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i have a $2000.00 budget...........and im just wondering if alienware is worth it or not? they look sweet, and i like the slot load dual layer drive. the xps has tray drive and i don't believe it has dual layer. anyhow.....anyone here have an alienware? would you get one again? what would you change??

im also just now looking into the sager lineup.......

BACK LIT keyboard AND dual layer DVD write is a must!!

does sager have backlit keys?
Edited by Squeeker The Cat - 4/2/11 at 11:57am
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Get a ASUS Gaming Laptop, cheaper and better.
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thats not what im asking here friend, thanks though. im asking about the alienware M17x or the XPS 17 comparison.......and from those who have bought an alienware, would they get another?
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thats not what im asking here friend, thanks though. im asking about the alienware M17x or the XPS 17 comparison.......and from those who have bought an alienware, would they get another?
The M17x is more gaming orientated and should be more powerful since the XPS series will have weaker GPUs. But it will be more costly to go M17x.

Not to knock your choice here but unless you are both getting a discount by buying Dell and need a 17inch there's no need to look at either options.

You can get much better in 15inches and from other sellers for cheaper.
     
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I wouldn't get the alienware again. It didn't seem to justify the price i paid for it with performance. So I returned it after a week and went with a Sager. You really pay for all those flashy lights.
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i built a sager with the exact same specs as the alienware im looking at and it was actually more expensive the the alienware.....plus everything on sager is backordered

edit.

ok they are the same price but the sager has the i7-960 which is better than the alienware cpu
Edited by Squeeker The Cat - 4/2/11 at 11:29am
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What do you mainly use them for?
   
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Quote:
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i built a sager with the exact same specs as the alienware im looking at and it was actually more expensive the the alienware.....plus everything on sager is backordered

edit.

ok they are the same price but the sager has the i7-960 which is better than the alienware cpu
Why are you looking at the model that uses desktop parts?
The NP8170 is what you should compare with the M17x.
     
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What do you mainly use them for?


this will be a desktop replacement that needs to last me a few years........playing some black ops, cod4, whatever new game that comes out here and there. daily internet usage, probably be on it at least 8 hours a day+ depending on if the wife uses it too here and there
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