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Alienware Sentia or Dell inspiron 700m

by shariff / February 9, 2005 5:55 AM PST

I really like both the laptops. My only reservation with Dell is that a lot of people tell me that their laptops are not very sturdy and break down very easily. Can some help me figure this out......I have been thinking about this for a while but can't make up my mind Sad

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Brand issues are polarizing -- Choose on service.
by Ryan T / February 9, 2005 6:43 AM PST

It's easy for people to make unquantifiable statements like "dells break down very easily", when in fact all these manufacturers make computers from the same type of standard parts.

The difference you'll find is in the build quality and the service. Alienware has had notorious problems with build quality: stories of computers going out without the LCD plugged in and missing screws, etc etc.

Alienware is also fraught with service and support NIGHTMARES. All this for a higher price.

When it comes down to it, Dell is a giant and it knows what it's doing. It's support may be overseas but at least it exists. And it's quite excellent on email service.

So go with dell over alienware any day.

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by shariff / February 9, 2005 8:03 AM PST

Thank you! That makes it easier Happy

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Re: Alienware Sentia or Dell inspiron 700m
by Alienware-JuanG / February 18, 2005 5:07 AM PST
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Do not buy Alienware
by hickmanj / February 19, 2005 8:20 AM PST

I WOULD NOT go with Alienware - I am currently having them stonewall me after breaking my computer following their tech advice.

I have a Dell Desktop and have at-home service.

I would go with the Dell. I bought Alienware because I had heard good things - unfortunately, my experience is they are anything but consumer friendly.


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both bad :(
by oxacah / February 19, 2005 10:29 AM PST
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