so I've got my heart set in getting the alienware m11x next year for uni. I'll be living in a flat so portability, battery life etc is vital plus I enjoy rts's so it's perfect for me. My question is to anyone who has it, how do you find it? Is it worth the money. Also a general question, what's the difference between the i5 and i7, like is the price tag justified to upgrade to the i7?
Would love any help, thanks!!
Alienware m11x R2 Watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-12-2010 20:55
- 17-12-2010 22:12
you get a good spec for your money but make sure you're ok with an 11 inch screen because i was surprised by how personally uncomfortable i found using one. i'd get a sxps 16 personally as the rbg full hd screens are stunning, or a hp envy 14 if portability is a big factor. as for cpu, unless you're doing tasks that are particularly taxing i think an i5 would be adequate.
- 17-12-2010 22:15
- 21-12-2010 23:20
The 11" screen would be the most annoying thing imo; you'll be wanting to do work on it, and it's always preferable to have a larger screen so you can see everything easier.
I can't imagine 11" would be that pleasant for gaming either... Tbh I think 13" is the smallest I'd go for a work/gaming laptop...
Like is the price tag justified to upgrade to the i7?
- 22-12-2010 00:57
Now, another thing to note is the cache size of the two processors. Fortunately for both of us, the cache sizes are the same (3mb) which will over a sub-standard take on multi-tasking.
^Two takes on the processor, but the laptop itself seems greatly overpriced to be fair, coupled with the 11in monitor it seems like a bit of a let down, but each to their own!