I need help deciding between the two.. Tags: Laptops Last response: July 29, 2012 1:19 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share tnewbs July 29, 2012 12:39:33 AM 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 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 512GB Flash Storage Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide (English) Accessory Kit and 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 More about : deciding DeusAres July 29, 2012 12:58:40 AM I'd look through something like this... http://www.powernotebooks.com/ASUS-Custom-Built-Gaming-... 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! m 0 l avenseth12 July 29, 2012 1:15:38 AM For the two above the alienware is a better choice if you are gaming. You should be fine m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer austing July 29, 2012 1:19:17 AM 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 (: m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help deciding between two laptops due to the CPU (i5 + GTX860) vs (i7 + GTX850) Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between these two laptops Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between two graphic cards Forum I need help deciding between two choices. Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between these two PSU's Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between two Lenovo laptops Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between two gaming pc builds Forum Need help deciding between two monitors. Forum Ordering a system Monday, need help deciding between these two Forum Need help deciding between these two GPU's Forum need help deciding between two cpu's Forum Need help deciding between two gaming laptops Forum Need help deciding between these two motherboards Forum Need help deciding between two brands for a GTX 660! Forum Need help deciding between these two computers.. Forum Need help deciding between two systems. Forum Need help deciding between two monitors Forum Need help deciding between two monitors Forum Need help deciding! What is the difference between the two? Forum SolvedHelp Deciding Between Two Different Monitors Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !