I need help deciding between the two..

I'm buying a laptop for mobily around the home and at the office, etc.

Now it's between the

new mac book pro w/ retina display

2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
512GB Flash Storage
Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide (English)
Accessory Kit


Alienware M17x

Alienware M17X R4 Alienware M17X R4 with Soft Touch
Operating System Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit
Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM (8MB Cache, up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
Memory 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS)
Keyboard English Keyboard
Display Panels 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED
Video Card 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M
Hard Drive 750GB 7,200 RPM + 32GB mSATA Caching SSD
Nameplate Personalized Plate (T**** N******)
AlienFX Mars Red
Hinge Up Nebula Red with Soft Touch Finish
Adobe Reader Acrobat SW Adobe Acrobat X Reader
Optical Driver Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
Audio Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di with THX TruStudio Pro Software
Wireless Networking Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO for Gaming & Video and Bluetooth 4.0

leaning towards the alienware now because its $400 cheaper atm due to their 15% off special..

should I go with either of these or something different? Please help..

Also the laptop will be used for gaming and photo/video editing.

dont say build a pc because I already have a pretty new gaming pc I built. this is strictly for mobility lol
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  1. I'd look through something like this...

    They offer custom built laptops. I think they'd be much cheaper than mac or alienware. They would probably offer a better selection than mac and alienware.

    Hope this helps. Good luck!
  2. For the two above the alienware is a better choice if you are gaming. You should be fine
  3. I would say, unless your going for graphic design, use alienware.

    You can get much more power for much less money buying from other brands like ASUS.

    If you really want your laptop to turn heads at your office, alienware laptops get alot of attention and envy from others (:
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