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Alienware: New 17inch Laptop/desktop replacement

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May 26, 2010 6:53:57 AM

Hi guys,
just spoke to a dell tech, always a pleasure :sleep:  and he let slip that there will be a replacement for the M17X. When i heard my ears perked up and i tried to probe him further, unfortunately no other info was given other than it may be expected in the next 1 month or 2.

If any has any other info to share i would love to hear.

Thanks guys.
a b D Laptop
May 26, 2010 6:55:39 AM

I haven't heard of anything. However, your best bet would be to keep checking sites like Gizmodo or Engadget and see if they come out with any stories in the coming weeks.
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May 26, 2010 10:35:57 AM

thats a great idea will do! i wanna keep this thread alive to see if anyone sees something before me
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May 26, 2010 10:48:45 AM

most likely relates to the recently revealed GTX 480m i think no?
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May 26, 2010 11:10:59 AM

Yeah i just finished reading a little about it.

It also looks like Clevo have a rig ready to go with the gtx480m in it so i think Dell/alienware will need to be competitive very soon.

They will miss a chunk of market i they dont
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May 26, 2010 2:47:23 PM

welshmousepk said:
most likely relates to the recently revealed GTX 480m i think no?


Yep, that would be a solid bet. These new laptops are going to need some serious cooling power even though the specs don't seem overly impressive. Take a look at Maziar's thread for full specs: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/60122-35-nvidia-480m-...
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May 27, 2010 4:08:42 AM

yeah i had already seen that, hence why it popped into my mind here.

Not sure cooling will be that big an issue, these are laptop chips after all and i msure run much cooler than the desktop bretheren. given that you can get two 4870m's into a 17incher, i think they can cope with a fair bit of heat.

i just wish i had the cash for a laptop like that...
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May 27, 2010 6:29:21 AM

Yeah, I'd think it would be a clear candidate for the 480m. The rest of the stats can't be that hard to imagine (i7, etc.). I am curious to see how the cooling issue is resolved, but I guess since size isn't going to be as big of a hindrance here as with most lappies, it might not actually be that big of an issue.

I'm a wee bit afraid of the price point though.
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May 27, 2010 12:01:08 PM

The pricing will be 'standard' m17xish pricing. I be confident you wouldnt get a lappy with a 480m for less then US$2-2.2k.
I7 720qm min up to 920/940xm id suppose.

I am waiting to see what Alienware do, if they only release single gt480m before the end of july then i will get 5870 xfs i suppose. 5870s xf would out perform 1 480m so it makes sense for a free lappy.
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