Well, I’m back… I stay away from alienware.com and sites like this after buying a notebook because I’m crazy. As soon as I see the next great thing, out comes the wallet!
Well, I caught the m15x the other day, only because I reloaded OS on my current AW and it sets the IE homepage to alienware.com and there it was in all its beauty, the m15x! a “true” high performance 15” notebook !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So looks like I’m going for my 4th AW in the past 4 years (lol).
I read the reviews, but I had some specific questions if anyone’s willing to answer.
Again, I need battery performance… AW does have a horrible history of turning notebooks into expensive paperweights when running on battery. Everything from the ½ the CPU when on battery (cannot be disabled, 7700 9700 etc), to lowering GPU clock frequencies while on batter (again, cannot be disabled mALX )
I see it has dual GPU’s, the integrated Intel and the Nvidia. I see you can disable this but is that true on battery? Anything else it does automatically, which cannot be disabled, while on battery?
I know I sound crazy, but the most important thing with a notebook for me is to get full performance while on battery. Battery life is not an issue, I only need 20min but it “must” not lower gaming framerates…
Also, what about Bluetooth? I pray its integrated but it does not say anything about BT when you custom build this system on AW.com. they don’t even offer an external dongle which they normally do so i'd like to assume it is integrated but idk..