Buying alienware Laptop, is it worth the money..?

l)ark_Scorpion

Real SN AT99Scorpion
Power User
I want to buy the alienware M15x, I want to configure it so it has a 1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 5730 and a Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW) which will make the Lappy $1399.

Full specs:
intel® Core™ i3-330M 2.13GHz (3M cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
15.6-inch WideHD+ 1600x900 (900p) WLED
3GB DDR3 at 1066MHz
250GB SATAII 7,200RPM
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 5730
Primary - 6-cell (56Watt) Lithium-Ion Battery


Would it be able to play StarCraft II when it comes out? Diablo 3? Sims 3? World of WarCraft? All of these games at high settings?

I love video games, but I don't play high demanding ons such as crysis or other games like it, pretty much the posted games above are what I play.

Is it worth the price? and will it last me for many years graphics card wise? CAN THE VIDEO CARD BE REPLACED IF I WANT TO UPGRADE? IF SO HOW MUCH?!?

Thanks and sorry for all the questions.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI

Katokato

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp pavillion a6110n
    CPU
    amd athlon 64 x2 live! 4400+
    Memory
    4 gigs 3.3 useable
    Graphics Card(s)
    Finally! SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 12
    Monitor(s) Displays
    generic pnp monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    7.2k rpm
    1 linux ubuntu partition
    1 vista partition
    1recovery partition
    1 windows 7 partition
    1linux swap partition
    PSU
    500W, antc earthwatts EA500
    Case
    normal black case
    Cooling
    fans
    Mouse
    logitech mouse (small to fit hand perfectly)
    Keyboard
    saitek cyborg gaming keyboard
    Internet Speed
    dsl
    Other Info
    2.3 ghz amd

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I have seen mixed reviews about Alienware. It seems that you pay a premium price. Performance is meant to be up there with some of the best.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

l)ark_Scorpion

Real SN AT99Scorpion
Power User
To me it seems like it's worth it, but I keep reading reviews that they're either Good or Horrible.

People say they have lots of software and driver issues.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI

Chase

americano
Vista Guru
Gold Member
I'd buy one; just make sure you get a warranty.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com
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