Originally Posted by Freelancer852
I'd like to refer you to a post I made earlier in this thread. It may clear up some of the stereotypical and unfounded reasons you have for posting that... Anyways, here is the paragraph I'd like you to read. You can click the "View Post" arrow to read the whole post but it's mostly irrelevant when taken out of context:
You know, you're right. If I had the money to invest in a really nice laptop, over $1800 (that's the next tier for gaming laptops for me FYI), I'd go for Alienware just because I know how nice the jobs are. Very high quality components, I get that. But I had about $1200 tops and the Qosmio matches the performance of an Alienware that costs a good $450 more than mine. This was also before the Sandy Bridge mobile processors came out back in mid-November of last year.
The odds were more in favor of this massive monstrosity. And to be entirely honest, my laptop is on par with the weight of the M17x machines out there. Had I been more patient I would have saved more money up and bought a much more powerful machine. I found the X505-Q892 model for $200 off retail at newegg and couldn't pass up that deal. Not to mention it had been JUST installed with the GTX 460m which was the final icebreaker for me.
My apologies for the previous post. Alienware is beyond reputable for their warranties and service. I was looking at the M15x machines and I couldn't find one that fit the price range for me, as stated above, so it didn't end well in those regards. Again, my apologies.