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I'm going on deployment for about 10 months in August and I've been searching around for a pretty damn good gaming laptop that I can bring with me. Now I built an Alienware online for $3000 and I think this is the one I am going to get, but I just wanted to check here and see if you guys have any better solutions, tips, comments, really anything to help me out. I do not want to pay more than the $3000 I might be shelling out for this laptop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Alienware M17x
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 2820QM 2.3GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
MEMORY 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz (4DIMMS)
VIDEO CARD 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 6970M
HARD DRIVE 1.5TB Raid 0 (2x 750GB 7,200RPM)
LCD PANEL 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED
WIRELESS CARD Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 6300 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO Technology
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
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Do you know how to build a computer custom?
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Do you really need a laptop or can you do with a small-form factor PC and a 17" LCD?
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post #4 of 22
I would recommend on going to notebookreview -> discussions -> marketplace and seeing what is available. There are some good deals there. A few Alienware's with warranties. Just a thought.
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
Do you really need a laptop or can you do with a small-form factor PC and a 17" LCD?
Thats why i asked him if he can build, a good mATX or even ITX build will suit his needs fine for a third of the price.
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post #6 of 22
Just get an Asus G73... save you half the price and will never be found wanting in performance:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220957
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I'm not really in the know of how to build computer's and I definately would not have the time to build one. And I thought about a small desktop but the gear restrictions I am allowed to bring on deployment with me rule that option out.
post #8 of 22
OK Depending on where he is going to be deployed to and the nature of his post he may be very mobile and and SFF or ITX with 17" monitor will not be beneficial. I was gonna say get a toughbook or something along thoser lines, but those tend to be a little limited on the GPU side of things. For Portability I would go with 14" - 15" lappy rather than a 17". But thats me. You won't need 16GB of RAM. Thats ridiculous. Seriously. I would go with something like below.

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 2720QM 2.2GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
MEMORY 6GB DDR3 at 1600MHz
VIDEO CARD 1.5GB DDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus™ technology
HARD DRIVE 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s
LCD PANEL 14.0" High Def (720p/1366x768) with WLED backlight
WIRELESS CARDS Intel® Advanced-N WiFi Link 6205 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology
WIRELESSHD None
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE 8x SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Slot Load Optical Drive
SOUND OPTIONS Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio
BLUETOOTH Internal Bluetooth 3.0

Configured that at Dell.com. Came up to $1574. Should honestly be plenty. Heres a link to get started http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...alienware-m14x
Edited by Erick Silver - 4/29/11 at 11:30am
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaiga View Post
Just get an Asus G73... save you half the price and will never be found wanting in performance:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220957
^^^ this forget the alienware go with the asus G73 or configure one from..


http://www.sagernotebook.com/

either of those options i think would suit you better sir
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And would that be BF3 proof you think?
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