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    I just ordered an M15x w/ the new i7 processor, 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz, Full 1080p HD screen, 150gig SATAII HD, bigger 9 cell batery, etc etc. What do you guys think? Anyone here have experience w/ them?

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    It's a high performance laptop, geared toward a gamer. For that purpose, it's a decent laptop, but I think there are better values available.

    It will suck lots of power and will be more subject to heat issues, making it a less-than-ideal candidate for a vehicle install. That doesn't mean it wouldn't work, only that it's not ideal.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      I'm not going to be putting it my truck. I may build a dock for it, but that's about it. Other than that, it's going to be used for lots of homework, lol. And media, to run WinISD, Google Sketchup, and that's about it. What would you consider a better value? It has the best processing and memory available in a laptop. Aluminum case, excelent cooling, and built like a tank. For a 15" laptop, I'm not sure what you would be referring to. Other than the fact that it's got a pretty good graphics card, but not the best, I don't know of a more performance-oriented laptop available. What more is there to want?

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      • #4
        So why are you asking about it here at mp3car, where the focus is on PCs in vehicles?
        And why in a forum that is all about how to power a laptop in your vehicle?
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          Yes, this belongs in off-topic.
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          • #6
            Well could you move it? New to this forum, sorry. I saw "laptops", so I thought all laptop discussion went there. Especially when it says underneath it "Reviews and questions about laptops, netbooks, tablets, UMPCs and whatever comes next.".

            So anyways, what is out there that is better quality for the money? I did some searching, and this seemed to be about the best I could find in a 15"er. What others would you suggest?

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            • #7
              If you already ordered the M15x, then anyone else's suggestions are a moot point.
              Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
              How about the Wiki?



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              • #8
                Not really. I can always return it and I'd like to see what others think about it. After all, isn't that what threaded discussion is about?

                Edit: I was also considering just running it as my truckputer, and maybe going a route like that. I'm not sure if that would be a good idea or not: I practically live in my truck, and for my sound system, so I spend tons of time in it. Idk how much my lappy would like that though.

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                • #9
                  To be honest, Alienware is like Apple. You're paying for the name more than anything else.

                  I'm sure it'll perform well, the few status you listed look decent, but if you were to buy an equivalent Clevo or Compal it'd probably be significantly cheaper.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by malcom2073 View Post
                    To be honest, Alienware is like Apple. You're paying for the name more than anything else.

                    I'm sure it'll perform well, the few status you listed look decent, but if you were to buy an equivalent Clevo or Compal it'd probably be significantly cheaper.
                    Agreed. For the money-to-computing processes, I'm quite certain I could get the same or almost the equivalent out of some others for cheaper, but what's more important to me than any of that is build quality. I wanted something sturdily built, metal casing of course, and well put together. The build quality on these is unsurpassed. I also am a fan of something that has some feel to it, and that isn't paper thin. I feel like I'd snap a Clevo in half, lol. I guess that and a good warranty give me piece of mind, you know? I've never heard of Compal, but I'll look around and see what you're talking about.

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                    • #11
                      Psssst! It's still just a Dell...
                      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                      How about the Wiki?



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
                        Psssst! It's still just a Dell...
                        Lol, this is kinda true. This is literally the ONLY reason I *hesitated* to buy one. Not a fan of Dell, but w/ the warranty I paid for, nothing can go wrong lol


                        {{{waits for something to go wrong}}}


                        BUT, w/ that screen, superb processing and memory, I'm considering just building it into my truck. But I have plenty of room to do a full scale truckputer and everything, and either would be pretty cool.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dak446 View Post
                          Well could you move it? New to this forum, sorry. I saw "laptops", so I thought all laptop discussion went there. Especially when it says underneath it "Reviews and questions about laptops, netbooks, tablets, UMPCs and whatever comes next.".

                          So anyways, what is out there that is better quality for the money? I did some searching, and this seemed to be about the best I could find in a 15"er. What others would you suggest?
                          Not that I need to be perpetuating this topic, but when Darque said 'it's not ideal', I think he was assuming you were looking at it as a carPC, hence being on this particular forum, etc... Not that he thinks it's not an ideal laptop for you.

                          And, I have to admit, I normally laugh at people with Alienware, especially PC's over laptops. Way back in the olden days (maybe five years ago), people would show off with the Alienware PC's. That's like a guy showing up for a Grassroots racing event with a Corvette ZR1 and bragging about how his car's faster than your turbo'd Civic or Supercharged 5.0L Mustang.. anyway, if you can't build it fast, buy it fast.
                          I'm ranting now, let's end this topic.

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                          • #14
                            Lol, I understand what you guys are saying. Even if I do use it as a truckputer, I'm pretty sure it'll work out VERY well. I'm more of a "build quality" sort of guy, seeing as how I can get that type of processing/memory in a bunch of other laptops that are more than likely cheaper (and, for all I know, just as well built). But there are a few things that I am ALL about, and one of them is build quality. The quality of them is, imo, unsurpassed in a laptop (especially for my purposes).

                            I'm all for a tank of a computer, no matter who makes it. All of the ridiculous processing (basically the best available for a laptop this size) is obviously a huge plus, but if it can't handle a little abuse, I'd rather not buy it. Soooo there are a few reasons for choosing this over some of the cheaper options. I don't feel as though I'm buying the "name", but the rather the build quality.

                            The more I think about it, though, the more I'm considering building it into my truck. A full hi def 1080p 15" screen would be pretty cool, as well as having super fast processing, video playback, gaming, etc etc. Hmm, maybe I will use this in my truck.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dak446 View Post
                              Lol, this is kinda true. This is literally the ONLY reason I *hesitated* to buy one. Not a fan of Dell, but w/ the warranty I paid for, nothing can go wrong lol


                              {{{waits for something to go wrong}}}


                              BUT, w/ that screen, superb processing and memory, I'm considering just building it into my truck. But I have plenty of room to do a full scale truckputer and everything, and either would be pretty cool.
                              Ha, even if it's "still a Dell" there's really only 3 or 4 laptop manufacturers out there, everyone else just re-brands. Alienware, Sager, Dell, Compaq, etc... they're all a Clevo or a Compal or a Eurocom or a Twinhead... Asus makes their own, MSI makes their own. I found out recently that even Toshiba re-brands, which I always thought they were their own manufacturer. I'm not even so sure about Sony these days either...

                              Just expanding on what malcom2073 pointed out.

                              EDIT: Ah ha! Here's what I was looking for... http://www.powernotebooks.com/articl...fullnews&id=17
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