First of let me say thanks to everyone who posted in this Alienware vs. Dell thread. It's people like you, that makes it fun, and easy to pick a laptop. So without further delay, my pick was indeed the Alienware Sentia m3450. I simply could not pass up it style. Plus out of all my co-workers with their Dell, and HP's, I'm the only one with an Alienware.....ha ha!
Here's a quick run-down:
The Alienware Sentia m3450 (about $1200)
Processor: Intel Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7200 2.0GHz 4MB Cache 667MHz FSB
Operating System: Genuine Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Display: 14.4" WideXGA 1280 x 768 LCD with Webcam
Motherboard: Intel 945GM + ICH7 Chipset
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 667MHz - 2 x 1GB
Hard Drive: 60GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s 5,400 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo
Video/Graphics Card: Intel GMA 950 Extreme Graphics
Sound Card: Intel 7.1 High-Definition Audio
Wireless Network Card: Internal Intel PRO Wireless 3945 a/b/g Mini-Card
Communications: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet & 56K V.92 Modem
I've had it for about a week now, and I'm in love! This system is so much faster than anything I've ever used....Wow!
I ordered the laptop with 512mb of ram to keep the price down a little. I got 2GB of ram from NewEgg.com for about half what Alienware charges. I swapped out the 512mb with my 2gb the day it arrived.....sorry Alienware! So far I have no gripes with this system. Everything works well, I'm happy. maybe in a few months I'll post a short review, but for now I'm just gonna have fun. Take a quick peek of some pictures here!
But WAIT!!!!.....there's more!
My wife's old desktop PC has seen better days, so she decided to grab herself a new laptop as well. And guess what? She went for the Dell Inspiron e1505. She ordered hers one day before I ordered my Alienware, and received it via FedEX a full week before I received my baby......now that's just not fair.
Here's the spec on her Inspiron:
The Dell Insprion e1505 (around $900)
Inspiron E1505, Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5500 (2MB/1.66GHz/667MHz)
15.4 Inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WSXGA+
1GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm
128MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1300 HyperMemory
60GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem
8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Integrated High Definition Audio, Inspiron
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini Card (54Mbps)
53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for Inspiron 6400/E1505
The Dell is a solid performer, and she likes it very much. Her old desktop PC was a 700Mhx P3 with 768mb of ram (max). running WinXP, and in a constant state of repair. She also got a new 19in LCD flat screen monitor to plug into her new Inspiron. I must admit....her setup is sweet.
Take a quick peek at a few pictures of both my Alienware Sentia m3450, and my wifes Dell Inspiron e1505 over here
! Or for more fun, check them out on my Flickr page