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Alienware to Bring out low-cost AMD Computer System Next Week

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  1. malware New Member

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    Right after Dell's sudden decision to get rid of its XPS gaming systems, Alienware quickly announced that it will bring out a relatively low-cost game PC with dual ATI graphics chips within the next two weeks. The $1,699 system will come with an ASUS high-end motherboard based on the AMD 790FX chipset, 4GB of DDR2 800MHz memory, a quad-core 9550 (2.2GHz) Phenom X4 processor, and an ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card, said Marc Diana, Alienware product marketing manager for desktops. He also added,
    Source: CNET Blogs
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    i could prolly build that sys for 1/2 the price ;)
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    probably :p they over price like mad...
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    Nah, they give you a 900$ system, with a 600$ case, and 200$ worth of warranty and support.
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    Hehe, hmm Windows..expensive..bloated.
    Alienware...expensive...;gasp; bloated.


    They were cool once...yet far from it now.
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    i like their old cases :eek:
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    Low Cost Alienware, hah! This belongs in the nonsense category :laugh: No one here buys this 'stragety'.
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    low cost huh...? yea... right....
    i have a system very similar to that and did not spend close to that much...but it is very low when compared to there fully tricked out desktops.
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    That is not low cost. That is lower perf for a slightly lower cost.
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    its low compared to 6k...
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    That's what I can't fathom about alienware.
    If I were to buy the parts... locally (aka high price!) it'd be 2/3 the cost. Probably from newegg it'd be half cost or even less.

    Should one pay such an inflated price just to have a pc called 'alienware' if inside it's still got the same mobo, ram, processor and graphics card one can buy anywhere? Makes no sense to me...

    Further to that they sell a "top of the line" quad core pc with onboard sound?:shadedshu

    Alienware is way too inflated...
    Cizmo is more realistic, after all what's inside the pc counts not the brand engraved outside on the case!
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    Alieware and sony are the Apple Inc.s of the Pc world... =/ (AKA - over priced with a pretty case)
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    lol 1700$ and you dont' even get the 9850. :shadedshu
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    Not so sure about this... I checked the reseller prices in RO and the prices on TigerDirect and only the 4 components written in the AD are about $1000. No HDD, no ODD, no case, no OS...

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