I've always wanted an alienware... but their prices have always been ubsurd for my needs, and i can't tone down the specs for my need to make the laptop cheaper. However, i recently have been able to start finding "last months" models of the alienware area-51 m15x (the one i'd be interested in) on ebay... people selling them, maybe even brand new in box, with good feedback ratings, cheaper, and the specs that i might get in a newer hp or something.
my question is... ebay has been known to have some great deals and trash deals, like NEVER buy airsoft stuff off ebay, everything is junk... but what about the computers? is it a mistake even thinking about buying them off ebay? getting the chance to have an affordable alienware would be so awesome.
I've never bought anything off ebay - but I can say that buying an Alienware isn't the best choice for you. Clevo/Sager computers are much better performing at much better prices. Consider some of them, first.
Although, if you want an Alienware, I guess there's no price for that..
Clevo doesn't actually sell notebooks to consumers, so you won't find them. However, if you go to Sager, you'll find several notebooks that are incredibly similar to what many other companies (XoticPC, killernotebooks, Eurocom) sell - they're all Clevo notebooks, just configured differently.
Another question I have. I'm a little unsure on where to buy/ the compatability of purchasing a new graphics card for laptops, namily the alienware m15x. is it possibly to buy an upgraded graphics card to install myself? where could i get one?
wow, that's sure going to be a lot harder then i think it is.
i think i'll try taking a computer building class or somthing like that through my community college and letting the warranty run down before attempting a feat like that.
but hmm... sounds like a challange, the m15x is on the list of MXM... maybe i'll try it some day if my only option for a computer has a less-then-par video card.