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Alienware Area-51 m17x Gaming Laptop Now on Sale

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  1. malware New Member

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    Alienware started selling its fastest and meanest gaming notebook, the Area-51 m17x. It comes with some serious power and let's hope it won't overheat as the little brother m15x. The Area-51 m17x comes with a 17″ display supporting 1080p (1920x1200 resolution), variety of NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX, 8700M GT or 8600M GT dedicated graphics cards operating in SLI mode, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, and up to 1000GB of hard drive capacity using two 500GB HDDs. The laptop comes with a 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme processor and can also be offered with a DVD burner or Blu-ray optical drive, a 64GB solid state drive and 1GB Intel Turbo Memory. In Area-51 m17x you'll also find two speakers with subwoofer and a built-in 2-megapixel webcam. The m17x runs Windows Vista OS and starts at $2,199. It is available now through the Alienware’s online store.

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    man battery life on one of those must SUCK
     
  3. Xaser04

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    Well if its anything like my X80r (in specs to the left) then well playing Oblivion maxed out ( which looks stunning on the 1920x1200 17" screen) on the battery it lasts for roughly 40 minutes :wtf::D
     
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    i miss those highres tft-s from the desktop... a 19" or 20" lcd with 1920x1200 would be great.
     
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    Heck i wish my 22inch monitor had 1920x1200. But sometimes life just isn't fair :p
     
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    Dang my lappys getting more and more obsolete by the minute damn u progress.
     
  7. ex_reven New Member

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    hahaha... you're also getting older :laugh:
     
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    Lol so are u i can see ya hairs receeding :p
     
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    Its just the haircut I had that day, when its gel'd up you can see down to my scalp lol.

    Back on topic, I love how the keyboard is backlit :D
     
  10. FreedomEclipse

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    :( my laptops getting old also (missing a few keys as i accidently dropped the Cooler Master Notepal on the blinking keyboard >.<

    my laptop spec is on the left - sweet 1st Gen Core Duoness :p
     
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    thats amazing how they cram 1920x1200 on a 17in screen!
    that must look awesome!
     
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    Im sure it would do considering my 17" is 1440x900 res.
     
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    my lappy is 1200x800 :eek:
     
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    mine is 1280x800 :pi kick your ass 14.1" ftw
     
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    damn you and your 80 pixels!

    on topic it seems like these have dropped in price...or is that just the "starting price"

    ok its just starting price...nevermind

    EDIT: its $6000 completley maxed out on performance
     
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    is it just me or does this laptop look exceedingly ugly? I was just comparing this to a Dell XP 1730

    or a Asus G1s/G2s series laptop. i wouldnt buy this laptop if i had the money to throw a way - cosmetics wise it looks like a 5y/o designed it or something
     
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    true ive seen better but i do like the lighting
     
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    i wish my lappy had that hd space, i wonder how much that weighs, although my g1s gets about 1:10 playing css off of the battery, so what would this get maybe 40min? if that
    @freedom yes to me it does look pretty ugly, although i do like the lighting effects
     
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    Mines about 3.5kg not sure what that is in imperial would be a similar weight id say.
     
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    It does and games particularly look fantastic (currently replaying oblivion on my X80r and it looks better than I ever remembered it - although this could be down to the fact the last time I played it I only had a X1800XT).

    There is a drawback however, normal desktop viewing (ie small text) can be a bit of a pain sometimes due to the high resolution and small screen. It also makes the 15.4" (1280x800)screen on my other laptop look comical (ie looks like a childrens big text book in comparison).
     
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    :( have tou tried playing Fps's on such a shitty res?? lol Ive tried play CoD United Offence & CoD2 but i get raped cuz i cant see people who stick their heads out from behind the wall & crawl on the floor :p & by the time im close enough to see orange/yellow sparks flying towards my head its already to late to dodge them :p
     
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    Its bad enuff trying to play fps on my lappy with my pitiful screen.
     
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    price is decent imo. especially for a geming lappy.

    i need a new lappy :p

    my lappy is a windows me. havent used it in about 5 years :p
     
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    Go for it man save ya pennies :toast:
     
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    huh? do ya mean don't go for it and save your pennies? im confused :p
     

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