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Old 09-03-2011, 10:18 PM
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I am looking to get a new laptop prior to my deployment. I have been searching around and have a budget around 2.5k to play with. It needs to have some juice behind it because I intend on programming and doing some intensive graphics design.

I have always wanted an alienware computer and am considering dropping some cash on the MX-18. I have never programmed on a laptop so I wanted something that could handle some of the memory intensive operations required. Any advice on this topic would be greatly appreciated. It is going to be a long one so hopefully I can make the most of the underway time and keep myself sane.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:29 PM
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so basically look into processing speed like i5-i7 processors and if you plan to run 64bit windows 7 you need atleast 4 gigs of memory. i believe that an alienware will have what you need/want covered.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:31 PM
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I love the new Alienware series! They have been making a some awesome machines lately. I picked up a new Macbook pro 2.2 i7 with 8gb ddr3 1333 750gb hd and an ATI 6750 video card for about 2k. The machine is amazing. I've got it dual booting win 7 64bit and take advantage of both operating system's. You can get a hybrid 500gb solid state drive for about 130 bucks and the machine absolutely destroys.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:52 PM
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I ended up going with an Mx17. I have it decked out pretty well too with all the bells and whistles that I was looking for. I am always hesitant to buy the top tier best since it gets replaced shortly after. I will post the specs for it later. Should be able to hold me over through the deployment now.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:29 PM
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Change in plan. Used the BF 3 discount, Military discount, and several other special offers and was able to come out with this monster....I can't wait.
  • Alienware M18x Space Black Anodized Aluminum
  • Intel Core i7 2760QM 2.4GHz (3.5GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
  • 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
  • (4DIMMS)Alienware M18x 330W A/C Adapter
  • 18.4-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080
  • WLEDDual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6990M AMD CrossFireX
  • 1.5TB RAID 0, 2x 750GB, 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s
  • Custom Nameplate
  • AlienFX Color, Quasar Blue
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1, English, w/Media
  • Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader, BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW
  • Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with SoundBlaster MB Software
  • Killer Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO for Gaming and Video
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Internal 60GHz WirelessHD TransmitterUniversal Wireless HD Video and Audio Kit
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:23 PM
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Haha remember it is not the size of the rig....it is how well you play with it.
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