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. AirJordan

    AirJordan Notebook Evangelist

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    If it is gun metal, then I'm definitely getting it over the red. The black on the R2 seems a little too black, but the pictures give the M18x a bit of a metallic gray look which looks awesome. That would be the best of both worlds between getting black or silver. If a silver option was still offered though, I'd have no problem choosing that.
     
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    16:9 - 1920x1080 :(
     
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    It would still be appreciated if you would post it. Please:eek:
     
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    I just got mines this afternoon and after a few hours with it I'm a bit dissapointed. You would think that a premium $3000+ system can run every game @ maximum settings but...it can't. I've tested my system with Shogun 2 Total War and Dragon Age 2 @ maximum settings and have noticed the low frame rates--playable, but frustrating. I am not bashing Alienware completely, I'm just dissapointed at the limit of mobile gaming. Current games are "playable" now, but will we have to resort to medium and low settings by 2012??
     
  5. AirJordan

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    Are you using the 460m's or the 6970's? Also are you sure your drivers aren't just causing some issues? I would think that this machine could handle those games no problem with such high-end components.
     
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    I have the 2820QM and [2] 6970 CF. I hope the "stock" drivers the laptop are causing some issues. And I also thought that this machine could handle those games no problem with such high-end components...until I loaded up the games and notice the dissappointing low frame rates.

    Pix of it next to my 18.4" HP HDX18
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. littleone562

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    Upgrade to new drivers (11.5a R3) and latest CAP - 11.5CAP2 and you will see much better results.
     
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    Joker- Can you list/screenshot your calibration settings. Everones tastes are different, but you surely have a trained eye and can give us a good starting point. Thanks

    Edit: A little late to the party.
     
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    Just redid the benchmark for Shogun 2 using 11.5a drivers. Frame rate dropped from 27 to 25.
     
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