Picking a gaming laptop.

Im well aware of everybodys opinion on alienware computers. But from what people have told me their laptops are actually good buys. Wether thats true or not, Im not sure. But basically im trying to decide between the m14x and m17x.

Heres the m14x

http://www.dell.com/ca/p/alienware-m14x-r2/fs

Id get the 1,299 one.

And heres the m17x

http://www.dell.com/ca/p/alienware-m17x-r4/fs

Id get the 1,499 one.

Would the m17x still perform better with 2 GBs less RAM, and 1 GB more video memory?

And if alienware is still *** for laptops, anyone wanna point me in the direction of a better buy in that 1,200 - 1,500 range?
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  1. GTX 660M equipped system will outperform GT 650M regardless of RAM/VRAM differences.
    1600x900 resolution will be a nice bonus in m17x
  2. http://www.reflexnotebook.ca/index.php/sager-notebooks/sager-np9130.html

    Pick W7 HP 64 bit and other upgrade of your choice.

    Good thing about this laptop is that it use HM77 chipset so it is almost definite that this laptop support IB (call up the company for compatibility).
  3. A couple more places to check out the competition:
    www.eurocom.com
    www.xoticpc.com
  4. I would get the M17X because it has an improved GPU, a better screen to game on and an i7. You shouldn't be able to use 8GB of ram ever anyways so that's not an issue. If you ever want to upgrade your ram you can do that too for much cheaper.
    The new 6xx series of laptop GPU also offer an nice increase in performance over the old 5xx models.
    5xx- http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gtx-560m/performance
    6xx- http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gtx-660m/performance

    I would also consider this laptop because you can equip it with a 675m for within your price range.
    http://web.eurocom.com/EC/ec_model_config1(1,225,0)
  5. Asus g53sx
    Asus g74sx
    or some of those msi ones :)
  6. Problem with the ASUS ones (which is where I look first) is that they don't have the 6xx series of GPU yet.
  7. They will as of the 23rd.
    G55VW-DS71; i7-3610QM Ivy Bridge 2.3 GHz (3.2Ghz on 2 cores) CPU, 12GB RAM, 750GB 7200rpm HDD, 15.6" 1920x1080 LCD w GTX 660M graphics.
    Includes 2mp webcam, 3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 port, a Thunderbolt port, WiFi, HDMI, and Bluetooth.
    Has option for anti-glare 1920x1080 95% NTSC color gamut (+$125) and Blu-Ray optical drive.
  8. WR2 said:
    They will as of the 23rd.
    G55VW-DS71; i7-3610QM Ivy Bridge 2.3 GHz (3.2Ghz on 2 cores) CPU, 12GB RAM, 750GB 7200rpm HDD, 15.6" 1920x1080 LCD w GTX 660M graphics.
    Includes 2mp webcam, 3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 port, a Thunderbolt port, WiFi, HDMI, and Bluetooth.
    Has option for anti-glare 1920x1080 95% NTSC color gamut (+$125) and Blu-Ray optical drive.

    Well then if he can wait those two days that should be a great option. Although the Eurocom I linked still has a more powerful GPU.
  9. WR2 said:
    They will as of the 23rd.
    G55VW-DS71; i7-3610QM Ivy Bridge 2.3 GHz (3.2Ghz on 2 cores) CPU, 12GB RAM, 750GB 7200rpm HDD, 15.6" 1920x1080 LCD w GTX 660M graphics.
    Includes 2mp webcam, 3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 port, a Thunderbolt port, WiFi, HDMI, and Bluetooth.
    Has option for anti-glare 1920x1080 95% NTSC color gamut (+$125) and Blu-Ray optical drive.

    OMG WR2! :love:
    Any links!!!! I would love this laptop!! Ty for the info! :wahoo:
  10. First noticed through http://laptoping.com/first-asus-g55vw-gaming-laptop-config-available-for-pre-order.html

    Webstore listing
    ASUS G55VW-DS71 $1398 - not familiar with that webstore.
    And the sales note "Contact us regarding ordering." makes me think they might not have it in stock for a while.
  11. You can pick up an early copy of the G55VW manual if you're interested.
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