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Alienware m17 Laptop: i7-8750H, 17.3" 1080p, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSHD, RTX 2060 EXPIRED

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Dell EPP has Alienware m17 Gaming Laptop (Epic Silver) on sale for $1057.41 when you apply coupon code SAVE17 in cart. Shipping is free. Thanks StealTheDeals

Specs:
  • Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz 6-Core Processor
  • 17.3" 1920x1080 Full HD 60Hz IPS display
  • 8GB (2x4GB) 2666MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 Graphics
  • Alienware AlienFX mSeries RGB Backlit Keyboard w/ Alphanumeric Keys
  • Dual-Band 802.11ac WiFi 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
  • Ports:
    • 3x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Type A
    • 1x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x Mini DisplayPort 1.3
    • 1x Thunderbolt 3
    • 1x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • Li-Ion 60Wh Battery
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As much as I hate low stock RAM, the reasoning here is shaky. If you think the RAM is "OEM trash" then you're probably gonna replace it anyway as soon as you get the machine, so it doesn't make sense to ship the PC with more.

I own 8 OEM PCs and can honestly say that, at equal specs, OEM and aftermarket RAM perform exactly the same.

Personally, I max out the RAM of every machine I own, which means I usually buy aftermarket RAM since OEM RAM pricing is bad. So I generally order my PCs with as little RAM as possible. No sense overpaying for something or paying for something I'm not gonna use. Ergo, 8 GB is fine with me. I bought a L380 Yoga last year with 4 GB RAM. Slapped 32 in it and sold the 4 GB module on Ebay. Saved a couple hundred compared to what Lenovo was charging for the same amount.

Dell's RAM pricing here is actually reasonable. $294 for 32 GB isn't bat at all. I've never seen brand new, current gen 32 GB RAM from a highly rated retailer for less than ~$275.

Lastly, no: RAM doesn't cost pennies. Probably not as much as what they're charging since they buy in bulk. but definitely not pennies.

TL, DR: Buy low RAM count to save on OEM markup, then replace it yourself with aftermarket max RAM and sell the OEM RAM on Ebay. Low ship RAM is nothing to complain about if the rest of the machine comes at a good price. Which this definitely does.
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It's a slap in the face when companies like this slap only 8gigs of ram in a "gaming" laptop. The standard should always be 16 gig. It's like offering you a car with no AC in it. Its petty and pathetic, especially when you know the ram in it is already oem trash and it would cost them pennies to add another stick at the prices they Build these for.
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Sucky machine. Hard pass.

Crap 60hz monitor instead of 144hz
Not ssd vs. 256GB SSD + 1TB
Not 16gb ram
8 gen processor instead of i7-9750h processor

Bottom line it's overpriced... They should ask for $850 max for this. Buy if you like to get ripped off.

I got 17 inch legion y540 with all the above spec improvement for $1050. I sold the HDD 1TB it came with and it became $1000 only.
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60hz monitor... option for 120hz , but total would be 1,200
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It's a slap in the face when companies like this slap only 8gigs of ram in a "gaming" laptop. The standard should always be 16 gig. It's like offering you a car with no AC in it. Its petty and pathetic, especially when you know the ram in it is already oem trash and it would cost them pennies to add another stick at the prices they Build these for.
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It's a slap in the face when companies like this slap only 8gigs of ram in a "gaming" laptop. The standard should always be 16 gig. It's like offering you a car with no AC in it. Its petty and pathetic, especially when you know the ram in it is already oem trash and it would cost them pennies to add another stick at the prices they Build these for.
As much as I hate low stock RAM, the reasoning here is shaky. If you think the RAM is "OEM trash" then you're probably gonna replace it anyway as soon as you get the machine, so it doesn't make sense to ship the PC with more.

I own 8 OEM PCs and can honestly say that, at equal specs, OEM and aftermarket RAM perform exactly the same.

Personally, I max out the RAM of every machine I own, which means I usually buy aftermarket RAM since OEM RAM pricing is bad. So I generally order my PCs with as little RAM as possible. No sense overpaying for something or paying for something I'm not gonna use. Ergo, 8 GB is fine with me. I bought a L380 Yoga last year with 4 GB RAM. Slapped 32 in it and sold the 4 GB module on Ebay. Saved a couple hundred compared to what Lenovo was charging for the same amount.

