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Should I sell my Macbook Pro 13 inch and get a Alienware M11x?

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I want a laptop under 13 inches, and the Macbook Pro is great, but it just isn't for me. I bought it like 3 months ago and it still has warrenty left, but it is the 2010 model (2010>2011 model, since it has 3 more hours of battery life and a faster GPU). Looks like you just took it out of the box (I take amazing care of my things). Anyway, I think I could get at least $850 on eBay for this since it is in Mint condition, shows no signs of use, comes with 9 months warranty and original box, etc.

I will use that $850+ to get a M11x since the battery life is more than 2 hours and the GPU isn't that bad for $600. What do you guys think? Would it be a good idea to do this? Why or why not?
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I'm sure quite a few comments will be yes sell, because its Apple. But I agree with that, you should sell, the Alienware (even though I hate them too) probably has better parts and the battery life isn't half bad. If it were me I would check out Xotic PC for "custom" (not really, you can change parts though) and get something specific to what you want in a lappy.
    
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Well, as you must know about the M11X, the chassis is quite big, and probably quite similar to a 13" Macbook in size, so don't expect it to shrink that much. Apart from that, you will be getting a laptop which can game on it, and like 200$ in your pocket for games. I say go with it, especially considering that you are not happy with your Macbook (what is the point of keeping it if you are not happy with it, right?).
     
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Originally Posted by Canadarocker;13068345 
I'm sure quite a few comments will be yes sell, because its Apple. But I agree with that, you should sell, the Alienware (even though I hate them too) probably has better parts and the battery life isn't half bad. If it were me I would check out Xotic PC for "custom" (not really, you can change parts though) and get something specific to what you want in a lappy.

What do so many people have against apple?
post #5 of 20
Sell Apple yes. Buy Alienware hell no.

Get an HP Envy

Mobile 6850, 2nd gen i7, 1080p screen. What more could you want in a laptop?
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13068394 
What do so many people have against apple?

Alot, typically overpriced, paying nearly 3-5 hundred for the name is ridiculous, I agree with alot of the hate.
    
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Originally Posted by james_ant;13068408 
Sell Apple yes. Buy Alienware hell no.

Get an HP Envy

Mobile 6850, 2nd gen i7, 1080p screen. What more could you want in a laptop?

I'm not rich.
post #8 of 20
I would sell it only because the M11x is only $600 now. It's a pretty good show off and still can play all games from lowest-high settings. Also the 6-8 hour bettery life isn't bad either. Apple and Alienware still charge too much because of their names though.
    
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Get an ibm thinkpad ultra portable and a gaming computer... but, whatever the case, sell that Apple, an m11x would be cool, just overpriced too like apple stuff.
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Originally Posted by MrTolkinghorn;13068484 
Get an ibm thinkpad ultra portable and a gaming computer... but, whatever the case, sell that Apple, an m11x would be cool, just overpriced too like apple stuff.

Alright, sounds good. Does $850 sound like a good price to set it at on eBay based on the specs I listed in the thread? Again, it looks like you just bought it. No scratches or anything, 9 months of warranty left, 310M GPU.
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