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Hey guys what are your thoughts? I have the chance to get an Alienware 51m rtx 2060 laptop with 3 years of accident and full service for $2500. I like the m51 for its innovation in being able to upgrade the processor AND the gpu. I also hear Alienware’s premium plus support is phenomenal—basically if anything goes wrong, they cover it. Or should I go with a cheaper laptop, such as a Helios with a gtx 1660 ti, for around $1500. It’s a huge price difference, but no killer warranty and no upgrade potential for the gpu. Slightly slower gpu, too. Do you think the gpu upgrade potential and the warranty justify the $1000? Just looking for some opinions, give em to me. I can take it!

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  • Hey guys what are your thoughts?
    I have the chance to get an Alienware 51m rtx 2060 laptop with 3 years of accident and full service for $2500. I like the m51 for its innovation in being able to upgrade the processor AND the gpu. I also hear Alienware’s premium plus support is phenomenal—basically if anything goes wrong, they cover it.
    Or should I go with a cheaper laptop, such as a Helios with a gtx 1660 ti, for around $1500. It’s a huge price difference, but no killer warranty and no upgrade potential for the gpu. Slightly slower gpu, too.
    Do you think the gpu upgrade potential and the warranty justify the $1000?

    Just looking for some opinions, give em to me. I can take it!
    September 5
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      I have no idea, just writing this comment so your comment stays high in the flow and someone who actually knows something can see it and reply :) Good luck!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      It really depends on what you usually play and if you're paranoid about getting 120 fps in 4k Ultra Mode in the most recent games.

      I do not play the most recent games and my notebook with a Geforce MX 150 is able to play Pathfinder in Full HD and maximum quality so it's enough for me :)
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      Perhaps it would be worth it then to just buy the cheaper laptop. I’m more paranoid about what the potential specs for a game like Baldur’s Gate 3 will be then anything else. After watching the trailer, if it is anything like that it looks like it will be very demanding.
      But if it’s more like divinity 2 original sin I’m sure anything I buy on the market now will be able to handle it. Not that I can play that yet because I don’t have a system that can handle it.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      It's really hard to speculate about an unreleased game but I don't think it will be more demanding than current AAA shooters. According to online reviews the Helios 300 get 90 fps on Full HD Ultra quality on Rise of Tomb Raiser while the m51 gets 92 fps. Hardly worth an extra 1000 as far as I'm concerned...
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      Right now I’ve got my eye on this one right here from Asus:
      https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07R7BJJY2?tag=specslaptops-20&th=1&psc=1
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      A nice machine. The SSD makes a lot of difference.
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      Just ordered it. Finally get to move out of the 90s lol
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I've got an ASUS. Its an older one, but its very solid.
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