You gotta be kidding me

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by ryum, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    you have to see one in action to appreciate it.

    My sons dell xps1730 is unreal as a gaming machine
  2. kwood macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    In the Great White North.
    The specs really aren't impressive for a $2500 machine. I like the 1920x1200 display and the ability to swap out the optical drive for more storage, but the rest it is rather bland. It should at least use DDR3 RAM.
  3. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2008
    Is it just me or does it look exactly like a new macbook?
  4. SteveMobs macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    Washington D.C.
    It's just you, that alienware is huge!
  5. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I like that but gaming on a laptop? Nah. My MB's graphics card is more capable than my iMac but I prefer sitting back with a full sized keyboard and mouse than hunched over a laptop (which usually has a display lower than my head level).

    If I needed a powerful laptop I'd probably get that over a MBP though. As much as I prefer the MB/P look and the ability to run OSX.
    Does look a bit chunky though.
  6. surferfromuk macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2007
    It's about as portable as a 20" iMac and a car battery....
  7. boonlar macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    Gaming laptops are made primarily for lan parties IMO. I used to use a dell inspiron with a 256mb video card and I would take it to friends houses all the time and lan. It is much easier than taking a desktop with you everywhere and all the cables that go with it. It is also convenient if you like to game on your couch or bed lol.

    That said Alienware overprices their stuff too much and you are better off buying a sager or acer gaming laptop.
  8. coupdetat macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
  9. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    It is absolutely not MacBook inspired, the M15x has been out since late 2007 and the design hasn't changed at all, save for a new option for the exterior of the case and fixing a design flaw that caused the hinge to tear.

    I was strongly considering this laptop for purchase at one point but it hasn't been updated at all in a long time except for the graphics card, and still relies on old technology.
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    haha, the first laptop i ever bought was actually an alienware. but, considering it has almost NO laptop parts, you could not use it as a real laptop. i ended up selling it (battery lasted 5 minutes) and will never buy an alienware again
  11. minijon macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    Some interesting trade offs. But no, I dont think it was MBP inspired. I think the new macbook pro looks like a lot of HP computers, except its aluminum instead of painted plastic. I like the looks of this 17" Matte MBP with the alumium bezel... although with white keys would be nice.

    Not to mention this Alienware looks like Fat Albert.
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    While you might think that but reallity is if you compare it with their other laptops they done in the past this fits in line with those. Alienware had a design a lot like the current macbooks before the macbooks came out.

    This seems to fit more in line with alienware designs and not as radical of a change like apple did in its laptops.

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