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By M1I9K8E9
Jun 29, 2007
  1. Hi, ive been looking into buying a laptop for a while now and i am kind of liking the alienware area-51 m5550.
    This is what i am planning to put into it
    128MB ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1400
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7200 2.0GHz 4MB Cache 667MHz FSB
    1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 667MHz - 2 x 512MB
    Alienware® Intel® 945PM + ICH7 Chipset
    Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    80GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s 5,400 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
    24x DVD-ROM/CD-RW Burner
    I do video editing and occasionally play games, superior gaming quality is not a big concern for me. I want to know if this setup will handle my needs. I know some of you will tell me to do research and figure it out on my own and i have but there is a lot of different opinions out there and technology terms that i dont understand, so that is why am asking you
    It will cost $1199 but with shipping and taxes it is $1329 , is there something better out there for around the same price range?
    This is the website if you want to check it out for yourself
    http://www.alienware.com/configurat...code=PC-LT-AREA51M5550-R3&subcode=SKU-DEFAULT
     
  2. M1I9K8E9

    M1I9K8E9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok i havent got any answers yet but i have an update i have decided not to go with Vista, instead im going to go with media center . What i have read on this site and others is that vista still needs a few bugs worked out and that it can hinder your computers performance, also it wont work with vegas movie studio 7 and im not willing to junk a $150 software package and upgrade to vegas 8 just so i can run vista. I really wish someone would reply with some advice because i plan on getting it in a week or two and dont want to make a mistake and spend $1300 on something that i cant use
     
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