Originally Posted by wardo
Thats right.... I thought i said that erlier. I'm not trying to compare apples to oranges, I am trying to tell the guy wich is better " for the money".
There is no sense in buying a computer that can be upgraded "later" so it can perform on par with something he has the money to buy "now". And! you can have it on your doorstep in about a week.
The hell with name brands dude, bang for buck is what you want when you are on a limited budget. You cannot beat the M1710 in its price range, no exceptions.
Well, I decided to check the pricing on the m1710 vs. the m9700 I have on order.
The Dell has a duo core processor clocked at 2.16 that will give similar performance to the turion ML-44, though it's single core, and the Alienware has far superior sound and outputs and uses higher quality hardware throughout. The Alienware also comes with works suite 8 productivity software, CD burning software, PowerDVD, and a t-shirt, and few think the red jukebox that is the Dell is more attractive than the m9700.
How do you figure a slower Dell for $4154
is better "bang for the buck" than the higher scoring m9700 at $3614
You Dell guys are hopeless...
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Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2600 (2MB Cache/2.16GHz/667MHz FSB), Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Unit Price $4,154.00
No Interest for 18 months on XPS systems when using Dell Preferred Account!
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XPS M1710 Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2600 (2MB Cache/2.16GHz/667MHz FSB)
Operating System (Office software not included) Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
LCD Panel 17 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen UXGA Display with TrueLife™
Memory 2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHZ, 2 DIMM
Video Card 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7900 GTX
Hard Drive 100GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
External Mouse LOGITECH G5 Laser Gaming Mouse (ships separately)
Network Card and Modem Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card and Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0
Combo/DVD+RW Drives 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
Sound Options Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy® ADVANCED HD Audio
Wireless Networking Cards Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps)
Office Software (not included in Windows XP) No Productivity Software
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) McAfee Security Center with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 15-months
Primary Battery 80 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Hardware Warranty 2Yr Ltd Warranty, 2Yr At-Home Service, and 2Yr HW Warranty Support
XPS Specialized Support Inspiron XPS, Specialized Support
Dial-Up Internet Access No ISP requested
Wireless Personal Networking Card Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Internal (2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate)
Miscellaneous Award Winning Service, Support
Mobile Broadband No Broadband Expresscard technology is available in the market now
Future Operating Systems Windows Vista™ Capable
Media Center Enhancements TV Tuner w/ Remote Control
Dell Digital Entertainment No preinstalled softwareTOTAL4,154.00
 Aurora™ m9700
Processor: AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile ML44 2.4GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache
Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2
Display: 17" WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD with Clearview Technology
Motherboard: Alienware® NVIDIA® Mobile SLi Chipset
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR SO-DIMM at 400MHz - 2 x 1024MB
Hard Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 100GB 7200 RPM SATA with NCQ
Optical Drive: 8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo w/Software
Video/Graphics Card: Dual 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7900 GS - SLI Enabled
Sound Card: High-Definition Audio with surround sound
Wireless Network Card: Internal Wireless 802.11b/g miniPCI Card
Communications: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet & 56K V.92 Modem
Mouse: Logitech® G5 Laser Gaming Mouse - Maximum PC Award Winner!
Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth® Device
Primary Battery: Alienware® m9700 12-cell Lithium-Ion Smart Battery Pack
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
Alienware Exclusive Offers: GameFly - Unlimited Game Rentals for 15 days - FREE TRIAL
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Works 8 Productivity Suite
Free Alienware T-Shirt: Free Alienware® T-Shirt - Black
Desktop Enhancements: Exclusive AlienGUIse Theme Manager
Free Alienware Mousepad: Free Alienware® Mousepad
 Aurora M 9700 Pre-Order; $500 Deposit due at purchase - Remainder charged before system is built.
 Special Financing Offer; 6 Months Same As Cash Financing with the Alienware Credit CardSubTotal: $3,614.00