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Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Arukādo, Jun 9, 2018.

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    Hi guys, I'm trying to sell my current Alienware M18x R2 to buy a new laptop but I don't know which one I should buy. I'm interested in the new Alienware 17 but some threads are talking about an overheat problem with the CPU ? Anyway here is what I really want, thanks in advance for your answers :

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Alienware, ROG, MSI

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    AAA games and VR games

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Not important for me

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    Buying without seeing it is OK if the notebook is new

    11) What OS do you prefer?
    Windows 10 64bit Family

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)
    1920*1080 +

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
    I always had glossy screens, don't know if the non-glossy are good

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    I'm trying to sell my current Alienware M18x R2, then I'll buy the new laptop

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    At least 6+ years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    SSD for the system drive, and I already have the other drives with my games and apps

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    Yes, DVD burner is fine
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2018
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