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Old 07-19-2010, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For about $850, i got the following refurbished laptop:

1gb ATi Mobility 5850
i5 430m
4gb DDR3 1066
250gb 7200 RPM HDD
Its a 15.6"Alienware (I know, I know, but it seemed like a smart purchase) with a 1600x900 screen.

If you need any more info, let me know.

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Old 07-19-2010, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, thats decent setup. Small drive, but its a laptop.

Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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250gb is more than enough for me, I also have an external drive for more storage. If anyone else wants a similar deal, I purchased the laptop using the following coupon for 15% off:


I believe it will work on anything from the Dell Outlet, but I'm not sure.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if the M15x comes with a GDDR3 or GDDR5 version of the 5850? I've heard the with the GDDR3 the memory bus is a huge bottleneck and want to know if my laptop has one.
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Directly from the specification page:

1GB GDDR5 ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 5850
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