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      10-30-2021, 03:31 PM   #1
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I'm going to buy a gaming laptop and decided on AlienWare.

I know it's not the best but I've always wanted one so that's the brand.

Anyone have a newer one and can they pretty much handle any games I want to play? I'm looking at the X17 with the 3070 card.

Is this a good option? I'm looking to spend $2,500 at the most
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      10-30-2021, 03:35 PM   #2
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Look into Razer Blade 14. It's got the latest Intel quad core processor, a RTX 3080, and up to 32gb of RAM. It's also gotten excellent thermals so your laptop stays cool during heavy load.

If you want a touch screen too, the Stealth 13 is an excellent choice. I've been using mine for half a year now and it's fantastic playing cyberpunk, Forza, Destiny 2 on pretty much ultra settings. It's also super thin, and lightweight for what it contains.
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Look into Razer Blade 14. It's got the latest Intel quad core processor, a RTX 3080, and up to 32gb of RAM. It's also gotten excellent thermals so your laptop stays cool during heavy load.

If you want a touch screen too, the Stealth 13 is an excellent choice. I've been using mine for half a year now and it's fantastic playing cyberpunk, Forza, Destiny 2 on pretty much ultra settings. It's also super thin, and lightweight for what it contains.
Cool - thanks for the recommendation.

So that would be better than an AlienWare with:

processor
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 11800H (8-Core, 24MB L3 Cache, up to 4.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology)

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Windows 11 Home, English

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NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 8GB GDDR6

memory
16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 3200 MHz, dual-channel

harddrive
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
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Look into Razer Blade 14. It's got the latest Intel quad core processor, a RTX 3080, and up to 32gb of RAM. It's also gotten excellent thermals so your laptop stays cool during heavy load.
I second the Razor Blade series, lightweight also and fast, affordable and easy to stow in your pouches.
Alienware is kinda state of the art for gaming laptops, but meanwhile ROG or TUF gaming laptops are closing in.
Btw I own the Razer Phone 2 as a gaming cell phone and I wont miss it.
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Picked up an Asus TUF A15 a few months back, although not as powerful as above, runs great. It's just really noisy, but that's the nature of this type of laptop.
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I'm going to buy a gaming laptop and decided on AlienWare.

I know it's not the best but I've always wanted one so that's the brand.

Anyone have a newer one and can they pretty much handle any games I want to play? I'm looking at the X17 with the 3070 card.

Is this a good option? I'm looking to spend $2,500 at the most
Can't speak for the Alienware other than it's owned by Dell and therefor comes with Dell price tags, but regarding the 17" screen I would just think about if you need that screen size. I used to always look at 17" because I always wanted a big screen, but the laptop itself will be bigger and heavier. A lot of folks say they don't care if it's big because it's just going to sit on a desk, but if that's the case then just build a desktop PC, but when it comes to portability the 17 always became a burden for me. I'm now on a 14" and love it. It's small, light, and easily fits on a pad and in my lap. Now I have no issues if I'm playing games with in on my lap, where as before I hated my 17" on my lap because it was heavy and hot.

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Picked up an Asus TUF A15 a few months back, although not as powerful as above, runs great. It's just really noisy, but that's the nature of this type of laptop.
I got the ROG G14 back in July. Ryzen 9, RTX3060, 16GB. So far no issues handling anything I throw at it on full settings. But I agree the fans get noisy but as you stated, thinner laptops are going to have noisy fans.
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I ended up with an Alienware X15. I picked it up at BestBuy as an 'open box' item and saved $400 vs. buying new.

Couldn't be happier. I'm playing Star Wars Fallen Order and it's amazing
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Just recieve what you think you should recieve bro
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      05-12-2022, 04:41 AM   #10
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Agree! I have an Acer Predator, bought a couple of years ago for 1500$, Honestly, I would better buy a Lenovo. Predator made some serious mistakes, and all the experience is ruined because of them. Lenovo seems to be much better
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      05-12-2022, 05:06 AM   #11
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Well, depends on the model, Lenovo are much more low budget, so they have to save some money on something, have to guess on what. As far as I know predator Laptops have a 144 Hz build in monitor, fair to say - 1500$ worth
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