Laptop dilemma

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    So, I'm going to get an Alienware laptop.

    Two basic choices, 1st is the 14" A little smaller than I like, but in the range. A 250GB SSD BUT no 1080P. The other is the 17" - bigger than I really want, but everything else is perfect, including a RAID 0 on hybrid drives

    Option 1.
    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 2760QM 2.4GHz (3.5GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)

    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit, English

    WIRELESS CARDS Intel® Wireless-N WiFi Link 1000 a/g/n 1x2

    MEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz edit

    VIDEO CARD 1.5GB DDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus™ technology

    HARD DRIVE 256GB Solid State Drive SATA 3Gb/s

    LCD PANEL 14.0" High Def+ (900p/1600x900) with WLED backlight

    SYSTEM COLOR Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish

    ALIENFX COLOR Mars Red

    PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed

    $2,174


    Option 2

    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 2760QM 2.4GHz (3.5GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit
    Memory
    8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS) edit
    Video Card
    1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M edit
    Hard Drive
    1TB Raid 0 (2x 500GB Hybrid Solid State Drives) edit
    Display Panel
    17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED edit
    Wireless
    Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 edit
    WirelessHD
    None edit
    Optical Drives
    Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW) edit
    PERSONALIZE
    System Color
    Alienware M17x, Soft Touch Nebula Red edit
    Nameplate
    Personalized Plate [XXXXXX] edit
    AlienFX
    Quasar Blue edit
    Alien Wallpaper
    Alienhead 3D edit
    Pre-Installed Software
    Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed edit

    $2,573

    Any opinions?
     
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    as long as you get it without vista, you're ahead of the game so to speak.
     
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    Thanks, the newer review is inline with my research, it's about the best machine on the market. The 17" is pretty damned big though, still as raw power goes...
     
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    I am getting it with Vista - Vista R2, AKA Windows 7.

    I'll set it for dual boot to some flavor of Linux, I always do. With a terabyte of disk on the big one, it isn't a problem to carve out a partition for Mint or Kubuntu. Gnome has gotten so Mac like that it turns me off, I like KDE better. I always considered the Windows GUI to vastly superior to Mac. Gnome is cloning the Mac look and (sluggish) feel these days.
     
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    The digital age has left men's nether parts in a squeeze, if you believe the latest science on semen, laptops and wireless connections.
    In a report in the venerable medical journal Fertility and Sterility, Argentinian scientists describe how they got semen samples from 29 healthy men, placed a few drops under a laptop connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi and then hit download.

    Four hours later, the semen was, eh, well-done. :eek:

    Wifi-enabled laptops may be nuking sperm - Health - Men's health - msnbc.com
     
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    LOL

    I'm an old man, I have 5 grand children - not real worried about sperm count.
     
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    Yea I hate you !!! :eusa_angel:

    Sniff I want the 17 inch one but am too cheapass to pay that much for a computer hehe..

    But go 17inch ... it is an alienware, it has to be big and powerful. If you want small, thin and light then go for one of the many ultra books coming out (just stay clear of Mac Book Airs). Lenovo, Asus and Acer have some nice looking ultrabooks.. pricey but good.

    Good luck on your choice :)
     
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    Option 2.
     
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    #2 pero.......Option Douger is mo bettah. Load it with Linux Mint 10 ( Julia).
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyCETOfy0eI]Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 vs Dell Latitude E6400 XFR - YouTube[/ame]
     

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