ok so i'm just shopping around on a possible laptop to purchase for gaming, multitasking, and other things. i have no price tag and i was wondering, which laptop would be better for gaming, the alienware m17x or the alienware m17.
i can't find benchmarks on either and i wanted to know how either one perform on games such as Empire total war, GTA4 and Crysis.
Honestly, I wouldn't touch Alienware with a 10ft pole. But, since you didn't ask for that I'll answer your question.
As a base configuration, the M17 with a 3870 smokes the M17x with dual 8600 cards. The 8600M GT's were a joke in terms of performance and are not worth considering. Same goes with the 8700. That leaves you with the option for dual 9800's and at $850, you have got to be kidding me. IMO, the M17 even with dual 3870's is the far better deal.
If you want a recommendation for a different system, take a look at Sager/ Clevo notebooks from either sagernotebook.com or xoticpc.com.
It wont beat M17x because a single GTX 280M equals a destkop 9800GTX and a HD 3870 is like a 8800MGTX which is like Desktop 8800GTS (old version),so even in some games 1 GTX 280M beats 2 HD 3870s and in some games 2 HD 3870s in.
€4984 FOR a laptop !!!! either AW M17 full configed or Sager 9850 beat that laptop and will cost lower.
Also judging from how u typed,it seems u are telling everyone that u have the best notebook/desktop out there and there isn't any thing better than what u have right ?