Well, that topic will draw in all of those frustrated posters. You know, those sick of hearing about how everyone complains about the weight of the notebook. Well, those people are probably you. Am I right? You guys all like to say to those complainers "You knew what you were getting when you bought it." "It says right there on the website that it is 12~lbs. and knowing you, it'll probably weigh in at 14lbs." Yes, thank you alienware for telling us customers about the weight of the portable desktop. It really was clearly stated everywhere I look. Now, the issue that I have is not actually with the weight of the computer itself, it is something else. Something alienware never told me or showed me a picture of. Something I failed to read when scouring their website for months creating my ultimate configuration. This problem is with the power pak. REALLY MY GOD, WHAT THE F|_|CK IS UP WITH THAT MONSTER. Now, when I opened my box and peared into its dark contents, I was suprised and thankful that they sent a carrying case with it. I really did miss that when I ordered it, so I wasn't expecting it at all. However, when I go to carry my illegal alien around with me (like I did at school for the last month or so to play CS:S on the school internet) the beast of a pak never fails to bulge out of the side, appearing as if it is trying to escape the forging holds of the case. If I do not carry the pak in my case, it appears slender and sleek, even with the cheap bag. However, it is when I have the pak in the case that I look like I'm smuggling a leprechaun! I know what you are going to say now. Instead of telling me about what I mentioned before about the weight, you are now going to tell me "Well, dumbass, what the hell did you expect to power all of that hardware." It had never occurred to me that a brick (yes that is what I call it, "the brick", since it essentially matches one dimensionally and physically (in weight)) would be necessary. Sorry for my lack of intellectual/psychic capacities. Why does no one else discuss this topic? Is it an alien conspiracy? haha. The last thing that bothers me about the brick is that it becomes extremely hot at times. Look at the pretty yellow label and read "Be careful! May become hot." Oh, hot. Is that what I smell? I thought that the neighbor was burning tires for a second there. Yes, you know what I'm talking about. There is a distinct smell it makes if it gets really hot, similar to burning plastic (Wait! Case is plastic, gets real hot, burning plastic, it all fits!!) I don't mind the heat when its just sitting there on the ground, but when I put it in my bag I worry! What is that brick that warns about its heat going to do with the rest of my stuff? Sorry folks, I don't eat cooked mice, as tasty as it sounds. That is my only concern about the brick, that it could damge my other equipment or possibly burn myself (don't touch the bottom!). I wonder if alienware would cover the damages if something bad would happen with their brick. Well, I really don't want to check and see if that happens. So, in conclusion I guess, the lappy's weight, a non-issue. I knew about this from the beginning. No problems there. However, that pak is something else. Its like adopting a girl from Korea only to find out when she arrives that she is 6 months pregnant. I didn't sign up for that! Please respond. I look forward to reading people's responses, or talking to the other interesting people like me! Oh, I hope you laughed at least once during this long read.
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6/26/05 at 4:48pm