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Hello,

I'm buying a laptop... I've been looking around for ages now and I've found three that I like. Now I don't know what to choose. These are the laptops I'm considering:

A: http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-7537/pd?oc=fncwb562h&model_id=inspiron-15-7537
B: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8402885&CatId=3998
C: http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-7537/pd?oc=DNCWB566H&model_id=inspiron-15-7537

My concerns are thermal performance, build quality, and screen quality. All three of them have satisfactory specifications otherwise. The Alienware (B) has excellent thermal performance and build quality - but a bad screen. I'm not sure about the dell's though... they're new. Does anyone know how well they handle heat, and how good their build quality is?

I was advised not to buy dell due to reliability and build quality issues...

Thanks for your time. (P.S, I am aware that there is a standard form for questions about 'Buying laptops', but I couldn't frame my questions around it)
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Are you kidding me? The Alienware has the best screen for any 14" laptop. It's an IPS display.

However, why buy from Dell if you're limited to such a low budget? Could I possibly sway you to check out Sager? The NP7352 is a better setup compared to any of those.
     
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Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
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256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
Audio
Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
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