Originally Posted by Yoda117
actually you'll pay more for a dell lappy with a similar configuration. They like to lure you in with a low initial cost and then gouge you.
AW just seems high from the get-go, then you find that changing components (RAM, HD, etc.) are usually a lot cheaper.
haha, not really. The 8600 came out to $1980 shipped. The alienware I was looking at, I priced out without the DVD-RW or the the wuxga. It's the 15.4" wxga. It came out to $2390 shipped. I must say, not that bad of a price. Also, the 8600 has 4 year warranty, AW has 1 year, for those prices.
Now, I'm stuck again in turmoil. I haven't bought the 8600 yet. I was going to buy today, but thanks to all you guys, I can't make up my mind.
I will research more about the AW laptop, and I've also been looking at hypersonic and voodoo. Voodoo came out to $3100 wihile the hypersonic came out to $2650.
I'd rather not spend too much, but I want a nice computer. I'll be using it for downloading music, playing games, running Reason 2.5 (music program), Internet, and overseas operations. Basically, I'm gonna use it for almost everything I can.
Battery life is somewhat of a concern. I don't want a battery that lasts 1 hour, so if I do go with AW, I'm getting the 2.8 processor.
Any thoughts, I can 't decide