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# 37699 17-Jul-2009 17:47
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Is there anyone on here with this laptop?

Dell are upgrading me free of charge (from a StudioXPS16) to this new Alienware.

I just want to get a general idea on how it performs etc for most things (I'll end up doing things like web design and such and maybe some graphics work later down the line)


Personally, it's going to be a real cow lugging 5.x KG a day around school, but hey, its free.

I might even look at swapping it out with someone for a new MBP with some relatively good specs, because in all honesty, this machine is WAY over kill for what I need.








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  # 236512 17-Jul-2009 18:01
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you are a lucky boy



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  # 236514 17-Jul-2009 18:03
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jamesvini: you are a lucky boy


I think not!

Such a power sucking machine, doing word/spreadsheets :P what a waste.

and then the weight + the huge a*s powerpack.


I think I'll be more afraid of breaking my back than I will about dropping the darned thing.





 
 
 
 


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  # 236519 17-Jul-2009 18:36
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Better sell it on trademe then......




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  # 236528 17-Jul-2009 19:06
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ascroft: Better sell it on trademe then......


Yeah thats what I was thinking.

Would be even easier if someone had a Macbookpro that they didnt want lol.

But we'll see. Might advertise it at a LAN party. Im sure someone will snap it up quickly.





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  # 236733 18-Jul-2009 19:22
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Nice upgrade :)

Interestingly, I had a work colleague who purchased a sleek 17" MBP. He felt that was heavy (let alone something like an M17x).



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  # 236734 18-Jul-2009 19:25
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zaptor: Nice upgrade :)



Interestingly, I had a work colleague who purchased a sleek 17" MBP. He felt that was heavy (let alone something like an M17x).


LOL the 17" MBP has nothing on this beast!

the Studio XPS 16 is actually pretty heavy also for what it is,
I think its either heavier, or equal to, the Studio 17 - But I think thats because the body of the XPS16 is aluminum, whereas t he Studio17 is plastic mostly. (except the chassis)







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  # 240951 31-Jul-2009 12:56
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UPDATE:

I have finally got the specs for the machine (it should be here shortly);

-Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.80GHz/ 1066 FSB/ 6MB Cache)

Operating System -Genuine Windows Vista(R) Ultimate 64-bit SP1 Edition (English)

Software -Microsoft(R) Office Professional 2007 OEM Version (English)

Video Card -SLI(TM) Dual 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 260M

Hard Drives -640GB 7200RPM SATA RAID 0 (2 x 320GB)

Internal Optical Drive -8X DVD + /-RW Drive with DVD + R double layer write capability

Memory -4GB Dual-channel 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 x 2GB)

Bluetooth Module -Dell(TM) Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal mini-card




So anyone got a new MacBookPro 15" that they want to swap, let me know, and I would be happy to discuss.







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  # 245505 12-Aug-2009 10:33
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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=235679679&ed=true

Now listed. Just arrived now.





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