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Alienware Area-51
4.5 out of 10

Alienware Area-51

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Overall 2
2.0

Alienware Area-51 Series

chassuer, Rate it all!
29 June 2007
  • Summary: I bought my Area 51-M 7700Laptop two years ago. The first night after I unpacked it the motherboard it caught on fire. I am telling you the first night I got the computer in the mail from UPS and within 2 hours of turning it on it fired itself. I sent it back and they fixed it almost 2 months later. Over the next 2 years the motherboard, video card and hard drives all failed. A total of 6 times. They fixed them all but they always took so many weeks to do the fixes.
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Overall 10
10

Alienware Area-51 Series

fjonas, Rate it all!
28 February 2007
  • Summary: Alienware Area-51 M5550. Before I placed my order, I researched for weeks on Alienware and did come across a tremendous amount bad reviews about the company and its laptops. Overheating, refective screen display, bad customer service, dead pixels, and a huge price tag. Still, I placed my order for the following reasons. a.) The customizable specs are unfound of for laptops in its category. b.
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware Area-51 Series

TRJames, Rate it all!
5 January 2007
  • Summary: All I have to say is WOW! I went with Alienware because of their notorious reputation for top shelf computers with stylish design in mind. I picked out my dream machine the Area-51 m5550. I went with a lower end model with a small base price, and then just added on all the bells and whistles. It came to about $2000 which initially I thought was a lot. Then I checked Dell and Gateway and quickly found that all the specs that matched were about the same price.
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Overall 2
2.0

Alienware Area-51 Series

bshich, Rate it all!
16 March 2005
  • Summary: I have had the misfortune of purchasing one of your computers a nightmare from the get go and after waiting 4-5 weeks for you to build it and sending me all of those steps of perfection pure bull if you ask me, my computer is broken and must be shipped back to you for repair. And how long will the repair take, up to 16 work days after you receive it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Alienware Area-51 Series

smackdowner, Rate it all!
5 August 2004
  • Summary: Alienware computers are a rip off I mean they cost way to much money.You can build one the exact same for less and save alot of money.Better yet go get an xbox for 150 bucks and save even more.Thats where all the gamers are going anyway.Xbox live thats the future of online gaming.Just look at the software sales of games pc only has 7% of the market its dying.Only the games not the computer xbox live is the number 1 online console why because it does everthing right for...
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Overall 2
2.0

Alienware Area-51 Series

GotenTrunks212, Rate it all!
6 July 2004
  • Summary: Recently I purchased an Alienware Area 51-m mobile gaming machine (laptop) 16.1 3.4 GHz with 1 Gig PC-3200 ram 80 GIG HDD and combo drive burner DVD and CD-R/W. It came with nVIDIA Go5700... the system overheated when left on for more than 30 minutes at a time, the screen had 6 dead pixels, 4 of which were in or around the center, multiple areas of animated black pixels, the quality of the screen was as old fashioned and poor as it can get.
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Overall 4
4.0

Alienware Area-51 Series

DickWeener, Rate it all!
17 March 2004
  • Summary: So it is a great computer eh, for the double the price as a regular computer, what does it really do to make it worth the extra $1500? It is great at playing games, it is a gaming machine, what's wrong with just upgrading to a 256mb G force video card for around $94 on tigerdirect.com?? seems like the cheaper option to me.
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Overall 10
10

Alienware Area-51 Series

yesihaveone, Rate it all!
18 February 2003
  • Summary: I use to work at Best Buy selling computers, Alienware is the BEST you can buy.
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Overall 10
10

Alienware Area-51 Series

orbit, Rate it all!
11 February 2003
  • Summary: I'm typing this on my alienware computer. I have found Alienware computers to be THE best computer setup you can buy. My computer did take a long time to build, and Alienware has had problems with timelines so be forwarned that it could be a month before your compuer arrives on your doorstep, but when it does you'll love it. Soild. Alienware knows it's hardware, they're setups are bleeding fast and perform amazingly when compared to a similar system from dell or compaq.
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Overall 2
2.0

Alienware Area-51 Series

EricS10333, Rate it all!
1 February 2003
  • Summary: Ordered the computer over 5 weeks ago. Was immediately billed and promised the item would ship within 15-20 business days followed by 3-day FedEx Shipping. To make a long story short, the PC was never built, and I'd received a bunch of contradictory and often idiotic explanations by Alienware 'support' people who apparently were interested ONLY in getting me off the phone. Your order is built and being tested!
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