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Practicality? More sensible purchase?

You just don't get it. You're basically comparing a Ferrarri to a Buick. Do you know what's wrong with comparing a Ferrari to a Buick?

Edit: Speedster is completely clueless. This is the same person who is thinking about getting a Macbook with Retina and install Windows on it instead.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1320921/what-laptop-to-buy

Meh.. The Mac is the Buick, and the Ferrari is the Alienware.

I dropped that thread almost.
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Hello, yes the alienware mx17 is a pretty hefty beast of a machine. My younger brother purchased one last year that has i7 cpu,8 gigs of ram, amd 6990 mobile gpu in it. A common reoccuring question is, why are you comparing such a performance laptop/notebook to a imac 13inch? Like many others said, thats like comparing a high end sports car to a ford pinto lol

Anyways, what are your current needs? what will the notebook be used for? Alienwares have high end cpus,gpus, and memory configurations and will be a good powerhouse for all that technical computing and visual computing stuff that certain graphic design developers need.
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Anyways, what are your current needs? what will the notebook be used for? .
If its just gaming then your needs are satisfied by Alienware, MSI or any other high end windows gaming laptop. If your getting into graphic design, video, sound design or even programing Macs are worth a look into.

Studios tend to run either or both since both have there benefits. You can dual boot Windows and Mac and have a native mac platform to work on without worrying about 3rd party drivers or compatibility issues on OSX VM or x86.
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If its just gaming then your needs are satisfied by Alienware, MSI or any other high end windows gaming laptop. If your getting into graphic design, video, sound design or even programing Macs are worth a look into.
Studios tend to run either or both since both have there benefits. You can dual boot Windows and Mac and have a native mac platform to work on without worrying about 3rd party drivers or compatibility issues on OSX VM or x86.

It's illegal to install an Apple OS on anything that's not an Apple PC. OCN has strict rules against helping anyone with creating a "hackintosh".
     
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No where did I mention Hackintosh did I?
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. You can dual boot Windows and Mac and have a native mac platform to work on without worrying about 3rd party drivers or compatibility issues on OSX VM or x86.
Last time I checked Hackintosh isnt native. Read the whole paragraph biggrin.gif
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No where did I mention Hackintosh did I?
Last time I checked Hackintosh isnt native. Read the whole paragraph biggrin.gif

Reread my post. Nowhere did I accuse anyone of making a hackintosh. I merely stated it's illegal to make one. So it's not an option if he goes for the Windows PC.
     
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