Is the Alienware 14 worth buying?

ABHIonPC

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My birthday comes up soon and in planning to get a laptop. It's primary purpose is going to be gamig and a little bit of school work side by side. My budget maxes out at 1300$. For the price I'm stuck with two options:

1. Lenovo ideaPad Y510P (Single GPU)
2. Alienware 14 (1920x1080, 8GB RAM, GT 750M 2GB)

What do you think I should get. I will do a bit of C++ and gaming.

I would like to play the following games at Medium-High at 30-40 FPS:-
1. Battlefield 4
2. CoD: Ghosts
3. ArmA DayZ
4. And many other Triple A Shooters.

Thanks in advance! :)
 

Laurensschu

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For both I would go for an SSD, you can also place this yourself. Since the 5400RPM HDD will slow performance. And between the two, go with your guts, both are good.

 

Laurensschu

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Could you link both of the laptop's? Would be much easier to compare.
 

ABHIonPC

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P :- http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00F0RC4VQ/ref=mw_dp_mpd?pd=1

Alienware 14 :- I can't really find a link for it so ill just list out the specs.

Alienware 14 specs :-
Processor : 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz) Operating System : Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, English Memory : 8GB DDR3L at 1600MHz (2 x 4G) Display : 14" WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display Chipset : Intel HM87 Express Chipset Primary Battery : 6-cell Lithium Ion 69 wHr Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 Audio and Speakers : Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with Dolby Home Theater v4 Software (Standard)
2.1 Speaker configuration with Subwoofer
Audio Powered by Klipsch®
7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection Hard Drive : 500GB 5400RPM (8G SSD) Hybrid SATA 6Gb/s Optical Drive : Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVD/R/RW) Camera : FullHD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones Wireless : Killer NIC 1202 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 Office Productivity Software : Microsoft® Office Trial Security Software : No Anti-virus Requested Regulatory Compliance :

Ports, Slots & Chassis : AlienFX Lighting Zones
10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations

Dimensions & Starting weight
Height: Front: 1.579 in (40.12 mm) Rear: 1.642 in (41.70 mm)
Depth: 10.171 in (258.35 mm)
Width: 13.314 in (334.98 mm)
Starting at weight with optional SSD: 6.116 lbs. (2.774 Kg.)

External Chassis Connections
(1x) Power/DC-in Jack
(1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6 (2x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
(1x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare Technology
(1x) Mini-Display Port
(1x) HDMI 1.4 Output
(1x) 7-in-1 Media Card Reader
(2x) Audio Out 1/8" Ports (One compatible with inline mic headset)
(1x) Line In Microphone 1/8" Port (retaskable for 5.1 analog audio output)
(1x) Kensington Security Lock port (cable and lock sold separately)

Exterior Chassis Materials
Anodized Aluminum
Magnesium Alloy

Keyboard
4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls

Memory Slots
2x 204-Pin DDR3L SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots

Software
Alienware Command Center
AlienFX™
AlienTouch™
AlienFusion
AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator

Touchpad
Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)
 

Laurensschu

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For both I would go for an SSD, you can also place this yourself. Since the 5400RPM HDD will slow performance. And between the two, go with your guts, both are good.

 
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