Im stuck between these two laptops. The specs are almost the same however the Lenovo is cheaper and has a more powerful processor but i do like how the Alienware model looks . Give me your opinion. I'm going to do some gaming and lots of media based stuff. I know these 2 models are more than enough but i just want to blow some money on a good laptop and not have to worry about getting a new one for years to come. Specs Below
Accessories and options:
Price : $1,198.00****
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i5 2537M 1.4GHz(2.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English edit
SYSTEM COLOR Alienware M11x, Soft Touch Nebula Red edit
SECURITY SOFTWARE McAfee® Security Center – 30-Day Trial edit
MEMORY 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz edit
HARD DRIVE 320GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s edit
VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT540 graphics with 1.0GB Video Memory and Optimus edit
SOUND OPTIONS Internal High-Definition Surround Sound Audio (5.1) edit
WIRELESS CARDS Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 a/g/n 1x2 edit
ALIENFX COLOR Mars Red edit
WARRANTY 3 Year Basic Service Plan
The first one. It's got a better graphics chip, more RAM, larger HDD.
answered May 31 '11 at 21:24
i think the lenovo, a few hundred cheaper bigger hdd, more built in features, 8 gig ram!
answered May 31 '11 at 21:30
I recently bought one laptop over another because of it's looks. I regret it now, I'd much rather have 8GB of ram instead of 6GB. I'd also much rather have a nice Lenovo that doesn't overheat as much as this one does.
answered May 31 '11 at 21:59
I would pick the Lenovo IdeaPad. The stats are superior in every category except for maybe sound, but 99.9% of the time, the content and your speakers will only be in stereo. Even if the stats were exactly the same, I don't think it is worth $100 just for a better looking laptop. The RAM and HD would be easy to upgrade, but it would probably cost you at least another hundred dollars.
On a side note, its amazing how laptop prices have dropped, I bought a similar priced laptop a few years ago with a dual core processor, 256mb graphics, 4gb ddr2 ram, and a 250 hd.
The Lenovo for the sake of it being a Lenovo and not owned by Dell, meaning you won't have that bad of support if something goes wrong.
answered May 31 '11 at 23:34
Offhand I think both of them are overpriced. I guess the i7 is better priced, but nearly $1200 for a 14 inch monitor, dunno about that. On the other hand my wife has a 17 inch widescreen and it is heavy and runs hot. So if I replace this one I will probably again go for a 15. Anyway, I think that much money is a lot for the size, but I guess you're probably paying for the processor and the lenovo name brand.
Go for the first one, it's more bang for the buck.
answered Jun 01 '11 at 00:43
The first one is both cheaper and has a better spec so to me its a simple choice - IdeaPad.
answered Jun 01 '11 at 08:05
Thanks for your help guys. I'm most likely going to get the Lenovo. I just needed the extra push of opinions
answered Jun 01 '11 at 08:27
Lenovo. Better specs, cheaper and doesn't come with trial software. (that's noted)
answered Jun 01 '11 at 09:13