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What do you guys think? I am in the market for a new laptop. Looking at the Alienware Area51, Dell XPS, or Dell Precision. I like the XPS and the Alienware for the dual Hard drives and raid controllers. The Alienware also has a dual video card option. The precision is stable, not as fancy, but still fast, also doesnt have a built in numeric key pad like the XPS and Alien. But is cheaper buy close to a grand.

Any of the three would be maxed out for Processor, memmory, and video. The Precision oddly enough has the option for the latest CPU where as the Alien stops at the 2.2GHz extreme and the XPS at the 2.4.

If you're wondering whats it going to be used for, no games really. Mostly UG (3D solid modeling, work related), ACAD, web site maintenance, moderate Photoshop and video editing (Home stuff) and tons of office apps. I dont use a desk top so the lap top is the primary do all computer for me.
 

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macbook pro i what im using now. not a fan of windows but i have it on a seperate partition incase i need it. the new OSX is fucking insane.
 

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If you are going to have some one else build it.

I HIGHLY suggest ABS.
 

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macbook pro i what im using now. not a fan of windows but i have it on a seperate partition incase i need it. the new OSX is fucking insane.
Its gotta be Windows in order to tie into my work network and run the CAD softs we are using.
 

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ABS? You lost me
a computer company that builds very "luxurious" computers. there is an argument in the overclocking community on whether they are worth it or not as Dell and Alienware both make very great laptops.

Its gotta be Windows in order to tie into my work network and run the CAD softs we are using.
you can dual boot, i run everything i need to do online with OSX but for work i can boot into windows when necessary (very rarely) but i like it cause its very stable and its just dam cool
 

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No laptop use'n peeps hanging out on here yet?
have you looked at the new HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook PC - http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...ame=HDX_series&a1=Usage&v1=Extreme+multimedia

even has 1080P resolution, surround sound, 512mb video and Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Extreme Processor X7900 (2.8GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB), 2gb ram (standard up to 4gb) with a 20" widescreen :yes

macbook pro i what im using now. not a fan of windows but i have it on a seperate partition incase i need it. the new OSX is fucking insane.
just picked up a MB Pro for the GF, putting Leopard on it now as we speak :yes

Both are nice Kev.....If your not worried about cost. Alienware :mrgreen
someone mention ALIENS :rofl
 

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HP info-

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Damn....Awesome looking notebook for sure. I dont think I want anything bigger than a 17" though. I already have 3 bags for 17" laptops, my wife would kill me if I told her I had to replace em all. :rofl
 

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spent a good portion of the day setting up my GF new MacBook Pro, installed Leopard, got it connected to my WiFi and downloaded all the updates to all her existing software, first time I actually spent a few hours playing on a Mac.

have to say I am very impressed, my next desktop is definately going to be the IMac. Leopard is so much better than Vista, and Safari blew me away at how fast it was.

the graphics & picture quality are unfookin believable :yes
 

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I have heard that before....I just have so much PC based software I dont see the point of switching to the Mac just to emulate a PC.
 
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