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Has anybody had any personal experience with FN? They seem pretty neat.
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They make good computers, but it's much cheaper to build your own, especially at the price point Falcon NW's PC's are at. Lots of people here would be willing to help you learn how to if needed.

(edit) just saw this was in laptops not desktops, oops . IDK about their laptops, haven't seen much on them.
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heard some good things but not personal experience, i would imagine they are better than ibuypower or something like that. personally i would just make my own computer

edit: saw it was in laptops too i would say go with sager laptops though but if you have the money for FN go for it
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I've purchased a couple of desktops from them; good company. But my last few systems were self built as I was unhappy with the limited options and price premium.

Their support, like most high end boutique builders, is personal and good.

No experience with their laptops.
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post #5 of 11
Their laptops are good quality, good people.

Their CS is good as well but, you pay a serious premium for that support.

Generally speaking, Falcon doesn't buy their parts (to my knowledge) from the lowest bidder, they go for quality so, prices are obviously, higher than an Alienware or Sager would be.

One of the interns owns one, he loves it...It's died once or twice but, they went the extra mile, recovered the HD's and basically went out of their way to satisfy him.

In a comparison of "the big 3", I'd say Falcon is a very good option, considering their CS alone, I'd say they're a very good choice.

I've heard some nightmares too mind you but, generally speaking, there are always some of those VIA even the best.
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Just build your own they are way overpriced! FN is a good company, but you could get way more performance for less doing it yourself.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Hawk777th View Post
Just build your own they are way overpriced! FN is a good company, but you could get way more performance for less doing it yourself.
Don't you just love how people bash on X company as soon as they see their name? Unless you go to china and talk to the foxconn guys I don't know how you would build your own laptop.

<Ontopic>

They're good quality the customer service is way beyond excellent and they're expensive. It's like buying a ferrari. If you have the money I'd say go for it!
Edited by CloudCR - 5/10/11 at 7:18am
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post #8 of 11
FN is fantastic when it comes to prebuilts.
Their build quality is impeccable and so is their customer support.

Easily one of the best and most respected in the business.

And that ICON2 case.... oh mamacita
post #9 of 11
Well in the gaming laptop world the question between companies is do you want a Lamborghini(falcon NW) or do you want a Camaro (Alienware) Or do you want a (M3) segar
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post #10 of 11
www.xoticpc.com or www.powernotebooks.com are much cheaper than FN and have all the major gaming notebooks except for Alienware.
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