Originally Posted by acerinpa
Well - for $799 the Ram= 2gb, there is no cd/dvd drive, the duo -core processor = 1.3 ghz, so once again the whole gaming on laptops without spending a lot is very difficult.
Who actually uses CDs for anything other than initially installing the programs anymore? All of my music is digitized. I rarely open my drive trays anymore.
Not only that but most games are not cpu limited, they are gpu limited, that 1.3ghz SU chip will go further than you think. Not in super pi, and not in 3d mark, but ti will game just fine for a laptop.
Ram is cheap to come by and easily upgraded, cpu and video card aren't. When you look at a laptop you worry about the tings you cant change.
That Alienware isn't just a decent multimedia laptop (I refrain from using the term gaming, because gaming on a mobile device on the level of s desktop is a joke), but it also stays within the bounds of what a laptop should be. Small, light long running and affordable. I hate to say it, but this is one of those times when you can recommend this alienware over an asus and not be a total n00b.