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Yeah...we can't understand people who don't understand what we understand. biggrin.gif
Seriously...I don't know the profit margins they're going for with this but a GTX560 should be in it. If Dell/Alienware did that then I would be forgiving.
I just wonder...does anyone know how loud this thing gets when gaming? It could be forgivable if it doesn't make a lot of noise.

In the reviews I've seen it is very quiet. yeah, i would definitely expect at least a 560 or 6870 for $1000+. kind of a dumb time to buy one of these anyway, what with the mid range 7xxx cards almost here. IMO they should have used llano instead. they could've made it even smaller and dropped the price a few $100. high end model could've had hybrid crossfire and still cost less than $1000.
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Guys, while it IS overpriced, who cares. Alienware made some kind of system that is "cheap" to the average consumer's eyes in terms of "gaming computer"

People buying this system or any "gaming system" means more people playing games on the computer which equals... better/more quality games for the pc will be made.

Or am I just dreaming?
    
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good for the market, but damn that PC is so overpriced.
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Guys, while it IS overpriced, who cares. Alienware made some kind of system that is "cheap" to the average consumer's eyes in terms of "gaming computer"
People buying this system or any "gaming system" means more people playing games on the computer which equals... better/more quality games for the pc will be made.
Or am I just dreaming?
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good for the market, but damn that PC is so overpriced.

Build a similar spec PC with the same form factor (mini-ITX) with OS from Newegg. Price markup is not that bad. Given the price constraint of $700, you will be hard pressed to build that much of better system at $700. You also have to factor in warranty and labor. Dell can make some profit since they are a large corporation that can buy wholesale parts in bulk like Walmart or Apple. We do not have that purchasing power as individuals.

If you were to raise the budget up to $1000, you could get a much better video card. However not everyone has $1000 to spare or patience to piece together a computer themselves.
Edited by Riou - 2/4/12 at 10:25pm
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Guys, while it IS overpriced, who cares. Alienware made some kind of system that is "cheap" to the average consumer's eyes in terms of "gaming computer"
People buying this system or any "gaming system" means more people playing games on the computer which equals... better/more quality games for the pc will be made.
Or am I just dreaming?
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good for the market, but damn that PC is so overpriced.

Build a similar spec PC with the same form factor (mini-ITX) with OS from Newegg. Price markup is not that bad. Given the price constraint of $700, you will be hard pressed to build that much of better system at $700. You also have to factor in warranty and labor. Dell can make some profit since they are a large corporation that can buy wholesale parts in bulk like Walmart or Apple. We do not have that purchasing power as individuals.

If you were to raise the budget up to $1000, you could get a much better video card. However not everyone has $1000 to spare or patience to piece together a computer themselves.

Obviously most on OCN have built their own systems. I said "average consumer" because the average consumer is not gonna take time to build their own system or know how too and is afraid of building their own system.

So for those who are afraid of building their own system, alienware has offered a "cheap" system that they can simply buy. The average consumer is not "smart enough" to realize that if they build it, they can create a much better system, and they don't/arent gonna build themselves one though

So the average consumer will buy this and then become gamers on the PC. Thats the whole point of this system, or at least thats how I see it.

I do agree with you talking about bulk and that dell is making a lot of money on the system, but still... the average consumer doesnt know this or simply dont care cause they're afraid to make their own system

(i just realized this kinda looks like an "attack" posting, its not, its agreement lol)
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Originally Posted by bbaseballboy1234 View Post

Guys, while it IS overpriced, who cares. Alienware made some kind of system that is "cheap" to the average consumer's eyes in terms of "gaming computer"
People buying this system or any "gaming system" means more people playing games on the computer which equals... better/more quality games for the pc will be made.
Or am I just dreaming?
Untill they plug it into a 1920x1080 monitor and fail with framerates or anything playable that they give up...
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good for the market, but damn that PC is so overpriced.
Totally agreed to a fine point.
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Build a similar spec PC with the same form factor (mini-ITX) with OS from Newegg. Price markup is not that bad. Given the price constraint of $700, you will be hard pressed to build that much of better system at $700. You also have to factor in warranty and labor. Dell can make some profit since they are a large corporation that can buy wholesale parts in bulk like Walmart or Apple. We do not have that purchasing power as individuals.
If you were to raise the budget up to $1000, you could get a much better video card. However not everyone has $1000 to spare or patience to piece together a computer themselves.
They aren't offering any warranty that is any different from the manufacturers, Even most manufacturers will help you trouble shoot for free....
And no even at the same price neweegg has far superior systems.... look back a some pages i linked 3 superior systems...
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Untill they plug it into a 1920x1080 monitor and fail with framerates or anything playable that they give up...
Totally agreed to a fine point.
They aren't offering any warranty that is any different from the manufacturers, Even most manufacturers will help you trouble shoot for free....
And no even at the same price neweegg has far superior systems.... look back a some pages i linked 3 superior systems...

I play on a even worst spec alienware m11x r3 netbook @ 1080p without issues, auto detect generally works well enough for selecting optimal settings. As long as you dont expect to play on ultra then its good enough for medium/high depending on the type of game. i average between 40-60fps which is totally playable. The GPU is a desktop GT555 not the mobile version found in the m14x and afaik its a cut down GT550TI so its decent enough.

i tend to use that netbook even for games over my power guzzler i7 crossfire rig that is left to gather dust somewhere in the basement
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Amazing! Why is Thread still Alive?
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Yeah...we can't understand people who don't understand what we understand. biggrin.gif
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"The system has a 240-watt power supply, upgradeable to 330 watts. Monitors are extra" ... oh god what kind of cheap PSU is inside? why only 240????!! rolleyes.gif .. no thanks I rather build it myself!
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A great gaming PC!

As long as you play games that are 4-5 years old.
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