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Hey guys, this is my first post on Bit-tech's love the site btw.

I have a problem dont know what I should get. Perhaps you guys can help me out.

Here's what I had in mind-
1.Alienware M17® Total = £2350

Graphics Processor : Dual 512MB ATI® Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870 – CrossFireX™ Enabled!
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme X9100 3.06GHz (6MB Cache 1066MHz FSB)
Display: 17-inch WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD (1200p) with Clearview Technology
Fingerprint Reader: Integrated Biometric Fingerprint Reader
Keyboard Options: Non-Illuminated Keyboard - English
Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SO-DIMM at 1067MHz - 2 x 2048MB
System Drive: Extreme Performance - RAID 0 - 500GB 7200 RPM SATA (2 x 250GB) with Free Fall Protection
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit - English
Notebook Tuners and Remotes: Without Media Center Remote Control or TV Tuner
Optical Drives: 8x Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW) with LightScribe Technology
Wireless Network Card: Internal Intel® Ultimate N 5300 a/b/g/Draft-N Mini-Card with MIMO Technology
Sound Hardware: Internal High-Definition Audio with Surround Sound
Essential Christmas Bundles: Gaming Bundle
• Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
• Logitech Digital Precision PC Gaming Headset
Save £30
Warranty: AlienCare 1-Year Free Phone 24/7 and Collect & Return
AlienContact: Added Bonus with any AlienSupport Selection
AlienContact - Remote Alienware Support
Port Adapters : HDMI to DVI-D Adapter
Mobile Transport: Alienware® Orion Backpack
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mobile Binder
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Owner Identification Card
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mesh Cap
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mousepad
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Sticker
Alienware Extras: M17 Keyboard Diagram Overlay
Alienware Extras: M17 Protective Cloth Sleeve

2.XPSTM M1730 (N11X7304)
Date & Time: Wednesday 5 November 2008 10:17 PM
XPSTM M1730 (N11X7304) Qty 1
Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Processor X9000 (2.80GHz, 800MHz FSB, 6MB L2-cache), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1- English Unit Price Incl. VAT £2,733.77
Get Free upgrade to 640GB Hard Drive until 12/11/2008
Expires 12 November 2008
Save £250 (Inc Vat) until 12/11/2008
Expires 12 November 2008
- £250.00
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Expires 05 November 2008
- £124.19
Catalog Number: 20211 N11X7304
Module Description Show Details

Base Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Processor X9000 (2.80GHz, 800MHz FSB, 6MB L2-cache)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1- English
Memory 4096MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048]
Keyboard Uk/Irish Internal Keyboard (QWERTY)
Video Card DUAL SLI 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTX card
Hard Drive 640GB Free Fall Sensor Raid 0 Stripe - 2 X 320GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive
Mouse Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse - Adjustable sensitivity, interchangeable grips, weight tuning
Optical Devices Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW + BD-ROM)
Wireless Networking Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-PCI Card, EUR
Cables UK/Irish Additional 220V AC Adapter Power Cord
Shipping Documents English Documentation
Gedis Bundle Reference N11X7304
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
Standard Warranty 1Yr XPS Premium Warranty Support - Priority Call In and Onsite Support
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr XPS Premium Warranty Support - Priority Call In and Onsite Support
Protect your new PC McAfee® Security Centre™ 9.0 - 15 Month Protection - English
Power Supply AC Adapter 230W
USB Memory Keys Lexar 8GB Jumpdrive Firefly
Bluetooth Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3 Mbps) with Enhanced Data Rate EUR
Placemat Eng, Frn, Ger, Spn Placemat XPS M1730
Order Information Inspiron Order - UK
Primary Battery Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)
Carrying Cases XPS M1730 Backpack Carrying Case
Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD XPS M1730 - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Colour Choice Crimson Red with White LED Backlights
Accidental Damage Support No Accidental Damage Support
TV Tuner and Remote Control Dell™ Travel Remote Control
Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs Dell Internet Order
ISP Software UK Internet Service Provider (Orange & Tiscali)
LCD 17.0" UltraSharp™ WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT with TrueLife™ with Integrated 2.0MP web cam

TOTAL Incl. VAT:£2,359.58

Additional Discounts and Coupons
Get Free Shipping until 12/11/2008
Expires 12 November 2008
Total excl. VAT VAT Rate Total incl. VAT
Sub-total £2,008.15 17.50 % £2,359.58
Total Delivery Charge £17.02 17.50 % £20.00
Delivery Charge Discount -£17.02 17.50 % -£20.00
Total Price Qosmio X300-13W £2,008.15 £2,359.58

