Originally Posted by gavinh
It's so bizarre how the Clevo/Sager gang say the exact same thing about Alienware. I'm not going to take sides but remember your M9700 is a Clevo too.
I haven't heard of any spectacular failures on any of their other lines, but if you think about what the D900 tries to achieve...
Shows how much you know.
Sager sells Clevo platforms, Clevo is the base manufacturer, not a retailer. Sager rebadges and sells Clevo platforms. I don't know where you're talking to "Clevo/Sager" gang, but anyone at Sager that defends the d900 as reliable is a fool.
The m7700 from Alienware is a Clevo d900 laptop. It's got inherent issues with cooling that cause motherboard failures for multiple reasons from capacitor overheating, to charging failures, to vid card overheating. Alienware honored their warranties with this platform, but they will no longer sell Clevo platforms due to the problems experienced with that laptop.
My m9700's base platform is made by Arima, as is the m9750. Alienware no longer sells Clevo base platforms after their experience with the d900 line, and excessive support costs, and warranty claims.
Currently, Alienware has the m15x and m17x as exclusive designs built to their specifications.
As for what Clevo is "trying" to achieve with the d900 line, the only way you can brag about it is if you believe they are trying to start a fire. They incorporated desktop processors in platforms with inadequate cooling, and despite voluminous reports of failures due to heat, and the need to upgrade motherboards in order to upgrade video cards due to inadequate power supply, Clevo continues to deny any engineering issues despite the supply of motherboards being exhausted due to their rapid failure rates. Clevo no longer makes the d900 motherboards for the d900t, so anyone with one of these platforms is out of luck.
Then again, anyone that buys a Clevo is relying on luck, as if they'd do their homework they'd know buying a Clevo is a huge gamble until they admit they are underengineered, and they resolve their issues.