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Using a Alienware m11x today

by iKokomo55 / February 24, 2016 1:00 PM PST

I am getting rid of a bunch of old computers I don't need anymore on eBay and I was thinking of trading them all up for a used Alienware m11x. I know it is an older computer but it seems very capable, especially for the size and for the price I can get it at. (400 or less, USD). It has up to an (older) i7 with a 1GB video card. I can update it with max RAM and SSD which seems like it would be a great computer for many more years to come.

Is this a good idea?

Thanks!

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Iffy
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2016 1:03 PM PST

Laptops don't usually age well. Gaming laptops even more so. Your choice at the end of the day but do give it a good canned air cleaning before you start hard gaming.

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Uses for this
by iKokomo55 / February 24, 2016 1:07 PM PST
In reply to: Iffy

True! I am not interested in the lastest greatest PC games Happy Just some older ones, (Like the Bioshock's, Mass Effect and the F.E.A.R. Series) and some video / photo editing.

Thanks!

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Not an issue with latest games.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2016 2:32 PM PST
In reply to: Uses for this

Even old games can run the CPU and GPU at 100% and if the machine was not well maintained (canned air monthly) then you may see an issue. Or if the heatsink compound is dry and cracked. Not a matter of latest games.

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