Alienware M14x i7 2670QM £874.66 @ Dell
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Alienware M14x i7 2670QM £874.66 @ Dell

£874.66Dell Deals
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Found 27th Nov 2011
If you google "alienware m14x" and select the model for £1049.00 and then apply the 9PM1010630WZFT code it works,

Top of the range gaming laptop from Alienware, save £324.35 by using the Dell deal £170 off and the 15% offer code. Cant seem to track via Quidco and get the Dell deal so £170 off is better than 10% cashback.

Spec is as below however would recommend upgrading the screen for £40

Alienware M14x Black
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 2670QM (2.20Ghz, 6MB, 4C)
English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
1.5GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT555M
6144MB (1x2GB + 1x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
500GB (7,200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
14.0" (36 cm) Widescreen High Definition (1366x768) WLED with TrueLife
8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software edit
European Dell Wireless 1000

use deal code 9PM1010630WZFT to get the additional 15% off.

Also buy now, pay December 2012.

21 Comments

cool........heat

That gt555m is a let down.

what is the £170 off deal. is it a code?

Original Poster

its applied when you visit via the link...its a 14" laptop with a 4 1/2 hour battery life so wont be capable of competing with a M17x but can run the latest games on high. Only negatives i've read are the fan can get noisy during gameplay...again should be expected.

PC Pro A-list

cheers. tempted by this.

@ dubbery whats up with the graphics card?

website crashes everytime i go to customise it, via that link. but works going through the dell home page.

anybody else getting this??

Original Poster

yep, link includes a session ID to get the £170 and I cant seem to change it. If you google "alienware m14x" and select the model for £1049.00 and then apply the 9PM1010630WZFT code it works,

Deedie

cheers. tempted by this. @ dubbery whats up with the graphics card?



Nothing exactly wrong with it, just these are gaming laptops and its not the most powerful.

duberryboy1

That gt555m is a let down.



got xps 17 in august with 3gb gt555m so this is clearly bad deal , seem like you paying 600 for the casing alone.

Included in your system:English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 … Included in your system:English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz17.3 FHD WLED AG (1920x1080) with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera3GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M Graphics Card6144MB (1x2GB, 1x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel SDRAMDVD+/-RW (DVD, CD read and write)1TB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Dual HDD - (2x500GB)9-cell 90Whr Lithium Ion batteryBacklit UK/Irish Qwerty KeyboardIntel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 (EUR)Silver Anodized Aluminium CoverN11X7M06Standard Service - 1 year of Collect & Return 10 day coverage included with your PC



TBH cold from me, using the same code on an XPS17 brings about a cheaper price of £866.12 and for that you get a machine which has:
- a partial metal case that is infinitely less vulgar
- backlit keyboard (for gaming)
- a second HDD bay with another 500gb ready for you to install an SSD to boost the gaming some more,
- 9 cell battery capable of up to 7 hours in light use or 1.5-2 in gaming
- 1.5gb of extra vram
- a full HD 17inch screen.

Oh and a platform capable of OCing the 555m to speeds akin to the 460m without worry that your going to cook the entire machine into a plasticy mess. Also I'm well aware the XPS is a bigger machine physically but the alienware isnt exactly light at just shy of 3kg and only 0.5kg lighter than the XPS spec above. Plus if you are serious about gaming then really the size and weight should not really matter unless you are aiming at the m11x models.

On a side note why does dell advertise this m14x with a lovely blue backlighting in the images yet only offer red in the specing?

Edited by: "Astec123" 27th Nov 2011

only ppl ordering will be those prefer style over substance. its not worth that price, your paying more for the name and a fancy looking case, overpriced

not a great alienware

Get the Asus n55sf instead. I got it for £675 with the hmv 10% off code, oh and ive got cashback to come yet. Saying that not delivered yet lol.
Edited by: "danielbb" 27th Nov 2011

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Astec123

TBH cold from me, using the same code on an XPS17 brings about a cheaper … TBH cold from me, using the same code on an XPS17 brings about a cheaper price of £866.12 and for that you get a machine which has:- a partial metal case that is infinitely less vulgar- backlit keyboard (for gaming) - a second HDD bay with another 500gb ready for you to install an SSD to boost the gaming some more, - 9 cell battery capable of up to 7 hours in light use or 1.5-2 in gaming- 1.5gb of extra vram - a full HD 17inch screen. Oh and a platform capable of OCing the 555m to speeds akin to the 460m without worry that your going to cook the entire machine into a plasticy mess. Also I'm well aware the XPS is a bigger machine physically but the alienware isnt exactly light at just shy of 3kg and only 0.5kg lighter than the XPS spec above. Plus if you are serious about gaming then really the size and weight should not really matter unless you are aiming at the m11x models.On a side note why does dell advertise this m14x with a lovely blue backlighting in the images yet only offer red in the specing?



Red is the default, switch on colour.

Any colour you like can be set through alienfx software once the machine has initially loaded.

Astec123

TBH cold from me, using the same code on an XPS17 brings about a cheaper … TBH cold from me, using the same code on an XPS17 brings about a cheaper price of £866.12 and for that you get a machine which has:- a partial metal case that is infinitely less vulgar- backlit keyboard (for gaming) - a second HDD bay with another 500gb ready for you to install an SSD to boost the gaming some more, - 9 cell battery capable of up to 7 hours in light use or 1.5-2 in gaming- 1.5gb of extra vram - a full HD 17inch screen. Oh and a platform capable of OCing the 555m to speeds akin to the 460m without worry that your going to cook the entire machine into a plasticy mess. Also I'm well aware the XPS is a bigger machine physically but the alienware isnt exactly light at just shy of 3kg and only 0.5kg lighter than the XPS spec above. Plus if you are serious about gaming then really the size and weight should not really matter unless you are aiming at the m11x models.On a side note why does dell advertise this m14x with a lovely blue backlighting in the images yet only offer red in the specing?



to be honest the only disappointment from my XPS 17 is the screen it's not great, no where near the quality of apple screens

edit; screen is HD WLED too
Edited by: "LegendPixel" 28th Nov 2011

LegendPixel

to be honest the only disappointment from my XPS 17 is the screen it's … to be honest the only disappointment from my XPS 17 is the screen it's not great, no where near the quality of apple screensedit; screen is HD WLED too


1600*900 or 1080p?

1080p

Edit: not 3D though
Edited by: "LegendPixel" 28th Nov 2011

Astec123

TBH cold from me, using the same code on an XPS17 brings about a cheaper … TBH cold from me, using the same code on an XPS17 brings about a cheaper price of £866.12 and for that you get a machine which has:- a partial metal case that is infinitely less vulgar- backlit keyboard (for gaming) - a second HDD bay with another 500gb ready for you to install an SSD to boost the gaming some more, - 9 cell battery capable of up to 7 hours in light use or 1.5-2 in gaming- 1.5gb of extra vram - a full HD 17inch screen. Oh and a platform capable of OCing the 555m to speeds akin to the 460m without worry that your going to cook the entire machine into a plasticy mess. Also I'm well aware the XPS is a bigger machine physically but the alienware isnt exactly light at just shy of 3kg and only 0.5kg lighter than the XPS spec above. Plus if you are serious about gaming then really the size and weight should not really matter unless you are aiming at the m11x models.On a side note why does dell advertise this m14x with a lovely blue backlighting in the images yet only offer red in the specing?



so how good of a deal is this, compared to other laptops with a similar spec??

1080pEdit: not 3D though



Have you calibrated your screen. They are a bit blue to start with, but improve to be a pleasant experience if you calibrate it correctly.

so how good of a deal is this, compared to other laptops with a similar … so how good of a deal is this, compared to other laptops with a similar spec??



If it was my money and I had a choice between the Alienware and an alternative then I'd go for the alternative personally. With Alienware you pay a premium on all parts of it for the name but to be honest with you the Alienware machines use the same components as the rest of the Dells and apparently a lot of parts are pretty well equal between the XPS ranges and Alienwares. If you want fancy lights and a token name to show off to mates then the Alienware would be a must, if you want the most bank for your buck (and being honest at this sort of price you probably do) then you should look at the gaming offerings/high end entertainment machines offered elsewhere.

As for the XPS17 I posted, overall they are pretty much about as powerful as you can really get in this sort of price range but shopping around you will always find something with a small edge but shopping around till you find a better deal can be endless. I kept doing it when I got my latest machine and every time I went looking would find X has a better Gfx and Y has a better screen and eventually just bit the bullet.

Edited by: "Astec123" 28th Nov 2011

LegendPixel

1080pEdit: not 3D though


thanks for reply, surprised as people tend to like the panel - how is the anti glare performing? still bright enough or does it sort of have a visible fuzz ontop?

Original Poster

I took the plunge and ordered one but with the upgraded 3GB graphics card (for VM's), improved 900 screen and 750GB disk. Came in at £1050 which is still a good price for a machine with this spec. I understand that a 17" laptop would come in cheaper however I will travel with this and for me a 17 is a desktop replacement, not a laptop.
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