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Post Date: 2011-04-05

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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Amazing new xm15-Stage 2 laptop!
    Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 9:49am
I have to say I am very impressed with the speed and power of this hybrid laptop. It saves its own battery by turning off the video card and going to on board graphics when you don't have a load on your system(perfect since I am a full time student as well). I haven't came across a game that I can't crank up the graphics and play without worrying about video lag. I really like the design of the laptop, its very user friendly and the keyboard is awesome. One of the better features I like is that the power plug actually plugs into the battery, not a port built into the side(more usb ports yay). The laptop came in great packaging, snug and secured within multiple boxes with foam padding. The only complaint I even had was someone put the wrong kind of power cord in the box(a desktop power cord won't plug in unfortunately lol), but they 2 day air mailed me one, and the battery actually lasted until I got it(haha). Great job DS! I will be buying my desktop from you guys when the time comes!









=D Thanks Digital Storm!


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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 11:03am
Very slick!

How hefty is the laptop? I know you can get the weights and such, but different laptops just have a different "feel" to them, if that makes any sense. For instance, my old XPS was lopsided in its weight distribution, and an even older laptop felt like a brick Big%20Smile.

I didn't know about plugging directly into the battery, nice!
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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 11:13am
Its not hefty at all actually! I've been carrying it to class with me daily and don't even noticed the weight compared to my books >< lol. It's well balanced too;no lop-sided feel to it. Everyone that sees the screen always makes the comment of how "thin" or "slim"it is. Made my friend with his aw jealous haha.
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  Quote Unlicensedhitman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 1:48pm
Originally posted by Tidgxor

Very slick!

How hefty is the laptop? I know you can get the weights and such, but different laptops just have a different "feel" to them, if that makes any sense. For instance, my old XPS was lopsided in its weight distribution, and an even older laptop felt like a brick Big%20Smile.

I didn't know about plugging directly into the battery, nice!


It doesn't plug directly into the battery. The DC adapter is in the back instead of on the side. I have the same laptop with different specifications, and the laptop is about 6 lbs. I use a good laptop backpack, so I don't feel the weight.

Congrats on your new laptopAwesome


Edited by Unlicensedhitman - 05 Apr 2011 at 1:49pm
Digital Storm xm15 laptop
-15.6" (1366x768)
-Windows 7 HP 64-bit
-Intel Core i5 2.4 Ghz
-Nvidia GeForce 330GT 1GB + Intel HD w/ Nividia Optimus
-6GB DDR3 ram
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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 1:54pm
I stand corrected LOL. ><
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  Quote Ehud87 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 2:52pm
How long was it from the date your ordered it to the time it was shipped?
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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 3:02pm
I ordered noon est on march 17 and delivery was on the 30th. Well worth the wait, for it is great quality.
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  Quote FR3SHM3AT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 6:01pm
Sweet   Laptop 
 
Congrats  Big%20Smile
 
 
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  Quote Bloodluster1 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 5:24pm
Sweet mouse. I have a Razer DeathAdder hooked up to my laptop as well. Awesome Are the speakers any good? I usually use a Razer Carcharias headset, but I do like just pumping up some music on my laptop speakers instead of wearing my headset every once and awhile.
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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 6:18pm
Actually no the speakers are extremely quiet...I've been using headphones because you can't hear the speakers over normal house noise. :/ and yeah I love my mamba its the best mouse I've owned lol.

Edited by Zarako - 10 Apr 2011 at 6:20pm
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  Quote Bloodluster1 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 6:28pm
Thanks for telling about the speakers. It looked like you had a DeathAdder, but you have a Mamba, even better! Strong
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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 7:35pm
I'm not use if its the way they are supposed to be or if it's an issue...alex what do you think? my speakers are extremely quiet, so quiet i have to have head phones to hear whats going on in most games....
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  Quote schwing Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 9:18pm
hey nice laptop! what games do you play on it?
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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 9:26pm
I play lots of fps like bad company 2, black ops, ect rift, aion, prototype, crisis...they all run great look great and run great. Love it...minus the quiet speakers
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 1:18pm

@Zarako,

 
They should not be very quiet. It may just be a speaker setting (volume) that we need to adjust. I recommend contacting our support team about this so we can help you pin-point the issue. (Please note, Monday's are usually very busy for us, so if you do call, you may have to wait to have a tech call you back).
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  Quote AustinHiggs Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 8:34am
I Preordered mine Feb 8, got mine about March 16.
I Thought it was going to come out mid feb :P

I Love mine, its awesome. Enjoy yours!

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  Quote Snake2328 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jul 2011 at 12:02pm
Originally posted by Zarako

Actually no the speakers are extremely quiet...I've been using headphones because you can't hear the speakers over normal house noise.


Im not sure if you called in to customer suppport yet or if they were able to provide you with a solution, but i wanted to offer my own solution that i discovered as i was having the same problem.
If you go to the task bar and click the icon that says THX TruStudio Pro Settings you will notice settings named "speaker" and "smart volume" if you click these you will probably find them set at about 50%. Just crank them up and your internal speakers should be much louder.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Jul 2011 at 1:30pm
Great suggestion!
 
@Zarako, did that help?
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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Jul 2011 at 2:19pm
Yes, I figured out that it want the THX studio. It was the "loudness" equalization. Much better now. Thanks. Incredible laptop, great price, value, and power.

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  Quote RockthemSockthem Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jul 2011 at 7:03am
Mind telling me the fps you get on your games, and at what res?
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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jul 2011 at 8:18am
I've thrown all types of games at it. But assassins creed brotherhood maxed out graphics and I'm running 55 fps at 1920 x 1080. =) Sandy bridge is amazing...

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I agree with Zarako. This is an incredible laptop, good price, value and power...
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  Quote Zarako Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 10:00am
Hey Alex, what kind of upgrades can I get of my laptop? =)
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@Zarako,
 
You can upgrade the CPU, memory, hard drives on the system. The video card might not be possible, but, if so, you can upgrade it to the GT 555M.
 
If you want to make some upgrades, please email me directly (Management@digitalstormonline.com) with your order number and how much you have to spend, I'll share it with our team and recommend you some upgrades that would improve your performance.
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  Quote Unlicensedhitman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 3:48pm
@Alex

You can also upgrade the wireless card too.
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-Windows 7 HP 64-bit
-Intel Core i5 2.4 Ghz
-Nvidia GeForce 330GT 1GB + Intel HD w/ Nividia Optimus
-6GB DDR3 ram
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