The 13 inch system is Truly what killed the 15 inch system. The 15 inch system just isn't good anymore and was never good to begin with because the components and SIZE are too close to the 17 inch version and what you end up getting is a 17 inch system with a 15 inch screen,literally which is just a huge bummer. Largest problem for M15x owners is that they haven't seen or truely analyzed the m17x R2 system or even owned it and just sit back comfortably telling themselves they've saved a few hundred dollars and they are "More Portable" as dougadamsfan has done. The M15x was NEVER a good system to get, and what I mean is I WOULD NEVER EVER suggest a family member of friend to get the m15x system. Why? Well the cons of the M15x were just too high and the only justification the system has was it was a cheaper price, but with that cheaper price you lost out on too many goodies. Goodies included, a second GPU, second HDD, higher res screen, RGB LED, Full Keyboard, better cooling setup, Aluminum or Magneisum oh and Less Throttling Issues, and Factory ATI 5870's. Yes i know you can self mod the 5870's into the system yourself, but you wont' be supported on a warranty, and alot of individuals such as myself would never stray to settling for a GPU W/O the warranty. The weight difference was about 2 lbs, but if you check out my M17x R3 system it blows out the m15x out of the water and was priced at the same price point, thus Bye Bye M15x.
This is what I mean by 17 inch system with 15 inch screen:
More annoying then anything was the simple fact was that this system still had a Crap Battery life overall, when compared to anything else. It's previous ancestor of the core 2 series? Well that one had intergrated Graphics that gave it roughly around 3.5 hours. You'd be lucky to get an hour with a M15x i7 series, which completely takes away from it's portability. So again why did you get the M15x? Oh it was a cheap man's M17x R2.... I've already ordered the m14x system and yea it's pretty safe to assume that I've owned at one point or another every alienware system since Dell's Takeover of Alienware
And the last thing I wanna say about the M15x portability, YOU'RE STILL USING THE SAME BAG AS YOU WOULD WITH AN M17X R2 SYSTEM, FFS!!!! After reading my post does it still shock you that they killed off the 15 inch system? Edited by darkloki - 5/7/11 at 10:56pm