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Topic # 204901 22-Oct-2016 05:14
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This item is now sold.

 

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I have an Alienware 14 (yes, the same one as featured on my blog) sitting around collecting dust. This has been fully refurbished and is in excellent working condition.

 

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This is a larger laptop intended for gaming. Can still run most newer games at medium to high settings no problems. I have been using it for Photoshop and Premiere as well as light gaming. I would call it a desktop replacement due to its size and weight.

 

Specs:

 

CPU: Intel Haswell Core i7 4700MQ (Quad core + Hyperthreading).
Memory: 16gb DDR3 (Dual Channel).
Storage: 250gb PCIe SSD + 1tb 5200rpm HDD.
Graphics: Switchable graphics - Intel + GeForce GTX 765M (2gb video memory).
Display: 14" Full HD (1080P) LED backlit display.
Optical Drive: Bluray reader + DVD Writer.
OS: Windows 8.1 Home Edition (will come factory reset, can install Windows 10 Home if requested).
Battery: Replaced February 2016 - around 2-3hrs life per charge dependant on workload.

 

Ports include 3x USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet (Killer chipset), HDMI, Mini Displayport, 2x (yes) headphone jacks as well as a mic input. The wireless chipset is a Wireless N 300 (2.4GHz + 5GHz) Killer card which gets around 250Mbit throughput on my network however this can be swapped out with an Intel AC card for around $40. Also features full RGB lighting all over the laptop.

 

 

 

 

I am located in Wellington and am open to offers. I have the original box still and a power supply (and potentially a spare if the buyer wants it). Due to size and weight I'd prefer to have it picked up however am open to shipping at buyers expense. This doesn't come with any further warranty apart from what is covered in the CGA (and Dell are not too good at dealing with this). Given the fact this laptop has been fully refurbished and is essentially a new unit it has plenty of life in it yet.

 

Is a great laptop, just a bit heavy for my daily tasks. I normally find myself using my Chromebook instead.





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  Reply # 1656054 22-Oct-2016 07:17
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Hey Michael - any chance to give us the ballpark expected price? (I have no idea where to start)







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  Reply # 1656068 22-Oct-2016 08:12
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nakedmolerat: Hey Michael - any chance to give us the ballpark expected price? (I have no idea where to start)

 

I can see them going for around $1k+ used on ebay (this configuration) and around $900 for the i5 version. Based on age, the fact it doesn't come with any form of warranty (however is well looked after) etc I would put it in the ballpark of around $850 for a quick sale (excluding shipping which will be around $30).

 

I have been keeping an eye on Trademe and they're currently selling for around $1200 however I am more wanting this gone :)





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1656075 22-Oct-2016 08:34
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Holy $#!+ these things depreciate fast!





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  Reply # 1656077 22-Oct-2016 08:35
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joker97:

 

Holy $#!+ these things depreciate fast!

 

 

Considering this was $3500 new just a few years back, yep! They don't have an Apple logo on them.

 

Still great laptops though.





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  Reply # 1656085 22-Oct-2016 08:59
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I have a2 desktop replacement[s] already ... otherwise very tempted :) 





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  Reply # 1656145 22-Oct-2016 13:12
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My son is keen to buy. Will PM you with my contact details.


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  Reply # 1656162 22-Oct-2016 14:06
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joker97:

 

Holy $#!+ these things depreciate fast!

 

 

I've noticed that gamers tend to upgrade to play the new games and then they often want to sell their old system quickly.

 

I've also noticed that heaviness makes them unnattractive to most users. Also, playing high-end games, which is what people buy them for, effectively means remaining AC connected.

 

They become attractive - I'm considering replacing my main laptop with one - if you want some or all of the following:

 

  • high-performance
  • a more energy-efficient system than a desktop
  • uninterrupted operation in a power failure
  • occasional portability

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  Reply # 1656182 22-Oct-2016 14:29
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They're not just heavy they're elephants!





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