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which laptop?? ASUS G Series G1S-A1 or Alienware Area-51 m5550??

ASUS specs are:
- $1,898.99
- 15.4"
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz 800MHz FSB
- 4MB L2 Cache
- NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256MB GDDR3 VRAM, TurboCache up to 512MB
- 1680x1050 Screen Resolution
- 160GB 5,400rpm SATA hard drive
- 2GB DDR2 667 RAM
- 8x Super-Multi DVDRW Dual layer with Light Scribe
- eSATA
- FOR ANY OTHER SPECS CLICK LINK AT TOP

Alienware specs are:
- $1,919.00
- 15.4"
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz 667MHz FSB
- 4MB L2 Cache
- 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7600
- 1920x1200 Screen Resolution
- 100GB 7,200rpm SATA hard drive
- 2GB DDR2 667 RAM
- 24x DVD-ROM/CD-RW Burner w/ Nero Software
- FOR ANY OTHER SPECS CLICK LINK AT TOP

If you know and can tell me anything about either companies reliability and customer support I would really appreciate it. I know a little about alienwares reputation but I have NO CLUE about ASUS. Thanks guys
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post #2 of 15
ASUS, hands down. DX10 support, better core, asus tech support is fancy. they helped me when my first build would BSOD. alien ware you get more name then performance

never actually owned/called AW but i have heard only bad things.

plus most of asus stuff is awesome/good rep
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post #3 of 15
HA, ASUS no question.

I know I have written about it often on these forums, but here is the short story:

We bought 32 $4000+ Alienware laptops at work less than 1.5 years ago - 3 of them have not had to be sent in for repairs that completely shut down the machine.

On the other hand, I had an ASUS 6600 vid card and it worked!

EDIT: Dwight rules!
post #4 of 15
the asus is miles better, i wouldnt even consider that alienware to be honest
    
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post #5 of 15
go with asus
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the asus is miles better, i wouldnt even consider that alienware to be honest
QFT, seriously
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post #7 of 15
out of those 2 easily asus. you should check out ibuypower.com laptops.
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post #8 of 15
That Alienware Laptop is as bad as my Laptop.

The ASUS one smokes my laptop... do the math. 8600GT Mobile graphics FTW.
    
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ASUS, everything is better on it
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post #10 of 15
alien ware is dell now isn't it
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