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    We bought it last week and played it for a bit. Not had chance to play it since. Might have another crack tonight if the football turns out to be boring!

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    Yeah.. I'm gonna need to get this on PC now because of that.

    Get to push my 780 a bit :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcGuigan View Post
    Yeah.. I'm gonna need to get this on PC now because of that.

    Get to push my 780 a bit :P
    I'm currently getting prices for this. GT870m is a beast [compared to my current GT430m]

    Watch_Dogs is going to look so good. Hopefully the modder can fully fix the performance issues.

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    Problem with a laptop is it's harder to upgrade/repair. You are basically buying a console!

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    All depends on whether you need to move around with it though, for that kinda price you could get a desktop, but not exactly portable :P

    I've played with the idea of getting a decent gaming laptop, but I just can't justify it. I've got my PC, PS4 and Vita, that pretty much covers all my gaming. If I had the laptop the Vita'd just sit in a corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Problem with a laptop is it's harder to upgrade/repair. You are basically buying a console!
    I'd have to disagree, not all laptops are like this. My Alienware 17 allows you to very easily replace the CPU, GPU, RAM, 3 HDD Slot Bays, Wifi Card, Screen detaches with two screws, the back panel to access all the hardware detaches with two screws, the keyboard and even trackpad are very easily replaced!

    It depends what you buy I know for example the Alienware 14 has a GPU that is soldered into the motherboard which is why I didn't buy that one. But my GPU in the 17 very easily un-slots like any RAM would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Problem with a laptop is it's harder to upgrade/repair. You are basically buying a console!
    MXM compatable GPU [upgradable] and an i7 MQ [upgradable]

    2 HDD slots and up to 32GB RAM.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcGuigan View Post
    All depends on whether you need to move around with it though, for that kinda price you could get a desktop, but not exactly portable :P
    I have no space indoors. So for me, laptop > desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I'm currently getting prices for this. GT870m is a beast [compared to my current GT430m]

    Watch_Dogs is going to look so good. Hopefully the modder can fully fix the performance issues.
    Be honest, you just want it because of that amazing rainbow keyboard.

    I've had a soft spot for the Alienware products as the spec's do seem fantastic, but it's always the pricetag that puts me off - is it really worth all that cash? (I don't know anybody IRL that has one so unable to see one in the flesh)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    Be honest, you just want it because of that amazing rainbow keyboard.
    ...maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I'd have to disagree, not all laptops are like this. My Alienware 17 allows you to very easily replace the CPU, GPU, RAM, 3 HDD Slot Bays, Wifi Card, Screen detaches with two screws, the back panel to access all the hardware detaches with two screws, the keyboard and even trackpad are very easily replaced!

    It depends what you buy I know for example the Alienware 14 has a GPU that is soldered into the motherboard which is why I didn't buy that one. But my GPU in the 17 very easily un-slots like any RAM would.
    With Alienware, any savings you would make you lose from brand name...

    Even then laptops vary and have a habit of using bizarre components that are different from standard PC stuff (and priced appropriately for how hard they can be to find).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    With Alienware, any savings you would make you lose from brand name...

    Even then laptops vary and have a habit of using bizarre components that are different from standard PC stuff (and priced appropriately for how hard they can be to find).
    Which is why I'm looking at MSI... that and their logo is a God-damn DRAGON!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    With Alienware, any savings you would make you lose from brand name...

    Even then laptops vary and have a habit of using bizarre components that are different from standard PC stuff (and priced appropriately for how hard they can be to find).
    But due to the brand name the re-sale value on the laptop will be much higher than the re-sale value on a custom made computer for example. I always see comments about how Alienware machines are apparently overpriced and your just paying for the branding but people don't understand the work that goes into them things like a solid steel backing plate below the keyboard to stop keyboard flexing is one example of how well made and quality products they are.

    Alienware from the 2013 models now use generic hardware components hence the reason you can use generic latest drivers from Nvidia now rather than having to wait for Alienware (Dell) to publish the modified drivers. I could simply walk into a shop buy the latest Nvidia 880m and install it wouldn't have to worry the new A10 BIOS just picks it up like you would a desktop. Granted mobile GPUs are a lot more expensive but I like the portability and don't mind spending that bit extra so I can game on holiday when the girlfriend is taking 4 hours to get ready for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Ooh, looks good. It's interesting that it isn't causing much FPS drop... but I usually attribute that to PC gamers having enough kit to power through shoddy coding.

    Though it's getting to the point where I'm not seeing much difference between the console peasant and PC master race versions...



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