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Old 07-29-02, 11:34 AM   #13
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I was always a fan of Dell Latitudes.

I have used the c500 model. It's one of the best laptops i've ever had the pleasure of using. Extremely well designed.
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Old 07-29-02, 12:33 PM   #14
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Alienware laptops are far overpriced for what you're getting, especially compared to what's available from other manufacturers. I also have a hard time dealing with the fact that their highest performance model has the desktop P4 crammed into the notebook form factor. It drains the batteries like you wouldn't believe.

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LOL - so very true, but their other colors look pretty nice for the most part, except for the fact you have to pay an extra $150 just for the privilege of having a different color.

I think I'll be sticking with the laptop I ordered, which coincidentally arrived this morning (too bad I'm stuck at work right now )

Dell Inspiron 8200
P4-M 1.6 GHz
256 mb RAM
15" UXGA screen
64 mb GeForce4 440 Go
30 gig HD
DVD-ROM
Win XP Home

Those are pretty much exactly the features I was looking for and the price was at least $500 cheaper than a comparable Alienware. I've said it before, but all the customized owner's manuals and t-shirts simply don't justify the higher price in my eyes.
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Old 07-29-02, 05:14 PM   #15
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How heavy is it?

And how think?
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Old 07-30-02, 08:32 AM   #16
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here is my problem with this... I don't see the point in spending 3 grand on a machine with such a weak configuration. I mean the R7500 is not a powerful chip, the 8500 & GF4TI blow it out of the water. Yes this is a powerful laptop! But I don't see the need for the laptop unless its strictly business or school related. The serious gamer needs a real PC with 3x more powerful hardware at a third of the cost. Would I like this laptop if it were given to me as a gift?, SURE! But would I do any serious gaming on it... no.

In my opinion, get the cheapo laptop deals from Dell or Toshiba or something. A celeron, duron, so long as it has more than 128 ram and a working cheapo video card then am happy (when it comes to laptops)

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Old 07-30-02, 09:32 AM   #17
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How heavy is it?

And how think?
I'll assume you meant how thick - it's not too bad, a little less than 2 inches.

But this sonumabeeyotch is heavy - probably about 8 lbs with the battery in. Not exactly the king of portability but it's powerful and very quiet, much moreso than my desktop. It will be very good for work as well as surfing the web at home (so as not to keep my parents awake at night because my desktop is so loud, hehe).

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Old 07-30-02, 10:09 AM   #18
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How heavy is it?

And how think?

Well its fat and heavy how else you could put P4 2gh+ and all other stuff
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What is wrong with you man! The best notebook ever has an ATI chip!?! What is the world comming to??
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What is wrong with you man! The best notebook ever has an ATI chip!?! What is the world comming to??
Bah! I didn't notice that, I've changed the name of the thread accordingly.
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Old 08-06-02, 09:25 AM   #23
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I really would love a nice powerful laptop. Too bad they cost so much.
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