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Post  mrblur on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:30 am

Well Orginally ordered a M11X and it was way too small. So after one day of use I returned it. Finally got credited and purchased the M14x I was torn between the NP8150 and M14x. The biggest deciding factor was the keyboard, the wifey has a samsung laptop with the same type of keyboard as the NP8150 and hate it. The M14x might not have a powerful video card, but it has a good enough power that will last me for the next two years.. Main games I will be playing are BattleField3 and StarsWares The Old Republic... to continued I need to leave now. haha
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Post  Iago on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:21 pm

Sounds like some nice specs. I applaud you for your patience in ordering from their miserable website! Out of curiousity, given the Dell ownership, what was the level of crapware on it?
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Post  mrblur on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:43 pm

Iago wrote:Sounds like some nice specs. I applaud you for your patience in ordering from their miserable website! Out of curiousity, given the Dell ownership, what was the level of crapware on it?

I would have to agree their website sucks, everything on the M14x was maxed out except for the HDD, couldn't see the logic +400 dollars for an SSD and +130 dollars for 750gb HDD.

One of the main reasons I went with the M14x was it's portability and it packs a punch. I also looked at Asus g53 models, but again the keyboard kills it for me.

The M14x was ordered on Dec 11th and scheduled to arrive dec 15th. I was able to have them expedite the build and over nite delivery for free(I'm sure I paid for it thou).

The only thing is I hope I don't regret the Nebula Red ....hahahahaha

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Post  Iago on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:17 pm

I briefly toyed with an SSD for the operating systm and a larger standard drive for every thing else, but it is absolutely not worth the money. I put a pair of 500gb drives in mine (also letting the 750gb drives go.)

So was there any crapware/bloatware preloaded?
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Post  mrblur on Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:26 am

Iago wrote:I briefly toyed with an SSD for the operating systm and a larger standard drive for every thing else, but it is absolutely not worth the money. I put a pair of 500gb drives in mine (also letting the 750gb drives go.)

So was there any crapware/bloatware preloaded?

I have not received it yet... In their status website it shows to be delivered on Dec 15. I just got an email last night, it has been delayed and the new delivery day is on Dec 22.... argh 2 days after SWTOR comes out.boooo
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Post  ADOR on Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:11 pm

I have still been looking at used M11X's mainly R1's because of still having VGA out and manual switch to swap graphics. Let us know what you think on the compare.
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Post  Iago on Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:13 pm

mrblur wrote:
Iago wrote:I briefly toyed with an SSD for the operating systm and a larger standard drive for every thing else, but it is absolutely not worth the money. I put a pair of 500gb drives in mine (also letting the 750gb drives go.)

So was there any crapware/bloatware preloaded?

I have not received it yet... In their status website it shows to be delivered on Dec 15. I just got an email last night, it has been delayed and the new delivery day is on Dec 22.... argh 2 days after SWTOR comes out.boooo

Did I mention that I got my Digital Storm AHEAD of schedule? Ah, life . . .
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Post  mrblur on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:43 pm

to my surprise I got a FedEx saturday delivery. Dec 17th.



Make a Long story short the wifey won't let me open until Christmas. WTF. I didn't want to argue so I let it be. Her reasoning, we should all open our presents on Christmas WTF I've been buying this since November. Oh well. Like the Great Al Bundy once said, "Can't live with them, Can't shoot'em..."

I was able to take some pics of the box at least. My goofy review to come soon....not soon enough.

Here are the Laptops I took a look at and it all came down to the keyboard.

-Hp Envy14
-Np8150
-Envy17 way to big
-Lenovo z575
-lenovo z470
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Post  East on Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:19 pm

The rage was my Christmas present this year, Thanks lago.
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Post  Iago on Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:41 am

Not much of a present when you had to pay for it!


Anyone want to start a pool on whether or blur's Alienware box is still unopened prior to Christmas?
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:48 am

Sure. That one could go either way. Does blur give into temptation or is he swayed into submissive behaviour through fear of retribution should he open the box? Pandora once faced such a dilemma.
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Post  Iago on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:29 pm

And if he opens it early, does that mean that she will pay more attentions to what he is using it for?
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Post  mrblur on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:32 pm

Well I have not opened the box yet...... confused

It's not even wrapped, it tucked underneath the bed. too much temptation....hahaha
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Post  East on Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:39 pm

Under your bed you say?

Lets see there are only 5 days left but my money is going on opens it early.
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Post  Iago on Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:16 pm

Tough bet to take, since I would have to bet against it! I say that he will make it until Thursday, but no later.
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:45 am

I'm going to have confidence in Blur and say that he makes it through to Christmas Day. I know, it's a long bet, and that assumes he makes it through Christmas Eve, which is also a Saturday. Oh dear!
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Post  Iago on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:28 pm

Mind you, he still has other options for clandestine internet surfing, so anything is possible.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:53 pm

Only a few days to go, unless he's already caved.
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Post  mrblur on Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:57 pm

I have not caved in yet, but tomorrow I have the day off the wifey works.....


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Post  Seamaster on Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:02 pm

Uh oh . . . .
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Post  Iago on Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:11 am

I suspect my original prediction will hold!
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:33 am

Come on, blur. You can do it.
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Post  Iago on Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:13 am

Fail?
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Post  ethelred on Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:05 pm

I think he went to the hardware store to get some more clear shipping tape.l
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Post  ADOR on Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:33 pm

Or open the box from underneath.
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