M18x US Launch Info

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by vzachari, Apr 27, 2011.

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  1. vzachari

    vzachari Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello,

    I have some info for the US launch. I will substantiate this info as soon as I get some solid evidence.

    Starting price $2019 with core i7 2630QM, a single GTX 460M, 4GB 1333Mhz Ram and 320GM HDD

    Preliminary shipping will start on or around 05/18/2011 which means that they might release the product really soon (maybe not, who knows)

    The GTX 485M is not currently an option and the display is still WLED 1920x1080
     
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    Jesus. $900 for Dual 6970m:eek:
     
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    $975 for an OC'd 2920xm? I wonder what the difference is between that and just buying the regular 2920xm and OC'ing it yourself? Hmm..thanks for the link, +1. $900 for 6970M Xfire..Dell is out of their mind.

    Check out how much this modest conifiguration costs:

     
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    Wow, as cool as this looks, it's completely out of my price range. Select 6970M and you're nearing 3K.

    Glad I didn't wait for this, but hope you guys enjoy 'em.

    Are these prices set in stone?

    What justifies the 300$ starting price increase from the M17X R2 other than the chassis?
     
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    Total let down with the $900 GPU upgrade....
     
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    Still sporting the same 240w adapter?
     
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    Who knows? Since the product hasn't been released yet anything is possible.
     
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    It's a 330W adapter with 6970M Xfire. The upgrade price for crossfire is ridiculous, they need to cut that in half if they want any meaningful sales. Glad I still have an M17x-R2 I can play with until prices come down. I definitely won't be an early adopter at those rates.


    A fairly basic config is still overpriced:


    Compare that with the M17x-R3 and all you're really getting performance wise is an additional ATi 6970M GPU. I doubt it costs Dell so much money to make an aluminium chasis or to use an 18.4" WLED panel. If it was IPS RGB LED as standard, then I'd see justification for the outrageous price. Lets hope it comes down when the system is finally made available to order.
     
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