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    Best place to purchase Alienware M14X R2

    I purchased an R1 through the Dell Outlet for $780 shipped. I used a coupon code for either 30 or 35% off at checkout, which helped a lot. I can't remember if I paid tax, but the shipping was free. You might want to look around to see if there are still any active coupon codes out there. One...
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too. I guess every old dog has his day and today was mine :)
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    My son opened his M14x today and was very happy. Thanks for all your help!!!
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    I just looked at the exact Sam computer on Amazon for $1,800 today. $780 was a good deal. I do worry about some of the reviews though. The hard drives seem to get terrible reviews.
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Yeah, i think so too on the box thing. I have it arranged in the box so that he will see the Alienware symbol after he pulls it out. It was packed with a protective foam cover over the top, which I moved to the bottom so he can tell what it is when he opens the box. I can't wait to see his...
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Sorry it took so long to respond....I moved on to focus on kids 2-5. The M14X I bought looked brand new, except there was some very light brush marks on the little speaker/light ports on the front of the laptop. These are some of the few parts that are constructed of shiny plastic, so they...
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Thanks for all the tips. I did update windows 7 and I tried to update the drivers on dells website. Once I download the three recommended drivers and then go back to the drivers section, it continues to tell me that they need to be updated. I'm confused??
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Lol. I can't wait to see his face when he figures out there is an Alienware computer inside that plain Dell Outlet box. When we were talking about it, he said he wanted an Alienware if we won the lottery or something, but he just wanted something reasonable fast with at least 6g's of RAM. I...
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Thanks! You made my research....well much easier than I thought ;-)
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    I'll have to do some research on how to update the drivers. When I first booted the laptop, I had 32 MS windows 7 updates to download and install. Thanks for the tip. I want to make sure it is all ready to go for Christmas.
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Thanks for the info. The computer came today via FedEx and I played with it a little. It does seem pretty cool and I think he's going to love it.
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Ok. Thanks for the info. Do you need to change any settings in order to put the CPU into turbo mode?
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Thanks. The graphics card part number seems to match up to this: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1.5 GB graphics with Optimus 27N99
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    Need opinions on system before Christmas

    Let me start off by saying that I purchased this laptop as a Christmas present for my 11-year-old son. He is very bright and is into computers, but currently only has a 3-4 year old NetBook of unknown configuration. He mainly plays Mindcraft and another version called techit (sp?). He wanted an...
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