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Dell's Enhanced Alienware Portfolio Delivers Exceptional Mobile Gaming Experience

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love these gaming gadgets
 
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Ivy Bridge CPUs interesting lets see how the battery life fares under full load compared to older Sandy Bridge.
 

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Ivy Bridge CPUs interesting lets see how the battery life fares under full load compared to older Sandy Bridge.
Friend's SB Alienware didn't fare too well in the battery test, I doubt IB can bring substantial improvement since that the CPU doesn't take a lot of power as a percentage of total power draw.
 
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Friend's SB Alienware didn't fare too well in the battery test, I doubt IB can bring substantial improvement since that the CPU doesn't take a lot of power as a percentage of total power draw.
that is one of the reason why I have stayed away from Alienware so far. from the previews posted so far Ivy Bridge has improved power consumption figures over Sandy Bridge atleast under full load. So I don't expect any improvements in battery life at idling, but under load tests I certainly expect to see some improvements. :rockout:
 

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I would actually want that 14 incher.
 
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the problem with the dells is they're using smaller batteries than say an asus from what I remember looking at notebooks a few months ago shopping... kinda why I settled on the lenovo y570.
 
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How much a kidney retails nowadays??
 

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that is one of the reason why I have stayed away from Alienware so far. from the previews posted so far Ivy Bridge has improved power consumption figures over Sandy Bridge atleast under full load. So I don't expect any improvements in battery life at idling, but under load tests I certainly expect to see some improvements. :rockout:
It applies to almost all gaming laptops I have came across, Sager, Clevo, MSI GX660, etc. All of them have horrible battery lives, even when you give them a bigger battery.
 

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It applies to almost all gaming laptops I have came across, Sager, Clevo, MSI GX660, etc. All of them have horrible battery lives, even when you give them a bigger battery.
Which imo isn't such a bad deal. You can't have a lot of power AND awesome battery life, you just have to decide what ratio you want.
 
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The M18X comes with a 96WHr 12-Cell Primary Battery sounds pretty good to me. I so want one of these. When ever I gamed on my now old laptop I always just kept it plugged into the wall its not like your going to game and walk at the same time.
 
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Just for bragging rights.....xD.

I love my m11x. Though it would not hurt to have the R3 spec but I am happy with my R1 spec as well and it gives me ~7 hours of battery.
 
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I just worked on someone's old Core 2 Quad/GTX 260m based m17x and it is a beautiful machine, but a couple flaws are paint being chipped off the metal chassis and any dirt on the palm rest WILL ETCH THE SCREEN. I guess they can be nice if you keep them clean and stored properly as laptops should be.
 
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Well i hate to be a negative nacy but the samsung series 7 gamer has the same if not sinilar specs as the mx17 for 1500. I believe they are going to have a hardtime selling these. Good luck dell competition ftw!!
 

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Just for bragging rights.....xD.

I love my m11x. Though it would not hurt to have the R3 spec but I am happy with my R1 spec as well and it gives me ~7 hours of battery.
I'm in the same situation, I simply love my M11x R1 with the 63Wh 7+ hours of battery...:toast: