M15x Owner, UNITE!

Just a thread to see how many people own the epic m15x. The one and only, of its kind! Compared to the m14x, its 1 inch bigger, has bad@$$ looking speakers, fully programmable LED's (Including head on the back and power button), 3D capable (with software) and better heat dispersion!

All in all, one of the best lappies I have owned and haven't been disappointed since!
Here's some pics of mine, if anyone is interested! ^^

M15x at night, with AlienFX Winamp Plugin


Bottom view


Inside Look


Top View
 

calric

Member
Feb 12, 2012
59
0
idaho
I got over it. Helps keep the laptop raised for extra air! :D


only thing i would suggest is to watch for wear on your power chord with it bent that much; i mean the chords themselves seem really durable and probably wouldn't do anything, but just saying it could be a little less hassle just finding something to prop it up would/could be better in the long run
 
only thing i would suggest is to watch for wear on your power chord with it bent that much; i mean the chords themselves seem really durable and probably wouldn't do anything, but just saying it could be a little less hassle just finding something to prop it up would/could be better in the long run

Its been like that for 2 years and no issues at all :D
 

JennyM

Member
Jul 13, 2012
200
0
Ireland
Fully programmable LED's you say?? I never knew it, lol! I've had my M15x for just over 2 year now & I love, love, love it!! Think the blue lights are pretty darned cool though, especially when combined with the awesome Thermaltake cooler tray with its blue lights also :p

I've learned the hard way to keep the fans clear of dust; had serious overheating issues and when the techie repair guy took it apart the amount of dust round the fans was mighty embarrassing! He did show me how easy it is to get to the fans by undoing the 2 screws & sliding off the backplate; which is another reason why I love this system. My kid's Dell lappy fans are totally inaccessible - why oh why do computer designers do that? It defies logic for sure..... I hope alienware keep making theirs the same way. :)
 

alienotaku

New Member
Aug 30, 2014
4
0
california
I sold mine when I was hardup for cash I'd had it for a year maybe a year and a half. Replaced it with a hp firebird desktop. Miss it though it was a problematic little beast with its splitting hinges and such fortunately my gpu never overheated since I had the more tame 8700 card
 
Just got my first alienware m15x notebook and i love it! It is used obviously but i did a fresh install of windows 7 and it runs like a champ! I plan on doing many upgrades including a ssd, ram, cpu, gpu, battery, and psu. It has the stock i7 720qm, 4gb ram, and gt240m. I do not plan on overclocking it just because i am new to oc and I would rather learn on a desktop. Other than that I can not be happier with it. Btw anyone have any ram recommendations? I was going to just put basic pny 8gb(2x4) but is there anything that is budget friendly that is more performance related?
 

MattyB

Moderator
Mar 19, 2012
3,110
126
Adelaide, Australia
Welcome. Any decent RAM will work fine. The hardest part will be the GPU upgrade later. I managed to get an old 570 card to work in an M15x I used to have. It was my first attempt using modded drivers so there was a little bit of pain involved. Also, don't forget you have to use a CPU from the same socket type as the one you have already. Something in the 800 or 900 series.
 

alienwarebob

Member
Oct 26, 2014
32
2
USA
Hello M15X Owners, I recently sold one of these to someone here on the forum through eBay. I did not include a hard drive for privacy reasons so the OS was not listed assuming that they would just install their own OS of choice.

It's a legacy machine with an 8800M GTX. They decided to install the graphics adapter anyway thinking they could use Windows 10, which does not support graphics switching AFAIK. They are upset with me because there is a Vista COA sticker on the bottom and they hate Vista :). Offered them a Windows 7 key, but that did not suffice.

What OS's are you all running? Apparently installing Windows 7 or Linux for this collector is not satisfactory answer so I'm at a loss here for what to do and need your advice. I could just ship them the hard drive and say f* it, steal my data, but I don't know. I offered them a refund too to get it back and bury it outside in the yard, which may be the way I go.