My First Gaming Laptop Was Horrific

I spent $1800 on a computer that couldn’t run anything

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In early 2015 I bought an Alienware 13 laptop…and it was a terrible decision.

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The current model has a little area at the back to assist with cooling and a light up trackpad. Mine had neither of these niceties.

OVERVIEW

I wanted to have it all.

The cost? A mere EIGHTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

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WHAT I GOT WRONG

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Intel had the gaul to launch this underpowered chip at $393. The follow up 6500u was much better.
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The Alienware 13 R2 launched alongside the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, a box that connects through a proprietary port on the back of the machine. You can put a desktop graphics card inside it You basically have to do this if you want a good gaming experience on this older machine.

WHY DID I DO THIS

You pay big for portability.

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THE FUTURE

Here’s how to not make the same mistake past-Alex did:

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I do radio voice work by day, and write by day and night. I studied film and production. I love audio, design, and music. Also video games.

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