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March 10, 2011 3:23:01 AM

Hey guys! Im looking for a gaming notebook that can play games around medium - high setting. I have a homebuilt gaming desktop that I use, but since i travel so often, I am looking for a notebook to take around. My budget is around $1,500 and I want to get the most bang for my buck as I can. I was looking at alienware(which seems overpriced) and also looking and some Asus ones as well!

Any help would be greatly appretiated!

Thanks,
Cody

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March 10, 2011 9:33:26 PM

I got an XPS 15 for $1587 out the door. I got an employee discount and found a coupon online. I plan on running a VM and/or dual booting. I too travel on occasion and I may have to process a ream of documents for OCR on a processor core or two while I blow some brains out against a wall at 1600 resolution. Just saying.



Item Number Quantity Item Description
225-0675 1 XPS 15
317-6409 1 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2720QM processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.30 GHz
317-6415 1 8GB,DDR3,2 DIMM
331-1668 1 Backlit Internal Keyboard - English
320-1673 1 15.6FHD TLF B+RGLED LCD L501X
421-3874 1 Camera Software 2.X, Factory Install
421-3642 1 Basic Stage
421-4060 1 Fast Access Facial Recognition 3.0 SW Application
320-2120 1 NVIDIA GeForce GT540M 2GB graphics with Optimus
342-2372 1 640GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
318-0490 1 Elemental Silver Aluminum (WLAN)
420-6576 1 DELL WELCOME,Software Dimension/Inspiron
420-9691 1 DataSafe Local BackUp
420-6436 1 PC-Restore, Dim/Insp
330-6222 1 Windows 7 Label
421-1737 1 Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
421-0092 1 DELL-DOWNLOAD-FLAG
420-9876 1 Cozi-Calendar
421-2086 1 eBay Webslice
421-0757 1 Skype VOIP Application
421-4118 1 WHITEPAGES.COM,Webslice
421-4289 1 Dell Support Center Software 3.0
318-0392 1 Windows Live Wave 4
331-1674 1 Resource DVD (L502X)
430-4038 1 Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card
410-1883 1 Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 Multi-Language
318-1064 1 Tray Load Blu-ray Triple Writer (reads and writes CDs, DVDs, BDs)
318-0434 1 Roxio Creator Starter, FI
421-4550 1 Power DVD 9.6, 3D
318-0431 1 Creative SoundBlaster X-FI MB 1.2
430-4047 1 Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 and Bluetooth 3.0
421-4736 1 Wireless Display Software
410-9452 1 McAfee Platinum, 30 Day, MUI
312-1186 1 92 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
410-0487 1 Microsoft Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel with ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
939-4860 1 Dell Hardware Limited Warranty, Initial Year
939-4870 1 Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Plus In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis, Initial Year
950-3337 1 1 Year Limited Warranty
950-9797 1 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
420-8878 1 Soft Contracts Dell In-Home Hardware Agreement
933-0410 1 Warranty Support, Initial Year
988-0099 1 To activate your online backupaccount, go to Start, Programs, DataSafe Online
927-2357 1 DataSafe Online 2.0 2GB
421-4356 1 Software, DataSafe Online 2.0 2GB
430-3893 1 No Mobile Broadband L501X
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March 14, 2011 1:57:17 AM

You shoud have a look at Maingear, Origin, Digital Storm, they offer better value-for-money then overpriced Alienwares.
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March 14, 2011 3:49:49 PM

Asus is pretty solid, but they have some things they could improve upon "support" wise. I would go with this HP high performance laptop, goo.gl/JsEDn this one is going to be on sale the next three days.
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