*OFFICIAL* M17xR3 Owner's Lounge Thread - Part 1

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  1. BatBoy

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    Welcome to the Owner's Lounge for the Alienware M17xR3!

    This thread is a place to discuss your new M17xR3 and share information on your system with fellow owners.

    Below are some handy links -

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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...sandy-bridge-issue-what-does-mean-m17xr3.html

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    Manuals, Teardown, Drivers, etc.
    System Teardown -
    *To be added once Dell adds it to their official youtube channel.

    Manuals (Owners Manual and Service Manual) -
    Documentation

    M17xR3 Drivers straight from Support.Dell -
    Drivers & Downloads
    (note: drivers are not yet available yet however Dell has created the landing page for the 17xR3 downloads)

    Dell Released Parts List for 17xR3 -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/550787-m17xr3-part-number-list-reference-thread.html

    Benching, Overclocking
    Benchmarks Discussion
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/455435-official-m17x-benchmark-thread-part-3-a.html

    Misc. Links
    Order Status Discussion -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/487300-m17x-order-status-discussion-part-3-a.html

    GUI Tweaks -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ook-feel-after-clean-install-windows-7-a.html

    Bags, Backpacks, Cases & Sleeves -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ags-backpacks-cases-sleeves-discuss-here.html


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    I will add more content as the community begins to receive their systems and create threads/how-to guides. When you receive your system, a few ideas for threads follow:

    1. M17xR3 Overclocking Guide
    2. M17xR3 3D Discussion & Tips Thread
    3. M17xR3 Tweaks Guide

    Congrats on your system purchase! Once you receive it, feel free to show it off... pictures, benchmarks, etc. Have fun!

    Related Launch Media:

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    (Thanks to vikingrinn for the heads-up on the videos)
     
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  3. driazen

    driazen Notebook Consultant

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    Ok I'll start us off. M17X R3, basically the new 3D $1,600 special bundle with upgrade to BlueRay, 3 yr svc. EDD 2-8-2011. Brand new to the alienware family but loooooong time drooler.
     
  4. BatBoy

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    Nice - look forward to hearing your thoughts on 3D once you receive it. Either way, 120Hz is going to be nice. Enjoy!
     
  5. faiz23

    faiz23 Macbook FTW

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    i am going to jack DANEGRCLOSE findings and claim it as my own :D


    $1699

    R3
    i7 2630qm
    nvidia 460m 1.5gb
    FHD 1080p 120hz 3d LED
    4gb DDR3
    320gb 7.2krpm
    Nebula Red :p




    Click on "Customize" and go through you will see it automatically gives you the screen and video card for the $1699 price.


    Alienware M17x Laptop Details | Dell

    In my opion for $1699 that is a solid system even for a single gpu and i would much rather choose next day in home alienware support versus mail it into Asus and wait 3 weeks. :eek:
     
  6. phas3d

    phas3d Notebook Guru

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    what are the supposed direct competitors to this r3? I know the Envy 17 3D is one.

    I actually have the Envy 17 3D and am returning it to Fry's tomorrow. Going to wait to see if the 6970 comes available in the next couple of weeks or the revamp Envy 17 3D with Sandy Bridge includes better cooling
     
  7. driazen

    driazen Notebook Consultant

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    Yup, I bounced back and forth on configurations and thought about it pretty hard, and even if its gimmicky and I only use it every once in a while, its still there and I'm not 6 months down the line saying "Man it'd be cool to see this blueray in 3D, wish I had spent them extra few bucks.."

    I mean come on, who here can honestly say they can't wait to see what minesweeper looks like in 3D, rotfl /sarcasm
     
  8. DaneGRClose

    DaneGRClose Notebook Virtuoso

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    LOL, good ol Faiz, nice find :p Mine is set for an EDD of 2/1/11 as of right now but we'll see if that happens based on what Dell does with my DPA. phas3d the Envy 3D is a competitor, I'm sure the Sager 8150 will be considered one, of course the G73JS, that's about all I can think of right now. Welcome to the club Driazen.
     
  9. Knocturne

    Knocturne Notebook Geek

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    Darn...i wish i had seen that $1699 deal when i ordered mine last night. I just added in the 460m and paid $1549 for the stock on everything else.

    Oh well, as my first alienware, im sure ill be happy with this machine regardless!
     
  10. Villosa

    Villosa Notebook Deity

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    Nice systems you guys. I'm excited to see how this big guy does in real world apps.
     
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