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Old 09-05-2009, 07:53 AM   #11
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You want good looks? Here you go
http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...kdhs1&ref=dthp

The Alienware laptop youre looking at isnt that great really (hardware wise), especially for the price that theyre asking. You can get a 3x better desktop for that price if you build it yourself. 2x better if you buy a branded one.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:58 AM   #12
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Alienware and Dell over price like crazy, getting a custom laptop from either vendor is expensive. Try to find a model in production with high stats, it cost less since its not custom, but I would suggest getting a gaming tower, not a gaming laptop
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:36 AM   #13
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Thanks for the replies all. I've decided to go with

http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/busi...bsd&cs=ukbsdt1
Similar to what Daviss posted but I managed to get the same specs + better graphics card customizing it for less money.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:43 PM   #14
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Thanks for the replies all. I've decided to go with

http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/busi...bsd&cs=ukbsdt1
Similar to what Daviss posted but I managed to get the same specs + better graphics card customizing it for less money.
>_> prebuilt Dell.

Waste of money, but as long as you're happy with it.
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>_> prebuilt Dell.

Waste of money, but as long as you're happy with it.
Why waste of money?
Thats just what this guy needs imo, if hes not really familiar with all the hardware mumbo jumbo and needs something that looks good and offers customer service and a warranty. Plus the Dell desktops have new hardware (i7 and new nVidia cards) compared to the Alienware laptops which have outdated video cards and slow ram.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:54 PM   #16
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i would bash alienware for their laptops, but after using one i can understand why those things can be so expensive

they're rock solid and very quiet. it's like a ferrari. Though you could probably soup up a honda to run just as fast....but it still doesnt change the fact that it's a ferrari

if you really have to money and wanna buy alienware i would say go for it
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Dell owns Alienware.

It's not a secret that Alienware (and Dell) have overpriced stuff... With Dell/Alienware you're paying a lot for a brand name and fancy logo on the case.
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Dell isn't as overpriced as some would have you believe.
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Dell isn't as overpriced as some would have you believe.
Oh that's not to say its incredibly price gouged (except their Alienware branch) but there are other, equally reliable brands, that offer the same hardware at lower prices. Just a different name on the case.
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The majority of Dell's product line is focused on budget oriented consumers. I don't see where you heading with this.
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