Summary: Graphic drivers cannot be updated, it's a pain in the ass, you can only update your GPU from the dell.com website and usually its not even close to the latest driver released. u pay a ton of money for this machine, its perfomant but still u cant use it because dell.com its just too stupid to live on this planet
Great Laptop! Just wish I had upgraded the screen resolution!!....
John A. Rennick "JRaero01", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I just got my laptop yesterday and am very very happy with the purchase. I got the base model but seriously considered the screen upgrade from 1600 x 900 to 1920 x 1080. I originally thought I would not mind the reduction in resolution and decided to save the $150 or so. My only regret so far is that I didn't upgrade the screen!!
Check the whole description, computer was NOT 3.4 ghz as advertised.
Scott in China, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Description said computer was i7 @3.4 ghz. When I had the computer for a few days, I bothered to look at the specs in MY COMPUTER. It says the cpu is only a 2.4ghz. The product description is very misleading; only later into the description AFTER it claims the computer I bought is 3.4, it then says (up to 3.4 ghz). I feel the seller misrepresented the product.
Summary: Who ever has to complain about Alienware, I would have serious issue on understand what you would expect from a laptop. I do not know what, but this thing has always satisfied me. It has a sturdy build. I can replace any part I want since it has individual insurance. I can add into it an extra SSD, replace anything inside it. But it already came with everything I need. Games, could play at top graphics. It has micro graphics cards, but that can't be helped.
Summary: Wow..what am amazing laptop. I have to say its unbelievably fast, graphics are amazing, sound will blow you away and the full-size lighted keyboard kicks arse! One of my fav things is the way you can light the different zones in different colours. I have had laptops since 1990 and this even taking time periods into consideration this computer is incredible. I had a full size "suped-up" HP before this one which is a really good machine say a 8 out of 10 but this is a 10+.
Summary: PROS: I have this alienware for 2 weeks now and I can say is the best laptop i've ever had. I have installed some games and it gives a great performance. I can play games in ultra and it runs them pretty great. The battery is good too, as it can give you 4 - 5 hours of life (on power saver mode). The 17.4 screen is just perfect. CONS: The downside is that its really heavy but nothing you can't handle with the correct laptop bag.
Summary: I seriously paid 1600$ for this laptop with these great specs...and it has a dead pixel and it took a small army of nerd friends to figure out why it couldnt run Unity 3D, because of defaulting to the intel graphics instead of the nividia. and i kid you not required over 150 windows updates to work properly. Im so sad and frustrated with this purchase. I cant believe there is a dead pixel, dont by this.