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    Small and light gaming laptop with optical drive – possible?

    Sony Vaio Z for sure, will be out in a week or two and is the only option right now. Other possibilities HP Envy 13, Macbook Pro 13 once they update and we see what GPU they come with but who knows when they will update... If 2100 is your budget i'd definitely go with the Z though, pretty...
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    Alienware m11x

    That seems like a much more accurate review, they mention alot of the same problems users have been bringing up over in the NBR forums and it seems more accurate in general with regards screen quality etc... Never read their reviews before always just went through their performance database will...
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    Alienware m11x

    They sure do LOL the forums over there are pretty good if your in the laptop market you can get a pretty good idea of what to expect from the actual user postings in the forums. I don't put much weight in the actual reviews posted by NBR though nor do I with any actual website for the mostpart...
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    Alienware M11x...Opinions?

    Sorry sweetheart, here you go: "So for the million dollar question: how do these high-performance parts affect battery life? With the discrete graphics turned off, the 57Wh battery lasted for 4 hours and 25 minutes on our video rundown battery test with brightness to 65 percent. That...
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    Alienware M11x...Opinions?

    ^ Z battery life is 6 hours mate. Just an update seems theres a seperate thread for problems now, http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=462100 should make navigation easier, thread is 18 pages after only 2 days :eek: I think it is definitely worth waiting for a refresh at the...
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    Alienware M11x...Opinions?

    Sorry that you feel that way, I personally happened to be in the market for an ultraportable i.e. small package laptop so i got involved in some of these threads even initially ordering the m11x. It was only later I found out about Sony Z at which point I began to feel some buyers remorse over...
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    Alienware M11x...Opinions?

    No it's not that at all, I just don't like being called a liar :D
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    HTC HD2

    Talk to me in a year when it's available LOL Heard it all before. Microsoft burned alot of bridges with developers in the phone world it will take something quite amazing for them to pull out of the hole they are in. Not saying they won't do it but I am saying i'll believe it when I see it and...
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    Alienware M11x...Opinions?

    Took a gander through the last few pages of the thread again today: ^ Bunch of pics of bluescreens ^ So glad I canceled mine instead of trying to sell on EBAY! LOL Anyway thats just from the pages toward the end of the thread...figured I was running out of room in the...
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    Laptop for 11yr old

    Get her a pink CW! http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644659495&parentCategoryId=16154 :D You might be able to find one of the old ones with C2D on ebay or discounted somewhere if anyone still has...
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    What is my noobass doing wrong?

    Do a search for flash 10.1 beta and install that it has hardware acceleration. The older versions don't.
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    sony blu ray upgrade on Z series? $500

    Yea the old one was a little bit thicker so might have been able to fit a standard drive in there, not sure that is why I was wondering. Good move returning it though LOL The new one is way nicer than the old one!
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    Alienware m11x

    9400 uses the same socket but the cpu in m11x is soldered so can't be replaced, I think they will probably refresh this very soon with i5 though. Probably just trying to get rid of all their old C2D stock of chips first.
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    sony blu ray upgrade on Z series? $500

    Well according to the vids up there, they redesigned every part to make the new Z thinner and lighter. How much was the bluray drive upgrade for your Z?
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    sony blu ray upgrade on Z series? $500

    Nah it's smaller, by comparison you can't even get a dvd drive in other laptops this small let alone a bluray burner LOL The other guys all keep their notebooks small and thin by removing the optical drive altogethor.
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    sony blu ray upgrade on Z series? $500

    The Bluray burner in m17x is a 300 dollar upgrade...they have to make this one smaller so they charge more money These companies all do the same thing they make their money on the upgrades. Especially on a flagship notebook such as this. If you can't afford it it's understandable your upset...
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    Need help finding the right laptop

    Battery life will be similiar with i5 the chipset is integrated, everythings on the chip so even though it has a higher TDP it is actually less than the TDP of the old C2D plus chipset being run off the motherboard. You might end up with slightly more battery drain due to the higher overall mhz...
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    HTC Sense ROM for Nexus One

    No, this is only for Nexus One, Nexus One and HTC Desire are essentially the same thing. This is an Alpha ROM on the Desire because the Desire doesn't get released for another month or 2 so HTC are still working on it, by the time it releases we will have a stable ROM from it and then everything...
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    sony blu ray upgrade on Z series? $500

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=reinventing+the+z&search_type=&aq=f Look at those top 4 vids "Reinventing the Z" This aint no CW :D
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    sony blu ray upgrade on Z series? $500

    It's actually only 1" think, the 1.3" is just the battery hump that the back of the lappy rests on. As with anything size = money. It is too expensive for me though. I'm just going with the dvd burner in mine.
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    Alienware M11x...Opinions?

