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Old 08-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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But it was said that he was looking for a M14X (14") laptop, not a 17"... So I ASSUME that he is looking for something portable in the first place.
Exactly.

Crucial or Intel SSD? Crucial seems to be cheaper.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I own the r1 of the m14x alienware and it is overpriced lol. It's a nice laptop but just a tad pricey in my opinion. Buy a Asus and get more bang for the buck.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Buy an ASUS, I just purchased an ASUS G55, and I don't regret it one bit. They run extremely well, and everything is great except the weight and the sound. And it is only for 1200.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Does this fit my needs? It was $750, but I jacked it up to $900 , but with SSD, I would've broke the budget (Free upgrades on the harddrive!).
  • 14" HD LED-Backlit Display with Super Glossy Surface (1366 x 768)
  • Intel GMA HD Integrated Graphics with Share Memory Architecture up to 1.7GB
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.30GHz)
  • Stock Standard Thermal Compound
  • 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 4GB
  • 500GB 7200rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 4GB SSD - Free Hard Drive Upgrade Back to School Special Promotion!
  • 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software (Does that also mean burner? I don't really need a burner, but it's a bonus.)
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module
  • Smart Li-ION Battery Pack
  • No accessories

$900 Sager NP2240 Notebook. Anything to change to lower the price? I can change the wireless to an Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module to lower the price $25.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Do you really need an SSD? I understand the speed, but is it worth the extra 150?... Not from dell, IMO
Later on you can buy one and upgrade that yourself.
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Drop the CPU down a notch or 2 and grab a better GPU.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Dropped the i7 to a 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor.
I can't change the GPU. Is the GPU something I can buy seperately, then replace?

The cost is now $800.
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The GPU is with the system, you can't upgrade it. You will only have the choice(s) that the company gives you.
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This is what I need then, right?
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What you NEED is up to you. your buying it, so will it do what you want it to do?
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