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Guys i was planning on buying a alienware m17 r3 but wont upgrade nothing of it (maybee in the future). Most people when buying an alienware add 1k on upgrading the laptop so i wanted to know if buying a laptop with basic settings and paying 1500 its ok, or maybe i should look other laptops since my budget is 1500$.

Thank you.
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Guys i was planning on buying a alienware m17 r3 but wont upgrade nothing of it (maybee in the future). Most people when buying an alienware add 1k on upgrading the laptop so i wanted to know if buying a laptop with basic settings and paying 1500 its ok, or maybe i should look other laptops since my budget is 1500$.

Thank you.
You already have a thread about this topic.

http://www.overclock.net/laptops-net...alienware.html

In the thread, I along with many other people recommend you look at a similarly priced/cheaper Asus laptop. It will cost less and give you more bang for your buck. The Alienware m17 r3 is overpriced for not much performance compared to competing models from Asus or MSI or even Sager.
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If you are looking for approval, go the the Alienware Club thread for this choice. We're not just going to say, "Oh yeah it's the best out there." Because it really just isn't. Alienware is NOT the best out for what you pay for.
     
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If you are looking for approval, go the the Alienware Club thread for this choice. We're not just going to say, "Oh yeah it's the best out there." Because it really just isn't. Alienware is NOT the best out for what you pay for.

No im not lookin for your approval im looking for all kind of opinions, at the end im going to buy the laptop i want to i just hope u can help me see all the options out there. From your comment the last phrase " Alienware is NOT the best out for what you pay for." is the only one that matters.
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Guys i was planning on buying a alienware m17 r3 but wont upgrade nothing of it (maybee in the future). Most people when buying an alienware add 1k on upgrading the laptop so i wanted to know if buying a laptop with basic settings and paying 1500 its ok, or maybe i should look other laptops since my budget is 1500$.

Thank you.
I understand why you're asking again. Wanting multiple opinions is fine when getting ready to purchase a 1.5k system.

My suggestions:

*Sager - build what you want.
*Alienware - I'd only buy recertified because I think they charge too much.
*Asus - G53 or G73 series (G53=15",G73=17")
*MSI - Check them out on newegg.com

If you don't mind paying and you want good customer service... Personally I'd go with alienware. They let you tweak your comp all you want and it'll still be under warranty. I don't know a ton about sager... So I can't say about their customer service, and ASUS/MSI I can tell you can be a pain to deal with.

I also like the extras with Alienware... The lighting system, The Klispch speakers (BEST I'VE EVER HEARD IN A LAPTOP), solid construction.

But... Now let me tell you what I don't like about alienware (More what I don't like about my M14x)

*Some keys on the keyboard squeak (I'll call a tech when I get around to it and they'll be out to replace my keyboard I'm sure.)

*The M14x cooling system is lacking. I understand they're trying to cram a ton of stuff into a 14" laptop... They could have made some minor changes. I personally put laptop feet under the system to lift the laptop off the table giving it better air flow. (I'm not buying a stupid cooling pad. I bought this notebook to game on the go, lol)

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3983260

(As far as the design goes.. I think they should have the battery stick out in the back to give better airflow below / more room in the system. Right now they have the battery built into the system to reduce the size, but I need the laptop off the table anyways to improve airflow, so it would have been nice to have a battery on the back lifting the notebook off the table.)

Once the dell tech comes to fix my keyboard... I'll basically have 0 problems.
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