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A New Alienware 14 Is On The Way

Alienware 14 (2013)

Alienware 14 (2013)

Well, after humming and hawing for two weeks I finally decided on the 2013 Alienware 14 from Dell.

The Inspiron 17R Special Edition (7720) I ordered back in May just didn’t cut it.

I sent back the Latitude E6540 without opening it.

I almost went with the Latitude 3540, but a few things just didn’t work for me. Read more »

I Ordered a Dell Latitude E6540

Well, on a whim I ordered a Latitude E6540 from Dell the other day.

I’ve been waiting for a decent laptop with a Haswell processor and discrete graphics since July and the E6540 seemed to fit the bill.  It wasn’t cheap ($1700), but it included an Intel i7-4800MQ Quad-core CPU and an AMD Radeon HD 8790M GPU.  It would also work with my Dell pr02x dock, had a 1080p anti-glare screen and included a 500GB SSD (or so I thought).

I didn’t want to spend that much, but I figured for a 500GB SSD (worth about $400) it was worth it.  After placing the order I read the specs closer and realized it came with a 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive, not a 500GB Solid State Drive.  Man, rarely does one work make such a difference.

Without the 500GB SSD, I decided it was not worth $1775 to me, maybe closer to $1400 – $1500.  I sent a request to cancel it (2 hours later) but the rep had left for the day.  It will probably be delivered today or tomorrow.  I’ve already notified Dell that I will be sending it back without opening it.

And so my quest for a new laptop continues.

 

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