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Alienware Laptops

Post by techking13 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:19 pm

Does anyone know if Alienware laptops are any good? I can get a discount on them through Dell, but I want to know if they are worth buying. Thoughts?

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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by techking13 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:16 am

No posts? Any insight about Alienware is appreciated.

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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by skier » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:18 am

they're basically too expensive for 80% of users for what they have inside, similar to most prebuilt systems. they have a lot more hype than most companies though for how much market share they have

i'd only *start* to consider one if i had a spare $2k i had nothing to spend on

do you plan to game on it constantly?
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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by DJ Tucker » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:28 am

Alienware are far too expensive. to get an alienware desktop pc at my spec you would right now be looking at £1000 and i only paid £900 brand new.
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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by Darkstar » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:27 am

they used to be the ultimate laptop, money no object type of thing, personally if i had the money i would take a look at one of the new 3D gaming laptops....Acer and Asus are the ones that have them i believe.

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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by techking13 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:54 pm

I guess I'm getting a consensus that they're not worth it. Thanks.

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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by Major_A » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:16 am

You never answered an earlier poster's question. Are you using this as a gaming PC? Do you have a desktop computer that you game on? What is your sole intention for buying a laptop in the first place?

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Post by kylepaddock » Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:34 am

My work buddy had a Qosmio, I prefer to game on desktops and email on laptops.
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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by skier » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:52 am

kylepaddock wrote:My work buddy had a Qosmio, I prefer to game on desktops and email on laptops.
that's relevant to.....what? :|
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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by Hein345 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:55 pm

skier wrote:
kylepaddock wrote:My work buddy had a Qosmio, I prefer to game on desktops and email on laptops.
that's relevant to.....what? :|
It is relevant to the point that It's maybe not worth spending 2000 on a laptop but instead buy a decent 750 buck desktop for gaming purpose and 750 for a decent laptop and save 500.
These days it's possible, to bad I can't miss a coin.

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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by kylepaddock » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:58 pm

Hein345 wrote:
skier wrote:
kylepaddock wrote:My work buddy had a Qosmio, I prefer to game on desktops and email on laptops.
that's relevant to.....what? :|
It is relevant to the point that It's maybe not worth spending 2000 on a laptop but instead buy a decent 750 buck desktop for gaming purpose and 750 for a decent laptop and save 500.
These days it's possible, to bad I can't miss a coin.
u hit the spot.
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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by Hein345 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:03 pm

u hit the spot.
sounds like someone likes that ;D rawr.

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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by Major_A » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:54 pm

Or, buy a cheap desktop Dell, HP, etc... and purchase a real video card and have someone install it. The 9800GT which is still a very good video card is only $100.

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Post by Darkstar » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:11 pm

and thats relevant to?..... :lol:
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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by Major_A » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:29 am

Don't know at this point.

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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by Hein345 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:17 pm

Most of the time their Power supply units aren't that great, It's recommended you cheap that first, because some of those desktops with integrated grapical processor might have no 6-pin connector.
Check that first. ;D

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Re: Alienware Laptops

Post by shamrok3 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:03 pm

I would agree with the fact that Alienware Laptops are WAY overrated. If you are not the richest person in the world and are looking for an excellent gaming laptop have a look at this http://www.gateway.com/systems/series/5 ... av_pseries I have one of the older versions and it runs games like Crysis Warhead almost as fast as my desktop (See sig for desktop stats)!
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