To buy or not to buy...

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by AsianKid, Mar 6, 2011.

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  1. Iryxian

    Iryxian Newbie

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    No, I was talking about the Dell Suppport guy that comes in a alien costume to give you a "rerub". :biggrin:
     
  2. Whiteacre

    Whiteacre Notebook Enthusiast

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    When the R3 comes out (IF it comes out), I doubt it will be priced low enough to be "bang for your buck". Typically you would pay a premium to get the latest model. So go ahead and get the R1 or R2--the recent sales for both models have been amazing deals.
     
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    lie495fc Notebook Consultant

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    dont buy now. after all, i dont like its screen. dont like its keyboard. i traded mine for father's thinkpad T400. all happy now.
     
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    frescagod Notebook Consultant

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    the screen is about average, and in line with many other laptops. i'm pretty happy with it. i'm already used to its glare and i don't notice it that much indoors. i like the keyboard's feel, and i'm used to the layout now.

    try to check one out in person for yourself and don't listen to us idiots on the internet :)

    also, $650 for a new R1 with 250GB HDD and 4GB RAM is a great deal. or, get a refurbed i5 R2 for around the same amount of money. as others have said, an R3 is just speculation at this point, and when it does come out, you're probably looking at $1,000 for a low-end one.
     
  5. cortomaltese

    cortomaltese Notebook Consultant

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    I second all this - a very straight to the point opinion imo. I'd probably say that the screen is slightly below average, not about average - but, even as such, it is definitely in line with many other laptops - that's true. Also, this screen is adequate for the $650 price tag indeed.

    Most importantly, be sure to double- and triple- check if the display lid on the laptop you will be getting has the revised hinges. Be 100% positive about it - otherwise it is absolutely pointless to buy an m11x.
     
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    ChileanLlama Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm not sure if it's that critical. They are being replaced, so if you (the OP) are prepared to live with the hassle of them coming to replace it sometime in the future then it's not as big a deal as it was when there were a lot of reported faults, but no resolution in place.

    I just got mine last week, knowing about the hinge issue, and knowing that I had a warranty and that there were plans to replace them anyway. I don't know if I have the new hinge or not. But I'll see how things work out, and will check with AW before my warranty is up to arrange a replacement if needed - just in case :)
     
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    cortomaltese Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, you are absolutely right - it is better now than it was before, at least in case if "them coming to replace it" service is provided in your country of residence. But then, it is exactly as you said it - IF the OP is prepared to pay for living with the hassle. Personally, I find the idea of purchasing broken hinges a bit ridiculous, even if I am sure those would be somehow replaced free of charge - therefore I recommend the easier way - make sure you are protected from the issue before you spend your money.
     
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