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GTX260 in alienware m17x

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January 17, 2010 5:14:00 AM

Is this worth having on its own to run 1920x1200, or is it worth the 400 bucks for a 2nd in sli? I am going to push for the 2nd card because the original pc was purchased with sli config.

I am getting a replacement laptop for my xps m1730 with sli 8700gts and it has failed that many times in 2 years dell had FINALLY decided to replace it with a "new equivalent" model. Most of the specs are below in my signature, could some one tell me what they assume would be equivalent from the current options on

Any thoughts would be great, even about dell themselves

Please keep in mind i am in Australia so i may not get all the options from the US or Europe.


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a c 169 U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 8:50:23 AM

If you want to play at 1920x1200 then go for 2 GTX 280Ms they are worth it,however you can get 2 GTX 260Ms if the price difference is much.
January 17, 2010 9:08:28 AM

Off the top of my head, the upgrade to 2 x gtx260m is 400 bucks but the 2xgtx280m are about 1200! so i dont think that will be the a realistic option, as this is supposed to be a replacement for my xps m1730 which i have had for 2 years, but with constant issues!

have you ever had any experience with dell directly?
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a c 169 U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 11:51:50 AM

Yes i had XPS M1730 and it went bad but since Dell hasn't any warranties in Iran i sold it.
And wow $800 more for roughly 15% more performance isn't worth it
January 22, 2010 6:53:26 AM

Best answer selected by trenna187.