To address your fear of investing your hard earned money into a system which will be outmoded, or how should I say, "junk hardware" in 16 months, while I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but any sytem you buy today will be deprecated in 18 months.
this is EXACTLY my point. 4000$ for a laptop that i could get the same performance for 2500$ less? Ill go with Asus or sager from xotic as they provide some rather accessable mods, and provide a much much more relevant system without requiring me to spend an astronomical price.
I find it a bit hypocritical, however, that you would spend the money on an Alienware system, yet scoff at the price of a FNW system, while more expensive than the Alienware you bought, still represents your need to invest your money into a premium, ultra-exclusive laptop that will last you 16 months before becoming "junk hardware".
I bought an alieware M11x for 1000$
It was the only 11inch gaming capable laptop with a backlit keyboard, it suited my needs at the time.
It wasnt 3800 freaking dollars for the same price as something for 1200$
Those prices are beyond obsurd.
I wouldnt even pay that much for a DESKTOP.
I could possibly understand if the laptop had sockets PCIE slots SLI/Xfire support 2 hard drive bays, was fully custom paint and they offerd a 3 year UPGRADE SERVICE where they upgraded your laptop over 3 years replacing the CPU/GPUs and RAM over a 3 year period.
But 3800$+ for a one time deal?
No. just no.
I'll just get me a G75/G55 of the same power and go back to newegg with the extra 2000$ and upgrade my rig with some enthusist parts, thanks.
3.8grand for a laptop, in my opinion anyone who drops that kinda money on a non business line Toy laptop, is just a bit out of their mind.
I cant beleive this, 3.8K$for a GTX560Mobile graphics card in a laptop with a DESKTOP processor. DESKTOP CPU with a MOBILE graphics card. Wow thats nuts.
A nehalem CPU(2generations old) with a 500 series mobile GPU(1 generation old) for 3.8grand, and thats a laughable 1year warrenty for that price. Seriously you're joking me right?
I can get a current generation Mobile CPU, Current gernation Mobile graphics card(will perform better than the falcon) with a backlit keyboard of my color choise(purple), and a 3 Year Parts & LIFETIME Ltd Labor Warranty 24/7 Tech Support w/ LCD Accidental Damage Protection, for 350$ added to my laptop and its still less than 1800$
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