Its true plus voodoos dont cost 2000 more than a dell............Thats if you configure them the same.
post #21 of 39
6/4/04 at 2:35pm
Originally Posted by awlllwa
I posted this in the Sager fourm but id see what the alienware fans have to say.
i have a class thats out of town on the 18th and i was hopeing that i could order my laptop tomorrow and hopefully receve it by the 17th. (not much chance of that but maby it can happen)
So i must make my decision by tomorrow between the AW and the Sager
Warranty: 3-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
Case: Area-51m Case with 15.4" WideSXGA+ 1680x1050 LCD Display - Conspiracy Blue
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology 3.0GHz 800MHz FSB w/ 512KB Cache
Motherboard: SiS648FX + SiS963L AGP8X Chipset
Memory: 1024MB DDR PC-3200 - 2x512 SO-DIMMs
Video Card: Area-51m ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9700 Module with 128MB DDR and Half-Life 2 Coupon Bundle
Sound Card: Sound-Blaster Pro Compatible 3D Audio
Hard Drive: Hitachi 60GB 7200 RPM ATA100 with 8MB Cache
Smart Bay One: 24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo w/Software
Ethernet NIC: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Wireless network: Internal Wireless 802.11a/b/g miniPCI Card
Modem: 56K Modem with V.92 Technology
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Security Software: Norton Internet Security ™ 2004 Professional Edition
Additional Battery: Area-51m Primary Lithium-Ion Smart Battery Pack (Model 766)
CPU: Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology 3.2GHz
Memory: 1024MB PC3200 (2 DIMMs) SDRAM
Primary Hard Drive: 60.0GB (7200rpm) Ultra DMA Hard Drive
Floppy Drive: External USB 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM: 8X DVD / 24X10X24 CD-RW Combo Drive & Softwares
Battery: 8 Cells Smart Li-ION Battery
Modem: Integrated 56K V.90 Internal Fax/Modem
Network: Adapter Integrated 1000Mbps Ethernet LAN + Internal 108Mbps Turbo Mode 802.11g Wireless LAN
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Warranty: 1-year standard warranty from Sager
My worries with the AW are: 128mb video mem over the 256mb the sager has, the slower cpu, smaller screen size, and the horror stories ive heard about there service. (the fact that one of the AW tech support ppl is actually active on these fourms has conforted me though)
My worries with the sager are: less battery life, the inability to have mutiple batteries and swap them out when more juice is required, inability to upgrade video, and the cases durability. (ive heard good things about the durability of the AW but nothing on this issue for the sager)
i know this is like a decision that i should be making for my self, but id like to hear some feed back from ppl that actually own these machines. Seeing as this is the biggest purchace im going to make sofar in my life, id like it to be a good one.
Originally Posted by Flapjacks
Why would the 9700pro128 be better? It is identical to the 256MB version except for the ram.
Originally Posted by awlllwa
did u change your order from the external wireless to the internal, and if so whoat was your reasoning. cause ive heard the internal sux balls so i went with the external. i might change the order if someone has had good results from the internal.