Dell's RAM pricing here is actually reasonable. $294 for 32 GB isn't bat at all. I've never seen brand new, current gen 32 GB RAM from a highly rated retailer for less than ~$275.

Lastly, no: RAM doesn't cost pennies. Probably not as much as what they're charging since they buy in bulk. but definitely not pennies.

TL, DR: Buy low RAM count to save on OEM markup, then replace it yourself with aftermarket max RAM and sell the OEM RAM on Ebay. Low ship RAM is nothing to complain about if the rest of the machine comes at a good price. Which this definitely does.
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60hz kills the deal
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As much as I hate low stock RAM, the reasoning here is shaky. If you think the RAM is "OEM trash" then you're probably gonna replace it anyway as soon as you get the machine, so it doesn't make sense to ship the PC with more.

I own 8 OEM PCs and can honestly say that, at equal specs, OEM and aftermarket RAM perform exactly the same.

Personally, I max out the RAM of every machine I own, which means I usually buy aftermarket RAM since OEM RAM pricing is bad. So I generally order my PCs with as little RAM as possible. No sense overpaying for something or paying for something I'm not gonna use. Ergo, 8 GB is fine with me. I bought a L380 Yoga last year with 4 GB RAM. Slapped 32 in it and sold the 4 GB module on Ebay. Saved a couple hundred compared to what Lenovo was charging for the same amount.

Dell's RAM pricing here is actually reasonable. $294 for 32 GB isn't bat at all. I've never seen brand new, current gen 32 GB RAM from a highly rated retailer for less than ~$275.

Lastly, no: RAM doesn't cost pennies. Probably not as much as what they're charging since they buy in bulk. but definitely not pennies.

TL, DR: Buy low RAM count to save on OEM markup, then replace it yourself with aftermarket max RAM and sell the OEM RAM on Ebay. Low ship RAM is nothing to complain about if the rest of the machine comes at a good price. Which this definitely does.
It's not 294 for 32gb of ram. It's 294 EXTRA dollars to upgrade to 32gb. I say you can find decent 16gb sticks for just under 100 dollars. Unless the machine only has one ram slot.

Also the 120hz screen option is a TN panel. I would much prefer a FHD 120hz ips as an option instead.
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60hz kills the deal
Once 300hz becomes the norm I suspect 75/90hz will replace 60 as the gold standard for entry products.
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I have this laptop with the 1060 and I paid 999.99. this is an insanely good deal regardless of the 60hz. It's a nice monitor and with very high settings you're not getting that much more than 60fps anyway...
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I have this laptop with the 1060 and I paid 999.99. this is an insanely good deal regardless of the 60hz. It's a nice monitor and with very high settings you're not getting that much more than 60fps anyway...
As far as I'm concerned laptop screens are "to get by", but you should have a dedicated external monitor when gaming at home.

It seems profoundly idiotic to spend this kind of money on premium hardware just to spend its entire life and ones own life on 17in of screen.
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I am wondering if I should have gotten this for portability over the $1100 (after all discount and rebates) Alienware Aurora R8
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I am wondering if I should have gotten this for portability over the $1100 (after all discount and rebates) Alienware Aurora R8
My dad buys nothing but desktops for the office, while I've only owned laptops my entire life. Desktops require constant power, and cannot assist me at school, the library, or when traveling. Point is, you know what your circumstances demand, so that's an issue no one else can answer.
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You can get 32GB for like $140. You sound like a shill.
OK, then buy the base RAM config and upgrade via aftermarket instead of crying about the OEM options, then? Ain't that hard, homie. As I said previously, I never buy max RAM from OEMs. I didn't realize people actually did that.

Oh yeah, I guess I'll go collect my shill check from Alienware for telling people to buy RAM elsewhere. Makes sense.
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It's not 294 for 32gb of ram. It's 294 EXTRA dollars to upgrade to 32gb.
As I said, buy the base RAM and upgrade via aftermarket. That's easy as pie ... complaining about OEM RAM pricing is disingenuous, at best.
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