No Payments Until May 2009*
More information on financing

3.Toshiba Qosmio X300-13W total = £2299

Processor type : Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9300
clock speed : 2.53 GHz
Front Side Bus : 1066 MHz
2nd level cache : 12 MB
Operating system Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)

System memory standard : 4,096 (2,048 + 2,048) MB
maximum expandability : 8,192 MB
technology : DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz)
Hard disk capacity : 640 (320 + 320) GB
certification : S.M.A.R.T.
DVD Super Multi drive (Double Layer) compatibility : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
maximum speed : Read: 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM/ Write: 24x CD-R, 4x CD-RW, 10x HS CD-RW, 24x US CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 6x DVD-R (Double Layer), 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 6x DVD+R (Double Layer), 8x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM
type : DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
Display size : 17 "
type : Toshiba TruBrite® WSXGA+ TFT High Brightness display
internal resolution : 1,680 x 1,050
Graphics adapter manufacturer : NVIDIA®
type : NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GTS with NVIDIA® SLI™ technology supporting TurboCache™ technology
memory : 2x512 MB dedicated VRAM (up to 1,791 MB total available graphics memory using TurboCache™ technology with 3 GB system memory)
memory type : GDDR3 (800 MHz) Video RAM (resp. Video RAM and system memory combined)
connected bus : 16x PCI Express
Internal video modes
Max External Video Modes Max Resolution : 2,048 x 1,536
Max Refresh Rate : 85 Hz
Non-interlaced resolution with max refresh rate : 1,280 x 1,024
Interfaces 1 x DC-in
1 x RJ-11
1 x RJ-45
1 x i.LINK® (IEEE 1394)
1 x external microphone
1 x RGB
1 x headphone (stereo)
1 x line-in shared with microphone socket
1 x S/PDIF-out (optical) shared with headphone socket
1 x integrated 1.3 Megapixels Web Camera with built-in microphone
1 x HDMI-CEC (REGZA-Link) supporting 1080p signal format
1 x line-out shared with headphone socket
1 x 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD™ Cards up to 16 GB, Memory Stick® up to 256 MB, Memory Stick Pro™ up to 4 GB, MultiMedia Card™ up to 2 GB and xD-Picture Card™ up to 2 GB)
3 (Left 1, Right 2) x USB 2.0 Sleep-and-Charge
1 (Left) x eSATA/USB 2.0 Sleep-and-Charge
1 x DisplayPort
Expansion 2 x memory slots (1 to configure)
1 x ExpressCard slot
Wireless communication Wireless Technology : Bluetooth®
Compliancy : Wi-Fi®
Network Support : 802.11b/g/Draft-N
Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN
Wired communication topology : international V.90 modem (V.92 ready)
speed : 56 Kbps data and 14.4 Kbps fax
topology : Gigabit Ethernet LAN
speed : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Sound system supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
speakers : built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speaker system with 2 x bass reflex speakers, 2 x tweeter speakers and 1 x subwoofer technology
manufacturer : Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System with Dolby® Home Theater™
Keyboard keys : 105
Windows keys : Yes
special features : Standard numeric keypad
Pointing device type : Touch Pad
Battery technology : lithium-ion
maximum life : currently no official Windows Vista® battery benchmark result available
AC adaptor input voltage : autosensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for worldwide usage
Physical dimensions W x D x H : 412 x 306 x 43.2 (front) / 62.5 (rear) mm
weight : starting at 4.3 kg
Warranty 1-year international warranty. Upgrade your standard warranty with Toshiba warranty extension, uplift and all-risks insurance packs.
Bundled hardware AC Power Cable
AC adaptor
ExpressCard type Remote Control for Windows Vista®
Bundled software Toshiba Bluetooth™ Monitor
Toshiba Disc Creator
Toshiba User's Manual
Supervisor Password Utility
Chicony Camera Assistant Software
Toshiba DVD Player
Ulead® DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA
Toshiba Face Recognition
McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2008 - Toshiba Edition (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)
Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator
Dolby® Control Center
HDMI Control Manager
Microsoft® Works, Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (free 60-day trial)
Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support)
Google Software (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa)
Toshiba Bluetooth™ Stack
Connectivity Doctor
Toshiba utilities and drivers
Toshiba Assist
Toshiba EasyMedia Toshiba TEMPRO Performance Tuning Service
Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/ Draft-N)
Google Software (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa)
USB & USB/eSATA Sleep-and-Charge
Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR
McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2008 - Toshiba Edition
Toshiba Face Recognition
Smart Display Support
Toshiba Flash Cards
Easy Keys
Remote Control
Fingerprint Reader-Single Sign On
Internal HD 720p support
5 Harman Kardon® Stereo Speakers (incl. Subwoofer)
Dolby® Home Theater™
Dual HDD
Toshiba ConfigFree™
Integrated Bridge Media Adapter
Diversity Antenna
Built-in camera & microphone
Security features main battery pack (by sliding latch)
main memory (by screw)
supervisor password
slot for Kensington Cable Lock
user password
system password security
main hard disk (by screw)
Special features SM BIOS compliant
integrated microphone for Voice over IP
Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology
integrated 1.3 Megapixels Web Camera for Video over IP
Multimedia Bar with 9 feather-touch Easy Keys (CD/DVD launcher, Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind, Forward, Mute, on/off function of white LEDs, Camera, Dolby)
Certification This product is in compliance with the requirements of the applicable European Directives for CE marking.

