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Hey I just have a question...

Yes I know it's alienware and they charge gratuitous amounts for computers that can be found elsewhere, but my mom is making me buy one for college from there because she has a deal with her business and dell.

So my question...

Should I wait till July to order it or not? (Alienware m15x)

Please provide reasons why with sources if any. Like if you know there is going to be new hardware from ati or intel then tell me because that would be a wonderful reason to wait .

Thanks for your help clockers,
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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/San...155,12155.html

the waiting game can be tricky though..
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I say wait. Alienware is supposedly updating their line up with Sandy Bridge. Though, there is no actual date as to when they'll launch it, AFAIK.
     
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Originally Posted by Sakumo View Post
I say wait. Alienware is supposedly updating their line up with Sandy Bridge. Though, there is no actual date as to when they'll launch it, AFAIK.
We are.

I'm guessing August.

I'd buy now, personally...With Product delays etc, you never know.

The 15x is a good buy and it'll last you.
post #5 of 14
The current M15x hasn't been updated to sandy bridge yet, and is using a radeon HD5730... yuck!

Can you swing an m17x or wait for the new m14x or m15x refresh?
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post #6 of 14
Asus also makes decent laptops.
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Your mom is making you buy a gaming laptop for college?Probably won't have to twist too hard will she.
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post #8 of 14
I would steer clear of the M15x line. Solely because of pricing problems. To get a PC with equal specs to mine, I would have had to spend another $500+ more.

I'd wait for the M14x or the M11x R3.
     
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post #9 of 14
or even look at there other lines, there xps line is good, or you can look at there business area pretty much both i mentioned have been updated with sandybridge cpu's and don't have the 500+ extra on the price.
i was in the same situation as your mom really i have an account with dell business so its just better to go with em especially when you can pay the same price as someone else but have 4 years warranty on the thing.
post #10 of 14
I bought myself a 1800$ gaming laptop 2 years ago for college.

I've passed 3 courses on 11 over 13 months, other had 0's and 15's %.
Do not get a gaming laptop for school, just grab a simple laptop to take notes.

I miss my 13 months of lan partying in class with 13 other idiots like me.
Good old time xD
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