Also this is the steam deal discussion thread, not that its easy to know beyond the title.
Thanks for the snarky reply, but I just read three or so pages of graphics card discussion, so I asked the simple question of what was good laptop graphics card. That's it. I didn't mean for everyone to bring up what kind of system one should buy.
This is the only reply I can support.
I've hated Alienware for as long as I can remember. Long before they were bought by Dell. Don't get one. Your friend is not a "tech wiz." He's also not a genius. What's next, he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express?
Get something like a $1000 Asus Republic of Gamers laptop. They've been on Warehouse Deals recently for under $1k.
He knows what he's talking about, but he isn't talking about value. That said, he also recommended Asus, and I'll end up looking at those too.
Well, this is CAG so don't be surprised if most of us don't have too much experience with luxury laptops. And I don't say that in a snide way, but Alienware is literally the flashy, cool looking luxury brand of gaming laptops so on this site most of us are going to go with an equivalent machine in quality and build for 100s of dollars less.
I tried the gaming laptop route once, utter failure. Just a bad machine that got lemoned out, but for the amount I spent I said never again. I'm a real cheapass and not too big on graphics so I spend around $500 on my desktops every 4-5 years and $400 on my laptops every 3 years. I buy games well after release though so my PC has handled everything I've thrown at it and my laptops play enough casual games to keep me entertained.
True, I guess I've just always used the "cheaper, just as good" computers for a very long time and found that they aren't actually "just as good". Then again, they've been Dells, so that point may be moot.
I was looking into Lenovos, and I heard some good about them along those "just as good" lines. Then I started reading about how IBM stopped making them, another company took over, and the quality immediately plummeted, and how they aren't as good as other brands, etc.
It's hard, because a "just as good" computer doesn't always crap out. Just like you bought that "good" computer and lemoned out on you. I've bought "just as good" computers and had them lemon out on me, so it's hard to know what direction to go. Since I'll actually have the money to go that extra mile, I really feel like buying from a high quality company is worth it, but I don't know, I still have a lot of research to do.
Agreed 110% with Genocidal on this.
I have never ever once heard anyone speak about how amazing Alienware is. In fact I have only heard about how horrid Alienware is not to mention Alienware is not the real "Alienware" that built up such a amazing reputation. The original "Alienware" had their brand bought from them by Dell and they(Dell) just uses that name to sell overpriced "brand" name laptop's to chumps, yes chumps fools with too much money who love brand names; buying Alienware is paying 400-500 dollars for a name that means nothing these days. No matter if you go for a "low-end Alienware" you still pay the brand name stupid tax on it.
Want a good laptop from a quality brand that your willing to pay top dollar for that brand try, http://www.falcon-nw.com/ and www.originpc.com/ (Origin is the people behind Alienware when it meant something to brand geeks, and guess what Origin just uses those one Sergian(spelling) laptops that was listed above but markups them up and sells them in their own cases but if you love brands Origin and Falcon are the best for that.
Also thanks was looking at that bundle and was thinking your right if they've been an a Indie bundle before chances are they will again so better off just waiting for the 4$ bundle
I only hear about AW being overpriced, but never anything else negative (as far as quality goes). I'm not interested in the "name", I'm interested in the construction and quality. That said, thanks for the links. I'll check those companies out.