What users want in the M18x R2

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Anentropik, Aug 29, 2011.

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  1. DanXbix

    DanXbix Notebook Deity

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    I have a Ipad3 and dream of the m18x having a equivalent screen.

    but i think we will be dreaming for a while
     
  2. Zer0 C00l

    Zer0 C00l Notebook Consultant

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    Actually it's not that dumb. This is the exact mobo and components needed for an IVB system. When they refresh it with IVB they won't have to change the assembly line at all except switching the snb chips out for ivb chips. So it costs them basically nothing extra to get the IVB refresh in mass production.

    Plus it allows them to get the IVB version out faster since the bulk of the notebook is already designed for it.
     
  3. steviejones133

    steviejones133 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yeah, thats all well and good I guess. I was meaning for those who want to (or were hoping to) buy NOW with an IB cpu, they cant....so basically, no point in ordering a system with an IB enabled mobo and a SB cpu only to have to upgrade the cpu when the processors are officially available.....you wouldnt buy a Lamborghini now and then swap the engine out! LOL
     
  4. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Probably not gonna happen. Creating a perfect product is forbidden....
     
  5. steviejones133

    steviejones133 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    So it seems.....
     
  6. Hyncharas

    Hyncharas Notebook Enthusiast

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    [Adding my reply from the Dell thread]:

    Though the R2 seems to be nearing completion - please note this is my personal prediction, not a statement of fact - I'd like to see a 1.5TB standard dual-HDD option (2x 750GB) instead of 1TB (2x 500GB)... for some truly rediculous reason, manufacturers won't make a 2.5in 7200rpm model for laptops which actually holds data better than 5400rpm, and the cost increase is negligible.

    As an alterantive, perhaps a larger cradle where there is the possibility for a single 3.5in, 2TB or 3TB storage option, and then holding 2.5in drives by an internal cage.
     
  7. ole!!!

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    you will probably never ever see a 3.5 inch harddrive in a laptop, that thing is HUGE
     
  8. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Unless you want AIO desktop size thickness, 3.5" are HUGE drives.

    As a prospective M18x owner, I would like the ability to have 2 x mini PCI-E slots for possible RAID 0 mSATA SSDs, 3820x2000 screens when 4k screens come out, possibly RGBLED/IPS options as well as the ability to have a bottom plate design like Clevo so you don't have to strip apart the entire notebook to get access to the CPU.
     
  9. TheBluePill

    TheBluePill Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Well.. you get 3 HD Bays now on the M18X. So.. some improvement there..

    But a 3.5" drive would add a LOT of weight, take up a ton of space.. power, etc.. noise.. Better as an external.
     
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