keyboard has got no backlighting, not even the standard colour.
    And with it, it has got a backlight and has 12 interchangeable colours...

    Correct? or not ... we shall know soon enough


    Greetings
    Bedeone
     
  6. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    you will need to chose the second option
    and then you will be able to change the colors as much as you want.
    this is just your base color that you would like to see when you first turn on your new computer. you will then be able to change to any of the 12 colors included.

    no need to apologies as we all had to start somewhere and that is what we are here for to help out as much as we can.

    hope that clears it up for you.
     
  7. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    no the alien fx is for all the lighting except the head on the lid.
    if you do not chose the second option "Alienware® Customisable AlienFX® Keypad with Numeric Pad [+€ 41]" you will not be able to change any colours.
     
  8. Bedeone

    Bedeone Notebook Enthusiast

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    Soooooooo....

    If I do not select:

    Then all my components will still have one of these colours:

    But I just won't be able to change them?



    Greetings,
    Bedeone
     
  9. ryujin

    ryujin 2B or not 2B

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    welcome bedeone...

    you will be able to change the colors to various locations on the m17x.
    the AlienFX has several areas you can light all with different colors at the same time if you so choose...

    i.e. keypad can be auqua while the touchpad could be red....etc...

    and what DJ said... :D
     
  10. Bedeone

    Bedeone Notebook Enthusiast

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    But but but but ='<

    What's the difference then between selecting

    or not? o_O
    Will I not be able to change any colours?
    Will I not be able to change keyboard colours only?
    Or will I have no keyboard colours at all, but have all the rest instead?

    Greetings,
    Bedeone
     
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