Originally Posted by Amir
So far I've seen no constructive compairasons, just a bunch of "well i think it's ugly, this looks good, blah blah blah"
Only 4 things you look for in a notebook:
So lets compare each brand equally, in a non-biased view unlike most of you have done.
Performance. Well this is a no brainer, go look at the benchmarks. The Sagers are far superior in performance. 3dmark03 for example, 5690's bench almost 1000 points higher than Area51m's
Weight: Sagers are heavier, thus less portable than A51m's. If you travel a lot, extra points for alienware here
Looks: Obviously AW's look good, hence the extra bucket of cash you have to drop on them.
Price: Sager wins this field, and wins a lot of AW customers because of this as well. A cheaper machine, that outperforms Alienware.
Would echo most of the above post, save one very important line item that should be included within the above listing : needs. Assessing one's machine needs is of vital importance in the purchasing process, and understanding the distinction between a need and a want an integral part of the assessment process.
Will refer to a quotation from a prior post (found here
"Your final choice should be based on what in particular is best for you the end user, including (but of course not limited to) performance, support (both customer and technical), and budgetary restrictions. Be certain not to get caught up in a numbers game, in regards to performance; this unfortunately happens all too often. Also, do not put off a needed purchase waiting for the next generation of any particular component. While the motivation for such is understandable, being without a needed machine is far too costly a performance gain any newer wave of technology will afford. In short, choose the machine that best suits your needs at the time you need it."
Both machines mentioned have their merits. Both are excellent machines. On the average, both companies offer a favorable user experience. The choice between the two (or others of course, as other machines exist in the world as well for different needs) should always fall back to one's requirements. In short, simply assess your need.
Regardless of your end decision, good luck with your purchase and the resultant machine - whichever brand it may be.