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Default Alienware M11x Up for Pre-Order Now! - 02-02-2010, 12:00 AM

The Alienware M11x, Dells gaming netbook under the Alienware brand is now available to pre-order on the Dell US site. I say netbook but maybe GamingBook would be more appropriate.

The unit comes with an array of options, there are many different combinations, I managed to max it out at over $2k, but by the time I had got to that, it probably could have run Crysis. Twice. No just kidding, but who knows? You can upgrade to a dual-core CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, an uber-256GB SSD and WWAN + GPS on Verizon or AT&T.

Shipping date for this baby is as early as March 1st.

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Default 02-02-2010, 12:41 AM



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Default 02-02-2010, 01:46 AM

Someone want to give me the money to buy one?


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Default 02-02-2010, 10:08 AM

If i don't choose the WWAN and Bluetooth cards now, will the wiring still be there if i decide to buy the cards later?? Or do they remove everything?


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Default 02-02-2010, 02:07 PM

if you put decent specs on it, they come to like 1,500-1,600ish. Honestly, who is going to spend that money for an 11 inch 'netbook'?

jeez, just build a desktop and hackintosh a 10v for that money....
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Default 02-02-2010, 04:35 PM

Cause your hackintosh'd 10v won't play Crysis... duh


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Default 02-02-2010, 04:51 PM

Guys, I am torn between this or just a better netbook for half the price. $800 is steep for a damn netbook. Of course, I could use it for HDMI out...and make a nice setup for home use.

Here's my pro/cons list:

Pro:
Speed/Power
More than gaming/multimedia notebook, than netbook
Can play WoW/Portal/Halflife/etc
HD video, streaming, etc shouldn't be any problem

Con:
Price
High Theft Target (just theory, but you know it's true, public places and such)
Screen size for such a powerful machine

I am probably going to have to pass on it. Doh.


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Default 02-02-2010, 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by danmanx View Post
Guys, I am torn between this or just a better netbook for half the price. $800 is steep for a damn netbook. Of course, I could use it for HDMI out...and make a nice setup for home use.

Here's my pro/cons list:

Pro:
Speed/Power
More than gaming/multimedia notebook, than netbook
Can play WoW/Portal/Halflife/etc
HD video, streaming, etc shouldn't be any problem

Con:
Price
High Theft Target (just theory, but you know it's true, public places and such)
Screen size for such a powerful machine

I am probably going to have to pass on it. Doh.
Well if you put it like that you can alleviate the cons- apart from the screen size - by getting rid of the pros. If it was cheaper, you would not have a machine that could do all of the things you listed as pros. It sounds like you want a full sized laptop?

I think it's a great entry into the sub-notebook market and relatively cheap at entry level compared to anything on par with it. 1GB of GPU Memory on a laptop? You're not gonna find anything at entry level wit that sort of spec.


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Default 02-02-2010, 06:26 PM

When you really think about it, specification-wise, it's not a "netbook". It's a gaming machine that you can take with you. If you are concerned with the 11" screen size, just connect it to a 24" flat panel when you are not traveling. Connect an external keyboard and mouse too. The best thing is you can shutdown, unplug and put it in a bag. Do that with a desktop. Even the 17" Alienware laptop is 11.68 lbs. and $1,700.

At $800, 4.5 lbs. and 8.5 hour battery life makes this a great solution, if you can get past "bigger is better". If I was looking for a new system to replace my desktop, laptop and netbook, this would be in the running.

Wait until they start hitting the Outlet. :-)

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Default 02-02-2010, 06:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by danmanx View Post
Guys, I am torn between this or just a better netbook for half the price. $800 is steep for a damn netbook. Of course, I could use it for HDMI out...and make a nice setup for home use.

Here's my pro/cons list:

Pro:
Speed/Power
More than gaming/multimedia notebook, than netbook
Can play WoW/Portal/Halflife/etc
HD video, streaming, etc shouldn't be any problem

Con:
Price
High Theft Target (just theory, but you know it's true, public places and such)
Screen size for such a powerful machine

I am probably going to have to pass on it. Doh.
I never leave my netbook alone...even in my backpack.
Screensize...when I am at home I plug my 10v into my 24" Dell monitor.


I'm going to hedge my bets in a few weeks and hope that OSX (NBM/NBI) will support the graphics card.

I bet I can dump my 10v on Craigslist for sub $300 and make some $$ back.


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