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Do you think this would be a decent gaming Laptop?

#1SystematlcChaosPosted 9/6/2013 1:36:12 PM
Hello,

Fairly new to message boards so please bear with me.

I'm looking to get a new laptop for gaming instead of getting any of the new systems coming out. Preferable I would like one that would last me about as long as the gen life(at least 5 years). I've looked at a couple so far and feel that this is probably one of my better choices:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/alienware-alienware-m17-17-3-laptop-silver-intel-core-i7-4700mq-750gb-hdd-64gb-ssd-16gb-ram-english-alw17-6875slv/10261538.aspx?path=7d74539f9ba1d9fe247c6f6229a6f8a5en02&SearchPageIndex=1

though I don't know much about computers as is. I feel that the linked comp is a little on the pricey side but if it will last I would be willing to put out the money. Just hoping to get others opinions on this.

Quick note, I can't get a desktop computer due to limited living space so it does have to be a laptop.

Thanks for any help!
#2XNo_FearXPosted 9/6/2013 1:38:35 PM
that's more then a 'decent' gaming laptop
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#3KillerzOverHerePosted 9/6/2013 1:40:27 PM
xoticpc.com


your welcome
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#4SystematlcChaos(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 1:40:52 PM
I figure high end now will be middle in a few years. Would I be wrong to think that?
#5KillerzOverHerePosted 9/6/2013 1:42:43 PM
SystematlcChaos posted...
I figure high end now will be middle in a few years. Would I be wrong to think that?


impossible to say. Futureproofing is a myth.
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#6sonicteam2k1Posted 9/6/2013 1:45:02 PM
KillerzOverHere posted...
xoticpc.com


your welcome


this
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#7SystematlcChaos(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 1:47:38 PM
Alright, I'll take a look at that site. Thanks for your help.
#8VoelgerPosted 9/6/2013 2:08:34 PM
That's a great laptop, though be wArned buying something like that from bestbuy. The reason, gaming laptops need TLC, warranties, and thermal paste. If you purchase from a website that distributes Alienware as their primary product they will take all that into account.

Though I own a Clevo and those are built by retailers like mythlogic. Alienware might be more mass produced. I will repeat, awesome laptop.
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#9AebleskiverPosted 9/6/2013 2:55:23 PM
It's $2000 it better be "decent". For $2000 you can build a godly computer or a high end computer while saving ~$500.
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#10CoffeeNinaPosted 9/6/2013 3:01:42 PM
Oh please do not buy an Alienware. I've heard bad things about them. My friend has an Alienware and he says it runs hot as hell. I've also tried configuring a laptop on their site and the price is just not worth the innards compared to other places (ibuypower, regular ol' lenovo and HP laptops). You really are paying a lot for their Alienware brand name.

Honestly, I don't know about that specific Alienware model, but I'd suggest you do some heavy research on your laptop before you buy it. ESPECIALLY on whether it gets too hot or not. Having a powerful laptop is nice, but when they don't have great ventilation they can be a real pain.


Also, use sites like dealzon and slickdeals to look up sales on laptops. Chances are you can find some good deals there that will beat out Best Buy (albeit, you most likely won't be able to walk into a store and get your laptop; you will have to wait for it to be built and send through mail).