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Alienware m15x or m17x

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November 27, 2009 1:54:25 AM

hello.

I want to buy a laptop but I dont know which one is better for me.. I;m buying a gaming laptop.. So, can you guys tell me an advice?


M15x

Software & Services
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis - Important Information
512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 240M
15.6-inch WideHD+ 1600x900 (900p) WLED
3GB DDR3 at 1066MHz
250GB SATAII 7,200RPM
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

costs: 1500 us
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M17x
Software & Services
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Intel® Core™2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz (3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis - Important Information
Single NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M, 1GB
17-inch WideXGA+ 1440x900 (900p)
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
250GB 7,200RPM w/ Free Fall Protection
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

costs: 1800 us

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If I get the m15x, i can upgrade video card to 1GB with 200$ and upgrade the rams too to 4GB and it will be the same price as the m17x, but the PROCESSOR will not be the same and the cache.. so im wondering.. its better "Intel® Core™2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz (3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)"<m17x> OR "Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)"<m15x>.. because the turbo thing I dont know well how it works but the m15x its just sooo low in ghz...

any advices? S: thanks alot guys

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November 27, 2009 3:56:02 AM

For gaming I would go with the m15x and as you said, the upgrades, especially in regard to the graphics card. The i7 is a better chip than the core 2 series and with a decent dedicated GPU you'll see some excellent performance. Sure the screen is a bit smaller, but in the end I think you'll enjoy the performance more than the 2 view.
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