4.Sager 9262 Total = ~ £2250
Sager 9262 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Desktop Replacement Gaming Notebook (Built on Clevo D901C) Qty: 1
30 Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee! (Others only give you 15 days) Qty: 1
No Notebook Skin Qty: 1
17" WUXGA Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy w/ Wide Viewing Angle (1920x1200) Qty: 1
2X Dual nVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX w/1gb (1024mb x 2) DX10PCI-Express (User Upgradeable!) Qty: 1
Intel® Core 2Quad™ Q9550 | 12MB L2 Cache | 2.83GHz | 1,066MHz FSB Qty: 1
4096MB (4GB) DDR2 800MHz (2 SODIMMs) (Requires 64 Bit Operating System) Qty: 1
RAID 0 (Data Stripping - Requires 2 Identical Hard Drives) Qty: 1
200GB | 7200 RPM | SATA II (16MB Cache Buffer) Qty: 1
Add 2nd 200GB | 7200 RPM | SATA-300 HDD Qty: 1
No 3rd Hard Drive Qty: 1
8X DVD±R / RW / 4X + Dual Layer Drive with Software Qty: 1
Built in Intel Pro Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5300 802.11 A/G/N Qty: 1
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition Qty: 1
Standard Full Range Auto Switching AC Power Adapter Qty: 1
Deluxe Black Business Carrying Case (Free!) Qty: 1
No Office Software Qty: 1
Sager 3 Yr Labor, 1 Yr Parts Warranty (Yrs 2+3 paid by PCT) Lifetime 24/7 Domestic Support Qty: 1
(No Accidental Protection Policy) Qty: 1 $3,858.00 $3,858.00

Estimate Shipping
Country [United States \/]
Shipping Method [Ground \/]
Shipping Estimate $46.29

Subtotal $3,858.00
Shipping $46.29
Tax *
Credit Price $3,904.29
Cash Discount Price ** $3,788.55
Savings $115.74

So what do you guys think ?
Which one will do the job, it's for gaming mostly, dont need batery life.

Or do you guys know off something better out there ?

Thanks for the replies.

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Hey guys, this is my first post on Bit-tech's love the site btw.
Lol wrong forum!!! :laugh::roll::laugh:

Anyway, welcome to the TechPowerUp!:D

I've got the 4th one in the list, only mine's with 2 8800GTX whereas now you have the option to have 2 9800GTX.

Believe me it's a beast of a laptop!

The Sager 9262 is the only one on that list which can take a normal desktop quad processor (desktop proc's are more powerful than their laptop equivalents).
It's the one with the best graphics power as well.

Performance-wise, it's like you have a mobile gaming desktop.
The only downside is that it's rather heavy at 11.5lbs :laugh: but it depends whether you're planning to lug it around all day on a campus for example....

Your other options won't be exactly light either.
Sager 9262 has a battery life (during non-gaming use of ~ 1hour) so it won't be that great if you have to use it during more than 1 hour long lectures or business meetings. But then there exists no gaming laptop with a really long battery life...

So it boils down really on what you plan to do with this laptop, how you're going to use it.

Click here to read a good review of the Sager 9262.
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Apr 7, 2006
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Avoid the dell, its has the out dated santa rosa chipset. You want the montevina...like the alienware and the toshiba.

The toshiba has a 1680x1050...which sucks imo. It should have a 1920x1200/1080 just like the other models. me---> :slap: <---toshiba

The Sagar (saw one of those the other day) is best in the list for performance. But it is BIG, heavy, noisy, and a poor battery life

The Alienware is probably your best bet, but if you don't mind the size, weight, noise, and battery life of the Sagar...definitely get that!


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I prefer cheap solutions and am looking at the Asus N10/20 series, or the OCZ DIY series..
less than £600 but still game-able...but then if you have 2 grand to spend go for it! (and send me some too! :D)