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Alienware M17x

Postby EviL Ras » 03 Jun 2009, 15:54

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Re: Alienware M17x

Postby scarbunny » 03 Jun 2009, 16:11

Hmm there are things that I would expect to be standard that aren’t, like Vista Ultimate, the top end screen a blu-ray drive a bigger hard drive. Plus some things that aren’t even options that I would have expected mainly no i7 or SSDs

I also much proffered the old Alienware configurator.

Its also an acquired taste.
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Re: Alienware M17x

Postby jurassicjim » 03 Jun 2009, 17:24

8GB of RAM for £950!! Is that standard in high end laptops these days?

Will stick to my desktop for now me thinks!!

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Re: Alienware M17x

Postby Fodder » 03 Jun 2009, 17:32

jurassicjim wrote:8GB of RAM for £950!! Is that standard in high end laptops these days?


WOW! That even beats Apples price of £800 to upgrade from 4-8GB!!!!!!
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Re: Alienware M17x

Postby Johnmcl7 » 03 Jun 2009, 17:33

I'd rather not have Vista Ultimate as standard as in many cases I don't need Ultimate, it's handy to have on one machine but I wouldn't like to be forced to pay the extra for it. Dell have been frequently criticised for only offering WUXGA on their XPS 17in systems which again means it makes sense to offer it as a choice. They couldn't put an i7 processor as it wouldn't be compatible, if it's anything like the XPS M1730 it will be able to efficiently cool the two graphics cards without too much noise which is no doubt helped by the cool mobile processor. I am surprised at the lack of SSDs though, an ideal configuration to me for a machine like this would be a 128GB primary and a 500GB secondary.

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Re: Alienware M17x

Postby EviL Ras » 03 Jun 2009, 17:53

I've noticed that once again $1699 translates as £1699...

Still, £2387 for quad core 2.0 ghz, 4gb ram, 320 gb hdd, GT 260 sli, 1920 screen, 3yrs warranty, support, and insurance.


Ouch! Would want to get discount down to £1750 i reckon!
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Re: Alienware M17x

Postby Johnmcl7 » 03 Jun 2009, 22:51

Pricing doesn't look far off the XPS M1730 bearing in mind that there isn't the daft 2x8700 solution for the new machine. It depends what Dell want to do with the AW brand, the fact that it has its own webpage style separate may mean the usual Dell pricing won't apply. The M1730 was certainly pricey most of the time with only occasional special offers and outlet deals giving worthwhile deals.

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Re: Alienware M17x

Postby EviL Ras » 04 Jun 2009, 08:28

alienware outlet... now that would be interesting... ;)
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Re: Alienware M17x

Postby matt » 04 Jun 2009, 08:38

reminds me of the knightrider car. *wroorm wroorm*

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