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    Hey guys,

    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!!
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    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.
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    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...
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    (Original post by Stefanb)
    What's the difference between the i5 and i7?
    The i7 is a 'lesser' version of the i5 and while the i7 clocks in at just 1.06gz (hopeless for gaming) the i5 is up there at 1.86gz, which I'm sure will have overclocking capabilities of 2.2+

    Like is the price tag justified to upgrade to the i7?
    Absolutely, as I said before, the i7 just isn't up there in terms of gaming and it certainly lacks the power to run modern games adequately.

    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!
 
 
 
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