JennyB

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Hello all,

 

I'm currently running X6 on an old Vista machine and it's time to upgrade. I'm very familiar with the specs Chief publishes to run X6, but I am looking for actual product recommendations. It must be a laptop as for the new few years, I will be traveling a good bit.

 

I've been thinking about Alienware in particular the one third on the right on this page: http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-18/pd.aspx

 

Now, I'm well aware of what people say about Alienware - that it's overpriced. I know that. However, in my situation, I am willing to pay a premium to get a high performance machine and relatively quickly. As you can see, spec wise, the Alienware 18 ******should****** run X6 brilliantly. Has anyone else used Alienware to run Chief or have another manufacturer to suggest?

 

Thanks,

 

Jenny 

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do a search on laptops , it was discussed a few times recently but I think a few liked the Sager and Asus brands too   for $3200 you should have LOTS of Choices...

 

 

http://www.sagernotebook.com/

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Thanks for your response, Kbird. I've heard good things about Sager and the website is quite helpful. 

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$3200 is a lotta PC

 

be sure you need that kind of oomph for your Chief needs

 

most chiefers can get by nicely with approx. $1500 PC's

 

it is very easy to "overkill" with the specs

 

Lew

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$3200 is a lotta PC

 

be sure you need that kind of oomph for your Chief needs

 

most chiefers can get by nicely with approx. $1500 PC's

 

it is very easy to "overkill" with the specs

 

Lew

 

$1500, I think it is doable, what would you recommend?  Me, I can't resist the 'oomph' :P,  Heck, I remember paying $8,800 for a 11 Mb hard drive way back when...

 

Bill

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Bill:

 

bought my first computer in 1978

 

for decades I considered $2000+ to be the "sweet spot"

 

now It's $1500 for laptops, closer to $1000 for desktops

 

to guide in picking a system at $1500 (or any price point)

I would need more info as to the users goals and needs and wants etc

 

$3200 buys a lotta PC these days

 

it can be justified or it can be "overkill"

 

Lew

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I ended up purchasing this custom Sager computer laptop and am extremeley pleased! It's fast and Sager has great customer service. Well worth my money!

SPECIAL 9772-S SPECIAL PACKAGE
NP9772U-0 17.3" FHD/MATT NOTEBOOK 8F01SC033444 $2,819.00
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D-I74790K Core i7 4790K(4.0 GHz) 8M
V-9772-980M nV GeForce GTX 980M w/8GB 
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M2P-941-512 SAMSUNG XP941 512G M.2 PCIe SSD   
H13-1TB-S7 2.5" SATA 1TB(7200rpm) HDD  
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Nice system, that should work for you for many years.  How much was that puppy?

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$2,819.00

 

I'm curious how they managed 8GB out of the 980M.  Unless they're counting dedicated + virtual (shared, system).  Now I must investigate.

 

Nice system!

 

jon

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It was around $2,900k with the warrenty, but way WORTH IT for the speed!
This laptop has a desktop processer.
Jenny

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This laptop has a desktop processer.

 

 

Make sure you buy a good cooling pad; you'll need it.

 

jon

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