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by Lluraeden / April 3, 2008 8:47 AM PDT

Hi I was trying to find a reliable side that sells refurbished, cheep(ish) alienware laptops; or just alieware computers in general. If someone could direct me to some, not eBay, that would be great thanks.

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Even refutb, I wouldn't buy those.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 8:50 AM PDT
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The models before this years were showing up at the service counter with horror stories about support and no repair available from Alienware. Maybe Notefix has collected a few?

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bad hardware?
by Lluraeden / April 3, 2008 10:17 AM PDT

Oh wow I didn't know that. So you are saying they have like problems with the hardware on them or the software?

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Prior to 2008...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 11:16 AM PDT
In reply to: bad hardware?

You name it. The designs we saw were "cooking." That is, desktop CPUs and ideas crammed into laptops. Great idea but did anyone tell the owner never to leave it running 24x7 etc? Prior to Dell's acquisition a machine after the warranty couldn't be repaired at any price because they didn't stock parts.

If you buy one, demand a full warranty or just walk.

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Oo that's bad..
by Lluraeden / April 3, 2008 12:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Prior to 2008...

But I don't think I was going to get one.. I mean they are pretty expensive, and I'm not that big a gamer. But still thanks for the info, I had no idea

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You should start to see
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 11:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Oo that's bad..

Really good deals from the names on laptops with the 8800 mobile chipset well off those 2000 buck prices we saw in 2007. Go shopping today and you see them edging to the 1,000 mark. It's very close. Give it time, save your bucks and you'll get what you want.

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