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Old 04-10-2003, 10:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Blah.. don't buy those name brand computers.. they are cheap for a reason. They are almost all completely proprietary inside. Pay a bit more and put one together for yourself.. that way you know that stuff is good.
Alienware systems are far from being "name brand computers."

They are also not cheap in the least bit.

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Old 04-11-2003, 08:50 AM   #22 (permalink)
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They are however proprietary as hell, at least the ones I have worked on.
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Old 04-11-2003, 01:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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That's odd.. the only thing proprietary I've ever seen in an Alienware system is the case and cooling. Everything else is exactly what you'd get at the store (Asus mobo, Enermax PS, Seagate HD, etc.)
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Even the case is not proprietary, it is still an ATX form factor, making it standardized.
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Hmm.. OH ****.. it was E Machine that I was thinking about.. Alienware was just recent right? CRAP..

I have not had much interaction with Alienware.. but it is good to hear that they stick to standard components.
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Hmm.. OH ****.. it was E Machine that I was thinking about.. Alienware was just recent right? CRAP..

I have not had much interaction with Alienware.. but it is good to hear that they stick to standard components.
LOL.

Big difference in E machines and Alienware.

I don't think Alienware are that recent, they have been around for a while I believe.

That's like the difference between Porsche and Kia.

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I have an ad for an alienware comp in a PC Gamer from 1995.. so they're not new or anything
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Blah.. don't buy those name brand computers.. they are cheap for a reason. They are almost all completely proprietary inside. Pay a bit more and put one together for yourself.. that way you know that stuff is good.
I thought I mentioned laptops...you mean you can put those together? That's pretty new to me...where do you get a case to build a notebook with?


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You never heard of alienware? Have you been hiding under a rock for the last few decades?
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Ok... they may be popular...and I might have even heard the name...but as I have never actually seen one, they aren't so familiar to me. Sorry.
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I have but had no idea they have been around since 1995.
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Whoops, my bad.. I just found the mag and it's actually from '96, which is the year Alienware was established.
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