All I know is I wouldnt go with with Alienware. I thought the world of them until last month, when my laptop was sent back to depot. They basically ignored everything I told them and changed the DVD rewriter…. The techsupport guy was extremely rude and made out as if I was lying. He said they would test the system. The system came back with the same problems, DVD drive sticks, laptop crashes when using DirectX, artifacts in windows and occasional blue screen of death. They never bothered to format it…how on earth they tested the system is beyond me. Of course this is just my experience I’m sure others have had better ones. And as I said when it worked I loved it….