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Is an Alienware pc worth the money?

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a b D Laptop
July 24, 2008 9:31:32 AM

Im looking to buy a new pc and was interested in buying an Alienware pc are they worth the money or am I better shopping elsewhere, Im looking to run games like supreme commander on full detail

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July 24, 2008 2:23:27 PM

Quite honestly, I am in the market for a laptop and I see virtually no difference between the alienware and any other laptop gaming pc. The price might be slightly higher, but you cant get a laptop of that quality from dell or gateway. There quite honestly isnt an "affordable" gaming laptop with the exception of the gateway fx series, so if you want an 8800 gtx then you are gonna shell out the money anyway.
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a c 244 D Laptop
July 24, 2008 2:59:49 PM

No,ALIEWNARE M17x has the same specs as XPS M1730(M1730 has better build quality too) and the XPS model is alot cheaper with same specs.
July 24, 2008 5:46:58 PM

The M17x is overpriced, but if you look at the specs, the M15x is actually quite reasonable for the features. Plus, it's a 15", so it is smaller and lighter than most gaming laptops, but it can still be had with top notch components.
a c 244 D Laptop
July 24, 2008 8:13:48 PM

M15x is a good laptop but it has many issues like GPU overheating,CPU downclocking..... but yeah i like the design of it :) 
July 24, 2008 11:30:45 PM

Lemme back the "no Alienware" policy, based on pretty bad customer support (there are many sites devoted to this) and the cases apparently feel flimsy like cheap plastic (for the alien molding). But that's just personal opinion. But in terms of price, yeah, there are companies with better customer support that you can get at that price.
July 25, 2008 12:23:51 AM

Absolutely. IMHO, not much can beat Dell's XPS customer support.
July 25, 2008 12:54:27 PM

cjl said:
Absolutely. IMHO, not much can beat Dell's XPS customer support.


I'm going to have to go ahead and...disagree with you there.

If you're going with a gaming PC, check out Velocity Micro. My brother just got one for about $500 cheaper than the same alienware.

And it's not in that ugly case.
July 25, 2008 12:55:44 PM

I used to be a big Alienware fan back when they were independent but now that they are owned by Dell it's all just BS. Dell is simply creating false competition with it's own XPS series. for high performance laptops Sager, Killer Notebooks, higher end Dell and if you really want to go nuts companies like Falcon Northwest (my personal favorite) can customize a laptop that will blow away pretty much anything out there.
July 25, 2008 2:44:54 PM

macy591 said:
I'm going to have to go ahead and...disagree with you there.

If you're going with a gaming PC, check out Velocity Micro. My brother just got one for about $500 cheaper than the same alienware.

And it's not in that ugly case.

Have you had a bad experience with Dell's XPS support?

(not their regular support, which does suck)
July 27, 2008 1:19:31 AM

Whooo Falcon Northwest! If I only had that much money...:p 
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