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Please help!! Dilemma! Alienware 15x vs XPS 15 L502X

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July 6, 2011 2:26:09 AM

I'm looking to get a used laptop but I can't decide which one to get. They're all priced pretty close at around a grand but the XPS 15 L502X is $100 cheaper. I narrowed it down to these 3:

Alienware M15x
Processor Processor: Intel Core i7-840QM Quad Core Processor (3.20GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
Hard Disk Drive 250 GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
Memory 6 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHZ
Media Bay 8X DVD +/- RW Drive
Video 1 GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Laptop Screen 15.6-inch WideHD+ 1600x900 (900p) WLED
Laptop Battery 6 Cell, 56WHr Lithium-Ion Primary Battery
Network Interface Card Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-Card
Bluetooth Wireless Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module
Hardware Upgrade 5.1 Channel Audio

XPS L502X
Processor Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM 2.0GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
Hard Disk Drive 750 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
Memory 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz (2 DIMMs)
Media Bay Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW + BD-ROM)
Video NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 1GB graphics
Laptop Screen 15.6 inch FHD (1080p) B+RGLED Display with 2.0 MP webcam
Laptop Battery 6 Cell Primary Battery
Network Interface Card Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000


XPS L702X
Processor Processor: Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz)
Hard Disk Drive 500 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
500 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) 2nd Drive
Memory 8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz (2 DIMMs)
Media Bay Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW + BD-ROM)
Video NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 3GB graphics with Optimus
Laptop Screen 17.3 inch HD+ (900p) WLED Display
Laptop Battery 9 Cell Primary Battery
Network Interface Card Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 and Bluetooth 3.0

Which one would you choose? Would you go for the better CPU or better GPU? Are these a good price at around a grand each?
Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. :) 

Thanks in advance!
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July 6, 2011 2:39:36 AM

Go with the Dell XPS L702X, the Graphics card is better then the others. It ranks 61st for laptops, while the Alienware ranks 66, and the other Dell ranks 111.

Also, it got pretty good specs allround, you'll be happy with it :) 
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