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Is the price really $1200? If it is, it sucks. What DOESN'T suck is the guts inside of it. I think the Mobile Core i7 Quad-Core and NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M+Optimus combination is a perfect match for a laptop with a 15.4 or 15.6" chassis at 1600x900. That way, you get good battery life, good screen real estate, and the ability to play most games in High with a bit of AA, plus you don't have eye strain from the extremely high PPI. Weight needs to be in the ~6 pound ballpark, too. I'd pay $1000 for a laptop with those specs, but I'm currently happy with mine (specially since I only paid $650).

You sound waaay too picky about your laptop configurations. >.< compared to what crap the M15x provides, the M14x blows it out of the water.
     
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You sound waaay too picky about your laptop configurations. >.< compared to what crap the M15x provides, the M14x blows it out of the water.

Yes, I am. Well, not really. I just want to strike a balance between everything. The good thing is, there are companies like Sager and XoticPC that actually provide configurations for people that have pretty specific needs. I'd want a laptop that has good battery life, a chassis that strikes a balance between weight and size, a screen that is a decent size and resolution, good gaming performance, and good build quality. I'd take a Sager NP5160 with a Core i7 2630QM, 4GB DDR3 RAM, DVD+RW Drive (Blu-Ray is useless on a laptop), 500GB 7200RPM HDD, 15.6" 1600x900 Matte Display, and a GeForce GT 555M. It'd cost $900 with the GT 540M now, but I'd gladly pay up to $100 for a GT 555M option. Battery life is 4 hours doing general tasks (web browsing, productivity, etc.), so that's not bad either. Weight is a very decent 5.7 pounds, too. The chassis is matte plastic.

For $1000 it would be an absolute killer, IMO.
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13204845 
Yes, I am. Well, not really. I just want to strike a balance between everything. The good thing is, there are companies like Sager and XoticPC that actually provide configurations for people that have pretty specific needs. I'd want a laptop that has good battery life, a chassis that strikes a balance between weight and size, a screen that is a decent size and resolution, good gaming performance, and good build quality. I'd take a Sager NP5160 with a Core i7 2630QM, 4GB DDR3 RAM, DVD+RW Drive (Blu-Ray is useless on a laptop), 500GB 7200RPM HDD, 15.6" 1600x900 Matte Display, and a GeForce GT 555M. It'd cost $900 with the GT 540M now, but I'd gladly pay up to $100 for a GT 555M option. Battery life is 4 hours doing general tasks (web browsing, productivity, etc.), so that's not bad either. Weight is a very decent 5.7 pounds, too. The chassis is matte plastic.

For $1000 it would be an absolute killer, IMO.

Yes I agree. The NP5160 is definitely catching my eye, yet I would prefer a more powerful GPU. 15.6" is the max size I want for a laptop, and I do agree with the needs you are looking for as well.
   
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13204845 
Yes, I am. Well, not really. I just want to strike a balance between everything. The good thing is, there are companies like Sager and XoticPC that actually provide configurations for people that have pretty specific needs. I'd want a laptop that has good battery life, a chassis that strikes a balance between weight and size, a screen that is a decent size and resolution, good gaming performance, and good build quality. I'd take a Sager NP5160 with a Core i7 2630QM, 4GB DDR3 RAM, DVD+RW Drive (Blu-Ray is useless on a laptop), 500GB 7200RPM HDD, 15.6" 1600x900 Matte Display, and a GeForce GT 555M. It'd cost $900 with the GT 540M now, but I'd gladly pay up to $100 for a GT 555M option. Battery life is 4 hours doing general tasks (web browsing, productivity, etc.), so that's not bad either. Weight is a very decent 5.7 pounds, too. The chassis is matte plastic.

For $1000 it would be an absolute killer, IMO.

I get nearly 4 hours on my behemoth of a laptop, so getting around 4 hours for a 15.6" machine is sad in my book. The M14x may be overpriced a little, according to your alternative model, which looks good too, but I'd rather have a decent machine that gets good battery life for the side tasks too. tongue.gif
     
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They claim the M14x gets 6 hours on a full charge.

I'm happy with my purchase of the M14x. I have been looking for laptops since December, I even sold my old one in anticipation for the new one (also to get as much money as I could for it before it depreciated any further). The M14x by far has everything I want (even the perks included: Backlit keyboard and slot load DVD player). I was looking at the Sagers but didn't pull the trigger because I really wanted a 14" and also I have no experience with Sager nor do I have any acquaintances who have experience with Sager. I also didn't like their $100 monitor warranty to guarentee if it had dead pixels I could send it back to get repaired.

As far as the speakers are concerned, a friend of mine bought an XPS15 and the speakers in that sound pretty sweet so I would think the Alienware would be similar if not better. But I even got the SoundBlaster X-Fi Audio upgrade; I'll see how it sounds when I get it.
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Seriously, a M14X... -_- Might as well have a M18.7x now
    
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Alienware needs to revamp their design completely.. it's old. lol. It looks good, but changes are needed every once in a while.
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notice that it takes two hands to hold it.

I wouldn't hold a 14" laptop otherwise.
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Seriously, a M14X... -_- Might as well have a M18.7x now

They have an M18x incoming that sports an 18.4" screen... >.>
     
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I get nearly 4 hours on my behemoth of a laptop, so getting around 4 hours for a 15.6" machine is sad in my book. The M14x may be overpriced a little, according to your alternative model, which looks good too, but I'd rather have a decent machine that gets good battery life for the side tasks too. tongue.gif

Yeah, but that's the problem. Your laptop is a behemoth, probably helped by the fact that it probably has an 8-cell battery. That only adds to the weight. The Sager gets 4 hours on a normal battery that costs less to replace and also helps keeps the chassis small. It only weighs 5.7 pounds. It packs a Core i7 2630QM, one of the fastest mobile processors. I'd wager the Sager is a machine that is much more bearable on a day-to-day basis. You get high performance but without any major tradeoffs. After having a 7.3 pound laptop I am not getting anything that weighs more.
    
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Originally Posted by BlackVenom;13208706 
Alienware needs to revamp their design completely.. it's old. lol. It looks good, but changes are needed every once in a while.



I wouldn't hold a 14" laptop otherwise.

agreed the alienware look is kind of played out considering they have done the same basic stuff since like 2002 or whenever they started
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