Anyone have Alienware?

martianvirus

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Im upgrading my PC soon. I am thinking of building a new one. But I also need a laptop, I really need performance. I've head good things about Alienware and just wanted some thoughts. I know they cost more and thats fine as long as the machine is fast.

I also really like the HP Blackbird 002.
 

jimmyjimjimz

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all I know about alienware is that those are the most expensive computers I've ever seen. I don't think I'll ever be able to afford one.
 

Hoagie

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You should get a MacBook. :icon_mrgr
 

martianvirus

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No macs. I use software that wont run on fruit. Plus there's the whole gay stereotype. Its not for me. I also enjoy a good PC game from time to time.
 

seeinred

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I have three friends who have had Alienwares. Every single one of them has died for some reason. For one it was the heatsink, one was the hard drive, and another was something else. I'd avoid them if I were you.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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i used to have lots of alienware but it chafed now i just go commando all the time :rolleyes:
 

sniper2323

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I have heard good things about Falcon Northwest computers. Might look there too. Never owned one, I build my own, but for a pre-built system, haven't heard a bad word.

Just a thought.
 

Warfarer

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Alienware used to set new benchmarks for gaming, that it, until Dell bought them and kind of crapped them out a bit. Since Dell bought them, I have not heard anything good about them, not even in PC World or any other magazine that used to rave about them.

Northwest Falcon is supposed to be a great pc, but for 4 or 5000 bucks it should suck your dick while you game.
 

thelord68

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Yeah - Dell bought Alienware and it seems like they are scavenging models away from them so they don't compete with Dell's XPS line. Alienware used to have a larger selection.

As long as you get a laptop with a dedicated graphics - ie Nvidia GeForce 8600, you'll be fine. (But not NVidia Quadro - game support is not there)

Scan Newegg - there are laptops well under $1500 (some even under $1000) that would be more than sufficient.
 

ShooterMcGavin

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I have three friends who have had Alienwares. Every single one of them has died for some reason. For one it was the heatsink, one was the hard drive, and another was something else. I'd avoid them if I were you.
Glad you didn't yadda yadda through that one. At first I thought you said the computers killed your friends.


And yeah, don't get an Alienware. You can get better power for less money if you just build your own.
 

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Beeman99

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Since Alienware got bought out by Dell I'd be scared to even try them. But their laptops are still the most powerful on the market from what I can tell.

And I bought a Macbook Pro, it's GRRRRRRRRRRRREAT
 

martianvirus

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Get the HP Blackbird

Or, look at Voodoo PC's.
The Blackbird 002 is fuckin sweet!

http://h20435.www2.hp.com/
I've been looking at the blackbird as well. For fun, the other day I clicked customize and ended up with a price over 8 grand.

I'll have to checkout these other laptops you people posted later.

I'll mostly be using both the desktop and laptop for HD Editing. My current computer is a few years old and can do it, but I need to do it faster.
 

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That Sony is a badass laptop. Realistically, it should be all you need, period.