I have had a Dell laptop now for a while. It was my second computer, the one I mainly used at work. It was a big, hulking thing, weighing in at close to 10 lbs, but it also had a 17 inch monitor, and was decently powerful. It had no intention of running high-end games, but it could play WoW, it could run Marvel Heroes and it could allow me some quality time with Diablo 3. However, that all came to an end a few weeks ago when the screen broke. Don’t ask me how it broke, but it did, and it is not being fixed. Funny enough, the physical damage protection plan I got for it expired only this June. So instead of shelling out the money for a new screen, I decided to use the line of credit I have with Dell and finally take the plunge on buying an Alienware laptop.
Unlike the giant screen my Dell machine was sporting, this laptop will only have a 13 inch screen, which is still totally serviceable considering I can just hook it up to my 24 inch monitor when I am using it at home. But I have had the machine now for a week now and I have to say it is pretty great. It is definitely a machine that will carry me forward through the next few gaming years. It’s actually a little funny, I never considered myself a PC gamer, but maybe that was because I did not have a machine that could play everything I wanted to. That is different now, and I have to say, it is nice having options.