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Sat May 14, 2005 3:38 pm Reply and quote this post
These worth the money?...  B)
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Sat May 14, 2005 11:27 pm Reply and quote this post
i dont think so. My self i would go custom laptop .
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Wed May 25, 2005 4:13 am Reply and quote this post
Yeah, Alienware is over-rated in my opinion.. if you could do a custom build on your laptop then thats the direction I would proberbly go, not sure about you though..
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Wed May 25, 2005 10:09 am Reply and quote this post
i would agree.
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Wed May 25, 2005 9:31 pm Reply and quote this post
Custom build your laptop unless you have cash growing on trees in the back yard. In that case send us a little ;)
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Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:31 am Reply and quote this post
I know about desktop custom building...but how do you custom build a laptop?.. :guh:
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Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:53 am Reply and quote this post
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I know about desktop custom building...but how do you custom build a laptop?.. :guh:

Well, it's just a different principle of building, which less people do.

I'm hoping to build a laptop in the future, so when I do I'll document it or something.. as theres not much out there about building laptops.
But I guess they just use different, smaller but similar components, designed to be packed closer together and such.

A bit like the BTX case format :X

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Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:01 pm Reply and quote this post
Cool. Send me a copy of that documentation, will ya? :D
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Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:41 pm Reply and quote this post
Post it if you like in the FAQ section ;)
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Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:55 pm Reply and quote this post
Alienware is good, but building your own laptop is much better.
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Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:29 am Reply and quote this post
The sole point of buying an Alienware is gaming and they do excel at this, but at a ridiculously expensive price. They are also pretty heavy (12-15 lbs.) and get almost no battery life due to the use of desktop processors.
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Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:35 am Reply and quote this post
Here's a site for DIY notebooks.  It used to be called Coboc, now it's with ABS.
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Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:00 am Reply and quote this post
Yes I do agree that these lap tops are Heavy, and it is true that the battery life goes real quick, its not just the processor that draining the battery its everything else the running, Alienware is so Hi-tech its unreal, and games are sweet to play on these machines.
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Sun Sep 25, 2005 2:44 pm Reply and quote this post
Notebooks / Laptops are great for office/business/personal/travel etc. Many have very long battery life wile others do not.

In my experience with laptops, I find that 2 to 3 hrs of battery life is great. But what \"KILLS\" the total charge to get 2 to 3 hrs is when people constantly plug that battery charger in even though the battery is not drained fully. This really kills the battery's total life.

A 2 to 3 hr battery will end up as a 1 to 2 hr battery O_o

Anybody having this sort of problem should try placing there battery into a freezer bag. sealed & into the freezer over night.

Take it out & let it thow out until it's cool to the touch. Then give it a complete fresh charge. This usualy resets the batteries memory which gives it the feal of a new battery.

Do I Make Sense? I've lost myself ;)

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Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:01 pm Reply and quote this post
Keeping it in the freezer? You serious? O_o
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