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post #1 of 19
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Hey guys, new member here! I've read posts on these forums for quite a while, trying to get a good idea on what sort of laptops are decent. I just bought an alienware M17x R3 (I understand there is Alot of hate towards these lappys) and am curious if what I got was a decent deal. It has a 500 gb ssd, 16 gb ddr3, Radeon hd 6900m, core i7-2860QM. I got it for $800 shipped.Thanks!
Edited by prototype04 - 3/9/14 at 7:18pm
post #2 of 19
yes lots of people bash them but I have a Alienware M9750 that I bought in 2008 that still performs perfect and has never given me any trouble.
granted I did upgrade it to windows 7 pro a few years back and I don't use it much anymore but after seeing all the laptops my friends and family members have gone through I think mine was a good purchase.
Just remember, if your happy with your purchase then you did good, as that's all that really matters is how you feel about it. thumb.gif
Edited by jlhawn - 3/9/14 at 8:21pm
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post #3 of 19
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Wow, thanks for the fast reply! And yes I'm happy with the purchase but was curious if it was a good deal. I won't be doing any gaming but I usually have a ton of stuff open and running, and about ten tabs open while browsing and my old vaio is crapping out on me. Btw, love this site! There's so much useful information in here!
post #4 of 19
with the specs you posted of a i7 and the ram and ssd I say it is a fantastic deal, you paid less then I did when I bought mine.
also welcome to Overclock.
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post #5 of 19
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Well that's definitely reassuring then, thanks :-).
post #6 of 19
also with those specs it will run games pretty darn good. enjoy the new laptop, wish I could get a newer one but I'm happy with my gaming tower I built for now but when I go on vacation sometimes I like to game a little and my old Alienware is ok but the newer games I play on my tower just don't run as smooth on my old laptop.
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post #7 of 19
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Check out eBay, that's where I just bought mine from. THe seller was asking 11 or 1200, and after making a few offers we settled on 800. If I knew more about what's good and what's not, I'm sure I could've found better deals too lol
post #8 of 19
I just looked yours up and back when it was released it ran about $2,300 with the specs you have.
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post #9 of 19
I also have an m9750 which wasn't made by dell alot of hate towards the Alienware brand is because Dell makes them now smile.gif
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post #10 of 19
Heck, the SSD alone might be 1/2 the price you paid for the whole machine. I think you got a pretty fair deal.

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