Dell refreshes Alienware laptop lineup, M11x discontinued

By Jos
Apr 19, 2012
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  1. Dell is refreshing its range of Alienware gaming laptops with new graphics chips, complete with PCI Express 3.0 support for additional bandwidth, as well as a bump in RAM and...

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  2. Serious gaming on an 11 inch laptop never made any sense. It's like a small tablet, except the M11x weighed a lot more than a tablet. 13.3 inch is the minimum for decent gaming experience.
  3. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 804   +201

    The reviewer says the standard 900p is dissapointing?
    Yeah because 1080p is sooo much bigger? Lol 900p and 1080p are basically the same resolution/very similar, (75% of the pixels) although both are behind the times and outdated.

    I do agree that 900p should be the lowest ANY gaming laptop has for a resolution.
    We are in 2012, right?
  4. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    1080p outdated?

    Alright, buddy.
  5. Are you serious?! I was looking for a powerful portable laptop that could handle some part-time gaming, but not weigh a ton or cost an arm and a leg. At 4.4lbs with a 5hr battery life and able to handle any game out there, what's there to complain about?! IF you're looking for high power gaming use your desktop...laptops are meant to be portable. If I do want to game on a bigger screen all I have to do is plug into a monitor, but for a guy on the go all the time, who may want to game a little every now and then, I loved the M11x. Sad to see this size go. I'll take my 1200+ bucks it costs for a 14x and fully upgrade my desktop twice over and outperform Alienware's overpriced laptops anyday.
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    And this is why the reviewer is a reviewer and you are not, what would your opinion be is the norm then for resolution if 1080p apparently is outdated according to you?

    Let me guess 3840x1080 or some other multi monitor specification? You do realise just because some so called "Elite gamers" have multi monitor support resolution'(s) that it doesn't make it a standard, CAD designers and such have been using multi monitor resolutions for quite some time gamers are not the first to adopt it.

    Also no 900p vs 1080p are worlds apart, i own both and even a 1200p monitor is way different than a 1080p one i seriously think you should expand your opinions based more on knowledge rather than an elitist perspective with nothing better to go on than deconstructive dribble.
  7. good new lineup.

    but unfortunatly it doesnt even compare to the Origin PC laptops. those laptops have more power capability and way cheaper. and i like the custom art on top panel.

    still good none the less.
  8. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 804   +201

    1200p is exactly the same at 1080p, other then being 16:10.
    Saying they are much different is comical.

    900p and 1080p are very similar and look very similar, have basically the same amount of usable space.

    1080p and 1600p, however are worlds apart.
    2560 X 1600 has been available for years.

    1080p is the new standard for media which means in the PC world, its outdated.
    Which is why you see articles of Intel/Microsoft releasing much higher resolutions laptops this year or next.
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    You're right amstech that 1600p compared to 1080p is truly 'worlds apart', but saying 900p to 1080p is basically the same is hardly accurate from my experience. In a laptop environment where you won't be dual-screening, that extra horizontal space makes a difference between zooming and squinting when having two applications snapped together. While that may not mean a lot to you, I know several including myself that would enjoy the extra horizontal space, not to mention the nice vertical bump.

    Here's a great breakdown of common display resolutions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_display_standard
  10. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 186

    Of course 1080p is outdated. have you tried watching a blu ray on a large tv? it looks crap.
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,273   +258

    I'm pretty sure 1200p doesn't actually exist as any sort of standard... that's just a bastardization of the ratios used for video broadcast/display. "X"p, where X is 720 or 1080 can even be a bit misleading as a video with the resolution of 1280x544 would still be 720p. Computer resolutions use a different terminology outlined in that link Relic shared and really shouldn't be confused with broadcast/video resolutions.

    Also, the number of pixels lost going from 1920x1080 to 1600x900 is over half a million... a considerable amount especially since it's over 1/3 of the total pixel count of 1600x900. 2560x1600 is a whole other ballgame as you guys have previously stated.
     


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