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I'm actually changing out my AW for the GT70 but its an R3. I got tired of the glossy screen and if I don't like the screen on the MSI its way easier to replace. Its possible to throw an XM cpu in and overclock, etc. I read that they don't care about upgrades unless you damage it in the process. Also its a 6990m --> 670mx performance seems comparable on notebookreview and I prefer Nvidia.
Edited by ewitte - 1/17/13 at 9:36am
post #22 of 42
The GT70 would be an upgrade from the Alienware to be entirely honest, but the purchase wouldn't be that justified unless you're trying to go for a serious upgrade in some department. If it's JUST because of the screen, that's not a valid reason to buy another laptop. tongue.gif

If you did go for the GT70, I'd at least try to get something like a GTX 675MX if at all possible. It'll actually be a boost in the GPU department. smile.gif
     
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Alienware is nothing more than a fancy name with a cool logo that Dell owns. Simply put, you spend a boatload of money for crap parts.

Also, Alienware is in the business of screwing folks in the customer service department. I learned first hand about that when I bought one of their laptops many moons ago.
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The GT70 would be an upgrade from the Alienware to be entirely honest, but the purchase wouldn't be that justified unless you're trying to go for a serious upgrade in some department. If it's JUST because of the screen, that's not a valid reason to buy another laptop. tongue.gif

If you did go for the GT70, I'd at least try to get something like a GTX 675MX if at all possible. It'll actually be a boost in the GPU department. smile.gif

True but I also need money and actually net a small amount extra after the AW is sold. I just got it last night I'm actually happy with the decision even the stock screen is more to my tastes than the glossy. CPU is about 15-20% faster games depend DX10 the AW is slightly better DX11 the MSI is slightly better (not much of a difference really but it does have a TDP of 75W versus 135W). Also I'm one that likes PhysX so that's a bonus.
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Alienware is nothing more than a fancy name with a cool logo that Dell owns. Simply put, you spend a boatload of money for crap parts.

Also, Alienware is in the business of screwing folks in the customer service department. I learned first hand about that when I bought one of their laptops many moons ago.

So what you're saying is... the laptop that's been in my possession is crap because it's made by Dell, despite still running after three and a half years AND the last year it's had a GPU that's not fully supported... yet runs fine?

Please go somewhere else if you want to keep spreading misinformation. rolleyes.gif Alienware currently holds the World Record 3DMark11 scores for the laptop market because of how well it can overclock. Pretty sure that money goes toward making a quality machine.
     
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Quality? Really? I've owned a few Alienware laptops in my day as well as having family owning them. I can say from my own personal experience and from the experiences of my family members that Alienware is indeed overpriced for their crap parts.

It's my opinion and the opinion of many people that you do not get what you pay for. Cheap plastic parts covered with shiny LED's does not make for a "quality" product in my opinion. On more than one occasion I've had a GPU burn up or had dead pixels in my screen after a few months of operation.

Furthermore, the customer service is something akin to garbage...worthless. This has been my experience in the past and I have a sour taste in my mouth from Alienware, hence my opinion.

So please, go elsewhere with your fanboy love for Alienware, their forums are ----> that way.
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Quality? Really? I've owned a few Alienware laptops in my day as well as having family owning them. I can say from my own personal experience and from the experiences of my family members that Alienware is indeed overpriced for their crap parts.

It's my opinion and the opinion of many people that you do not get what you pay for. Cheap plastic parts covered with shiny LED's does not make for a "quality" product in my opinion. On more than one occasion I've had a GPU burn up or had dead pixels in my screen after a few months of operation.

Furthermore, the customer service is something akin to garbage...worthless. This has been my experience in the past and I have a sour taste in my mouth from Alienware, hence my opinion.

So please, go elsewhere with your fanboy love for Alienware, their forums are ----> that way.

There are many Notebook GPU's that just overheated and died because nvidia and ati pushed them too hard. 8800-gtx 200 series did that. I've had hmm, 3 alienwares and still have 2 of them for over 3 years and they are still kickin. With your quantity of posts and quantity of rep you are just here to troll people. Please leave. Thanks.
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I wouldn't go with asus laptops. Reason is after one year it quit on me. I took it apart and the vents were clogged with dust. I used canned air to now and then on the laptop.
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I wouldn't go with asus laptops. Reason is after one year it quit on me. I took it apart and the vents were clogged with dust. I used canned air to now and then on the laptop.

I do believe that was not Asus's fault.
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I do believe that was not Asus's fault.
poor design so you cant clean it properly with canned air.
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