RE: Interesting

Very interesting. Clock cycles seem low, but I remind myself
these are different critters entirely. Having no optical drive could be a
problem, but there are ways around that. If true, 65 watts is great, but the
$64 question regarding power is what type of connector does the M11x use? Hopefully,
it’s the same round 3-pin “Series D” connector as other Dell
laptops.

 

It turns out that Kathryn D’s cubicle is in the same row as
Chris Byrd’s. I asked him to put us in touch with her, but he hasn’t
responded yet. (Thank god I was able to avoid cubicles during my career at
Shell!
J)

 

From:
Bernadete_Padua@Dell.com [mailto:Bernadete_Padua@Dell.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 14:55
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Interesting

 

Hi,

 

Ill try to look for Kathryn D to
get first hand feedback. I do agree that is so far the best for you, Im also
excited about it. We don’t have a launch date yet but will keep you
posted.  Yesterday we had product training and sneak preview about M11x and
it’s like a hybrid between the M15x and Mini10. Here are the specs
matrix, tell me what you think
J

 

Product Overview

Features

Alienware™
M15x

Alienware™
M11x

Inspiron™
1110

Processor
type

Intel®
Core™ i7

Intel®
Pentium® Dual Core

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor

Intel®
Pentium® Dual Core
Intel ULV Celeron

Processor
speeds

720QM
1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)    
820QM 1.73GHz (3.06GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
920XM 2.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB
Cache)      

SU4100
1.3 GHz, 800 MHz FSB,

2 MB L2 Cache
SU7300 1.3 GHz, 800 MHz FSB,
3 MB L2 Cache

SU4100,
1.3 GHz , 533 MHz, 512K
Celeron 743, 1.3 GHz, 800 MHz,
1 MB
Celeron 723, 1.2 GHz, 800 MHz,
1 MB

System
chipset

Mobile
Intel PM55

Mobile
Intel® GS45 Express Chipset

Memory

DDR3
1333 / 1066 MHz SODIMMs

DDR3
1066 MHz SODIMMs*

DDR2 –
800 MHz

Memory
min/max

2 GB / 8
GB

1 GB / 4
GB

Hard
Drive

Single
Drive – Up to 500 GB 7200 rpm
256 GB Solid State HDD

160 GB,
5400 rpm

250 GB, 7200 rpm
320 GB, 7200 rpm
500 GB, 7200 rpm
256 GB Solid State HDD

160 GB,
5400 rpm
250 GB, 5400 rpm
320 GB, 5400 rpm
500 GB, 5400 rpm

RAID

No RAID
option

LCD
types

15.6–inch
HD+ 1600 x 900 WLED
15.6–inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 WLED – Optional

11.6–
inch WLED 1366×768 (COLOR TFT/HD LCD)

Video

Nvidia®
GeForce® GTX 260M
Nvidia® GeForce® GT 240M

Switchable
between Integrated Intel® GMA 4500MHD and NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 335M discrete

Mobile
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD

Video
memory

1 GB
GDDR3 / 512 MB GDDR3 dedicated

Integrated
: Up to 384 MB shared

Discrete: 1 GB DDR3

Up to 8
MB shared

Camera

2.0
Megapixel

1.3
Megapixel

Audio

Intel HD
Audio using IDT 92HD83 controller

Realtek
ALC665

Realtek
ALC272

USB
support

3 x USB
2.0 ports

Media
bay options

SATA
12.7mm DVDRW (CD/DVD±RW)
SATA 12.7mm BD-Combo (Blue-Ray Reader CD/DVD±RW)
SATA 12.7mm BD Triple Writer (Blue-Ray±RW, CD/DVD±RW)

External
Only

Wireless
options

WLAN
Intel 5300 802.11n, Half Mini Card

WLAN
Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/n Mini Card

WWAN

WLAN /
WWAN

Bluetooth®
support

Dell
Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-Card (Optional)

Foxconn
Bluetooth V2.1+EDR (Broadcom chipset)

Dell™
Wireless 365 2.1 Bluetooth® Adapter

NIC
(LOM)

Intel®
82577LC Integrated Gigabit Ethernet

10/100Mbps,
Atheros AR8132 LAN Controller

Modem

External
USB modem (no internal option)

I/O card
slots

8-in-1
card reader

3-in-1
card reader

IR
support

Consumer
IR

None

Connectors

VGA
RJ-45
DisplayPort
USB(x3)
IEEE 1394a
Card Reader 8-in-1
USB/eSATA Combo
Microphone-in
Two Headphone-out jacks
ExpressCard Reader

VGA port
RJ-45 Jack for LAN(10/100)
HDMI port
Display port
USB(x3) Card Reader 3-in-1
IEEE1394a
Microphone-in
Two Headphone-out jacks

VGA port
RJ-45 Jack for LAN(10/100)
HDMI port
USB(x3) Card Reader 3-in-1
Microphone-in
Headphone-out

Operating
system

Microsoft®
Windows® 7 (64-bit only)
Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ (64-bit only)
Microsoft® Windows® XP™ Pro

Microsoft®
Windows 7

Ubuntu
8.04
Windows Vista 32 Bit SP
Windows XP SP3

Docking
support

No
internal dock, USB APR

AC
adapter

150 Watt
low profile AC adapter

65 Watt
AC Adapter (Small)

65 Watt
Dell E–series AC adapter

Battery

Standard
: 6-cell “smart” lithium ion (57 Whr)
Upsell : 9-cell “smart” lithium ion (86 Whr)

8 cell
lithium ion 63WHr

Base
3-cell, 28WHr
Upsell 6-cell, 56WHr

Weight

~4.08 kg
(9.00 lbs) with 6-cell battery, and ODD

1.99 kg
(4.39 lb) with 8-cell battery

2.86lbs
(1.35kg) with entry 3-cell battery, 160GB HDD

Keyboard

Illuminated
Keyboard

Non–Illuminated
Keyboard

AlienFX™
Lighting

Blue
(Default)

Optional – Red, Lime, White, Yellow, Fuchsia, Aqua, Indigo

None

Physical
Dimensions

Height :
48.7 mm (1.92 inches) Front and Back
Width : 377.93 mm (14.88 inches)
Depth : 308.51 mm (12.15 inches)

Height :
32.7 mm (1.29 inches)

Width : 285.7 mm (11.25 inches)
Depth : 233.3 mm (9.19 inches)

Height :
16.4 mm to 25.8 mm (0.64 inches to 1.01 inches)
Width : 292 mm (11.49 inches)
Depth : 214 mm (8.42 inches)

* Operates at 800 MHz

 

 

 

From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 4:29 AM
To: Padua – Mateo, Bernadete
Subject: Interesting

 

I just
received the following tweet:

 

ChrisBatDell
Nice.. =) "A Brief History of the Alienware M11x w/Left 4 Dead 2 in game
video! – Direct2Dell" http://ow.ly/11us9

 

That’s
the laptop I mentioned to you. We are NOT in buying mode yet, but this might be
the Holy Grail of laptops for me. Is there any chance that you could reach out
to this “Kathryn D” creature at Dell?

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