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Alienware M15x

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September 20, 2010 10:11:28 PM

Ok so i made a deal with my mom that if i get honor roll in school i will get a laptop and i am getting an M15x so she said i would have to pay for 1/2 of it. So i need someone to make the cheapest and best specs for me so i am not paying 1000 and my mom too (she wouldnt be happy.) And just so you know my bro has an asus and when it breaks he said i could have the gtx 260M for my alienware instead of paying 400 for the upgrade. so either the cheapest ATI card or the 240M w/ 512MB video memory for now.

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September 20, 2010 10:14:28 PM

You can't upgrade the graphics card on a laptop.
September 20, 2010 10:16:09 PM

well i just went on and got my specs so wadda ya think

Intel® Core™ i5-540M 2.53GHz (3.06Ghz Turbo Mode, 3M cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
512MB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 240M
15.6-inch WideHD+ 1600x900 (900p) WLED
4GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 2GB DDR3)
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
Watch High Definition with an internal Blu-Ray player
Primary - 6-cell (56Watt) Lithium-Ion Battery
Intel WiFi Link 5300 802.11AGN Half Mini Card
Alienware M15x, Cosmic Black
AlienFX Quasar Blue
Alienhead 3DSteam and Portal™ Factory Installed
Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio
Internal Bluetooth 2.1 Mini-Card - 2.1 Enhanced Data Rate
Automatic Updates: On
Standard Nameplate

I will change personalization just tell me if i can lower something or if i have to add something
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September 20, 2010 10:17:58 PM

What games do you play most often?
September 20, 2010 10:18:05 PM

zach538467 said:
You can't upgrade the graphics card on a laptop.

I thought if you take out the cooling system on the M15x you can change it out
September 20, 2010 10:19:10 PM

i dont i am going to start because you cant take an xbox in a car and play it
September 20, 2010 10:27:51 PM

I suppose "can't" isn't exactly the right word:)  It's difficult, you have to unsolder the old chip from the motherboard and solder the new one in. I am not sure about Alienware's BIOS ect...but you also have to make sure that you could get drivers that would work with your machine. I'd check for sure though, because a GT 240M is relatively weak if that is your main computer(mine has the 210M, and it get's by, but not good enough that I'd want to play on it very long:) ) Other than that it looks good. You could probably save money if you went with ASUS.
September 20, 2010 10:31:09 PM

yeah my bros is pretty sweet but i really want the alienware. but what about switching the 4GB ram for 3GB and adding the ATI card. i know i can upgrade the ram so i will get prolly 8GB corsair later on but for now will 3GB work
September 20, 2010 11:42:47 PM

well i was researchin and i am gonna get a sager u have a brand i shud look at. I picked sager because i was able to get better card more RAM I7 with more power and everything before 1300
September 20, 2010 11:43:42 PM

correction berfore going 1.1k
September 20, 2010 11:51:38 PM

Display 15.6" HD Display with Super Glossy Surface (1366 x 768)
Video & Graphics Card 1GB DDR3 Nvidia GeForce GT 330M GPU with Optimus Technology / Embedded Intel HD Graphics with Shared Memory up to 1.7GB
CPU Processor Intel® Core™ i5-520M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.40GHz / 2.93GHz Turbo Mode ) [$60.00]
Thermal Compound IC Diamond 7 Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU [$20.00]
Operating System Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition ( 64-Bit Preloaded )
Memory 6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 1 X 4GB + 1 X 2GB [$80.00]
Primary Hard Disk Drive 640GB 5400rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive [$40.00]
Optical Drive 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
Wireless Network Card Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN Module
Bluetooth Internal Bluetooth V2.1 Module
Primary Battery Smart Li-ION Battery Pack (6 Cells 62.16WH)
Integrated Security Device Fingerprint Reader
Microsoft Office New! Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included in Price
Warranty Sager 1 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
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Sub Total: $1,099.00
Sales Tax: $0.00
Shipping: $0.00
Total: $1,099.00

hows that sound compared to alienware
September 20, 2010 11:53:02 PM

Much better deal. I haven't had much experience with Sager, but from what I have read they are good. I have no love for Dell, so anything other than an Alienware gets the vote from me:) 
September 21, 2010 12:00:51 AM

ok well now i just need honor roll for my mom 2 pay half
September 21, 2010 12:14:01 AM

Work hard dude. It'll pay off with a laptop *and* knowledge:)