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I know it's alienware, but where else can I get an awesome pre-built over-priced computer? :)

So it goes as following:

Software & Services

PROCESSOR 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)

OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit

MEMORY 32GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz

HARD DRIVE 1TB RAID 0 (2x 500GB SATA 3B/s 7,200 RPM) + 32GB mSATA Caching SSD

My Software & Accessories

COLOR Space Black Anodized Aluminum

PERSONALIZED PLATE Personalized Plate (censored :D)


WALLPAPER Alienhead 3D

PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed

PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE Skype VOIP Software Application

GEAR STORE Alienware Orion M18x Messenger Bag - TSA Friendly


AUDIO OPTIONS Alienware TactX Headset

My Accessories


SECURITY SOFTWARE No Anti-Virus Software Selected (I'll install Avast! since it only offers McAfee)


Shipping Material Shipping Material

Additional Software Additional Software

Primary Battery 96WHr 12-Cell Primary Battery


WIRELESS + BLUETOOTH Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0

INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

SOUND OPTIONS Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di with THX TruStudio Pro Software

LCD PANEL 18.4 inch (467.36 mm) WLED WideFHD (1080p) display (1920 X 1080)

SYSTEM COLOR Alienware M18X R2 with Soft Touch

AUTOMATIC UPDATES Alienware M18x 330W A/C Adapter

Keyboard English Keyboard

Adobe Reader Acrobat SW Adobe Acrobat X Reader

Standard Nameplate Trigger

So is it OK? Don't worry, I have the cash ;)

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Does it absolutely have to be a heavy laptop you can't really use without attached power cord? If no then just go with regular desktop and you'll get FAR better machine.

For a laptop it's not the worst one out there but it can be made better for sure. I especially don't like the HDD setup and also there is absolutely no reason to get the ultimate w7 version.

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I tried going with the "Home Premium" version, but it doesn't support 16GB ram..

I want a laptop since I take my laptop to school (MC ftw) and I just wanted a fancy/good laptop that can run Minecraft.

(Unlike my crap that runs MC at 1FPS)

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I've got lenovo w510 with 16G RAM and quadcore I7 CPU that supports 2 HDDs and has 17" screen. I can run Technic with everything turned to max and visual range at 512 at around 50FPS. Though battery won't last more than perhaps 40 minutes while playing. I have hard time believing that this alienware would be any faster or would last longer.

It's a work PC but I think it costs around 1800€ or so.

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I'd put some 2-3k for a GOOD desktop PC and get non-sucky laptop for ~1k. In the end you'll be far happier, trust me.

If you really do want to waste money on a laptop get something like this (slightly customized Alienware M17x):

COLOUR CHOICE	Alienware M17x Stealth Black	edit

PROCESSOR	Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (2.20Ghz, 6MB, 4C)	edit

OPERATING SYSTEM	English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)	edit


MEMORY	16GB 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel (4X4GB)	edit

HARD DRIVE	750GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive	edit

LCD	44cm(17.3") WideFHD (1920 x 1080) WLED LCD	edit

OPTICAL DRIVE	DVD+/-RW (DVD, CD read and write)	edit

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY	Intel® 1000 Wireless Card - European	edit

PRIMARY BATTERY	Primary 9 cell Li-Ion Default Base Battery	edit

It came to around £1430 or ~€1760. Alternative manufacturers can probably get you as fast laptop for around €1300-1500

For same amount you can get a desktop that will completely obliterate the laptop in every way except portability.

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That's exactly what I want: portability.

I usually play Minecraft during lessons I don't need (for example, citizenship or geography, I'm gonna be a scientist!)

and *try* to play Stalker:SHOC (which fails).

I don't think it's possible to get a huge-ass bag and take my PC with me..

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Minecraft can be played on a €600 laptop just fine. For the rest of the money you can get yourself a desktop that is so vastly better than any other laptop that is going to exist for next two years it's not even funny.

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