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My sager laptop would have cost me $1000 if I bought the same hardware through Alienware, and almost $1500 more through apple.
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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
Exactly. Most people are not trained mechanics. Most people are not trained computer technicians.
You don't have to be a computer tech to fix a comp and u will reply "well u dont have to be a mechanic to fix a car"
post #63 of 107
Im no Alienware fan by any means. I do like the look of the notebooks they are making now. So when I was looking for a small powerful notebook that was under 14 inches there are very few choices that meet this. Plus using my work discount and then some online coupons the price was to hard to pass up.

I love my M11x and would not trade it for anything.
post #64 of 107
This thread:

I, like Anand of, oh... anandtech.com, choose to use Alienware/Apple because we prefer the experience of using such a system. Unfortunately the tone of 90% of the users on OCN is that users like us are ignorant fools wasting money. Please, stop. If all you're capable of basing your opinion on is price/performance, then it is unfortunately 90% of people on OCN that are ignorant, I hate to say.

I choose this computer because it was in my price range, It has all of the features that are important to me and does everything extremely well that I expect out of it for the type of system that it is and the money I paid. Does this make me ignorant? Stupid? No, I know what I want and I buy it. That doesn't mean I want you to buy it, but please OCN, start acting like an adult.

Before someone launches into my drinking of the flashy lights kool aid... Look at the RGB LED screen and get back to me on that.

This computer was/is perfect for me, I couldn't be happier. Sure, I could have gotten something more powerful for the money, but I bought a computer with the things that were important to me. I suggest the throngs of people on OCN that bash Alienware/Apple users simply because we take into account more than price/performance kindly refrain from the ignorant comments.

Don't mean to rant, but after the garbage in the M18x, M14x threads and now this... I had to say something.

/endrant
Edited by un1b4ll - 4/14/11 at 2:08pm
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post
the brand name "Alienware" was the best back in the day before custom builds/ botique builders became more mainstream. Once Dell bought Alienware their overall build quality and value went down the tubes.
This makes me rage so hard.

Did you own a pre-dell Alienware? Do you own one now? How much experience do YOU PERSONALLY have with pre and post Dell Alienwares?

Please, anyone who even touched one pre-dell and post-dell knows this comment is absolute garbage, their build quality has skyrocketed now that they have the budget to build decent systems. uuuuugh. Don't even reply to this, lest I rage more.
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MX11 hinge issues...

KIDDING! Please don't rage

I just don't like how Alienware sticks too little cooling in their desktop systems.
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Because it is alien technology
    
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post #68 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
They buy them because they are from a mainstream builder (Dell) and they work.

Why don't you fix your own car?
Why don't you build your own furniture? Kitchen cabinets?
Why don't you lay your own carpet in your home? Redo your shingles on your roof?
Why do people go to restaurants?

You can save a bunch doing all of those yourself. How many of us do?

1. Time to learn
2. Ability is limited
A very good post with good comparisons.

Judging by the responses, I would venture to say that the majority of people in this thread are 13-25 and single. You must realize that while your life is full of free time it isn't the case for most people who have lives, jobs, and homes. Of all the things to spend spare time on, computers is not one that is all too important. We do it because it is a hobby, NOT because it is cheaper. In reality, for how much I can make at work per hour and how valuable the time is to spend with my wife and daughter, I would MUCH rather spend an extra 10-15% for a prebuilt, preinstalled, preworking PC with full support.

For me, however, this is one of my hobbies and so I build them myself. But for the majority of people, buying prebuilt is not at all a bad thing. Alienware has the support of Dell behind them which many people will rag but with which I have never had any unpleasant issues.

All in all, you could do EVERYTHING in your life yourself. Stop going to the store and grow your own garden, make your own biodiesel, do car repairs, CNC your own stuff. Most things in life are cheaper to do yourself but time = money and I am perfectly content paying someone to do my plumbing for me regardless of how cheap it would be to do myself (within reason, of course).

TL;DR When you don't have this much free time or care to spend time on your PC, you will realize priorities for you are not the same as they were in the past.



edit: I should also add that if you are happy with what you payed, then why worry? Every person in this thread could have gotten a better, cheaper PC ( sometimes *gasp* even a prebuilt) if they would have shopped around more or waiting a few days. But no one rags on you for doing it. Get over other people being content with their purchases.
Edited by IEATFISH - 4/14/11 at 2:15pm
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post #69 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
MX11 hinge issues...

KIDDING! Please don't rage

I just don't like how Alienware sticks too little cooling in their desktop systems.
Yeah this does come to mind but I never had this issue yet. Plus Dell is fixing them so its not a biggy.
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People who don't know how to build a PC and won't try. They have heard the name and compare it with quality as well since they are in the high price range. They also want something that looks different and can show that they have purchased something out of the ordinary. Thats about all that comes to mind.
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