M18xR2 Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by katalin_2003, May 1, 2012.

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  1. littleone562

    littleone562 Notebook Deity

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    Cool any schematics on how they are doing the caddy now to allow 3?
     
  2. juliant

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    It's the same with an extra space alloted to it. It supports 2X9 mm size HDD / SSD + 1X7 mm size HDD / SSD. The case is a little deaper.
     
  3. littleone562

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    what are 9mm size HDD and 7mm, aren't they 2.5inches for notebooks?
     
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    Well, this is not settled yet.
    Chris will let us know. Watch the Owner's Lounge for an update.
    Yes, they are 2.5" notebook drives. Those other dimensions refer to the thickness (height) of the drives. Some SSD and HDD are now available in 7mm, which is especially well suited for ultra-thin notebooks and netbooks. HDD for notebooks are usually 9.5mm, but large capacity 1TB notebook drives are generally 12.5mm thick and are not compatible with all systems due to space limitations.
     
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    bsan89 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I hope the 18x with 7970m crossfire will be release soon.
    I heard May 10,.

    Question.
    On the Alienware HDD configuration the 256gb SSD is that a msata ssd or a regular Samsung sdd?

    I plan to install 2 more hdd later.
    (1) Intel 520 250gb SSD
    (1) Seagate 500gb 4gb hybrid notebook hard drive.

    Will this be possible in the m18x?
     
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    gbsn721 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have to say that it is hard for me to justify a 3920xm processor. The 3-5%* gain in processing performance doesn't justify the $550 premium over the 3820qm. So I would said the 3720qm would suite most gamers, being it's about 7%* slower than the 3920xm in 3D mark vantage. If you tend to use very cpu oriented programs then the 3820qm is your best bet since it has the 2mb more cache. In my opinion, X-series processors were made just for bragging rights.

    I 100% agree about a SSD tho. It is one of the best upgrades I've ever done on a machine. 120gb is the bare minimum in my opinion, and you can snag them for under $1 a GB if you look around. logicbuy.com/ is awesome for finding a deal, and if you sign up for newegg's emails they have coupons. I bought my 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 for $88 bucks after a 15% mail in coupon and a $20 mail in rebate.

    *numbers from notebookcheck.net
     
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    tetsussaiga Notebook Evangelist

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    Notebookcheck only considers stock performance of the XMs... and Vantage is a GPU oriented benchmark. But the bragging rights are nice too :p
     
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    ...removed due to post in incorrect thread. Sorry.
     
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    Should be for the M18x R2.
     
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    Oops..somehow posted in wrong thread. Sorry all!
     
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