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Alienware Area-51  m5550
3.5 out of 10

Alienware Area-51 m5550

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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
4 October 2006
  • Excerpt: Nimble portable has pep but gets poor mileage
  • Pros: Fast application performance, Plays CDs/DVDs without booting, Can switch between GeForce and integrated graphics
  • Cons: Short battery life, High-res screen makes text tiny
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Overall 7
7.0

Alienware Area-51 m5550

PC Magazine
28 August 2006
  • Conclusion: Aside from its heat issues, this Alienware notebook is definitely cool, with blazingly fast performance—thanks to its Core 2 Duo mobile processor—and a design that's out of this world.
  • Pros: Blazingly fast speeds. Chart-topping benchmark test scores. Over 20 percent faster than other systems on video-encoding tests. Sci-fi design.
  • Cons: Heat issues. Poor battery life. Pricey.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

HotHardware
2 April 2006
  • Summary: With a high level look at the Alienware Area-51 m5500, it is hard to not be pleased with its combination of portability and performance. On one hand, traveling with this notebook is nowhere near as effortless as carrying a 12" ultraportable.
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Overall 6
6.0

Alienware Area-51 m5500

PC Magazine
7 February 2006
  • Conclusion: The trademark Alienware design and a hybrid graphics solution are a big draw, but the Alienware Area-51 m5500 comes up short on Media Center features and battery life.
  • Pros: Dual graphics. Cool, futuristic design. Fast (7,200-rpm) hard drive.
  • Cons: Must reboot to switch graphics processors. No TV tuner options. Below-average battery life.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Alienware Area-51 m5500

Trusted Reviews
21 May 2006
  • Summary: Like Rock before it, Alienware's Area-51 m5500 let's you choose one graphics chip for work and another for gaming.
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Overall 8
8.0

NVIDIA Intel Alienware Area-51 m5500 review

TechRadar UK
1 February 2006
  • Summary: Can this extra-terrestrial desktop replacement manage stella
  • Pros: Choice of graphics chipsets Good gaming graphics
  • Cons: Minor build issues Limited memory
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Overall 6
6.0

Alienware Area-51 m5550

CNET
1 December 2006
  • Conclusion: S’appuyant sur un processeur Intel Core 2 Duo, le PC portable signé Alienware frappe fort au niveau des performances. Il peut s’acquitter de presque n’importe quelle tâche à l’exception des jeux. A condition qu’il se trouve proche d’une prise de courant.
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