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imho, You get this rig home start to play bf3, thinking you had a killer rig bcoz you just spend $700 bucks on it and turn it up to ultra settings to watch it catch fire.at 10fps.
I appreciate everyone isnt us and to the masses $700 is alot of money for a pc so when it fails to play the latest titles like a console can it would be very disheartening, and at this point i dont see people going out and spending another $2000 for a machine that can, they go back to trusty old console.

Why would a consumer think that? A $699 system is a $699 system, even if it's Alienware.
It's not like the existence of $1000+ systems is unknown to them.
Even on the Alienware website alone, it's made pretty clear that this isn't their highest end product.
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On a side note, I hate how they make you buy from DELL. Why not have a cart on the AW site? It goes from a smooth black website that fits all their product to a stupid plain background website. Wth?
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On a side note, I hate how they make you buy from DELL. Why not have a cart on the AW site? It goes from a smooth black website that fits all their product to a stupid plain background website. Wth?

Cause its a dell?
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On a side note, I hate how they make you buy from DELL. Why not have a cart on the AW site? It goes from a smooth black website that fits all their product to a stupid plain background website. Wth?

Alienware was bought by Dell in 2006.
    
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Alienware was bought by Dell in 2006.

Yeah, I know, but why can't they just do it on the AlienWare site frown.gif?
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My comparative post proves you get ripped off buying Alienware. And they are selling complete junk for $700. Alienware is for the idiot masses of people who are too dumb or lazy to shop around. Either one of those comparisons are superior to the alienware rig. I guess you are one of those rare people who doesn't care about getting better performance for your money.
If I was going to do that I would spec parts out and do custom rigs, and charge them for assembly.

life isnt about bang for buck, its about usability per buck. there are other needs to address and some of it is the size of things. granted that this alienware system isnt the best bang for buck but it comes pretty damn close considering you are only factoring hardware without OS, labor, warranty and services so prebuilts are NOT bad for value. after all you are unwilling to accept that this system has the potential and can be good just because it carries the branding of alienware and has a gaming tag. so i guess haters will hate and sheeps will remain sheeps, ignorant of facts and continue to bash. and besides this is OCN, since when do we care about bang for buck when we spend on high end stuff like 590gtx, i7 980x, asus ROG motherboards and watercooling when a simple 560TI, i5 , el cheapo mobo and stock air cooling will offer comparitive gaming at a lower pricepoint afterall when you monitor only refreshes at 60hz you are capped at 60fps and anything more is just a waste
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All X51s will also come with Nvidia’s long awaited, secret Optimus technology. Optimus lets you seamlessly switch between discrete and the integrated Sandy Bridge graphics.

Something tells me that people wont care to "switch on the fly" between SB graphics and their discrete GPU!
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Company has to make a profit too.

I know but that's nothing. Same rig = 100$ more to come in a box and if it breaks you are safe.

Not too bad.
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Company has to make a profit too.
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How much?

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All X51s will also come with Nvidia’s long awaited, secret Optimus technology. Optimus lets you seamlessly switch between discrete and the integrated Sandy Bridge graphics.
Something tells me that people wont care to "switch on the fly" between SB graphics and their discrete GPU!

i care for reducing my power bill that my monster custom box is raking up. i dont need a pair of graphics chewing away power then all i need is onboard 80% of the time. this box appeals to those who do care about their eco footprint as well as the physical footprint that huge towers occupy
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