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Originally Posted by AlaskaFox View Post

OK so i ran through dell again cause its like the only place i can find that supports financing.
as much as i have wanted to stay away from dell this is actualy looking kinda appealing to me
http://www.dell.com/ca/p/inspiron-17r-se-7720/pd.aspx?c=ca&cs=cadhs1&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn#reviews
900$
3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor (3M cache, up to 3.1GHz)
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1TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB

Looks better than what you could get on an alienware, lol.
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Lenovo y580?
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Looks better than what you could get on an alienware, lol.

i know right?

its like... the same cpu gpu (almost, its an i5 rather than i7 but i dont really care...) for like 300$ less
2gb more ram
3" bigger screen
900p vs 765(?)p ( the alienware could be upgraded to 900p for a price of like 200$ more ha)
all in all it just seems... better for the price

like seriously are they just trying to get people to spend more money on a laptop they "call" a "gaming" laptop?


Im glad i did a thorough investigation instead of listening to my girlfriend rolleyes.gif
"buy it. Can i have my laptop now? i want my laptop. Get the alienware, i want it now."

The order has been pushed through, we will get the laptop in 2 weeks and plan to have it paid off in 4-5 months if not less smile.gif

and then rinse and repeat so i can get one too LOL

(now to get her to play some games that will strain it a bit)
post #14 of 29
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Lenovo y580?

+1. It comes with a GTX 660M and 3rd gen ivy bridge.
post #15 of 29
If you're going for a Dell be sure to order over the phone and try to haggle the price down or get some coupons. They had some really good ones last year around Cyber Monday/Black Friday, I got an XPS (desktop w/ i7) for ~$300.
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If you're going for a Dell be sure to order over the phone and try to haggle the price down or get some coupons. They had some really good ones last year around Cyber Monday/Black Friday, I got an XPS (desktop w/ i7) for ~$300.

you can do that?????



oh,,,
post #17 of 29
Seems everyone ignores the posts that lack detail. >_> Choose what you will then... The Sager NP6165 is the same thing as all of that, but built with actual quality in mind.
     
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post #18 of 29
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you can do that?????
oh,,,

I did that with my U3011, got $500 knocked off the price.
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Seems everyone ignores the posts that lack detail. >_> Choose what you will then... The Sager NP6165 is the same thing as all of that, but built with actual quality in mind.

The Sager NP6165 is a nice notebook, my friend has one. I also think that Dell is severely underrated, as long as the owner doesn't toss it around and carries it in a bag it will last just as long as any other laptop. Not like there is much difference in the internals of modern laptops.
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Got mine for 950 in sig below.
    
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