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  1. #1
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    Red face XMG Schenker vs Alienware vs Digital Storm

    Hi. I would like some professional advice on this one please. I am thinking of buying a gaming laptop & am currently undecided between 3 choices. Now, I want as many opinions as possible & would like to know 3 things from each & everyone of you who would reply

    Which one is the best spec wise?

    Which one is the best spec/price wise?

    I want to previously thank all who will do this experiment for me in advance. Thank you.

    Be mindful of the prices in euros & dollars. One of the 3 is in euros.

    Here they are :

    ALIENWARE M17x :


    3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)

    Windows 8, 64-bit, English

    8GB (2 X 4GB) Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz

    500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s

    2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M DEDICATED

    Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0

    Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

    17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED

    1 year warranty

    FOR A TOTAL OF : 1824€ NO SHIPPING COST
    Last edited by SHIROI RAKUEN; 02-11-2013 at 07:31 PM.

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    Re: XMG Schenker vs Alienware vs Digital Storm

    Based on what you posted...

    The Alienware & Digital storm units are essentially similar, the only difference being a bigger hard drive. Whichever one is cheapest....

    not worth the $ 200.00 premium for the SSD in the schenker unit. (& the smaller screen)


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    Re: XMG Schenker vs Alienware vs Digital Storm

    Thx.

    200$ premium?? Not sure what u're talking about there...

    The schenker comes with a 64GB SSD off the bat & that is out of the question ofc, so the upgrade I did was + 53€ for a 120GB SSD & it was necessary. Furthermore I just saw that there was the samsung option of 120GB SATA-III SSD Samsung 840 Series (MZ-7TD120) for only 22.50€ more than the 64GB, so I decided to go for that one.

    Would you mind reviewing your opinion with this new information?

    Thx

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    Re: XMG Schenker vs Alienware vs Digital Storm

    I can't see the OP anymore O_O did it dissapear?

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    Re: XMG Schenker vs Alienware vs Digital Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIROI RAKUEN View Post
    Thx.

    200$ premium?? Not sure what u're talking about there...

    The schenker comes with a 64GB SSD off the bat & that is out of the question ofc, so the upgrade I did was + 53€ for a 120GB SSD & it was necessary. Furthermore I just saw that there was the samsung option of 120GB SATA-III SSD Samsung 840 Series (MZ-7TD120) for only 22.50€ more than the 64GB, so I decided to go for that one.

    Would you mind reviewing your opinion with this new information?

    Thx
    Based on the specs you posted, the Shenker unit is more costly if you convert the pounds to dollars...That is all I was saying


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    Re: XMG Schenker vs Alienware vs Digital Storm

    As u guys can see, I removed the schenker due to screen siz too small & removed the digital storm one too bcz they sent me an email with the results of the total amount for shipping to France :

    Duty and Tax Estimate 488.08 USD
    Freight/Transportation 511.19 USD
    Wooden Crate 140.00 USD
    Entry Fee 49.98 USD
    Insurance 72.00 USD
    Brokerage 80.00 USD
    Customs Value of Goods 1907.00 USD

    Landed Cost Estimate 3248.25 USD

    O_O

    xDDDDD

    So, yeah alienware is pretty much the winner(unless smthg very unexpected happens in the days to come, which I doubt... )

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