New M18X vs M17X R3.

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by fam, Apr 12, 2011.

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  1. fam

    fam Notebook Consultant

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    Okey.. lets start it..

    config is same, except m18x has dual gfx + heavier, bulky and huge..
     
  2. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    What is the purpose od this thread?
    seems that you already have your answer from your point of view!
    They are simply targeting different types of market.
     
  3. Juanderful

    Juanderful Notebook Consultant

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    I see that you've created a separate thread for it now! :D I'll just post my thoughts again here I guess:

    I think the M17xR3 is the perfect balance at the moment between portability and maximum performance from a laptop. Even though the M17x is already considered heavy in laptop standards, it's going to be much more "portable" than the M18x is going to be, while still giving top tier performance at a great price.

    For one, 17.3" is plenty of desktop space already, and a single 6970m is able to crank out maximum settings in all the latest games today. Although an 18.4" screen is nice, and 6970m Xfire sounds drool-worthy, I think it's a bit overkill for a laptop. Not to mention the 12cell battery is going to add to the burden of the already bulky M18x.

    Edit: and yeah, as katalin_2003 pointed out, I'm sure the M17xR3 and M18xR1 are targeted at completely different populations, and each hold their own niche.
     
  4. avelle

    avelle Notebook Consultant

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    I feel pretty much the same way. They call these desktop replacements but I think the m17x is still fairly portable. The m18x, on the other hand, is really going to be pushing it. I bet that thing would suck the battery dry in no time with crossfire 6970s, but on the other hand I doubt you'd ever launch an application that utilized both cards off the umbilical.
     
  5. GetFound

    GetFound Notebook Evangelist

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    You cant really compare the two now. The M18x is obviously set to be the new highest tier laptop since the m17x r3 is essentially an m15x with a 17" screen option now with no dual cards and no extreme proc. The r3 was "dumbed down" to make room for the M18x like we knew months ago. If all the threads didnt get deleted you can read about it.
    A better comparison would have been M17x R2 and M18x, and the M18x still better blow us away.
     
  6. 3demons

    3demons Battlefield 3 Ace

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    im not sure whether to go with a r3 or m18x when it comes out, because i am selling my r2, even though its awesome. i think ill wait and see what type of specs will be available with the m18x before i come to a conclusion
     
  7. avelle

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    That's probably your best bet considering how difficult it is to cancel an order with Dell's customer service.
     
  8. fam

    fam Notebook Consultant

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    its strange... now they have m11x, m14x, m15x, m17x and m18x.

    Prolly in near future, m15x and m17x might be discontinued.

    Though i ordered myself a M17X r3 already.. should be receiving next week.

    Dell may also try to guard their m17x model from competitors.. they might have introduced m18x to distract the competitors, so manufacturers like clevo, asus etc would focus on 18inch laptop while reducing their development and focus on 17inch laptop... and probably in 2012 or end of this year we'll see a new m17x with dual gfx etc..
     
  9. Speedy Gonzalez

    Speedy Gonzalez Xtreme Notebook Speeder!

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    This thread will be closed in 3....2.....1 :D

    We need a new M18X and M14X section to post !
     
  10. ZOG Paradox

    ZOG Paradox Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah... IBTL.
     
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