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7:39 PM on 03.19.2010

Am I Crazy? Wanting to swap an Alienware for a Mac?

First, let me explain:

I love my Alienware laptop, I do. It's an awesome, powerful machine. But, as of late, I've not been very active in gaming on my laptop. Let me also preface that I use laptops because of my kids running around, no place for a desk with desktop wires all over on the first floor. Plus, I lost my man cave. =( Damn kids!

I recently purchased a 13" MacBook, to have something small to use for generic things: check email, websites, Quicken, etc. I'm using BootCamp to use Windows when I need to (Quicken, for example.) Sometimes I just don't feel like using the 11lb M17x beast to check things like Quicken, or email.

While using Bootcamp, for shits and giggles I decided to install Fallout 3 and GTA: SA. I was shocked to see how nicely it ran. On a 13" with Medium settings, it really wasn't that bad (I'm not an HD snob, if that means why I didn't care if it was medium or high.) So this got me to thinking: do I really need the Alienware?

Now I know what people might be thinking: "Dumbass! Just keep both."

My original idea for this setup was to do just that. Have the Alienware for gaming, and the MacBook for menial shit. But for some reason, more and more I'm finding myself wanting to use OSX than Windows, and I'm just not using the Alienware for anything right now. Seeing as though Steam and Valve games are coming to Mac, and I can always boot to Windows if I wanted to play a Windows only game...I had thoughts of selling the 13" Macbook, and the 17" Alienware to pay for a 17" Macbook Pro.

Am I crazy?   read

10:10 PM on 02.14.2010

Plants Vs. Zombies for iPhone released!

See title, 'nuff said. $2.99 too.   read

9:42 PM on 02.01.2010

Super. I'm pissy, I suppose.

Bah, I must be on a man-period. I don't mean to come off as some pretentious jerk.   read

12:22 AM on 01.18.2010

GTA: Chinatown Wars Now Available on iPhone

Just released is the iPhone/iPod Touch port of GTA: Chinatown Wars, priced at $9.99.   read

6:23 PM on 01.07.2010

Alienware + Netbook = ?


This would be perfect for on the go gaming. Sure it might not be the best desktop replacement (as I type this on an M17x,) but it's perfect if you're always on the move, and you wanna bring your (offline) Steam games with you.

Can be under $1K? Win all around.   read

10:44 PM on 05.08.2008

First post, wha-evar

First blog post on D-Toid, and I hate internet blogging, but I can't resist asking:

WTF is up with this yellow background shit.

Stop it, now.   read

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