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Alienware is stepping up their audio again. and their screens, and metal chassis again.
Damn alienware is trying to push more value into their laptops.
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Prices are always higher overseas, so those prices aren't really reflective of what they'll be here. tongue.gif Hopefully... redface.gif
     
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Well I yearned to be able buy an alienware back when I was 12-16 years old.

Once I started building my own I realized what trash they were (post dell at least).

Their laptops on the other hand still get me excited and I will probably have to buy one some time soon just to scratch that 10+ year old itch lol.
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http://www.twitch.tv/alienwarearena/new?utm_campaign=live_embed_click&utm_source=www.alienwarearena.com

Alienware's livestream reveal. come watch biggrin.gif

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Their laptops on the other hand still get me excited and I will probably have to buy one some time soon just to scratch that 10+ year old itch lol.

Why? They apparently are just dell trash to you. Just go buy an MSI, and get over it.
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Once I started building my own I realized what trash they were (post dell at least).
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http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/11/dell-alienware-14-17-18-hands-on/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/06/10/e3-2013-dell-unveils-new-trio-of-alienware-laptops/

new laptop specs rolling in, it appears that the Alienware 14 is infact a soldered chip but is not an upgradable option over the m14x,
the m18X is now dual gpu standard, the m17X is their flagship single gpu monster.
All can have 1080P screens, and all offer HDMI in now.
They have better audio cards and the same professional grade speakers. I hate the look, but it flys well with the 14.
i like the m17X R2 M14X R2 look a lot better new times new changes.
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The new design looks kinda meh. :/

The older ones kinda look sleeker, despite the newer ones being cleaner. I also actually kinda like the light around the touchpad like the old ones more than lighting the whole touchpad itself.
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The new ones are about the same value as before but the 14 comes in at a much higher level entry price.
The 17 you can get the same grade of hardware you could get on the m17X R4
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, English edit
MEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz edit
HARD DRIVE 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM) edit
VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M with 3GB GDDR5 edit
LCD PANEL 17.3" WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display
slightly better but overall its a much better price margin
Member Price $1,861.02

Thats about the m17X r4 price with an HD7970, and the gtx 770M is about the same as an HD7970M.

What really freaking irks me is 2 things.
That freaking keyboard. I severely irritated at the keyboard change. I loved the flat topped semi dome like keys on the m17X R4, but the new one is an island chicklet and I HATE those keyboards. mad.gif
another thing is that they dropped the freakin custom name plate.
WHY!? That was such an awesome little feature...

The new laptops have a much better value overall, but the older ones were a lot more... "personal." I'm very glad i went with an m17X R4 instead of waited for an alienware 17.
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Holy balls, they only charge you $100 to upgrade from 8GB of RAM to 16GB instead of like $300!!
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Holy balls, they only charge you $100 to upgrade from 8GB of RAM to 16GB instead of like $300!!
That's a pretty standard price, but you can get better RAM on newegg.
I got 12GB of 1866mhz memory for 100$
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The new ones are about the same value as before but the 14 comes in at a much higher level entry price.
The 17 you can get the same grade of hardware you could get on the m17X R4
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, English edit
MEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz edit
HARD DRIVE 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM) edit
VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M with 3GB GDDR5 edit
LCD PANEL 17.3" WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display
slightly better but overall its a much better price margin
Member Price $1,861.02

Thats about the m17X r4 price with an HD7970, and the gtx 770M is about the same as an HD7970M.

What really freaking irks me is 2 things.
That freaking keyboard. I severely irritated at the keyboard change. I loved the flat topped semi dome like keys on the m17X R4, but the new one is an island chicklet and I HATE those keyboards. mad.gif
another thing is that they dropped the freakin custom name plate.
WHY!? That was such an awesome little feature...

The new laptops have a much better value overall, but the older ones were a lot more... "personal." I'm very glad i went with an m17X R4 instead of waited for an alienware 17.

Yeah i don't like the new keyboard either, however i did order a AW 14. I got it for 100USD off after haggling and a 5% eGift Card. The aluminum makes up for the keyboard IMO. A ton since they never had a m14x with aluminum. Makes a big difference. Also love the video card in it too. IDC if its soldered. Still not a bad card.
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