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post Nov 11 2011, 10:50 AM
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Does anyone here own an Alienware laptop? I'm told it's a good, if not great, brand of computer.
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post Nov 11 2011, 12:06 PM
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Does anyone here own an Alienware laptop? I'm told it's a good, if not great, brand of computer.


I've heard the same. Not played with one, tho. And now that I'm a Mac boy....
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post Nov 12 2011, 01:40 AM
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Does anyone here own an Alienware laptop? I'm told it's a good, if not great, brand of computer.


They're Dell's "boutique" line now - lots of mid to higher(ish) end boards and a focus on components devoted to mobile gaming.

Have something specific in mind?
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post Nov 12 2011, 04:34 PM
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They're Dell's "boutique" line now - lots of mid to higher(ish) end boards and a focus on components devoted to mobile gaming.

Have something specific in mind?

Well, I've sorta decided it's time to upgrade from my Sony Vaio VGN A-150, which I bought used several years ago. I'm not a gamer, but from what I've gathered, the before-Dell-purchased-Alienware computers are really kick-butt. I'd be using it as my new portable computer to do minor things like show "Star Trek: Odyssey" to people at conventions, plus it'd be my backup computer. I've used it at highland games and Celtic festivals where I have wifi access to help sell CDs.
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post Nov 12 2011, 07:49 PM
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Check out Sager Laptops here: SAGER

When I was managing logistics in Japan, our computer crimes/intel guys had me purchase several laptops from Sager. They have some really powerful machines. My next computer is going to be one of these.
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post Nov 12 2011, 09:53 PM
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Check out Sager Laptops here: SAGER

When I was managing logistics in Japan, our computer crimes/intel guys had me purchase several laptops from Sager. They have some really powerful machines. My next computer is going to be one of these.

The funny thing is about Sager is, I still have a 486DX that I bought back in 1990-something in Pasadena, CA. It was a Sager. Something like $750 back then.

Here are links to the ones I'm looking at now:

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post Dec 24 2011, 03:52 PM
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Well, I ended up getting myself a Toshiba L755-S5308 from the evil Best Buy. It's a model being discontinued, so the price was dropped. It took about 2 hours to create the recovery discs Thursday night. The speakers aren't the greatest, but I didn't exactly get it for that. Plus, the price was better than I was seeing for used Alienware and used Sager and used Clevo, etc.
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post Dec 31 2011, 02:12 PM
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And the Toshiba didn't last that long. Turns out it had a defective optical drive (that's what they're calling it now). So, on Toshiba's advice, I took it back for a refund and went to Micro Center where I picked up an ASUS X53S-MH71. For those who might be interested, it has a Intel i7 (Sandy Bridge) with 8gb of RAM and a 640gb hard drive in it. It's more than I need, but it'll last a good long time.
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