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« on: December 30, 2003, 12:03:32 PM »

I love computers and all...but this is extreme


http://www.alienware.com/system_pages/area-51m.aspx


I think I'd invest the money differently with four thousand dollars.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2003, 04:42:40 PM »

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I love computers and all...but this is extreme


http://www.alienware.com/system_pages/area-51m.aspx


I think I'd invest the money differently with four thousand dollars.


That class of laptop is not aimed at the hobbyist.  If your computer is used to put food on the table then it is cheap.  This type of system is used by people that need a desktop on the road, engineers, graphics artists, game designers, programmers.  They actually get snapped up quickly.  Check the prices of high end apple laptops.  

Four grand is cheap, laptop sized disk drives that run at 7200 rpm are very expensive.  Laptop drives run at 4800 and high speed ones at 5400.  Then you have a top line P4, memory etc. etc.

My rule has alway been that the work computer that you really want always costs $5000 and pretty much always will.  It has been that way for 20 years now. My first XT, AT, Pentium, etc all followed that rule.  If I were still living out of a suitcase as a road warrior, I would be in the market for one of those myself.  

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2003, 08:08:17 PM »

i agree with the $5000 laptop for work.

but the breakdown for me would be much different. for one thing, i more likely would have a $2500 laptop with $2500 of additional software...

alienware is well known imho for being over-priced and im not sure why...

them glowing red (or green ive seen) eyes cant be that expensive...
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2003, 09:06:38 PM »

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i agree with the $5000 laptop for work.

but the breakdown for me would be much different. for one thing, i more likely would have a $2500 laptop with $2500 of additional software...

alienware is well known imho for being over-priced and im not sure why...

them glowing red (or green ive seen) eyes cant be that expensive...


Normally it is the parts that they use. In that $4,000 model it has
16.1 ultra XGA LCD 1600x1200 is about $700,
a radeon 9600 non-SE $150-$200 and user upgradable,
3.2GHz P4 800MHz for about $475-$500,
4x dvd rw for about $250 laptop version,
wireless A+B+G wireless (wireless A adds to the cost),
1 GB of DDR 3200 mem, doesn't say if it is dual channel but even standard notebook versions would be about $250,
a 60 gig 5400 2.5 disk drive is about $300 this one is 7200 with 8mb buffer, probably the hottest drive available,
the mag case if it is like Apples adds about $500 to the price
for the graphics folks it also has firewire and 3 usb 2.0 ports but those are becoming standard in the $2000-2500 laptop range

Doesn't mean they aren't making money on it and playing on the geek factor but the offset is not that great. Sager I think in southern California also makes extreme laptops in the same price range.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2003, 09:39:59 PM »

hmmm... i guess i need to learn how to type on a regular keyboard first.

i use the wave style natural keyboard style because i can type faster (timed tests show an 5-8 wpm increase) and it doesnt hurt after 5 minutes...

so i guess that the relatively small increases for the faster drive doesnt really benefit me that much.

however, if the company is paying for it, then i want a $10,000 drive HE HE HE

p.s. my only laptop is a Gateway colorbook 100 with the crankin' 486 DX4 100mhz intel processor!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2003, 09:48:46 PM »

Smiley but if you are doing graphic renders or code compiles or database reindexs minutes can become hours.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2003, 09:55:58 PM »

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Originally posted by PoorboyTech
I love computers and all...but this is extreme


http://www.alienware.com/system_pages/area-51m.aspx


I think I'd invest the money differently with four thousand dollars.


Want be long then we will have to get a 60 month lease on these computers.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2004, 04:15:25 AM »

I wonder how truly durable these laptops are. Sure they've got balls but if I'm buying for true road warriors, I've found the Thinkpads to be most rugged outside of of toughbooks. That's a major factor on purchasing because I want to get three years out of one of them puppies.

I've seen the occaisional Gateway meet the durability side of the equation, Dell's are a runner up, Toshiba's and Compaq have QC issues. For the investment, I'll go with thinkpads.

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2004, 05:58:18 PM »

Has anyone bought one of these? Are they worth it?
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2004, 06:47:49 PM »

I see them around at programmers type conventions.  The plastic case models won ZDNET and C/Net editors choice for 2003.  Haven't seen much on the mag case models yet.  Alienware gets top marks from everyone and they have good support ratings from most.  This page has links to most industry reviews.  Microsoft even likes them.

http://www.alienware.com/review_pages/reviews.aspx
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2004, 09:35:40 PM »

Not nearly as powerful but I would take tis over the Alienware.
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2004, 02:56:40 AM »

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Not nearly as powerful but I would take tis over the Alienware.
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How about this  one from the same folks?  I kind of like the nite glow keyboard idea. Smiley
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