Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition

I bought my Final Fantasy XIV Collector Edition for PC from and it arrives today afternoon.

Here are some photos of the contents included in the package.

The box of FF XIV with an illustration, strangely familiar, could be related to some FF character in the past but I am not sure of it.

The side of the box, stating the contents included in the package, including a map of Eorzea, a flask, and a security token.

Things included in the package, including the game itself, a notebook with various illustration of beast and characters in it, the flask inside the white box, a security token, and the map of Eorzea.

The flask with a leather handle with "Final Fantasy XIV" embedded on it. Note that the cover of the flask pops right out instead of twisting it open.

The map of Eorzea imprinted on a piece of cloth. Hardcore FF fans might pin them up on their wall beside their PC, but I could not bear to damage the cloth by pinning it and kept it in the box.

Currently FF XIV still uses p2p for game updates, which is unsuitable for some people living on campus or with restricted p2p access. But I found a good website hosting the updates required for the game with direct download in tehkrizz.

Collector edition buyers will also receive an onion helm which reduces the time of sickness induced when KOed. Allowing players to resume their intensive journey after 1.30 minute instead of 5 minutes.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Alienware M17x captured!

My Alienware M17x has arrived this 2 hours ago and I snapped photos of the unboxing.
I ordered a 17 inch laptop bag and an external monitor too. It was a hassle to get all 3 boxes to my dorm as the box containing the laptop is heavy enough by itself. I spent about 20 minutes just to take all three boxes to my dorm.

3 large boxes, containing my  Dell Monitor, Alienware M17x, and Alienware laptop bag.

Grand opening

Alien head

Box containing accessories

Cloth covering laptop

Box containing accesories

Opening of accessory box

All accessories provided. Containing an Alienware cap, Alienware mouse pad (Hard), Leather manual, power cables, and installation disks.

Another angle

Another angle

Laptop covered in cloth

Removed safety foam

Plastic protector protecting from scratches

Removed plastic sheet

Bottom of the laptop, Impressed by the vents.

Alienware nameplate, customization not available for production outside US. What a shame.

Front of the laptop

Left side. Not many review mention the existence of the Kensington lock.

Behind, only have power socket.

Right side

Opened laptop

Other angle

Keyboard, unlighted

Keyboard again.

Lighted, bright condition

Lighted, dark condition

Lighted, dark condition, angle 2

Windows Experience Index 7.2

This first program I installed is Microsoft Words 2007, LoL.

Yet to play any game using this laptop though.