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Hi peoples.

I have a nice computer at home decked out but thinking about selling some of it off and buying an Alienware lappy.

The reason for this madness??? My wife and I are having our first baby and I have a new house getting built this time next year and untill then I have to give up the computer room. Also im not sure how much gaming I will be able to get at home in the future lol. So was thinking at least with a gaming laptop I can still play when im away with work.

Doesnt have to be Alienware but Must be 3d vision capable. No price limit either.

cheers
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If I were you I would go Sager. You can get better specs for cheaper than alienware.

I would check out xoticpc.com. They have a huge selection of gaming laptops. Some Asus, some Sager etc.
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I'm not a big laptop guy but IMO alienwares are just aren't all that good. Mainly due to often poor cooling, unnecessary gimmicks and price. I would suggest you look in to Clevos/Sagers as they tend to be better in terms of price performance and have a lot of options so that you get exactly what you want. They do tend to be a bit more on the bulky side but that's also the reason why they tend to have better cooling.
    
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Hi peoples.

I have a nice computer at home decked out but thinking about selling some of it off and buying an Alienware lappy.

The reason for this madness??? My wife and I are having our first baby and I have a new house getting built this time next year and untill then I have to give up the computer room. Also im not sure how much gaming I will be able to get at home in the future lol. So was thinking at least with a gaming laptop I can still play when im away with work.

Doesnt have to be Alienware but Must be 3d vision capable. No price limit either.

cheers

That 3d vision choice really limits your options. Why is it that you must have that?
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You could consider one of the G750 series by ASUS:



They are very heavy though. tongue.gif
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I like the top end G750JH and also thinking about the metabox p570wm with sli 780m. I have a 512gb ssd should I just get a 1tb hdd and install my 512gb myself? Also what cpu should I go. Im thinking the 4930k might be too extreme! And 7cm in chassis height is massive! Lol I guess its a true desktop replacement. Hmm?
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I like the top end G750JH and also thinking about the metabox p570wm with sli 780m. I have a 512gb ssd should I just get a 1tb hdd and install my 512gb myself? Also what cpu should I go. Im thinking the 4930k might be too extreme! And 7cm in chassis height is massive! Lol I guess its a true desktop replacement. Hmm?

Yeah an hexa core i7 is pretty extreme for an laptop. The i7-4820K quad should be more then plenty (and its clocked higher so yay for single thread performance). As far as desktop replacements go ... well if you ask me there isn't a laptop in the world that can really replace a desktop but thous kind of monsters come pretty damn close tongue.gif

On the storage front. That's a bit tricky.

If you order one with just the HDD then it would stand to reason you could just pop in an SSD as it should have two 2.5" slots. The question is does it have all the mounting hardware in place. One would think so but I can't say 100%.
    
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If I were you I would go Sager. You can get better specs for cheaper than alienware.

I would check out xoticpc.com. They have a huge selection of gaming laptops. Some Asus, some Sager etc.

^ this. if you are seriously looking into a gaming grade laptop, then sager/clevo should be your only choice. granted asus has some but not like what you can get with sager/clevo.

DO realize gaming grade laptops are VERY heavy. it's like carrying an additional steel plate with you everywhere you go biggrin.gif you sure you want to travel with that much additional weight? smile.gif
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I have an M17x R3 and have zero complaints. When at home, it's hooked up to a 1080p monitor with a keyboard and mouse as a secondary gaming setup. With the GTX 560m it has (Dell put the better 192 bit version in there), it plays my games on high settings. I've never had any thermal issues. CPU/GPU will get around 70C during gaming. Not bad for a dedicated card with a Sandy Bridge i7 inside a laptop. I've also heard good things about the Sager/Clevo models too, but have never owned one.
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Op check out MSI gaming laptops, some have 3K screens, mech keyboard, decent sound....etc.
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