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July 23, 2010 4:15:54 PM

Hello,
The dell rep told my computer store that the Precision m4500 has higher performance than a similar configured alienware mx15. He will knock about $700 off the 4500. Any thoughts.

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a c 244 D Laptop
July 23, 2010 5:44:55 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Since both laptops can be customized,post the specs of both that you are considering.
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July 24, 2010 3:38:08 PM

Thank you for your reply. The specs of each is as follows.
Dell Precision Mobile M4500
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core 1.60GHz 6MB
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 32-bit
NVIDIA® Quadro FX 1800M Graphics with 1GB dedicated memory
4.0GB, DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
500GB Hard Drive, 7200 RPM

Alienware M15x
Intel® Core™ i7 740QM Quad Core Processor, 1.73GHz (2.93GHz Turbo Mode, 6M Cache
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 5850
4GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 2GB DDR3)
500GB SATAII 7,200RPM
I know that the Alienware is way cooler looking and doesnt have any ? overheating problems but the m4500 may have a longer more reliable life because it is a business class laptop and may have better repair/service 3 years from now.
I will use it for gaming and video editing mostly.
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a c 244 D Laptop
July 24, 2010 4:45:02 PM

I would go with M15x,because HD 5850 is a mobile card whereas a FX1800M is a mobile workstation card, and for gaming,its recommended to go with a normal(non-workstation) card.
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a b D Laptop
July 24, 2010 8:59:19 PM

Maziar said:
I would go with M15x,because HD 5850 is a mobile card whereas a FX1800M is a mobile workstation card, and for gaming,its recommended to go with a normal(non-workstation) card.


I agree. For gaming the 5850 and the M15x are the better choice. However, if you are looking to do things like Auto CAD, then the FX 1800M is better suited.
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July 31, 2010 5:54:23 PM

Best answer selected by adamdaddy.
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July 31, 2010 5:55:53 PM

Thanks for the info to all who posted. The Alienware is the best choice.
Thanks again.
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a c 244 D Laptop
July 31, 2010 8:36:09 PM

No problem,that's why we are here,hope you enjoy it
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