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Is this a better than good laptop

by cialili1994 / February 16, 2013 9:01 AM PST

If you know something better than this please share brand and specs or at least brand name. I want a great computer for web design school and projects, gaming of course and hours of internet use each day. All Windows based possible competitors welcome, not interested in Apple.

Alienware 17

Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3840QM (8MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
Operating System Windows 8, 64-bit, English
Display 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED
Memory1 16GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
Hard Drive 1TB 5,400 RPM SATA 3Gb/s + 256GB SSD SATA 6Gb/s
Video Card 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M
Warranty 1 Year Essential Support
Weight 9.39 lbs

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Nice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2013 9:50 AM PST

But too short on the warranty. And if you are gaming, why the i7? You've read this before.

"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

So it's a safe bet the GPU will be well fed.
Bob

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I wouldn't define it as good or bad.
by orlbuckeye / February 17, 2013 9:39 PM PST

It's a power machine so it's good for that reason but because it's powerfull it bad for battery life and portability. That is a gaming laptop so if gaming is your number 1 priority in selecting the laptop then it's up there with the best gaming machines.

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