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Old 25-05-2013, 12:46   #1
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Need to get a Windows laptop for Coding/Gaming. Keeping my mac for day-to-day stuff but cba with dual boot, etc and plus need a higher spec.

Budget is £1,000 tops but ideally around £750 mark.

Saw an Alienware M14X with the below spec for £891. is that any good? I've lost touch with the non-Mac world

Included in your system:
Windows 8 64bit, English
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M
6144MB (1x2GB + 1x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
500GB 7,200rpm SATA 3Gb/s HDD
14.1" WideHD+ (1600x900) WLED with TrueLife
DVD+/-RW (DVD, CD read and write)
Killer Wireless-N 1202 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO for Gaming & Video and Bluetooth 4.0
Primary 8-cell 63W/HR LI-ION
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Old 25-05-2013, 12:49   #2
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Old 25-05-2013, 12:51   #3
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Old 25-05-2013, 12:53   #4
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Old 25-05-2013, 13:01   #5
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why can't you code on a mac?
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Old 25-05-2013, 13:43   #6
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Old 25-05-2013, 14:51   #7
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why can't you code on a mac?
Well I can for most things, but a lot of the work I do at the moment involves SharePoint/InfoPath interaction which just isn't supported on OSX
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Old 25-05-2013, 14:58   #8
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Well if it's for work shouldn't they be supplying your laptop, or at least putting money towards it?
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If only you could run Windows on a Macbook somehow.....
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