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Windows 7: Is this System worth the money

03 May 2011   #1
mn072065

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 
Is this System worth the money

Hi to all, some help. I have a friend that has an Alienware 17" laptop. Looking at the specs, is this unit worth $1800, he said he paid over $3000 for it. He is giving it to me for this price because he has not touched it for 3 months and it's still brand new in the box, never removed from the box, but wanted to know with the specs if its worth it. Thanks for you opinion.

Quantity
Parts #
Part Description



1
C852J
Battery, Primary, 85WHR, 9C Lithium, SIMPLO
1
WRD6T
KIT..., DOCUMENTATION..., ANW, M17X10, ENGLAND/ENGLISH..., D/B
1
F836R
Pad, Mouse, Alienware, M17X
1
M960G
Card, Wireless, Bluetooth, 370 Latin, 5DB, No Bios
1
RNRK1
ASSEMBLY..., BASE (ASSEMBLY OR GROUP)..., NOTEBOOK..., BLACK..., ANW, M17X10
1
8WK6F
Keyboard, Alienware, 101, ENG-US, Personal Computer
1
TMCCD
Kit, Software, W7U64, Multi-Language, Alienware
1
K1NFP
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY..., 17WUXGA, RED/GREEN/BLUE..., LIGHT EMITTING DIODE..., AG, SAMSUNG...
1
RV546
Card, Graphics, Hard Drive, 5870, Parker, Mobile Pci Express Module, Cable
1
5120P
Cord, Power, 125V, 6Feet, SJT..., Unshielded
1
F584N
ASSEMBLY..., BRACKET..., HDD, W/CON, SECOND..., M17X
1
8PDNC
Hard Drive, 500GB, S2, 7.2K, P11, SGT-HOLL
1
M5F6V
Dvd+/-Rw, 8X, Serial Ata, SLOT, Plds
1
M72M1
Processor, I7-940XM, 2.13, 8MB, Clarksfield, B1
1
C8245
Card, Graphics, Hard Drive, 5870, Parker, Mid-Life Kicker
1
KVCX1
Card, Wireless, Half Mini-Card, DW1520
2
V1RX3
Dual In-Line Memory Module, 2GB, 1333MHZ, 256X64, 8K, 204
1
J938H
Adapter, Alternating Current External, 240W, Flexible, 3P World Wide
1
1803X
KIT..., DOCUMENTATION..., WYBL, ASSET RECOVERY BUSINESS..., EXCHANGE..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH..., DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION...
1
8PDNC
Hard Drive, 500GB, S2, 7.2K, P11, SGT-HOLL
Plus since he has it in the box not removed, would anyone guess the weight of this baby. Thanks again.


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03 May 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

With monitor and keyboard, it probably weighs 30 pounds.

I wouldn't pay $1800. Its a Clarkdale 940 with 4 gigs of RAM, Windows Ultimate, two 500 GB hard drives, and I guess a 17 inch monitor. I don't know what the dual graphics cards cost. It might be "worth it", but I wouldn't pay it.

Whoa--it's a laptop. It won't weigh 30 pounds.
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03 May 2011   #3
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hi mn072065,

Firstly, you are paying a premium for that little Alienware logo, right away, without knowing what's inside the box. That said, you've got some good little toys in there: ATI 5870 graphics card ($250), Intel i7 quad-core Extreme Edition proc ($1200), 4GB RAM (not the best, $50), 500GB 7200rpm laptop HD (meh, $100)... suddenly you're up to $1600, and that's not counting anything else. Given that it's an Alienware, I'd say that's actually a pretty good price for a brand-new i7 gaming laptop. Does it have Windows on it already? That'd be the deciding factor for me (unless you have it already). Also, I have no idea how much it weighs. My ASUS laptop weighs about 10 lbs, and it's a 17", but it's not going to be as beefy as that machine. Maybe 12-15?

Hope this helps!

Heather
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03 May 2011   #4
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Ah. It does come with Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Excellent!
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03 May 2011   #5
mn072065

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

I forgot to mention it comes with 18 months warranty which includes accidental spillage
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03 May 2011   #6
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

See if he'll come down to $1500 and you have yourself a heckuva deal.
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03 May 2011   #7
mn072065

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

I called alienware and said it would cost $3845 dollars but I'm afraid on the weight I'm sure it will be heavy to carry
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03 May 2011   #8
mn072065

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Thank you all for the response, all i have to do is think about this weight, i know its gonna be a bit heavy, i need it for work.
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