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12-05-2013, 02:54 AM #1
Alienware teases big news for E3 to reveal on same day as next gen consoles
"next-gen consoles won't be the only hardware on display at E3"
This seems interesting considering this will be the first ever PC gaming related E3 conference I wonder what they'll reveal, probably something to do with the X51
We're just a few short weeks away from Microsoft and Sony battling for next-gen console mindshare at E3, but according to a "Save the Date" sent to the press by Alienware, PC gamers will also have something to look forward to. Alienware has scheduled a launch event for unspecified new products on the evening of June 10th — the same day as Microsoft and Sony's scheduled press events.
There are also rumored shots of the M14x R3
12-05-2013, 03:42 AM #2
They'll probably reveal some sort of overpriced PC that could be built for $1000 less with off the shelf parts. Either that or an overpriced Steambox. No mystery here.Nalano's Law - As an online gaming discussion regarding restrictions grows longer, the probability of a post likening the topic to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea approaches one.
12-05-2013, 03:47 AM #3
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12-05-2013, 05:13 AM #4
12-05-2013, 05:20 AM #5
EDIT: The cheapest X51 retails for $1300 AUD and is effectively a laptop without a keyboard, trackpad, or a screen. I might as well just get a laptop.Nalano's Law - As an online gaming discussion regarding restrictions grows longer, the probability of a post likening the topic to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea approaches one.
12-05-2013, 05:59 AM #6
12-05-2013, 07:26 AM #7
As for the X51 - I didn't say that it uses laptop parts, but the same sort of heat-performance tradeoff is still present. Little boxes have to make compromises.Nalano's Law - As an online gaming discussion regarding restrictions grows longer, the probability of a post likening the topic to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea approaches one.
12-05-2013, 07:55 AM #8
12-05-2013, 08:48 AM #9
Dell/Alienware entered smartphone market for a very very brief period and then pulled out as if they were never there. Can hardly believe this firm being capable of bringing any great innovation.
12-05-2013, 09:55 AM #10
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Do they still have the horrendously embarrassing designs? I can't see them announcing anything mainstream, but even if they did I can't imagine many people would want to put something like that in their living room (or carry it in their pocket) where other people might actually see it.
12-05-2013, 10:43 AM #11
12-05-2013, 10:56 AM #12
To be fair, Dell/Alienware machines are known for their hardware reliability, unless they are with design flaws to begin with, which would be resolved (quietly, said, my XPS 435 from the first few batches are known to have faultily designed motherboard. After it was expired after one year as expected, they agreed to replace mine with a newly designed one, without admitting the design to be faulty in the first place of course, insisting that it's just a faulty product out of a normal faulty rate). They have to, since all their products are covered with well kept warranty.
Over here, IBM was the only one with that kind of reliable warranty. What a shame IBM now totally abandoned PC businesses.
Gaming machines have to be stylist. I think currently Alienware models' art designs are less radical than they were back when Alienware was still independent.
Alienware's notebooks are not that impressive though. Users here generally commented that Alienware just threw in all hardware parts with great numbers, without technology to really reduce weight and improve cooling. 17" models are just too damn heavy to be mobile. While their desktops are good gaming machines, their notebooks ain't. Would be a disappointment if the new announcement turns out to be really just new notebook model.
I really want to know which gaming notebook is truly mobile with satisfactory cooling that you won't experience dropping FPS after several hours gameplay of games like Crysis, and battery will last for as least 6 hours with intensive computing.
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12-05-2013, 11:34 AM #13
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Really wish they wouldn't announce something alongside the new consoles. This will just perpetuate the myth that a PCs are much more expensive than a console, if you are look to game on it.
What a PC dedicated conference really needs to focus on is the games on offer from the machine, as well as side by side comparisons of their console counterparts running at half the frame rate and half the detail.
12-05-2013, 12:02 PM #14
The basic version is $650, and features a Core i3-3220 and a Geforce GT 640. Plus 6 GB RAM (1 x 4 GB + 1 x 2 GB).
You can build a system with a Core i5 and 8 GB RAM for around $600. There are various other advantages, but... you do lose that free copy of Acrobat Reader. :,(
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15-05-2013, 02:58 PM #18
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15-05-2013, 03:13 PM #19
So, it may not be cheaper for everyone, but it at least can be.
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15-05-2013, 03:15 PM #20