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*OFFICIAL* M14x R2 Owner's Lounge Thread - READ BEFORE POSTING

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by katalin_2003, May 1, 2012.

  1. Chainspell

    Chainspell Notebook Consultant

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    Another question to the people who already got theirs, can you change the color of your Alien head that is located on the lid?
     
  2. sparklesmcgraw

    sparklesmcgraw Notebook Consultant

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    I know some people here have them already. Stop playing and post some reviews!
     
  3. aqeb95

    aqeb95 Notebook Guru

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    Gonna order my m14x r2 with 500gb +32 msata, 16 gb dual channel ram, 17 3610 qm , 2GB DDR5 GeForce GT 650M, 1600x900 :D
    wanted to know if it is enough to run battle field3 and guild wars 2 on like high graphics ? =]
    and as chainspell's question, wanted to know that also :Dd
     
  4. Herrou

    Herrou Newbie

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    Considering ordering one as soon as my sales rep confirms the IB-CPUs.

    REALLY curious about heat/noise under load on these babies though, please share oh mighty owner(s)! :D
     
  5. Devianti

    Devianti Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah, it just *might* run them ok. :D

    Are you ordering in the UK? Cos I am, but holding off till IB confirmed too.
     
  6. aqeb95

    aqeb95 Notebook Guru

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  7. dipack95

    dipack95 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Aqeb , I dont think you should go for the 2GB GT650M. At that resolution , the extra gigabyte wont make a difference. It wont really come in handy unless your connecting 2 or more monitors to it or something :)
     
  8. GPedro

    GPedro Notebook Guru

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    I ordered the 2GB version, but for one reason only.. nothing to do with resolution or monitors.

    I was just paranoid that the 1GB version might be inferior in some other way (number of shaders, clock speed etc), and at the time there was no way of confirming for definite one way or the other. There are often multiple versions of the same graphics card, and until these things are out in the wild, no-one really knows for sure.

    So I spent the £50 to make sure :D
     
  9. Nick

    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    What if the 2GB model is the inferior chip, and the 1GB model is best?:D ;)
     
  10. Tsukurimashou

    Tsukurimashou Notebook Evangelist

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    They are the same, same clock speed everything is the same, only VRAM differs I even wonder if 1GB version aren't the same as 2GB version but with 1GB locked.
     
  11. GPedro

    GPedro Notebook Guru

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    Hmm, I didn't think of that... :eek:

    I'm sure they'll be the same. At least, I hope they are..

    Actually no, I hope the 2GB version is massively superior and can overclock up to GTX670 levels lol :D
     
  12. aqeb95

    aqeb95 Notebook Guru

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    yo bro wddap
    sweet pic,huge fan of batman too xD
    well thats the best part in dell canada there is no option for 1gb , there is only 2gb xD :D
     
  13. Herrou

    Herrou Newbie

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    Sweden, but same thing here. No updated products on dell.se yet, sales reps have no idea about Ivy Bridge (or so it seems).
     
  14. terpsy

    terpsy Notebook Enthusiast

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    To answer some questions :

    Noticeably quieter when gaming, you still hear it, but it hasn't been a hair dryer.

    WoW - 25 man raids, all eye candy in Ultra, 4 straight hours, smooth as butter, and the sound was really nice as well.

    I wouldn't recommend putting any gaming laptop by your "boys" while playing, as it will run cooler then the previous R1, it is still a Gaming laptop in a confined space. The same way you wouldn't put a Desktop CPU or GPU on your 'boys' and they run 1/3 of the heat as a laptop.

    Screen I think was the same mirror finish. But, after playing on the T420 and Intel HD for the past couple of weeks, let's just say I never saw a better looking screen than I did when I booted up.

    You cannot change the color on the alienhead on the lid of the laptop

    Ordered mine on the morning of 4/20, through EPP, went with the base build with the following upgrades : LCD, i7 CPU (Ivy Bridge now, thank you Dell), 2GB 650m (may not be needed, but thought as I am keeping this for a few years, who knows what may wind up being needed). I also got overnight shipping on the unit.

    If i missed anything, please let me know, will do my best to answer in between dungeons at this point.
     
  15. GPedro

    GPedro Notebook Guru

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    Thanks terpsy! Glad it's running Wow nice and smooth (to be expected), and it's a little cooler than the R1.

    If you get a chance to do some benchmarks, then I'm sure a lot of forum users would be grateful :)
     
  16. dipack95

    dipack95 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi5 :D
    Oh okay , didn't know that :p
    Btw , how did you get a 2MP camera instead of the normal 1.3MP one ?
     
  17. Devianti

    Devianti Notebook Consultant

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  18. aqeb95

    aqeb95 Notebook Guru

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    xD
    well again on Dell Canada it says this while building the machine "Experience movies, games, recorded television or any other visual digital media in all of their glory, wherever you go, with a crisp and vibrant High-Definition widescreen “edge-to-edge” display.
    Alienware M14x comes standard with a 2.0 MP Webcam and digital microphone array."
    so yeah xD :D
     
  19. Devianti

    Devianti Notebook Consultant

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    If you've been checking dell.se as often as I've been checking dell.co.uk I feel for you! ;)
     
  20. dipack95

    dipack95 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Damn. You Canadians have it made :p
     

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