Originally Posted by LeilaniLad
They are all Clevo based machines.
Yes they are, but Alienware uses a unique cover, and I would imagine the difference in cost is due to Alienware's testing program, and overhead due to their size and support.
I can tell you I'd rather deal with AW support than any of these smaller companies, and I'm confident when I receive an Alienware that all the hardware has been tested and certified before it's offered as a configuration option, and it's been run in as a built unit.
If you're going to go through this kind of convolutions over a couple hundred dollars and support isn't an issue for you, cancel the AW already and go to Hypersonic.
Let us know what you decide, and if Hypersonic can deliver, or if they're just blowing smoke up everyone's butt again.