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lol it's my third computer that i only use for school and ii got mine for $500 which was cheaper than an equivalent pc laptop at the time. i would never buy a new apple product for full retail price.anyways, there are so many other good boutique laptop makers, so why would you choose alienware if you can get the same performance for cheaper? literally the only thing alienware has going for it is its custom chasis. buy an origin or better yet a malibal. you will be able to get higher quality and performance components at the same price.
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I got this machine back in May for $900.

If you can find a machine that had equivalent specs for that price back then, I implore you to do so. I got the best deal anyone could have gotten at the time. tongue.gif Machines with an equivalent screen, RAM, CPU, GPU, and one that came WITH a SSD and a rather snappy HDD was priced at well over $1,700. Also I use it for virtualization and the stock CPUs of the current generation, while being considerably quicker in every regard, don't support that. So there's another $350 just for a CPU with ONE feature I'd have to get. It was the best deal I could have found.

Also, why would anyone want to buy from Origin? They're the original Alienware crew, yes.... but that's hardly a reason to jack up the price of a CLEVO laptop by an extra $1200 over what someplace else charges. tongue.gif Unless it's got a built in water-cooled loop, I'm gonna pass. wink.gif

No offense to anyone who's bought from Origin, but just... no... there's no excuse for spending that amount of cash on a Clevo system. tongue.gif You buy a Clevo to SAVE money, it's kinda against that point to spend more money on said system than you would on the equivalent Alienware. tongue.gif
     
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Wow, forgot about this thread, and yeah Alienware can be overpriced, but not if you look hard enough. Haha, just bought an m17x r4 with 7970m - i7 3720qm - 8gb ram - 256gb ssd + 750gb hdd -
All for $1500. Not a bad deal, it comes in 3 days so I'm pretty excited! Haha oh and btw, alienware looks awesome, and I love the slot loading drive... biggrin.gif only gaming laptop that has one, anyway..

Just thought I'd tell you all my reasoning for getting one. Haha. Can't wait to for it to come in... SO EXCITED.
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Killer deal man. That's a steal in every regard! biggrin.gif

Though my next machine will probably be the Clevo X570SE. tongue.gif
     
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Wow, forgot about this thread, and yeah Alienware can be overpriced, but not if you look hard enough. Haha, just bought an m17x r4 with 7970m - i7 3720qm - 8gb ram - 256gb ssd + 750gb hdd -
All for $1500. Not a bad deal, it comes in 3 days so I'm pretty excited! Haha oh and btw, alienware looks awesome, and I love the slot loading drive... biggrin.gif only gaming laptop that has one, anyway..
Just thought I'd tell you all my reasoning for getting one. Haha. Can't wait to for it to come in... SO EXCITED.

I'd be all over it if it were an m15x but they discontinued the 15 inch line with the mxm slot which was a killer, i dont want a 17" laptop.
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I got this machine back in May for $900.
If you can find a machine that had equivalent specs for that price back then, I implore you to do so. I got the best deal anyone could have gotten at the time. tongue.gif Machines with an equivalent screen, RAM, CPU, GPU, and one that came WITH a SSD and a rather snappy HDD was priced at well over $1,700. Also I use it for virtualization and the stock CPUs of the current generation, while being considerably quicker in every regard, don't support that. So there's another $350 just for a CPU with ONE feature I'd have to get. It was the best deal I could have found.
Also, why would anyone want to buy from Origin? They're the original Alienware crew, yes.... but that's hardly a reason to jack up the price of a CLEVO laptop by an extra $1200 over what someplace else charges. tongue.gif Unless it's got a built in water-cooled loop, I'm gonna pass. wink.gif
No offense to anyone who's bought from Origin, but just... no... there's no excuse for spending that amount of cash on a Clevo system. tongue.gif You buy a Clevo to SAVE money, it's kinda against that point to spend more money on said system than you would on the equivalent Alienware. tongue.gif

hmm nice grab. since you seem to know a lot about laptops, what are your thoughts on malibal?
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hmm nice grab. since you seem to know a lot about laptops, what are your thoughts on malibal?

If i would go a reseller and have the coin i would do mythlogic they are bit more expensive, but they order it from sager send it to themselves in ann arbor michigan and test it themselves before sending it to you. That way you don't get sent a 2k bricked laptop and have to ship it back.

EX: I bought a 7970m video card from them for my year old system. They are going to put the correct Vbios on it so it functions in my laptop so i don't have to do a blind flash and they are covering any errors. Can't beat that service.
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hmm nice grab. since you seem to know a lot about laptops, what are your thoughts on malibal?

I plan on buying from Malibal for my next machine. I'll be snagging the X570SE from them. So it'll be a doozy. biggrin.gif

They were the first Clevo resellers I remember seeing before I heard about XoticPC and their reputation for good services is extremely reassuring.
     
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when I purchased my Sager last year , I had the same choice to make but it was the 6990 vs the 580M . both cards had about the same specs , and everyone also said how the Nvidia had more potential, but the price for the Nvidia was about 350.00 dollars more , and now after over a year , I have not seen any of that potential turn out more frames/sec . I choose the ATI 6990m and have been very happy with my decision. with the extra 350 dollars, a SSD would add more performance than Nvidias slightly faster anti alaising
I dont have any problem with the build quality of my Sager , I have picked it up by the LCD while opened , but in general it gets treated like a Queen , not wacked into doors
if you have the option to ugrade to the bigfoot killer wireless card , I highly recommend it , I see 2 times the wireless networks of other desktop computers on this laptop.1 problem I have been hearing about in discussions is the problems that both manufacturers of video cards are having with there energy saving tech. nvidia optimus vs ati switchable. you may want to do a little research into who has the better system and faster support, I have heard of some horror stories about games running at half speed.
I also opted for the slowest i7 processor because the current bottle neck in games is all on the GPU.. My cpu (2630QM) runs at under 40% while playing BF3 and crysis at ultra settings @1080p
so why would I bother to pay 100 or 200 more dollars for a cpu that runs 10 or 20 % faster when I will rarely use it. I dont know what your budget is or if Alienware has the upgrade option for it , if you can get the 90 or 95 % gamut monitor , it is the best looking monitor I have ever seen on a laptop or desktop, much better than the standard 72% gamut , I dont know what your budget is, also while I am writing this , my laptop is using 6.77 GB of ram and all I am doing is surfing the net and playing win amp, I have 2 internal and 3 external HDD's totaling 4.2 TB of space that is all indexed , thats why I have 16 gb ram , also it gives me the option of making a 8 GB ramdrive for use with my video editor.I built my custom a year ago , if you have any concerns , just ask
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Haha nice man, so far I LOVE my m17x. Came in like new condition!! so epic......
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