Is The Alienware M17X Actually Good For Gaming, Or Is It Just Good-Looking 10 replies

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#1 7 years ago

I'm thinking about purchasing one.




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#2 7 years ago

Yea, I'd love to get an M17X, but it's a lot of money. It's build quality is amazing, and has great specs. If your thinking of gaming on the go, definitely go for Alienware. Mostly everyone here will disagree on getting an Alienware since they are overpriced, but their warranty is great and their features are great.

They are overpriced, but if you have the funds to get it, for sure go with it.




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#3 7 years ago

It's one of the better gaming-grade laptops out there. There are cheaper alternatives like the Asus G-series, but you'll find that those are cheaper for a reason; they tend to have much less efficient cooling systems, which is definitely something you don't want to cut costs on with a notebook.




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#4 7 years ago

Other than what has been said, it depends what model you get and what games you want to play, and of course how deep your pockets are.




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#5 7 years ago
Mastershroom;5516367There are cheaper alternatives like the Asus G-series, but you'll find that those are cheaper for a reason; they tend to have much less efficient cooling systems, which is definitely something you don't want to cut costs on with a notebook.

Is true, I had an Asus G71GX, and had a terrible cooling system, and got realllly hot, also had tons of problems like not being able to go out of sleep mode since all games would drop to 2 fps without a system restart. I sold that and went straight back to a desktop, so much more power for less money.




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#6 7 years ago

Depends what you want to use it for. If portability is an issue it's a great laptop for gaming. If it's just going to sit on a desk at your flat around uni or the like for months on end, then buy another desktop when you get up there and bring it home or sell it off at the end of the four years along with all the rest of your stuff. It's what I did and it worked very well =p




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#7 7 years ago

I've always thought that Alienwares were just overpriced computers with a well-known brand name.




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#8 7 years ago

They are very expensive compared to similarly powerful desktop setups, but they are among the best gaming laptops out there. I can't speak for their desktop builds, but I imagine they're also fairly solid, but you can expect to pay more than if you build your own.




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#9 7 years ago

Gaming laptops get old fast Get a tower for that MONEY you could get a pretty good rig and it's EASY to upgrade you can't upgrade your graphics in a laptop, which sucks. Usually the CPU too cannot be changed. Memory yeah but that's a small upgrade if you consider yourself a gamer and need to update hardware every year or so

Laptops for gaming are a good idea just they suck right now. Believe me

Towers are the way to go. Cheaper, easy to upgrade, you can't lose




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#10 7 years ago

Having owned a high-end Alienware myself, I'll tell you that if you have the money for one, they're very nice to have.

Alienwares are on the high-end of gaming laptops. Since AW's merger with Dell, their build quality has improved no end, and their cooling - on their bigger laptops at least - is excellent. I was able to run a 2.4GHz dual core at 2.9GHz, though I never toyed with a GPU OC.

It is a lot of money to sink into something that will get old pretty fast though, so N88TR was right there. I will contradict him in that with high-end laptops, the CPUs are replaceable, and sometimes the GPUs as well. My M17x's GTX 260 was replaceable because it used the MXM 3.0 socket.




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