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Old December 4th, 2005, 04:55 PM   #1
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Just ordered my Alienware laptop.

I'm looking into getting a powerfull laptop.

I was checking out the Alienware website and their lap tops really caught my eye.

I don't understand a lot about the technical specs behind a computer, all I know is that the bigger the numbers the more powerful the system.

Have any of you had experience with these computers?

Is there any laptops you'd recommend?

Thanks for any help

*UPDATED* I ordered it, said what the hell. Let's get this thing.

This is the final Computer specs.

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 640 Desktop Processor w/ HT Technology 3.2GHz 800MHz FSB 2MB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
Warranty: 2-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
LCD Display: 17" WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD Clearview Display with Built-in Camera
Motherboard: Intel 915P PCI-Express Chipset
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 533MHz - 2 x 1024MB
Graphics Accelerator: 256MB NVidia GeForce Go 6800
Hard Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 80GB 7200 RPM ATA100
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo w/Software MPEG2 Decoder
Primary Battery: Alienware m7700 12-cell Lithium-Ion Smart Battery Pack
Additional Battery: Alienware m7700 12-cell Lithium-Ion Smart Battery Pack
Communications: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet & 56K V.92 Modem
Digital Audio Hardware: Intel High-Definition Audio (24-bit, 192Khz) with 7.1 surround sound
Mobile Transport : Alienware Premium Backpack XL
Floppy Drive: USB Floppy Drive
Mobile Power: Belkin AC Anywhere 300W

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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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Alienware is the same thing as Sager Laptops, except more expensive and cooler looking.

see poweroid.com or http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.html

2- What's your budget?
What are the main programs you want to run on the laptop?
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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:27 PM   #3
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I'd probably want to use any of the top line editing software.

Vegas, After Effects, Avid, Premiere, Final Cut etc...

Maybe even a 3d program such as XSI.

I'm going to start with capturing SD, but eventually want to upgrade to HD.

My budget in US dollars, maybe around 3,500 give or take 500 dollars.

Thx
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:32 PM   #4
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Take a look at 1Beyond also.

http://www.1beyond.com/products/lapt...search=laptops

We had one of these the last place I worked and they loved it. Gets quite warm with all the goodies and weighs a bit more than you might think.

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Old December 5th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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Just ordered the unit.

Check out the specs on the first post.
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