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br0ken0ut 12-27-2012 08:39 AM

New Gaming Laptop
Hello all,

I'm contemplating buying a gaming laptop but I am unsure as to whether or not the specs I have had a look at are sufficient enough to do what I have planned.
The laptop model is an Alienware M14x.

The computer will mainly be used for playing games such as Minecraft and several indie games on steam but I would also like it to be able to run games like Call of Duty: BOII smoothly without any hassle on medium graphics settings aswell as watching youtube videos and other basic web browser stuff.

The budget is $2,000 USD and it doesnt HAVE to be under that amount but I would like to keep it relatively close to that price. The current spec loadout costs $2,400 USD.

PROCESSOR 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3740QM Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (English)
WARRANTY & SERVICE 1-Year Premier Service with 1-Year Oncall
ESSENTIAL HELP 3Yr Dell OnCall help
COLOR OPTIONS Nebula Red with Soft Touch Finish
MEMORY 12GB 1600MHZ DDR3 SDRAM (1 x 4G + 1 x 8G)
HARD DRIVE 750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
VIDEO CARD 2 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce®GT 650M using NVIDIA Optimus™ technology
OPTICAL DRIVE Blu-ray BD-ROM / DVD +/-RW Combo Drive
WIRELESS NETWORK CARD Killer™ Wireless-N 1202 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO for Gaming & Video and Bluetooth 4.0

If you see an aspect of the specs shown above that needs to be improved or is to exxecisve for what I plan to use it for please let me know and if possible recommend a replacement that is offered by alienware in the customiser.
customer link here

Thanks in advanced for the help,

rowcon123 12-27-2012 01:16 PM

Is building a desktop out of the question here ??

dbcraig217 12-27-2012 01:25 PM

Building a desktop would be a better choice. For your budget you can get way more than that laptop.

rowcon123 12-27-2012 04:46 PM

Yeh I was thinking about buying one of them but I found out it is better to build than to buy

br0ken0ut 12-27-2012 10:30 PM

Re: New Gaming Laptop

Originally Posted by rowcon123 (Post 12116306)
Is building a desktop out of the question here ??

Unfortunately a desktop is out of the question. Since my parents are divorced its far more easier to take a laptop from place to rather rather than a desktop that I can only use every second week.

rowcon123 12-28-2012 12:24 PM

Ok then look around there are better laptops out there for the price don't get suckered in by the looks

br0ken0ut 12-28-2012 11:03 PM

Re: New Gaming Laptop
After a fair bit of digging I came across this, thoughts?

Metabox W370ET $2,093 free shipping

Windows 7 64-bit with DVD and drivers
17.3" FHD 1920X1080 LED/LCD 72% colour gamult
i7-374OQM Quad Core CPU 2.7GHz up to 3.7GHz
16GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM (2 x 8Gb memory)
Primary 120GB SSD Samsung 530/130MBs
750GB 7200 rpm secondary hard drive
Dual layer DVD+/-R/W optical drive
Killer Wireless-N 1202 and bluetooth v4.0

Other stuff:
Web Camera, Mic, built-in 2 speakers, S/PDIF output, THX TruStudio Pro, 3 x USB 3.0 ports (eSATA), 1 x USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, VGA, Card reader, Ethernet, AC Adaptor 120W, 8-cell battery.

It looks like a pretty good deal plus its local. The only concern I have is that the website isn't as profreesional as I would expect so Im not sure if its meant to be dodgy or something but it could just be bad web design.


rowcon123 12-29-2012 06:56 AM

Nice find but I share you concern for that website let me have a look around for the same laptop

---------- Post added at 08:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:53 PM ----------

Just having a look around the website and the website is fine to buy from enjoy :)

br0ken0ut 12-29-2012 07:33 AM

Re: New Gaming Laptop
Thanks for that :)

rowcon123 12-29-2012 08:52 AM

No prob :)

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