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Cant choose (ASUS-W90vp-A1 Alienware M17)

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May 27, 2009 9:14:45 AM

ASUS W90VP-A1


18.4" FHD WUXGA Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1920x1080)

Intel® QX9300 45nm "Montevina" Core™2 Quad 2.53GHz w/12MB L2 On-die cache - 1066MHz FSB

CROSSFIRE DUAL ATI HD4870's 512MB (1,024MB Total) PCI-Express DDR3 DX10

6,144MB DDR2 800MHz (3 SODIMMs) Dual Channel Memory

320GB 7200RPM WD or Seagate (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s) - Default Hard Drive (x2)

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xmod Wired/Wireless Sound Card System (Broadcast Xtreme Fidelity Audio from PC to other
audio devices wirelessly)

Integrated Fingerprint Reader

Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's - Standard

3 Year Parts/Labor Warranty 24/7 Tech Support w/ LCD Accidental Damage Protection




ALIENWEAR


Dual 512 Mobility Readon HD 3870 (CrossFire) (I get 50% off the x2 4870s when they are released for AW)

IntelCore 2 Extreme Quad QX9300 2.53 Ghz (12mb Cache 1066 Mhz FSB)

17 Inch HD 1920x1200 Display (clear view technology)

Illuminated Keyboard

Windows Vista 64 bit Home Preimum

8Gb Dual Channel DDR3 SO-DIMM

Extreme Performance (Raid 0) -1 Terabyte 7200 RPM

8x Dual Lay Burner W lightscribe technology

Intel internet Ultimate N 5300

Internal Audio with sorround sound.

3 Year support/replacement/upgrade warranty



Please guys tell me which one i need facts not just an opinion i really need help and i cant find any UNBIASED opinion , please help and give me truthful opinions based on fact. (I DO WELCOME YOUR OPINION but please back it up with fact if ya can)
a c 244 D Laptop
May 27, 2009 10:21:37 AM

with out a single doubt go for ASUS W90.

1_2x HD 4870 eat 2 HD 3870 :) 
2_ASUS's build quality is better
3_even 4GB RAM is pretty good for now,so u wont see a noiteceable difference between 6GB and 8GB.
4_About the HDD,it depends on u that how much space u need.

But ASUS W90 will give u way better gaming performance.
May 27, 2009 3:53:44 PM

Even with the DDR3 RAM alienware has?
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a b D Laptop
May 27, 2009 4:17:27 PM

DDR3 vs DDR2 really doesn't bring much of a performance gain. The power of those two gpus on the Asus is far more important.
May 27, 2009 5:16:09 PM

I have one more build here.
May 27, 2009 5:20:25 PM

17" WUXGA "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1920x1200)

Intel Core i7 Quad Extreme (Nehalem) 965 3.2GHz 8MB Cache 130W

nVidia GeForce GTX 280M 1,024MB PCI-Express DDR3 DX10 (User Upgradeable)

6,144MB DDR3 1066MHz Memory (3 SODIMMS)

500GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache) (x2)

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xmod Wired/Wireless Sound Card System (Broadcast Xtreme Fidelity Audio from PC to other audio devices wirelessly)

Microsoft USB Fingerprint Reader

Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's

Sager 3 Year Parts & Labor Warranty + 30 Day NO Dead Pixel Warranty w/ Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Toll Free Customer Support



Sager NP9280 (Built on Clevo D900F)

www.xoticpc.com is where i built the ASUS and the Sager NP
May 31, 2009 8:45:39 AM

I'm looking at about the exact same laptops as you milkyway12, except I'm wondering if I should wait another month or 2 for something else that might come out that would give a laptop a noticeable leap in gaming performance. That and I would like to avoid a face melter laptop.

Face Melter
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/1/30/

a c 244 D Laptop
May 31, 2009 9:50:10 AM

milkyway12 said:
17" WUXGA "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1920x1200)

Intel Core i7 Quad Extreme (Nehalem) 965 3.2GHz 8MB Cache 130W

nVidia GeForce GTX 280M 1,024MB PCI-Express DDR3 DX10 (User Upgradeable)

6,144MB DDR3 1066MHz Memory (3 SODIMMS)

500GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache) (x2)

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xmod Wired/Wireless Sound Card System (Broadcast Xtreme Fidelity Audio from PC to other audio devices wirelessly)

Microsoft USB Fingerprint Reader

Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's

Sager 3 Year Parts & Labor Warranty + 30 Day NO Dead Pixel Warranty w/ Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Toll Free Customer Support




Sager NP9280 (Built on Clevo D900F)

www.xoticpc.com is where i built the ASUS and the Sager NP



The sager model beats the ASUS W90 in terms of CPU performance but loses in gaming performance because 2xHD 4870 beat 1 GTX 280M
a b D Laptop
May 31, 2009 11:24:49 PM

^exactly. All of which I've said before in his previous threads.

Dahvious: besides nehalem coming to laptops there isn't much slated for release that will bring big gaming performance increases.
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