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Default Quick... talk me out of this. - 04-24-2010, 04:22 AM

Netbooks. Yes, they are uber convenient low voltage bits that are tiny and dont cost much. These devices shouldnt be confused with cheap laptops and shoudnt be expected to do superdupereffing stuff. Yes. I know what a netbook is. I've owened almost every Dell offering, with the 1012 and 11z being the ones I wont buy.


I bought a Dell 910. Loaded it with the industy's fasted SSD and all, and I mean every-****ing-upgrade available to it.
  • -then I said, give me a real HDD activety, real F keys and a HDD that doesnt break my bank.
I bought a 1010 and then a 1011 (n280) and thought... great. 1024x600 but with a real HDD. throw in some hyperX 2gb ram and it's great for XPpro.
Then i bought a touchscreen lattie 2100, this covered almost everything but it had a 2-2.5 hour battery. I still own this... I have a blistering 320gb WD Scorpio Black 7.2K drive. This netbook is effingamazing. However... a duo core would be sweet, right?
  • -then I said, give me a duo core ULV in a 10" with 4+ hours of battery.
Now the Alienware M11x comes out >>>>>> M11X <<<<<<<<<< ... With a friggen switchable high zoot video card (1Gb and ULV duo core).
  • My problem is I keep spec'ing it to around 1200 bucks. That is a whole lot of netbook.
-I use a netbook/laptop for 90 percent of my home use. I surf tech boards (geek and automotive) My desktop sits bored in the corner waiting for more than just porn to cross it's bus.

-we all know faster is just plain faster.



~ money isnt a factor here. I really want a tiny device.
~ It has to be Dell/Alienware, no exception... dont tell me about MSI or ASUS offerings. I can give an honest lumpy ish less.

help ?


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Default 04-24-2010, 07:47 AM

I love mine. Go for it!!
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Default 04-25-2010, 05:05 PM

Buy 2!!! One for each hand.

I looooove mine.
no longer am I breaking my back carrying around a massive 17" just to have duo core capabilities and 8gb of ram.

It is also now my primary system at home.


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Default 04-25-2010, 07:58 PM

you guys are no help


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Default M11x = Awesome - 04-26-2010, 04:37 PM

Sorry to chime in here, but the M11x is an excellent piece of technology. If you want the 11.6" size but don't want to compromise speed and power + gaming, there is no substitute.

You'll see in my sig the model and specs I have, but from what I hear you might want to wait a bit for them to release Core i-series CPUs and maybe Optimus graphics. Once they do that, it's win-win for you because either the 1st gen model will drop in price, or you'll get more bang for your buck in the 2nd gen.

Personally, the current model is enough and more for my purposes. Since I just got an iPad, I might ditch my desktop altogether and use the M11x as a primary home PC.

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Charlie

---------- Post added at 04:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:10 PM ----------

Ric,

If you go to the Dell EPP (employee purchase) site, you can get the C2D, 4GB RAM, and 500GB hard drive upgrades for $1,033.00 before shipping and tax.

DISCLAIMER: TO use the EPP site, you must be a part of a qualified organization.

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Default 04-26-2010, 04:43 PM

fleabay or for sale section of this forum is another route to consider, also a risk to take
I got a Su4100/4GB/500GB, 1.5months old, never unscrewd before (no mark on them) in the UK for 550 pounds, that is about $850 (remember UK has a ridicilous mark up compared to US)
sold HDD, bought a X25-M 160GB. Absolutely loved it
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Default 04-27-2010, 02:18 PM

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fleabay or for sale section of this forum is another route to consider, also a risk to take
I got a Su4100/4GB/500GB, 1.5months old, never unscrewd before (no mark on them) in the UK for 550 pounds, that is about $850 (remember UK has a ridicilous mark up compared to US)
sold HDD, bought a X25-M 160GB. Absolutely loved it
lol @ fleabay.

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Default 04-29-2010, 03:07 PM

You sound a bit like me, my Mini 1010 is the only computer I use at home now, it's fine for most things and I always keep it plugged in. If I had the cash I would definitely splash out for the M11X.


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Cool 04-29-2010, 03:37 PM

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~ money isnt a factor here. I really want a tiny device.
hey, if moneys no object....get me one too, I wouldnt mind having an 11x...and besides xmas is coming (lol)


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Default 04-29-2010, 10:04 PM

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hey, if moneys no object....get me one too, I wouldnt mind having an 11x...and besides xmas is coming (lol)
Hehe, I didnt say no object, I said money isnt a factor here. It's easy to say when it's a only 1200 or so.


I decided to wait a bit longer. I'm hoping the price will drop out and I can get one cheaper in a few months.


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