Need pricing advice on Alienware 17R4 UHD

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  1. Amantay

    Amantay Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello everyone.
    I have read quite a bit posts on this forum and decided to purchase a brand new Alienware. Today I placed an order after haggling with 3 or 4 different sales reps. Can you please tell me if it is a fair price for following config:
    Alienware 17R4
    Screen: 4K UHD 300-nit
    Processor: i7 7820HK
    RAM: 16Gb 2667Mhz (2x8Gb)
    Video: 1070 8Gb vram
    Storage: 256Gb SSD + 1Tb HDD
    Only basic support, No premiun support + No accidental coverege.
    All together came to 2144 and with NJ tax to 2291.
    Thank you guys.
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    It's a bit high compared to some other notebooks, but it's pretty fair for an Alienware. A Clevo P650 with those specs would be like 1900ish before tax. Maybe a smidge less. But the Alienware is way better built. As long as the temps are okay it's definitely a superior machine. Everything from the speakers to keyboard is better and it's like a tank.
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    For a 4K 1070 model? 2100 sounds about right. I'd take it.
     
  4. Amantay

    Amantay Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you guys! Does anyone if I can add my old Samsung 850 Evo SSD drive to this machine?
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    is it a SATA 3 2.5"? If so, you can replace the HDD
     
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    Beemo BGA is totally TSK TSK!

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    Get a GTX 1080 if you want a stable 60 FPS for 4K gaming.
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    A 1070 can do it without compromising too many settings for now. A 1080 is a huge step up in budget that I wouldn't really recommend.
     
  8. Amantay

    Amantay Notebook Enthusiast

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    They do not have 4K UHD screen available for 1080. 120Hz TN panels suck ass and I am not a serious gamer to scrifice color reproduction
    and 4K display for some fast panel. And I also need more battery. My current Asus G750 with 860M last only 3 to 4 hours.
     
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