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Old 01-16-2006, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at buying a Arura m7700 laptop from alienware. Here's the specs:

- AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 with HyperTransport Technology
- VIA K8T890 + VT8237A Chipset
- 17" WideXGA+ 1440 x 900 LCD Display
- 2GB Dual Channel DDR SO-DIMM at 400MHz - 2 x 1024MB
- 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 6800 Ultra
- 40GB 5400 RPM SATA
- 24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo w/Software MPEG2 Decoder
- Alienware® m7700 12-cell Lithium-Ion Smart Battery Pack
- External Wireless 802.11a/b/g PCMCIA Card- Recommended for longer range
Price: $3,673

Whats everybody's opinion on this set up and alienware in general?

The reason I'm looking for a powerful laptop is because I do alot of graphic design and looking to get into video editing and 3d animation also gaming occassionaly.
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That setup? Good for a laptop.

Alienware? Overpriced, like that setup.
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What would you recommend?
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I really don't know. If you can afford that, then it IS a pertty good laptop.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess if you can afford that get it.
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Wait a sec, before you go and buy that check around on some internet sites for other laptops with similar specs. If you can find a good one thats cheaper then go for it, otherwise go with that. Not sure what an acer ferrari costs (probably overpriced like alienware ones) but check them out.
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Actually an Acer Ferrari is $2,049 and well worth the price.
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Yeah, it's priced pretty good but I dont think I could handle the 15in display. Also it only comes with 1 gig of ram, I know thats probably plenty but I want a computer that can still out perform most computers 2 or 3 years down the road. I just want it to be able to handle anything I throw at it.
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Then build a desktop.
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Old 01-16-2006, 08:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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15 inch displays are totally fine....
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