M18x Order Status Discussion

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by BatBoy, May 3, 2011.

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  1. iPhantomhives

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    You configured on site , how you get $60 discount? Coupon?
     
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    Dell has a site that gives student discounts, here's the link: Welcome to Dell University | Dell

    Not that much of a discount, but it at least it covers the $30 one day shipping free and a bit of the taxes.
     
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    Too bad I'm from Canada :p
     
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    hmm 2630qm or 2720qm....?

    Worth it for gaming only?
     
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    I would compare it this way...

    Desktop i7-720 to i7-920.

    Imho, yes to 2720qm.
     
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    Doesn't the 2720qm help also with running game emulators? Or is it specific game emulators (like Dolphin?).
     
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    I upgraded the processor to the 2720qm worth it imho. It's not just a speed bump but it has other features too you might use. Intel's site has specifics on it.
     
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    definitely get the 2720qm over the 2630. i only got the 2630 because im eventually getting an ES 2930xm.
     
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    The speed bump will help but the true "feature" is on the virtualization piece with the Direct I/O ability on things like VMware or Hyper-V or other virtualization platforms and with this thing being such a beast I plan to load it up with 16gb memory and use it as a desktop replacement. No more tethered to my desk. Upgrading from a Dell Studio XPS 16 with an ATI 4670 so I'm expecting a huge jump in performance :D
     
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    Here is my deal so far. Is it worth trying to get something better? So far I got -2% epp discount, 2% approved manager discount for missing dpa 3% and a -57 coupon. My config is below. I've bolded the stuff I upgraded from base config. Plus the WiHD stuff is gonna be kick @ss for me as I have a projector in the living room and I sit in my chair with laptop so streaming wireless gaming to the 12 foot screen over Wireless HDMI is gonna be sweet. Man I'm such a nerd....little nervous as this is the most money I've spent on a laptop. Not that the money is the largest issue it's always been the desktop just has so much better performance but after seeing benchmarks I think this might work. =)

     
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