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Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:00 pm Reply and quote this post
http://alienware.com/product_detail_pages/...ode=SKU-DEFAULT

I'm buying that one most likely.  I really wish my parents would allow me to build my own computer since I could get the most performance that way.  Over time I'll probably get it upgraded.

I'm going to be using it for a lot of gaming and it has to be mobile and I think this is the best choice.  Plus I can show it of and people will be like OMG ALIENWARE!!!11!

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Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:44 pm Reply and quote this post
You're getting a laptop?

I would suggest buying from Velocity Micro or ABS instead... They make good stuff, only cheaper.

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Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:47 pm Reply and quote this post
There's nothing like an Alienware for gaming.
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Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:51 pm Reply and quote this post
Except a custom-home built.  Or a VooDoo, ... or a Falcon.
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Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:19 pm Reply and quote this post
Uhh...

Alienware... doesn't make very good gaming laptops...

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Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:21 pm Reply and quote this post
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Alienware... doesn't make very good gaming laptops...

Huh?
I've never heard anything except for good about Alienware laptops for gaming.

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Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:27 pm Reply and quote this post
Anything with the name Alienware on it is good for gaming.
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Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:51 pm Reply and quote this post
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Anything with the name Alienware on it is good for gaming.

Agreed, though AlienWare is not good for the wallet...

I would recommend building your own. It would be much cheaper.

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Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:05 pm Reply and quote this post
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Anything with the name Alienware on it is good for gaming.

Agreed, though AlienWare is not good for the wallet...

I would recommend building your own. It would be much cheaper.

I agree wholeheartedly, except for gaming laptops.  When you build your own, you are much more at risk with heat issues, especially with a fast gaming one.

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Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:57 am Reply and quote this post
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I've never heard anything except for good about Alienware laptops for gaming.


I stand corrected. As of the last time I checked, the highest-end Pentium M \"gaming\" system came equipped with a mere Intel GMA900 graphics chip.

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Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:20 am Reply and quote this post
I really wish I could build my own since that would be funner and it would be better performing but my parents won't let me in case I screw it up.
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:56 am Reply and quote this post
I'm buying a Dell... someday...
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:44 pm Reply and quote this post
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I really wish I could build my own since that would be funner and it would be better performing but my parents won't let me in case I screw it up.

For a first build, I wouldn't go with a laptop.  I don't think you'll have any problems making one, but it's best to build a desktop first.  That way, you have much more experience with them.  You learn a whole ton by building, and you'll probably find that you did stuff that would have done differently if you had known about it, which is easier to fix with a desktop.

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Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:47 pm Reply and quote this post
I really need to have a laptop though for mobile purposes.
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:24 pm Reply and quote this post
Yeah, so I kinda have to agree with your parents.  I think since you haven't built a system before, it might be best to buy the pre-built laptop.
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