M18x Makes Landfall! Pictures, Videos, Unboxing Thoughts, etc. Share away!

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by BatBoy, May 15, 2011.

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  1. 5150Joker

    5150Joker Tech|Inferno

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    lol you're all rainbows. Guess you haven't had to deal with the R2's teething stages so you aren't aware of what a pain it can be to deal with drivers that aren't supported by the vbios. I'm just cringing at the thought of it happening again with M18x.
     
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    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    I am pretty optimistic haha

    Biggest issues I have had with my R1 included getting CF to work with non dell drivers, which while not fun I was able to overcome (with the exception of XP....NEVER got CF in XP working no matter what I tried).

    I am less worried about the video cards because that is easy to make Dell's problem, especially if say, GTX 580m's come out ;)

    A not horrible screen is nice too, I have the notorious R1 screen and while I thought it was fine, everyone else abhorred it. So if this will be better than that what do I have to lose? lol
     
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    5150Joker Tech|Inferno

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    Yeah coming from the disaster that was the R1, it's all peachy for you man :) I just hope that those of us with more experience can overcome the driver issue, that's one of my biggest concerns right now. I already know what to expect with the screen since I had the M17x-R3. It's okay, nothing special but definitely much nicer than the R1 CCFL. Hopefully it doesn't have that ugly blue shift out of the box like the R3 display.
     
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    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    I just have mortal eyes and ears so I do not have to go crazy on things like speakers and screens. I aint no audiophile haha

    Only thing I am a fanatic on is sheer performance :D
     
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    Zero989 Notebook Virtuoso

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    ati states that if you have a intel 3k gpu their drivers wont work :(

    omg that thing looks so nice in red
     
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    JTOverath Notebook Evangelist

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    Hopefully the driver issues is just a simple inf update.
     
  7. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    I hope that this horribly lame oversight is corrected soon.

    Most likely
     
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    That isn't true since their drivers work fine in the M17x-R3.
     
  9. littleone562

    littleone562 Notebook Deity

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    Exactly my thought.
     
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    The Revelator Notebook Prophet

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    Source?

    /10c
     
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