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Old 01-07-2017, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default PC Specialist vs. Alienware?

Hi all,

I'm new here

My question is;

I'm currently looking into getting a new laptop. I've had my MBP since 2012 and was looking to upgrade - but the prices are just ridiculous considering they feature out-dated tech!

Anyway, I was kind of settled on an Alienware 15 R3 - pretty highly spec'd out. (i7-6700HQ, GTX 1070, 256ssd boot + 1tb 7200rpm storage).
Costing about 2100

Then I discovered PC Specialist and their Octane III - which I loaded up to those specs but with an i5-7600k (i7-7700 and 7700k available)
Costing about 1900

Could somebody clarify whether the Alienware is worth the extra? Be it build quality/refinement/aftersales etc etc.

Any other thoughts welcome as long as they're constructive!


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Old 01-09-2017, 06:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: PC Specialist vs. Alienware?

You do pay a Alienware tax. Just like you pay a brand premium on apple.

How is the Octane III you are referring to configured?
Is everything identical other than the CPU?

Gaming laptops are expensive. Will a desktop do?
You are gonna get more gaming for the money by choosing a desktop.
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