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Resale value for Alienware Laptop?

I've decided I want to sell my Alienware laptop to get a new desktop with Vista, the new Microsoft Office suite, and direct x 10 and was wondering what an 2 year old alienware laptop would fetch with the following specs;

17'' Wide screen
2gb ram
60gb hd
video card; can't think atm, but good for it's age (plays wow, cod4 etc well on max settings.) will update later.

in good condition, with minor wear as would be expected from a 2 year old machine.

Just trying to get a ballpark figure here. I paid a bit over 1k delivered to my door when I bought it off of alienware's site. Thanks.

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Whats the model no? CPU model, GPU model. WSXGA? WUXGA?
Pictures?

Download gpu-z, gpu-z for the cpu/gpu if you do not know
What resolution is the screen? 1920x1200 = WUXGA 1440x900/1680x1050 WSXGA

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COD4 on max? didnt know a 2yr old GPU w/ 2GB RAM could do that....

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I don't believe it is an Alienware. Last I checked you could not get a laptop from them for less than 3K.

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COD4 on max? didnt know a 2yr old GPU w/ 2GB RAM could do that....
hey now
my xps m1710 (t7600g 3gb 7950gtx) played cod4 on max, at times it was a slideshow though

my new gateway 7811 romps that fucker though

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my xps m1710 (t7600g 3gb 7950gtx) played cod4 on max, at times it was a slideshow though

my new gateway 7811 romps that fucker though
The 7950 shouldnt have too much of an issue playing COD4. My dual 8800GT OC's love it though

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I'd say about $10. Coincidently, I've got $10 in my pocket I'd be willing to sacrifice.
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Ok so for CPU it has Intel Core2 T5500 @ 1.66GHZ.

GPU is ATI Mobility Radeon X1400.
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And yes, it very much is an Alienware. The prices on their laptops have increased significantly since I bought mine. I got it shipped to me in a big black Alienware box, still have the alienware CD flipbook with backup disks and Alienware account.
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Whats the model of the laptop? (should be on the underside) and how much are you wanting for it? Whats the resolution on the screen?

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my new gateway 7811 romps that fucker though
I hope you have better luck w/ your gateway(to frustration cause their junk) than I've had w/ mine. The freakin thing ate the mobo @ 13 months and the monitor @ 16 months.





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Whats the model of the laptop? (should be on the underside) and how much are you wanting for it? Whats the resolution on the screen?
Right now I have the resolution set to 1280 x 800 (widescreen).

as for model it is an Area 51 M5550.

I bought it with the base 512mb ram and upgraded it myself to 2gb.
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also I was thinking somewhere around 500, if that's unreasonable I understand, but at this time I wouldn't be able to let it go for less.
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If only it wasnt 17" I'd bite. That wont fit in my backpack like my other 2 15.4"s will

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