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Alienware m17xR3, Intel Corei7-2630, 17.3" Screen Display,Notebook With 8 GB memory, 750Hard Drive, W7 Home Premium - 599

http://www.frys.com/product/6650274?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Dell X15L-3571ELS, Intel Core I7-2670QM, 15.6" Screen Display, Notebook With 8GB Memory, 750GB Hard Drive, W7 Home Premium - 599

http://www.frys.com/product/6791565?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Aspire V3-551G-X419 Notebook (Windows 8) - 629.99

http://store.acer.com/store/acerna/en_US/pd/productID.267354500/parentCategoryID.60084600/

Aspire V3-571G-6622 Notebook - 649.99

http://store.acer.com/store/acerna/en_US/pd/productID.272117600/parentCategoryID.60084600/


You see, guys, I am having a tough time finding a laptop.
What I am going to do with a laptop is doing is using "Autodesk MAYA, 3DS Max, MotionBuilder and MudBox, Microsoft Visual Studio C#2010/C#2012 and other multitasking softwares" and also using it "college"
Gaming? Hmm, maybe slightly I would.
What type of games? Heh, I guess Planetside 2, BF3, Crysis, Flash games and etc.

I am aware that Alienware M17xR3 is freaking 17.3" laptop which is extremely heavy for user to carry however considering it's price and badass looking. It is quite hard for me to pass it up, lol.
I can manage carrying the 17.3" laptop biggrin.gif

What do you guys think?
     
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I strongly advice you not to buy anything from acer. Quality, service, reliability, are all sub par,

Toshiba and ASUS make the best laptops nowadays.

Take a look at their G series. Sturdy, reliable. god looking and powerful.

I have to tell you. That alienware is pretty damn heavy. On paper its 5.5kgs/12lbs. It definitely felt heavier than that when I picked it up tongue.gif . Also the one in your link is an old model. And even for an old model that price seems too low.
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I strongly advice you not to buy anything from acer. Quality, service, reliability, are all sub par,

Toshiba and ASUS make the best laptops nowadays.

Take a look at their G series. Sturdy, reliable. god looking and powerful.

I have to tell you. That alienware is pretty damn heavy. On paper its 5.5kgs/12lbs. It definitely felt heavier than that when I picked it up tongue.gif . Also the one in your link is an old model. And even for an old model that price seems too low.

Would you recommend it. I know the specs is old however it's quite decent.
Edited by Ryou-kun - 3/3/13 at 11:13am
     
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Of what you have there the Alienware is the best option. It is basically the same as what I have, but with the GPU is a generation ahead. The 900p screen is better suited to the capabilities of the card.
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Would you recommend it. I know the specs is old however it's quite decent.

The graphic card will pull through at that resolution. Out of your list, I would recommend the alienware. That's a very good price too. (Alienware has what I call "Badge tax". Its pricier than similarly spec-ed laptops. Some attribute it to better build quality)
But that price is good for what your are getting. Get used to the weight and I think you will be statisfied thumb.gif
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Of what you have there the Alienware is the best option. It is basically the same as what I have, but with the GPU is a generation ahead. The 900p screen is better suited to the capabilities of the card.

What laptop would you recommend for under 700 dollar laptop?
     
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The graphic card will pull through at that resolution. Out of your list, I would recommend the alienware. That's a very good price too. (Alienware has what I call "Badge tax". Its pricier than similarly spec-ed laptops. Some attribute it to better build quality)
But that price is good for what your are getting. Get used to the weight and I think you will be statisfied thumb.gif
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The graphic card will pull through at that resolution. Out of your list, I would recommend the alienware. That's a very good price too. (Alienware has what I call "Badge tax". Its pricier than similarly spec-ed laptops. Some attribute it to better build quality)
But that price is good for what your are getting. Get used to the weight and I think you will be statisfied thumb.gif

Just kind of nervous about the weight. I mean 10 lbs is heavy. I tried picking up either 17" or 18" and holy crap.
I am a tall person like 5.9" or at least however I am not well build person.
     
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What laptop would you recommend for under 700 dollar laptop?


Seriously ...that Alienware.

Why: GPU/GPU is just about as good as anything else you'll get under $900, so you might as well save the money.


...also, you can likely upgrade the GPU to a 7970m.
Edited by thegreatsquare - 3/3/13 at 12:39pm
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Darn. I just found out that it is only availiable at a different store in different state.
I live in Texas, and it said it is in California.

Do you guys know any laptop that is great for under 700 dollar?
Beside the one that I listed it out on here.
     
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i5 dual core or i7 quad core

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