Alienware knows better than you do.

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  1. r3claim3r

    r3claim3r Ancient Guru

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    I think that part of the appeal of an Alienware computer was when they first came out with the Predator case (the current design). Back then, it stood out. Now, even though the look is still fairly unique, Alienware's case doesn't really stand out anymore compared to other cases you can buy. Alienware needs a new design, and in order to justify its premium price, it had better look completely out of this world.

    Not to mention the fact that it needs to revise the build vs buy part of their site so that they're not talking down on everyone.
     
  2. Jason_25

    Jason_25 Master Guru

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    Yes internet support is so useless. When people have a big enough problem to make a service call, the computer is probably not going to be usable enough to do internet support.
     
  3. funkymonkey

    funkymonkey Ancient Guru

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    alienware is like expensive rolex watch. A status symbol. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Fortunately real gurus know whats better ;)
     
  4. Seketh

    Seketh Ancient Guru

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    But if you have money to wipe your ass with, I the not choose an Alienware? :p
     

  5. Recrofne

    Recrofne Ancient Guru

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    You mean the "ignorant consumer" status :D ?
     
  6. Royicus

    Royicus Ancient Guru

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    because with that same money that you wipe your ass with, you get get a better computer than alienware could ever sell you. Period.
     
  7. MastA

    MastA Guru3d's P.I.M.P.

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    Because i could have more money to wipe my ass with.
     
  8. goregrinder

    goregrinder Active Member

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    thats rediculous,....have you seen what they want 1500-2000 dollars for?,...a celeron with a 5500?,...hell ive seen an emachine with a athlon64 and a 9600 that id rather have and the emachine was only 750 WITH the monitor and everything!(even had a windowed case with blue led fans and was called "modware"....even emachine promotes tweaking and modding fun,...


    the only thing i would ever want from alienware is if you could just buy a aurora or area 51 case,...thats all they got goin for em in my opinion,...but im sure they would want 900 bucks with a 300 wat power supply the anal rapin sh!t's:rolleyes:
     
  9. Zombiematt

    Zombiematt Member Guru

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    its funny that i find this post when im actually on an alienware pc LOL
    its specs are the same as mine in the corner. the only difference is the alienware has 2gb ram a sound blaster and it costs about $1,800 more than the one i built. performance wise they are about equal , in some tests this alienware wins and in other tests mine wins, heh go figure i guess its like a modified dodge viper vs an aston martin. both kick butt one just costs a bit more :) but seriously some things just stand out above the rest . alienware is one of things
     
  10. SorienOR

    SorienOR Ancient Guru

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    "Each purchase of an Alienware system comes loaded with exclusive extra features, such as a personalized owner’s manual with benchmark results, an Alienware mousepad, an Alienware T-shirt, and much more, all provided free of charge."

    Well at least now you know where your $1800 is going...
     

  11. PixelDude

    PixelDude Pixelated Guru

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    Bah, I dont trust any branded PC...

    I used to work on Compaq Desktops, over 50% of the parts where proprietary Compaq sh1te that literally costs five times as much as a standard part to replace.

    For instance, a Compaq Mainboard costs $550. If it fails, you cant buy a standard ATX mainboard for $100 because it simply wont fit. Total BS IMO...
     
  12. Kyaner

    Kyaner Hellenic Guru

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    So Aliensware makes really really expensive t-shirts !!!!
    Meh stuff like that r only for ppl that don't know what to do with their moeny and can't be arsed to built their own system.
     

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