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New PC gamer, looking at an alienware 17 laptop. Advice needed

#11gatorattack05Posted 8/21/2013 11:57:20 PM
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#12ModernFOXX(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 11:59:13 PM
and one more thing. My Astro A50 headset should work with most gaming laptops right?
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#13hondaman42390Posted 8/22/2013 12:51:49 AM
ModernFOXX posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
You should find the space and save a thousand dollars while also having something that isn't counter-intuitive to gaming


How is it counter intuitive? But also i just want a laptop for now be able to bring it to school for projects and travel with it. When i'm older and move out then i'll get a desktop, but for now im getting a laptop. So right now i just want advice on THIS. not whether or not to get a desktop. And yes i know they are better and more easily upgradeable


Don't expect to easily transport it with school books and whatnot. Alienware 17" is a large, heavy beast.
#14datopgamerPosted 8/22/2013 1:01:12 AM
hondaman42390 posted...
ModernFOXX posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
You should find the space and save a thousand dollars while also having something that isn't counter-intuitive to gaming


How is it counter intuitive? But also i just want a laptop for now be able to bring it to school for projects and travel with it. When i'm older and move out then i'll get a desktop, but for now im getting a laptop. So right now i just want advice on THIS. not whether or not to get a desktop. And yes i know they are better and more easily upgradeable


Don't expect to easily transport it with school books and whatnot. Alienware 17" is a large, heavy beast.


It's not like a 17" laptop is hard to transport. It doesn't even weigh that much and there are plenty of bags that can carry it. Hell I carry a 17" laptop, a laptop cooler, an external drive, my astro headset, 3ds, psp and sometimes a 360 and still have room to spare. It's just about finding a bag to accommodate the size.
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#15GreenMage7Posted 8/22/2013 1:35:27 AM(edited)
datopgamer posted...
It's not like a 17" laptop is hard to transport. It doesn't even weigh that much and there are plenty of bags that can carry it. Hell I carry a 17" laptop, a laptop cooler, an external drive, my astro headset, 3ds, psp and sometimes a 360 and still have room to spare. It's just about finding a bag to accommodate the size.


This is a serious question.

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#16Alienware4LifePosted 8/22/2013 1:42:28 AM
People dont realize that alienware buyers dont want to mess with building their own and have the money to spend on them.
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#17TowerBooks3192Posted 8/22/2013 2:24:56 AM
If you really require a laptop. Have you checked those clevo laptops or something? I think you could customise them depending on the seller. Its barebones and cost a whole lot cheaper than alienware.

If you could really avoid it then for the love of God! build a PC. I have no regrets with mine even though I only went on to the store and gave them my budget and asked them to change some parts.
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#18analogmanPosted 8/22/2013 2:52:27 AM
enjoy your bsods.
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#19hondaman42390Posted 8/22/2013 3:28:57 AM(edited)
datopgamer posted...
hondaman42390 posted...
ModernFOXX posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
You should find the space and save a thousand dollars while also having something that isn't counter-intuitive to gaming


How is it counter intuitive? But also i just want a laptop for now be able to bring it to school for projects and travel with it. When i'm older and move out then i'll get a desktop, but for now im getting a laptop. So right now i just want advice on THIS. not whether or not to get a desktop. And yes i know they are better and more easily upgradeable


Don't expect to easily transport it with school books and whatnot. Alienware 17" is a large, heavy beast.


It's not like a 17" laptop is hard to transport. It doesn't even weigh that much and there are plenty of bags that can carry it. Hell I carry a 17" laptop, a laptop cooler, an external drive, my astro headset, 3ds, psp and sometimes a 360 and still have room to spare. It's just about finding a bag to accommodate the size.


I didn't enjoy carrying my 17" laptop + three 400+ page textbooks on my walks around campus my freshman year.

I guess b/c you don't mind it he shouldn't give it any thought then. Your experience is exactly what everyone else's is. /sarcasm

Just giving him something to think about.
#20LaMichael_JamesPosted 8/22/2013 9:49:23 AM
a 10 lb 17" alienware monstrosity is not good for carrying around daily for school

you will look like a fool with that thing in a lecture hall

dont be a lazy kid and learn to build a pc. it's pretty fun
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