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Submitted by Frogman 270d ago | news

Alienware offering $200 rebate for old consoles

With new consoles a few weeks away, many would like to see you trade your current gen-consoles in. Surprisingly one of those companies is Alienware. They want your used PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii system. By trading in a working console, you'll be able to get a $200 rebate off an Alienware computer.

The promo site (via IGN) suggests picking up the Alienware X51, which starts at $699. After the rebate, that could make it cost pretty much the same as an Xbox One. The basic rig is equipped with 6gb of RAM and a GTX 645 graphics card.

It's an interesting offer, especially given the benefits of joining the PC Master Race. In terms of cash back, it also beats GameStop significantly. The game retailer is only offering $110 for Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. (Dev, Industry, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, PS4, Tech, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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zeal0us  +   270d ago
Had me at the "Alienware offering $200 for old consoles" but lost me at the "you'll be able to get a $200 rebate off an Alienware computer."
DoctorJones  +   270d ago
What did you expect exactly?
ATi_Elite  +   269d ago
He lost me at "Alienware"

Alienware home to the most OVERPRICED but UNDER POWERED PC's you can buy.
HammadTheBeast  +   269d ago
Agreed. If you're going to critisize consoles for being underpowered, don't bother with an alienware.
NeoTribe  +   269d ago
They do have the worlds most powerful laptops though. You won't find an 11inch laptop as strong as the mx11. But yeah there brutally expensive.
tee_bag242  +   269d ago
I'd agree you'd be a fool to buy an Alienware PC - Ugly, overpriced, and underpowered for the money. But I'd admit. I am abit of an Alienware laptop fanboy as expensive as they are, but I have my reasons.
My m18x is pulling a 3D Mark 11 score of 16,000, for those that know, those numbers put most high end single GPU desktops to shame.

Anyway Id recommend a X51 for someone who wants to get into PC gaming that can't build their own computer. $200 off makes the whole unit pretty cheap.
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JAT2304  +   270d ago
"It's an interesting offer, especially given the benefits of joining the PC Master Race."

REALLY?
RBlue_Desire  +   270d ago
Yes you get a GTX 645 which might play games at medium settings at 1080p.
JAT2304  +   270d ago
I was being facetious, the guy claiming the PC Master Race......
ATi_Elite  +   269d ago
CORRECTION - you get a GTX645 which might play games at medium settings at 1080p in your $5000 Alienware PC.

Better and Cheaper to build a PC.
duplissi  +   269d ago
Still better than a ps3 and xbox 360... about on par with the xbox one.
RBlue_Desire  +   269d ago
Lol guys, It was also sarcasm.

Anyone without the budged of 1000$ should give up building pc that would play games at 1080p high. Also you must pre own a OS and Monitor.
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pixelsword  +   269d ago
I don't like that "PC master race" crap; it's too hitleresque in it's statement.
TheBrit  +   270d ago
Actually that's a great deal.

My computer is dying. they will give me $200 for a wii that I never use, and an additional $50 if I order before Nov 2nd.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   270d ago
Just build your own.
If that's not your cup of tea, just buy a pre-built from almost anywhere else. A lot of places have rigs with more than enough ram, win 7, an i7 and a 780 . . . and that's in the $1,500 range. There's the AMD alternatives to that, as well as cheaper builds that would bring that cost down quite a bit.

Long story short, even with that deal, Alienware is never worth its cost no matter how you look at it.
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TheBrit  +   270d ago
That's all I used to do was build and overclock my own. I don't need a gaming true gaming p.c, more like a family p.c and something my son can play better games on than the all-in-one gateway that's dying.

That Alien is only $699 before I start knocking off the rebates so it's a pretty decent deal.
Nocando  +   270d ago
Been screwed too many times on rebates....
Jochy  +   270d ago
Can that rig run ff14 at full settings?? Please let me known I am kinda interest....... Thank you
duplissi  +   269d ago
nope.

you can build one that will for about 500 bucks.
GentlemenRUs  +   270d ago
I built mine for a lot cheaper and it seems to be a bit more powerful...

Alienware is just a brand scam, The components are cheap but the prices are way over exaggerated...

You could say... You're paying for the Brand.
jmc8888  +   269d ago
They could give $1000 discount and it would probably still be cheaper to build my own PC.

But to be fair, nothing wrong with a company giving a discount, and I have always loved the flair of Alienware.

Just never could justify the price when I can build my own for far cheaper.

(but this is obviously one of their cheaper PC's with a GTX 645...wow)
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Sph3re of Pain  +   269d ago
Gentleman I own the Alienware X51 pictured above and I assure you. The system ROCKS ALL KINDS OF ASS. Right now I'm playing Batman Arkham Origin's at 1920x1080 with everything on MAX (Except anti-alising. Since you don't need it at 1080p you can turn that shit completely off.) on my 51inch Plasma at a constant smooth 60fps. I brought my system in January and I took out the GTX660 1.5gb it came with and put in a GTX760 2gb. I also upgrade my ram from 8gb DDR3 to 16gb DDR3. I can run any game at max in 60fps constant. My CPU is an 3rd gen I7 3770K. I LOVE THIS SYSTEM. IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE to become a PC gamer.
Campy da Camper  +   269d ago
So you own the computer above but you upgraded the video card and doubled the RAM. I think your post best explains why one should not buy Alienware.
Sph3re of Pain  +   269d ago
So your telling me because I decided to modify and upgrade the product that I PAID FOR that it is justification that I should have never brought the product in the first case? That's like buying a goddamn car and being told that I should have never brought it from Toyota because I decided to have the WINDOWS TINTED. Gimme a break. Your argument doesn't make a clean bit of sense. I brought the maximum they had available at the time and paid $1200 after taxes. Even If I would have brought the cheapest system. I would have still upgraded to what I have now and would have ended up paying EVEN MORE! This system is totally legit.
tee_bag242  +   269d ago
So you'd rather bend over ? Have fun with that.
You're basically saying you'd rather not upgrade your hard drives when they're full?
Let's see how far your logic gets you eh..
ninjahunter  +   269d ago
Finally! A way to buy alienware computers at a price that matches competitor prices! XD

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