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M18x Info Right on Dell's Website! With Proof!!!

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by DaneGRClose, Mar 5, 2011.

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  1. Torai

    Torai Notebook Evangelist

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    I dont think an IPS would be an option. Why?
    - alienware has been with glossy displays for quite a while. There so few glossy IPS in the market for some reasons (only apple's cinema display, NEC used to have some but not anymore).
    - high-end AW laptops' displays are usually on par with those of high-end precision workstation. The M6600 rumor is likely to include RGB + touch screen option, so I believe the m18x would still have RGB. Not sure about touch screen on m18x but it may not be neccessary for a gaming laptop.
     
  2. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Yep, that's probably the main reason for 18".

    10-15k extra and it's yours ;)

    Preliminary tests show the max power consumption of the CF6970M is similar to that of the SLI 470M and about 80W less than the SLI 485M, so I'd assume SLI 485M while being more optimized would still draw more than the CF. Here, the difference is ~24W for a single GPU @ max load.

    Yup. I really hope AW will at least have a Matte option...
     
  3. vikingrinn

    vikingrinn Notebook Evangelist

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    eta @six weeks is what had been disclosed recently by a source within the company, which seems to gel with what sam burd just disclosed in a dell press release here, so perhaps the source isn't too far off?
     
  4. RED-XIV

    RED-XIV Notebook Consultant

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    Bump~ "come on guys, I know you all know the answer to this... odd that all you nice techies kinda missed this question"

     
  5. SOS4DELL

    SOS4DELL A Notebook Philosopher

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    you know the falling history of prices... look at the plasma and LED tv's... so, let's dream a little (have no cost;) )



    I know that more than many will second that, let's hope DELL is listening... :rolleyes:
     
  6. mb67

    mb67 Notebook Evangelist

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    Heh, Dell took the M18X off the manuals site.
     
  7. SOS4DELL

    SOS4DELL A Notebook Philosopher

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    Next they will let us think it was a typo mistake... :mad:
     
  8. RED-XIV

    RED-XIV Notebook Consultant

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    Drat! >_< ... ... ... yup, I have nothing more to say than "Drat!"
     
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  10. FXi

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    Notebookcheck found similar power useage by the entire system running 3dMark (old but still a useful common point) between a 740 (low) with 6970M and 2920 (higher) and 485M. It might vary, but I'm thinking they are fairly close in power consumption, certainly doubtful there is 50W more for SLI 485M vs CF 6970.

    That said the 485M outperforms the 6970 for that similar power rating. So, I'm getting more performance per watt. It's not mountains better, but better.

    So while probably either chip would do, I'll take the 485M.
     
  11. anodize

    anodize Notebook Deity

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    It's the plexiglass that makes the AW screens glossy.. inside you will find nice matt screens.
     
  12. Typecast

    Typecast NBR's Tamed Zombie

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    Is it just me? Or is this thread really closed earlier and reopened?
     
  13. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Very little can be said when comparing two different platforms. As a matter of fact we got similar results to those of notebookcheck (using a ES 6970M). We're expecting the production units to be available by the end of March but based on ES tests, 6970M max load power consumption is about 15-25W lower than that of the 485M while @ idle and average load it is actually higher (drivers?).

    Also, judging the card's performance based on a ES with no proper BIOS/vBIOS/Drivers is not the best idea. From what I've seen, the 6970M (ES) is about 7-10% slower but I have very little doubt that with proper support we'll see better results.

    True and sad as cutting the glass out will void warranty.
     
  14. blaster

    blaster 1 tequila, 2,3,4,5, floor

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  15. goha01

    goha01 Notebook Geek

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    And so the M18x no longer sounds bogus.LOL
     
  16. rawhide85

    rawhide85 Notebook Consultant

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    No, this is a different thread....same topic...different thread.
     
  17. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    While the link on the Dell support site may be 'proof', it's such a minor thing . . . eh we really have nothing to go on at this point.

    Let's wait to create a new topic until there really is something official from Dell. Thanks. These speculation threads get nowhere otherwise.
     
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