I ordered an Area51m came out to $4000 (before Chirstmas)
, but I cancelled
waited and waited.................approx. $4550 for the same config. (after Christmas).
I have looked into Sager and for less than AW I can get:
(e-mail i have written to my friends when i finished the config of both laptops)
Check out the specs on any 8890 notebook...I did the 8890 V for $4250 I would be getting the same configuration as my alienware + an mp3 player with 256MB of RAM, a TV-tuner, 2GB (not 1GB) of memory, bluetooth technology, an extra drive (DVD-CDRW), an extra battery, a 6-in-1 card reader, 4 year warranty(Alienware has 3 year). oh...and I forgot to mention Pentium 4 3.2ghz EE (extremed edition with 2MB of cache)
. That price is with these extras.
I did it to modify it to the way i wanted it. If that was possible on AW you're talking close to $6000. Yet Alienware's price is $4550 without all these extras...below I typed what is the same...keep reading
$3250 (exactly configured plus I get an extra with Sager 8890-V...this one for no charge: TV tuner-lol
...total price difference with few minor pros and cons for both...Sager $3250/Alienware $4550...a difference of $1300
Here are the specs:
Alienware Area 51m and Sager 8890-V (both configured almost exactly
16''UXGA LCD Screen with 128MB ATI Radeon Graphics Card (excellent
1 GB of RAM
Pentium 4 with 3.2Ghz/800mhz frontside bus
60GB 7200rpm hard drive
2xDVD Burner (pro for Alienware...they have a 4xDVD Burner)
Windows XP Professional
3 Year Warranty (pro for Sager has a 4yr Warranty)
research pays off...$ 1300 in my pocket for a matching configuration...and even with all the great extras it's still less than the standard Alienware I configured...looks sharp too.
Now reading that would just break my heart
...I love AW
...but for that price?
try configuring both one is at www.alienware.com
and the other www.pctourqe.com
hope it helps someone on this forum.