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post #41 of 95
Why dont you drop $500 on a laptop and the other $1700 on building a desktop that would be far more capable than a laptop any day. You could water cool and everything.

Edit: I didn't see the other post. I still think you could get a cheaper laptop and program and stuff on the desktop. That's what I do. My laptop is primarily for notes. Why do you need to play games on the go. And if you think you will get any battery life from an i7 and dual 6990's on the go you are crazy.
Edited by caleb - 8/2/11 at 3:51pm
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Edit: I didn't see the other post. I still think you could get a cheaper laptop and program and stuff on the desktop. That's what I do. My laptop is primarily for notes. Why do you need to play games on the go. And if you think you will get any battery life from an i7 and dual 6990's on the go you are crazy.
On the go: 6990s get deactivated and the i7 gets underclocked (optional). Gives about 3-4 hours. Now, with a Sager or Clevo laptop thats not the case. They dont have the same tech as Dell or ASUS iirc. Optimus I believe its called.

Alot of reasons:
-Going home on weekends it'll be a god send.
-LANs. My school is notable for its game design in NY and of course gaming is popular in it as well.
-Perhaps if I choose to study abroad as well which is quite popular in my school (Princeton named it as #5 college in the US to do it with)
-Maybe I just get sick of my dorm
-On hands work in class labs might be a necessity as well. Be better if I had something worth it.
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
On the go: 6990s get deactivated and the i7 gets underclocked (optional). Gives about 3-4 hours. Now, with a Sager or Clevo laptop thats not the case. They dont have the same tech as Dell or ASUS iirc. Optimus I believe its called.

Alot of reasons:
-Going home on weekends it'll be a god send.
-LANs. My school is notable for its game design in NY and of course gaming is popular in it as well.
-Perhaps if I choose to study abroad as well which is quite popular in my school (Princeton named it as #5 college in the US to do it with)
-Maybe I just get sick of my dorm
-On hands work in class labs might be a necessity as well. Be better if I had something worth it.
https://www.xoticpc.com/
Newer Sagers have Optimus.
But thats the reason I really dont customize laptops. I buy them stock because ive had this exact same thing happen to me before because I wanted something tailored to my needs.
It was dell that shafted me too.
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post #44 of 95
Why are you trying to get this laptop so bad? If they gave you this much trouble to order a laptop imagine how impossible it is to get it fixed if it ever breaks on you. I say file a complaint and make sure that customer rep lose her job and never do business with them again.
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post #45 of 95
This story sounds so familiar because it happened to my boss, although it wasn't an Alienware computer, Just a regular dell.. It took her 2 months to get everything sorted out. She will never buy from Dell ever again and neither will I.

Sorry to hear that man
Hope everything goes ok for you.
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post #46 of 95
Stay away from Dell at all costs, even if they offered you a free computer.

Anyone else is better than that non existent dell company.

A friend of mine had similar issues like the OP, he got pissed cause they kept doing the same thing as the OP have said and every time he had a question they would just transfer him to some other dell rep, at the end he just dissed them and canceled the order.
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Man I'm sorry that that happened, *** Dell!


I'm even more sorry that a million people come here and recommend you buy a different computer, not taking the time to understand there is NO COMPETING PRODUCT TO THE M18X WITH CROSSFIRE OR SLI
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post #48 of 95
While I generally stay away from Dell (desktops are over-priced and laptops are too flashy), Alienware is a very-well known name in gaming. If your going to be purchasing a laptop of that caliber (especially the one you configured, which sounds like they took a nuclear reactor and stuffed it into a laptop body), customer support should be TOP NOTCH. Period. No exceptions. I got better customer support from MSI when the Bluetooth was left out. Shipped a brand new Wind to me, and paid charges to ship mine back, in less then a week. Dell needs to re-evaluate their employee's.
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ouch dude, that sucks. haven't read all the way through yet but hope it got all sorted out.

i had a client about a month ago with an alienware, came in with a corrupted windows due to some other idiot tech putting in a differen't hard drive to the system which was in raid. needless to say we couldn't save any of his data which he was ok with, he just wanted his computer. well issue after issue, it was deemed that the motherboard SATA ports were faulty. well here's the kicker, the service tag attached to the unit does not exist in Dell's database. so not only does this guy basically have an expensive paper weight, he now has to fight with dell to warranty the unit. thankfully he kept all his receipts and paperwork so he has a good chance but ya dell has been ******* up lately.
    
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Quote:
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^Dell.

Kind of driving me away from getting the U2412M.
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