    You can but only in the european version so far and they have to lose the optical drive in order to get the option because there is not enough space otherwise. I want the DVD drive anyway because most all my games require you to have the dvd in the drive to play them and ever since switching to...
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    HTC HD2

    Had a chance to see one of these in person the other day. It is pretty neat but wow is it big. I was not expecting it to be as big as it is. Does not really look comfortable to pocket the screen is nice though and the phone looks really solid if you can deal with the size of it. I don't think I...
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    HTC Sense ROM for Nexus One

    It's like the HTC Desire, the rom is really nice but has a few problems. Camera Flash doesn't work, Camera can only take picture up to 3mp not 5 mp, voice search doesn't work very well if at all, some problems with BT. It's not as bad as it sounds tho...the camera picture quality seems to be...
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    Need help finding the right laptop

    Lookup Asus UL30JT, most all the good stuff in the 13" market is coming out next month so be careful what you buy right now definitely do some research and try to avoid anything with CULV core 2 duo because they are most all in the process of refreshing to i5/i7 which is a huge upgrade. Also...
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    Alienware m11x

    Gonna take a fall over here too, special olympics is not my thing. Sorry mate.
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    Alienware M11x...Opinions?

    Nope i'm not gonna refute it because this is starting to feel like the special olympics, so i'm gonna take a fall and let you win :D Cheers mate.
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    Alienware m11x

    You are just wrong on every point today arent you LOL Now you are saying we can only compare certain Atoms not all of them, i've been comparing the same one all along the one that's in my netbook the Atom 330 :rolleyes: PCMARK Vantage for Atom 330 1900ish, CULV C2D 3000ish, i5 10,000ish You...
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    Alienware m11x

    128gb... OCZ Solid is only one you list and i'm sorry but it's far from quality. Intel x25m is quality but even that is only 80gb and is a gen1 without trim support. The smallest you can get in the Z is 128gb so not exactly a fair comparison throwing out smaller drives is it?
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    Alienware M11x...Opinions?

    Whatever you say mate...:rolleyes:
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    Alienware m11x

    I do it all the time You know Flash 10.1 offloads the processing onto the GPU right? It's the same way the 11x is able to play 1080 HD content they will both drop frames on some movies without using CoreAVC to offload to the GPU. Here it even says it in the HH heaven review for the 11x: The CPU...
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    Alienware m11x

    You have no idea mate it plays HD flash perfectly fine, I watch HD movies in bed all the time on Hulu with it LOL Go read the review...it was 450 bucks though. Not sure what I am deflecting your the one that brought this up, I am only replying because you are wrong :confused:
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    Alienware m11x

    Got a link to quality ssd for $155? I'll take ten! cheapest I can find is 400 bucks on newegg for 128gb.
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    Alienware m11x

    My netbook does HD video LOL and I can't surf the web without having 12 tabs open, it's just not possible! :p I don't listen to music very often though. I think you guys just underestimate what netbooks are capable of these days. This is mine if you are wondering...
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    Alienware M11x...Opinions?

    They are a doublesided SSD designed for the Z, you could not fit a standard ssd in there unless you lose the dvd burner you have to see the Z in person to understand you seriously cannot make a 13" laptop any smaller and lighter than this LOL It's really amazing to see I mean it's essentially...
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    Alienware m11x

    So is an Atom 330 in a netbook I never said the SU7300 wasn't fine for general stuff I just said it's a huge disappointment which it is compared to the technology that's out today. They should have put an i5 in the thing and it would have been great. As it stands it's essentially a netbook that...
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    Alienware m11x

    No way that CW is not even close LOL Z is similiar size as most 11"-12" netbooks, portability is my main concern plus the CW doesn't come with SSD. I mean it is a bargain for what you get but it's not the same class as the Z. I found Z on J&R for preorder with 5% Bing cashback and no tax or...
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    confused with new Sony Z SSD setup

    Yes 2 500gb will be 1TB, the more drives you add the faster it gets, Trim we won't know about until it releases what they have setup. Most likely it will be some form of garbage collection as I have not seen any trim working with raid 0 previously.
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    Alienware m11x

    Yea, people don't understand how big a bottleneck the cpu really is. I mean L4D is not a demanding game at all yet the m11x struggles when all the zombies come in multiplayer FPS drop to the low teens which is not playable by my standards. This was from Alienware's own video of them playing the...
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    confused with new Sony Z SSD setup

    It's raid 0, 2 64gb drives = 1 128gb drive The SSD's are doublesided so a 128gb drive is 64gb on each side for a 2 drive raid 0 128gb. The 192gb is a 3 drive raid 0. The 256gb I have heard in the european version is 4 drive raid 0 aka the quad ssd setup but in the U.S. supposedly it is 2 x 128gb...
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    Alienware m11x

    It's hard not to seem like anti-fanboy when your discussing this with a fanboy LOL It's funny I was thinking about this last night, this thing seems to have an apple'esque can do no wrong type of following. Any time you point out any of it's flaws you are attacked from all sides. Apparently we...
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