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the1chaos VIP Member

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#1 12 years ago

I'm heavely concidering buying an Alienware notebook, but before I do, I need some more background information about Alienware itself. I've heard great things about the quality of the products, but I've also heard a few negative things. The biggest problem for me at the moment is the fact that I would have to ship my notebook to the UK if repairs are needed, which would probably take 2 weeks at the very least.

Can anyone give me information about the Alienware support service? Is it good, bad, mediocre?

Also, if someone can configure an other laptop with the same or better specs for a similar budget (prefferably in USD, without tax) at a company which does have service contracts in The Netherlands, please, be my guest and slap me around with it.

Budget: $2500.- (Tax free)

Current specs: Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2600 2.16GHz 2MB Cache 667MHz FSB Alienware® m5550 15.4" WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 667MHz - 2 x 1024MB 100GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache 24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo w/Software MPEG2 Decoder 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7600 Internal Intel® PRO Wireless 3945 a/b/g Mini-Card Belkin® AC Anywhere 300W (Adaptor) Alienware® m5550 6-cell Lithium-Ion Additional Battery

Please. Help would be very much appreciated.




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#2 12 years ago

Well if you want to go with Alienware, 2500 isn't the best price range to try with. Thats a low - mid range notebook at best, with limited support. Have you checked into XPS notebooks? Excellent quality and support, and priced a bit more to your range.




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#3 12 years ago

Wow those are nice specs on a notebook. Unfourtanly I cant think of a company that has service contacts in the Netherlands. The XPS line might be good, but I would go with that alienware that you posted. Also if you go with alienware or dell remember that dell now owns alienware.




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#4 12 years ago

They're still their own company though, they just share their profits with Dell and have a couple little things here and there with them. They'll still only have the service to the countries they had them to before, Dell's buying them has no effect on that, unfortunately, or so I think. Nice laptop, I would have suggested Falcon NW, but their cheapest laptop starts at $2700. See where Dell provides support to. Also look and see if there's any local companies near you that do custom laptops.

(ps, i swear they oc'd that RAM by 1 mhz to keep the superstitious people from running away)




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#5 12 years ago

Alright. So that's 2 pro-alienware (counting Rookie's vote through msn), 2 pro-dell, and one of those is also in favour of getting a local company to construct it. I need some more oppinions on this people, 4 just isn't enough, especially if it's a tie. :p




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#6 12 years ago

I've got an A-51 Extreme, and Alienware is really good to me when I have faults. (And I've only had one!)

The only realy problem is price. They're damn expensive.