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What is your maximum budget?
3500-4k Depending

What country are you in?
Australia

What will be the uses of this laptop?
Gaming

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
Anything but MSI, i refuse MSI

What screen size do you require?
17inch Preferably.

What screen resolution do you require?
1366x768 is the min, would prefer 1920x1080

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
I would Prefer new, but i am open.

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
Not really an issue, I would like atleast 40 minutes of battery time when active however, as sometimes i need to move from A to B by road, i have a mobile connection.

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
World of Warcraft - Maximum Details
Aion - Maximum Details
Rift - Maximum Details
Dead space 2 - Maximum Details
Red Alert 3 - Maximum Details
StarCraft 2 - Maximum Details

What operating system do you need? (if any)
Vista 64bit/Windows 7 64bit I am cool with either.

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
I would prefer Black

How much hard drive space do you need?
I have an external drive, a minimum of 250GB is needed, more is better so long as it is within the Price confines

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
I would prefer HDMI Access, or perhaps That intel video wifi, the thing that allows you to broadcast to your tv wirelessly

Is there anything else we need to know?

I live in Australia as i said, i do move alot, and my machine will be subject to extreme temperature differances, We get hot days and very cold nights in my area, so i want something sturdy, So far i have two in mind, i am open to thirds, but i would like to hear suggestions on these as well.


((The Alienware))
Base Stealth Black Anodized Aluminum
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 2720QM 2.2GHz (3.3GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
Memory 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM (4x2GB)
Keyboard AlienFX® Illuminated Keyboard (English)
Video Card Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 6970M - AMD CrossFireX™
Hard Drive 1.5TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive (750GBx2)(Raid 0)
Optical Drive 8X DVD + /-RW Drive with DVD + R double layer write capability
Sound Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with SoundBlaster X-Fi Audio
Alienware Nameplate Alienware Generic Nameplate
Bundle U510431AU-Avenger (M18X)
Software Microsoft(R) Office Starter 2010
Dell Services: Hardware Maintenance AU1-Year Premier Service
Wallpaper Wallpaper - Alienhead 3D
Wireless Network Card Intel Wireless 6300 for APCC
Bluetooth Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Internal mini-card
Pre-installed Games Steam Gaming Portal Software
Dell Services: Remarks AULaptop Batteries Carry 1 Year Warranty Only From Invoice Date
Dell Services: Remarks AUDell's Terms and Conditions apply
Primary Battery 12-cell Primary Battery
Carrying Cases No carrying case
Item included in the System System Drivers
Item included in the System System Media Kit
Item included in the System Directship Info Mod
Item included in the System Adobe Reader X
Item included in the System DataSafe Local Basic
Item included in the System Alienware Command Center
Item included in the System WinRE software
Item included in the System Tech Sheet (ANZ)
Item included in the System 5 User-programmable keys
Item included in the System 3.0 Megapixel HD Video and Picture Camera with dual digital microphones
Item included in the System Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Security Software McAfee(R) Security Center - 15 Months Version
Avatar Avatar - Alien Schematic
System Documentation System Documentation (English)
Color Choice Back cover
AlienFx Colour AlienFX AQUA
Dell Services: Item Included Technical Support
HD display 18.4" (46.74cm) Full HD (1920 x 1080) WLED LCD panel
Freights NB-OL-CTO Handling and Insurance charges(Australia)
Dell Services: Essential Help Onsite help in your home, by Gizmo
Automatic Update Automatic Updates Off
Power Options Power Cord with 330W Adapter(ANZ)
Ctl 1st LTO 1



The Eon 17


Customizations:

Laptop Exterior: Laptop Exterior: No Paint


The ORIGIN Difference : Truly Custom PCs. Want a component that is not on our site? Call or email us and we will include it in your system.


Included

Chassis and Primary Display: EON17 platform with Intel Core i7 and 1920 x 1080 Full HD 17.3" LED Backlit Glossy Screen


Included

Graphics Card: Dual 2GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon HD 6970M (4GB of Total GFX)


$588.00

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 960 3.2GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor (8MB L3 Cache)


$19.00

Memory: 6GB Triple-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 3 X 2GB


Included

RAID Configuration: None


Included

Hard Drive One: 500GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive


$29.00

Hard Drive Two: None


Included

Hard Drive Three: None


Included

Optical Drive: 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software


Included

Audio: Integrated High-Definition Audio with 4 Channel support


Included

Networking: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 Wireless dual-band module - Up to 450 Mbps


$69.00

Operating System: Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition


Included

Warranty: 1 Year Part Replacement Guarantee and Free Shipping Warranty
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My suggestion on this exact subject as typed to another user earlier today


http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/1000588-gm-eon17-s-laptop-claims-highest-4.html#post13668242
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I thnk the sandy bridge cpu is on par or slighty faster depending on the game, I would prefer a desktop cpu over a mobile SB cpu but thats just me smile.gif
Performance wise they are very similar. As of now it comes down to aesthetics and features. I love the look of the alienwares but if i were to use it in public the over "gamerish" look of it would be uncomfortable. Both have good thermal management, clevo produce the eon 17 and also they partially design alienwares thermal management so no worries for that aspect.
IMHO if it were me I would get the Alienware but I wouldnt mind either one because both kick ass! If i had to use a laptop like this for something else in public i would take the eon 17 without hesitation, Hope this helped biggrin.gif
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Anyone else have any other input?
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