[SUCCESSFUL] Alienware 18 + MSI GTX 1070 MXM

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by DaMafiaGamer, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. ErikO

    ErikO Notebook Consultant

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    Yes if you need a shaving mirror - the R2 IS much better....
     
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  2. Raidriar

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    Very funny

    All the best Alienware benches have always been done with the M18x R2, not the Alienware 18. M18x R2 has no power limit, Alienware 18 does.
     
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  3. ErikO

    ErikO Notebook Consultant

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    It could be twice as fast for all I care - I wouldn't trade my 18 for ANY R2 on the planet.

    I hated that R2 screen.
     
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    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Don't they use the same panel though?
     
  5. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    The M18xR2 has an edge to edge glass which looks amazing imo.

    The 18 uses matte bezels which doesn't look as pleasant imo.

    Idk why @ErikO is so salty but I would rather have a AW 17 R4/R5 over a 18 LOL.

    M18xR2 will be engraved as one of the best laptops ever made for its time. @Raidriar @Rengsey R. H. Jr. ;)
     
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  6. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    No. It's different.

    I would choose an M18X R2 / M17X R4 / AW 17 R1 / in those orders , but not AW 18. the reason is because I had two died on me unexpectedly.... and maybe i'll get the new Area-M15 once i can fork up the cash when it's out on Dell Outlet .. heheheh

    I have been using MSI GT73VR lately , and I am loving it so far.
     
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    How is the GT73 compared to the M18x in terms of build quality? And how's the sound? What specs? ;):p:D

    My friend's AW18 died as well randomly...they were just made bad.
     
  8. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    The hardware are nice. Has a lot of copper for cooling. Two fans.

    It's all plastic except for the lcd lid and palm rest lol. It's bulky and has a lot of room to slim down. As for the speaker, it has really good highs and mids... but missing the lows.

    It's in the process of selling on ebay. I'm trying to upgrade another dead MSI laptop, GT75.

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  9. Raidriar

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    I had 3 boards blow up. I stopped repairs after that. M18x R2 also has better response time and color accuracy vs higher brightness and better viewing angles in the Alienware 18
     
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  10. ErikO

    ErikO Notebook Consultant

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    No 'salt' at all, just stating my opinion, to which I both stand by, and hold dear.

    But for the life of me, I do not know if they made a 'matt' version of the 18 - mine is glossy, but not completely reflective, like my R2 was.

    As I live on the road, I am forced to use my laptop's screen - I don't get the pleasure of plugging into an external monitor very often. And for me, I believe the R2 did me a disservice whilst typing documents, due to its reflective screen. I remember being so happy to see the back of it, after I'd tried my 18.

    Say what you want about my 18, but shes' running just fine.
     
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