It's funny to see that there are so many people who keep bashing AW as if it were the devil himself. I'm sorry for those who had a few issues with AW. I also had some troubles with the various Dell/AW computers I have owned through the years. However, when it happened, those issues were always fixed by Dell technicians who came home and replaced the parts that were defective, or just replaced the whole pc if any hardware was found defective during the first 21 days of use - by the way, AW is the only company that sends to the customer a brand new computer in such case. In fact, other brands such as Sager, Asus or Origin don't offer the warranty that AW does, so, in case of defective hardware users have to wait between 7 to 20 days before seeing their computer again - shipping the pc to their labs, wait until they replace the parts and ship it back to the customer. I agree that both Sager and Origin make amazing computers, and I really like them. Yet, for reasons that go beyond the already great warranty that AW offers, such as aesthetic and performance, I prefer to buy AW. In my opinion, claiming that buying AW is a waste of money just shows disinformation and blind hostility.
Nevertheless, I don't actually care about brands. I just decide to invest my money where I think I can get the most of it, and so far AW has never disappointed me. The day it will happen, I simply buy something else.
Originally Posted by Rayleyne
So, i'm planning on replacing my sigrig with an M18x using 2 6990m's and 8Gb ddr3 rest are stock specs, Any thoughts opinions? comments? i mean as it is now, 3 monitors is a gimmick, and evne then it sounds like a 6990m is faster then a GTx 460 anyway..
Yes, I see this as a wise decision. As you know the new M18x is a very powerful notebook, and the dual 6990 will allow you to play whatever you want maxed out for a few years. And as I mentioned above, in case you stumble in any hardware problems, after you call tech support, you can arrange for a technician to come home and fix what's wrong. The only suggestion I might have is to get only 4gb of ram, as you could easily upgrade them to 8 or 16gb buying them somewhere else, like at newegg for example, and if you can you may want to get the SSD. I can assure you will really notice the difference in performance. Once again, if getting it from Dell is too expensive, leave the stock hdd and get the SSD somewhere else at a cheaper price.
If I were you, I'd also consider the new M17x r3 equipped with the 580m. Check this out
: a thorough review; built, battery life, benchies and all. Look at its performance in Crysis 2
dx11 and high res texts maxed out, with its single card.
Note: English is not my first language, so I apologize for the way I butcher its grammar.Edited by rafix73 - 7/23/11 at 10:48am