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This review is from: DELL Alienware 18 (ALW18-3002sLV) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700MQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 750GB HDD 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M (Nvidia SLI) 3GB GDDR5 18.4" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Pros: - Incredible Power from SLI 770m
- Beautiful Display
- Excellent Audio
- Solid Build
- Easily User Expandable
- Full Windows 7, 8, 8.1 Driver Support
- Very little Bloatware
- Alienware Effects are Neat
Cons: - Memory is too Low for Price Point
- No SSD at Price Point
- Absolutely Gigantic
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I rather enjoyed the Alienware 18 laptop. It doesn't have quite as much under the hood (especially considering the price), but it was super easy to add my own SSD and Memory!
This display was gorgeous which is what originally attracted me to the machine. Dual 770m video cards could handle everything I could throw at them.
The machine is big, but of course I knew that going in. I ended up giving it back because it's size makes it uncomfortable to use the keyboard for long gaming sessions since your wrist ends up sitting so high off the table.
Pros: - Lots of Hardware for the Price
- Boots and Runs Fast
- Excellent Graphic Performance
- Keyboard and Touchpad Worked Well
- Audio Sounded Good
Cons: - Strange Faint Grid Visible on Display
- No Windows 7 Driver Support
- Very little Windows 8.1 Driver Support
- Standard Preinstalled Bloatware
- Finish Gathers Fingerprints
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The ASUS G750JX-DB71 was one of my first stops when attempting to find the ideal gaming laptop. I liked the value as I was able to get a 770m, 16 GB of RAM, and 256 GB SSD all for less than $2000.
I ended up being disappointed by a minor issue with a faint grid being visible on the screen (it is most notable on green, purple, and gray tiles on the Start Screen).
ASUS's support was readily available and extremely helpful. They helped me send the unit back to them to attempt to fix the screen issue and sent it back to me all at no cost to me.
Unfortunately, even after sending the unit it for repair the issue persisted. Later my local Best Buy started carrying the G750 series and even the unit in their store had the same issue.
It's worth mentioning that if you're not looking for it, you might not even notice it. It definitely never interfered with any gaming, but it bothered me while doing productivity work.
This review is from: BYTECC SNT-1122BK IDE 5.25 Mobile Rack w/ 2 Fan, BLACK
Pros: Easy to install, built in fan, works with almost no problems.
Cons: Be careful! It is longer than a DVD-ROM, mine was actually on top of the motherboard in my little case (which I'm sure you all know is bad.)
Other Thoughts: Good buy!READ FULL REVIEW