First of, dual 7970m has my eye, but im not sure how much total weight will be.
i heard 12lb "starting" with no sli.
opinions thoughts on m17x vs an m18x especially those who came in contact with any of them....
and if i get m17x i would need to upgrade my 7970m far quicker than 2 of them.
also where do i buy to get best deals?
DIRECTLY from DELL
heres config i had with them
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
750GB 7,200 RPM + 32GB mSATA Caching SSD
Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M - CrossFireX™ Enabled
Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO for Gaming & Video and Bluetooth 4.0
Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
grand total is
minus the 15% off all GPU comes toooo
comes to again..
then another discount...he tells me
Subtotal # $2,797.50
Taxtotal # $230.78
Shippingcharges # $0.00
TotalPrice # $3,028.28
+200$ gift card, and 5% dell advantage? (im not sure on what it is exactly)
hmmm. really high o_O
comparing dell VS POWERNOTEBOOKS same specs...
Grand Total they do no tax...
$2838.70 (without asking for discount,i will ask them when i get a chance because i dont know what discounts they do besides the 3% off)
The M18x has the better build quality, better cooling system and has with the 7970M Cf also almost double GPU-Power. If you have a 2.5-3k budget than it's your best choice.
For where or how to order best you should look here: AW/DELL Ordering Advice - How to save $$$
Also to get it cheapest you should upgrade the Ram and HDD-SSD later on yourself. It's much cheaper.