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Old 03-20-2006, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2 questions.

1. Alienware or Dell? (laptops particularly)

2. Brand New or Refurbished? (laptops particularly)
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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brand new alienware
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dell bought Alienware!

I would get an ASUS or Voodoo.
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Dell bought Alienware!
Haha thats funny. I was more curious about refurbished laptops... Are they as good as brand new ones? or is it like buying a used car...? I just put the dell alienware thing in as bait.
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Old 03-20-2006, 11:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Refurbished Dell and IBM laptops are just as good as new ones. Be *sure* you buy them straight from the manufacturer and nobody else, though. Otherwise they come with no guarentee of quality.
Alienware > Dell
Also I haven't heard a thing about Alienware being bought by Dell. is this true? I don't really believe it w/out some proof.
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I'd say customise one on monarchcomputer.com
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barebones kit and build your own is my vote. personally i would say dell is a better choice in laptops although clearly alienware would be better overall except it just isn't cheap.
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Refurbished Dell and IBM laptops are just as good as new ones. Be *sure* you buy them straight from the manufacturer and nobody else, though. Otherwise they come with no guarentee of quality.
What about this one? 1 year manufacturer warranty

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...009650&cid=896
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Acer laptops are crap for relibility and in North America they don't really have any customer service to back up their warranty. Heck they charge $2.99 a minute for phone support, how do you think they honor their warranty? I've had the unpleasant experience of dealing with Acer many times and I don't recommend them at all.
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