Updated Alienware has new looks, IPS display, and Haswell

Pentad

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Dell's updated Alienware has a new look with Haswell CPUs. You can read about it here.


The 18.4" model even has an IPS display.


I would not want to carry around something that big and heavy but for die hard gamers it must rock.

-P
 

psingh01

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Is there a matte screen option? That's the only thing that turns me off of Alienwares as far as gaming systems go. Same issue I have with the retina.
 

Mr MM

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all of them have IPS options now and are matte.

there was a general dislike regarding the exterior chassis, but the insides remain largely the same
 

sofianito

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More expensive than the y500 and the only difference is the cpu which is about 5-8% faster (turbo goes down a speed bin). meh.
The difference between the y510p and y500 is $150 for the SLI model, but the y510p has an anti-glare display while the y500 has a glossy one... Not to mention the y510p has 24GB express cache SSD while the y500 has 16GB. Small details that matter... ;)
 

Zeov

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I'll be getting the 17" with 780M as my "desktop" gaming, where i can bring it to LAN easily.

And for everything mobile, i'll use my Retina for 3D moddeling, animation, video editing, and slight gaming.

expensive setup, but as long as theres no eGPU solution, this is how it's gonna work for me.
 

Mr MM

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The difference between the y510p and y500 is $150 for the SLI model, but the y510p has an anti-glare display while the y500 has a glossy one... Not to mention the y510p has 24GB express cache SSD while the y500 has 16GB. Small details that matter... ;)
not really, if you are going to buy that thing for gaming, buy something else that actually has battery life and gaming power
 

LeeM

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they look ****ing awful. poor res for the screen sizes arent they? apart from the 1080p one
 

cirus

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The difference between the y510p and y500 is $150 for the SLI model, but the y510p has an anti-glare display while the y500 has a glossy one... Not to mention the y510p has 24GB express cache SSD while the y500 has 16GB. Small details that matter... ;)
The ssd is too small to really be useful. 24 vs 16 GB is really the same in real world performance.

Price is a little high for what you are getting compared to the y500.
 

jcpb

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Dell's updated Alienware has a new look with Haswell CPUs. You can read about it here.


The 18.4" model even has an IPS display.


I would not want to carry around something that big and heavy but for die hard gamers it must rock.

-P
Razer Blade Pro > Alienware. Seriously.
 

yusukeaoki

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I honestly dont see a need in "gaming laptop".
It might be handy for those who does LAN parties or live to game where ever they travel.
But for me, a highend desktop with half the price is good.
Dont really want to game on a 17in screen either.