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Posted by:

Joby
02 Apr 2012

If you are a gaming freak, money comes secondary. I still doubt, spending $5000 from own pocket may not happen all times, but never mind if you born rich.

Posted by:

Oliver Joy
02 Apr 2012

That weight is ridiculous!!

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J. B. Van Wely
02 Apr 2012

When I consider that my phone has orders of magnitude more memory than ALL the IBM 1401s (my first computer and IBM's biggest selling mainframe) ever built) my mind just boggles. So this super laptop is getting beyond incomprehensible. That said, I'm glad that kind of power is there for those who need it.

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Jon Wilson
02 Apr 2012

That is not a laptop; it is a desktop in laptop's clothing. The only thing that heavy that I would allow on my lap would be my grandchild.

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T Alan
02 Apr 2012

My guess? Wait for 5 years and this kind of "luxury" will be standard and weight will be under 5 lbs.

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tuffsheet
02 Apr 2012

It would be pretty impressive at nighttime with all the green glowing LED's while you and your girlfriend are watching uhhh.....TV episodes!

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Alex
02 Apr 2012

Oh Hell yes! If I had won the MEGA MILLIONS this week.

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Gyppo
02 Apr 2012

At sixteen pounds all-up weight this isn't a laptop, it's a damned suitcase with fancy lights.

It reminds me of some of the 20 - 25 pound 8-bit behemoths from the early days of portable computing, which were at least described by the honest label of 'lug-able'.

If I had that kind of money to spend I'd buy something a bit more basic and buy other useful things with the rest.

Gyppo

Posted by:

windsword
02 Apr 2012

This is a no brainer,if i had that sort of money to spare i would buy one,and it would have to be the full package.

Posted by:

Lee I
02 Apr 2012

I'd never be able to lift it into the overhead compartment. But then, I'm an old lady. I want the slickest, lightest weight laptop I can find!

Posted by:

Earl J Moniz
02 Apr 2012

It certainly isn't any Osborne (grin) ... I do recall the 24 pounds of lightweight technology part... then again, the selling price was under $2K ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1

If I had the disposable income, I might... I have a desktop Alienware machine and would love to have a portable to carry around to video shoots with me. I just love those guys.
If they drop the price by a significant amount, I might consider it... the weight doesn't bother me; I stick in a rolling hard-sided luggage bag and pull it behind. I'd love to have a flying computer machine for video everywhere I go... most excellent!

(I apologize for not recalling how to hyperlink a website... I don't remember being this forgetful when I was younger... LOL)

Good article. . . Until that time ... Earl J.

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
02 Apr 2012

I know, I am the unusual computer user. I do NOT like Laptops!!! I DO realize, that they are perfect for Business', Educators and Students, but, over all I want my Desktop!!! I am retired, so in essence I don't see the need for a Laptop.

Two main reasons, that I truly dislike the Laptop. First, the keyboard. It just doesn't 'feel' right, when I type. Second, the Touch Finger Box area. I simply, HATE that thing!!! I want a Mouse, when I am working my computer, be it a Laptop or Desktop. I know you can add a Mouse to a Laptop, but, isn't that defeating the main purpose, to be self-contained?

However, I agree with what someone else said, the fact that you can have a Laptop with so many 'goodies', even though it weighs a lot, down the line, the price will be lowered and the weight will be lessened. Now, that is a good thing, for Laptop lovers. :O)

Posted by:

Snerty
02 Apr 2012

Would I pay $5000 for a laptop? in a word - No.
I could buy a whole new system, from the ground up, and have everything my pea-pickin' heart would desire and have enough left over for a six packu.

Posted by:

rocketride
02 Apr 2012

It's just too big & heavy for me to want to use as a portable computer, but 5 years from now the equivalent of a netbook will be at least that powerful.

@ Tuffsheet

Au contraire, it would be just the thing to watch "Big Bang Theory" DVDs with your girlfriend on. . . don't you think? I've been watching mine with mine on my much less exalted laptop since my DVD player died.

Posted by:

Michelle
02 Apr 2012

I would love to. I currently have an HP Pavilion dv6 that I maxed out on options. It's working great but I always wanted a customized Alienware laptop and what you described above makes me drool! At that weight and size it is odd to call it a laptop. A suitcase with fancy lights, I do not agree. I would still use it since I prefer having everything in one place over having to deal with separate components. I've been trying to talk myself into using a desktop again but just haven't quite gotten to that point yet. Last desktop aka Dinosaur I used was back with Windows 95.

Posted by:

Mike Budwey
02 Apr 2012

Bob,
Are you sure the raid configuration is Raid1? I haven't checked, but I'd be surprised if, in a performance machine, the drives were not set up as Raid0 for performance rather than Raid1 for redundancy.

Posted by:

Nahabze
02 Apr 2012

Maybe - if it had a bigger display (like the earlier Alienware offerings). Nowdays 18.4" seems a little small, and without that, I guess I'd rather have a desktop. It would be ludicrous to hook it up to an external monitor

Posted by:

Delton Baker
02 Apr 2012

I am typing on the very same laptop pictured in the article. I don't just think I know I paid too much for it. I think it is like the guy who goes out and buys the slick sports car in the throws of a second childhood. I felt I had to buy at least one cool laptop in the life. Afterwards I upgraded my old five year old Toshiba to Win 7 professional 32 bit. The only problem I had was the sound card and Toshiba had the fix on their wed site. To two laptops perform virtually the same for most office type tasks. The new seem to stream web pages much faster and the wireless internet card seems faster as well. I don't have the dexterity to play online games I can tell the difference, I still get killed a lot. I think most of the perform improvement is in the 64 bit architecture. I think I paid about $1700 for mine, I could have gotten an Dell XPS with the same insides as Alienware M18 for about a $1000. The truth is "NO!" you don't need to the M18, but I feel my mid-life hunger has been feed and for whole lot less then a Porsche.

Posted by:

Rick
02 Apr 2012

Yes, a laptop like this not for everyone. I have noticed however that a lot of people are going with a "desktop replacement" laptop. Yes I do have one. I7 quad core, 17.5" screen, 16 Gb memory, Nvdia video card (2Gb)... and the list goes on.

The thing is that laptops are replacing the desktop as a main computer. Sales are increasing everyday, now well past the 50% mark. This is still easier than carrying a desk top around.

In this case the screen is a good size and, if you are gaming, this is a good way to go. Look at it this way, you can play and still be semi social at the same time.

Posted by:

Michael
03 Apr 2012

never due I'm not on games at all!

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