Summary: This is my second Alienware (First was a M17XR2). Have purchased 2 machines from Amazon. Packaging and delivery have always been fast and perfect. Prime membership is worth every penny. I am a hardcore World Of Warcraft Raider and do some PVP on the side. This machine runs WoW in ultra graphics in 25 man raids with xSplit streaming to Twitch tv, dual monitor using a Vizio M Razor LED 120hz HD TV at 60 to 100 Frames per second and latency between 60 and 100 ms.
Summary: If you want high-end desktop performance in a transportable package, it doesn't get any better than this. And I use the word "transportable" deliberately - the Alienware 18 is too big and heavy to be truly a laptop or notebook. You lose big time on size and portability with this machine, but gain almost everywhere else: Display: For graphic design and production art, which is what I use it for, the 18.4" panel is gorgeous.
Summary: This computer can run all my games on ultra graphics like battlefield 4 and I get no lag the color around it is amazing and just looks awsome I just like to go to Starbucks with mine and show off and play games my friend plays on mine and says it not a computer it's a spaceship this thing is just awsome
Summary: Our son got this for his birthday and he was amazed. It was a great gift for a soon to be college student who enjoys gaming. Gaming crashes normal computers, but this computer has it all for a gamer.
EDIT WARNING!!! DO NOT BUY!Power, looks and build quality
25 February 2014
Summary: EDIT - DO NOT BUY! Dell support is horrible!!! Two motherboards switched out, Only Indian support staff that is almost impossible to understand. If you buy through amazon they make you go through a 30 minute registration through dell when you call to try and get help. It took me over 30 minutes just to get a hold of the "registration" representative to register my computer with dell, even though I had previously done that online.
Summary: Bought this for my son and he loves it no complaints. Works great and doeseverything he could want in a gaming computer. Thanks Amazon because of coarse it was priced right and could not perform any better.