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July 5, 2013 7:42:38 PM

I am looking for a gaming laptop and I have a $2000 budget. I was going to pick up the new Alienware from future shop. What do you guys think? Is there a better laptop out there?

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July 5, 2013 7:57:20 PM

Alienware garnered its name when they were a Clevo distributor ..... then Dell bought em. I'd stick w/ Clevo

http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/592609-clev...

http://www.lpc-digital.com/sager-np8290.html

Instant $50.00 OFF! (order is over $1, 350.00)
17.3" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with MATTE Surface (1920 x 1080)
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5 Memory
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor
Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 8GB
750GB Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 8GB SSD
6X Blu-ray Reader/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive
Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module
8 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh

That's $1659

Upgrade to GTX 780M takes you to $2,034 .... but breaking $2k probably get you a bigger discount.
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July 5, 2013 8:43:56 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Alienware garnered its name when they were a Clevo distributor ..... then Dell bought em. I'd stick w/ Clevo

http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/592609-clev...

http://www.lpc-digital.com/sager-np8290.html

Instant $50.00 OFF! (order is over $1, 350.00)
17.3" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with MATTE Surface (1920 x 1080)
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5 Memory
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor
Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 8GB
750GB Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 8GB SSD
6X Blu-ray Reader/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive
Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module
8 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh

That's $1659

Upgrade to GTX 780M takes you to $2,034 .... but breaking $2k probably get you a bigger discount.


That was a brilliant answer! thank you so much for your time to answer me. I will definitely consider this. And going over 2000 dollars is perfectly fine for a better deal. Thanks again!
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July 12, 2013 7:13:42 PM

Alienware is terrible. It cost far more, and works really badly.
I can only give you input on the MSI (as i have a similar model, GT780 DX).
Screen quality is superb, but so is in the sager.
Keyboard in the MSI requires a lot of force (stronger hits) to register keystrokes than your average laptop, but they keyboard is quite resistant (you can feel it to the touch).
The Audio in the MSI is really great for a Laptop, no idea on the sager thou.

The cooling of the MSI is very good, but i especially went for a dual core CPU to lower the heat output, and so far it still works great.

The iluminated keyboad is "fun", but not really that important after a while.

see this gaming laptop comparison, http://pcgamerhome.com/best-gaming-laptop/ I recommend MSI G GT70.
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July 13, 2013 12:20:13 AM

The iluminated keyboad is "fun", but not really that important after a while.
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July 14, 2013 3:39:30 PM

Thannk you guys for your answer! This is definitely something to consider.
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July 14, 2013 4:14:39 PM

Each has advantages and disadvantages.

Alienware 17: The sturdiest, easiest to upgrade, and comes with the best warranty and support base, but it has few customization options at the time of purchase, quality control seems worse than average, and Dell's customer service is not always good. Cooling should be good without being too loud. The Dell GTX 780m GPU throttles at 66C/77C, but you can fix that without too much trouble.

ASUS G750: Decent build quality and quiet cooling, but it's the hardest to upgrade and the warranty leaves something to be desired.

High-end Clevos: Plenty of customization options, easy to service and upgrade, cheapest, and some Clevo resellers have good customer service. Warranty is not particularly good and the chassis are chintzy.

High-end MSIs: Decent sound quality, easy to upgrade, and a lot of customization options and features, some of which are useful. Chintzy chassis. The MSI 16f4 and 1763 barebones offer more bang-for-the-buck than the branded GT60 and GT70.
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August 10, 2013 4:16:31 PM

Hey rocco,
Since you have good budget, you can enjoy the liberty to choose from many good gaming laptops option. I would recommend Alienware M17x. It is nice machine to have. But here is the link courtesy quick web search. I guess this link can be useful for your to decide.

http://www.eproguide.com/top-10-best-gaming-laptops-201...
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