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Old 03-04-2007, 11:32 AM #1
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considering alienware laptop

hey im going to college soon and my current custom built rig is giving me nothing but problems the past 2 months and i dont want to haul it to college so i want to get a laptop and i been looking around and have my eyes on a Alienware area 51 m5550 here are the specs:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5600 1.83GHz 2MB Cache 667MHz FSB
Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 667MHz - 2 x 1024MB
100GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7600

I'm going to be using it for college work, internet media, and of course gaming or else i wouldnt be going with alienware. but i been hearing alot of negatives about vista and im not framiliar with laptops i have always built my own computers. just wanted to hear some comments from people

oh yea, price $1,664
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:34 AM #2
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:49 AM #3
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Vista and gaming don't get along that well as of yet, and IMO Alienware machines are overpriced.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:11 PM #4
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anything you would recommend since alienwares are overpriced
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:15 PM #5
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anything you would recommend since alienwares are overpriced
No, sorry. I'm not in the gaming laptop market so I don't have any other input. Have you shopped around to see if there are any other brands that can give you those specs?
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:18 PM #6
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Gaming laptops aren't good for gaming. I think you should fix your current computer and get a normal laptop (~$700) for schoolwork and non gaming things.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:22 PM #7
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Gaming laptops aren't good for gaming. I think you should fix your current computer and get a normal laptop (~$700) for schoolwork and non gaming things.
This is what I'd recommend as well, but he doesn't want to lug a desktop to college.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:22 PM #8
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i think you picked a good laptop

i have a alienware Aurora m9700 and its great for gaming but... i defititly dont think it would be good for college because of its battery life. i keep it plugged in at all times though because i use it in my room insted of a desktop.

but i think you picked a great laptop
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:29 PM #9
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I'm looking at a Best Buy catalog right now and I was thinking about getting this...

Sony Vaio FE880E/H
*Windows Vista Home Premium
*Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500
*Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
*2048mb DDR2 memory
*160GB hard drive
*Built-in camera and microphone

$1399

It does not say the graphic card it comes with.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:33 PM #10
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it probly has a onboard one ^^^
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It does not say the graphic card it comes with.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. Intergrated/shared.

Source was Amazon.com.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:37 PM #12
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nogo on that graphics card im presuming
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:38 PM #13
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Eww @ integrated AND shared... well I guess if you/me is getting that we better get a better card.


Do laptops have PCIe/AGP slots or is it different?
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Gaming laptops aren't good for gaming. I think you should fix your current computer and get a normal laptop (~$700) for schoolwork and non gaming things.
Gonna agree on that.
Macbook for school.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:41 PM #15
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Don't get the Alienware. They're just an overpriced Dell, so get a Dell instead
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:47 PM #16
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some dell desktop replacement laptops have actual video cards. You could always get like a lan pc.... where the tower is like the size of a gamecube.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:51 PM #17
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some dell desktop replacement laptops have actual video cards. You could always get like a lan pc.... where the tower is like the size of a gamecube.
Most Dell laptops have dedicated video memory. I'm pretty sure almost all of them have that sort of option, from the Latitude and Inspiron line to the XPS. I know some of the lower-end ones don't.
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Gonna agree on that.
Macbook for school.
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i have a macbook and its good as hell
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are you ****ing kiding me ^
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:01 PM #20
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:02 PM #21
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Alienwares are overpriced. Dell is always going to be cheaper though you could get a Macbook with a student discount too.

Too Erus_Vestrum, pick your own avatar you ****ing douche.
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