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New info from Eric G blog Dell News and more - All about Dell - News, Tips, Tricks, Secrets, and more... :

AC Adapter options:

240W and 330W

GPU options:

2x Radeon HD 7970M (CrossFire)

2x GeForce GTX 675M (SLI)

GeForce GTX 660M (not sure if it's going to be offered as a single card or in SLI configuration)

Wireless HD (WiHD) Card - optional extra for both M18X R2 and M17X R4.

LCD: 18.4" FullHD LCD White-LED Glossy...sorry, still no RGB-LED offered on this model.

Also, it's still "stuck" at FullHD (2MP) resolution. They're not even trying to compete with the New iPad 3MP screen.

CPU options:

Ivy Bridge i7-3610QM,2.3GHz

Ivy Bridge i7-3720QM,2.6GHz

Ivy Bridge i7-3820QM,2.7GHz

HDD Storage options:

500GB 7.2K 2.5"

750GB 7.2K 2.5"

SSD Storage options:

256GB / 512GB Samsung PM830, SATA3, 7mm, 2.5"

32GB / 64GB Samsung PM830, SATA3, mSATA

512GB Micron C400, SATA3, 7mm, 2.5"

RAM options:

2GB / 4GB / 8GB, 1600MHz

2GB 1866MHz

In comparison, Dell Precision is getting a 15" that's matte, has RGB LED backlighting and 1080p (FullHD). Dell Precision M4700 and M6700 - Preliminary Info - Dell News and more

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seems to be very little difference between the two M18x revisions...Nvidia is a rebrand and main difference is HD options and Ivybridge...

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You mean a front page post? I'm not sure what to write in that case, except to copy-paste it verbatim (so I rather did it here). Pretty much what mw86 said sums it up. We don't get IPS, don't get RGB LED, don't get any kind of high res display. And if these graphic cards can be fit ordered online and fit into MXM 3.0, there seems to be exactly zero reasons to buy it. (Unless Ivy Bridge turns out to have something spectacular.)

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I'm not surprised at all - it's exactly what I expected. I'll just flash to 675M and then sell my system later on as a 675M SLi system :D

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Early reports on ivy bridge desktop processors are decidedly less than encouraging, the 3770 appears to be a much hotter chip than the 2600. If that translates into mobile versions it's possible that the 2920/2960 will remain the top dog due to thermal throttling.

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Early reports on ivy bridge desktop processors are decidedly less than encouraging, the 3770 appears to be a much hotter chip than the 2600. If that translates into mobile versions it's possible that the 2920/2960 will remain the top dog due to thermal throttling.

plus for now we have the most overclock-able unlocked bios using the SandyBridge series in the World! Clevo can eat Alienwares dust :) yeah from this perspective seeming like M18x R1 will be > M18x R2 and to top it off like Unreal said or Brian we can add in the latest greatest GPU and or just vflash a 580m to 675m :) So far I know no Manufacturer that has a bios allowing giant Amperage and wattage boosts :)

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I'm not surprised at all - it's exactly what I expected. I'll just flash to 675M and then sell my system later on as a 675M SLi system :D

and then move to an R2 w/kepler 680M SLI, which should prove to be quite a beast?!?!~ ;)

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Early reports on ivy bridge desktop processors are decidedly less than encouraging, the 3770 appears to be a much hotter chip than the 2600. If that translates into mobile versions it's possible that the 2920/2960 will remain the top dog due to thermal throttling.

But Ivy Bridge is more efficient clock for clock. (Tri-Gate 3D transitors more efficient-better than planar transistors) than an over clocked Sandy Bridge @ 4.5Ghz yields about the same benchmarks as an overclocked Ivy Bridge @ 4.2Ghz. Sandy @ 4.5Ghz runs a bit hotter than Ivy @ 4.2Ghz--Similar performance gain when the core 2 tech came from Yonah core in 2005 over Netburst Pentiums.

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Tri-gate wraps up and around a vertical channel through which current flows when the transistors are switched on. This enables better performance at lower power/lower clock speeds than standard chips.

Also, by moving to 22nm, Intel can demonstrates that Moore's Law—the concept that transistor density can double every two years as projected by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore—is alive and well, even if, in recent years, the way of doing that has moved from simple scaling to new techniques, ranging from "strained silicon" to high-k/metal gate to 3D transistors-- again, more efficient. As we evolve further along in Processor tech, think performance and efficiency over pure clock speed. Ivy Bridge, although a "tick" in Intel's processor advancement--it's significant when Ivy Bridge is benched against Sandy Bridge--clock for clock.

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Sorry, is this the one that they said is using water cooler?

All their model number are alike and I cannot tell which is which.....

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water cooler for the notebook? i think it was only a prototype concept that never got put into production

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