Summary: My HP i7 is having fan issues and will have to be sent out for repair so I needed a back up. Back in the day, this Alienware went for over $4000. Bougth 2 hard drives and bays for it and a second video board. Loaded XP pro. Updated all drivers and did all windows updates. Has a dead battery and bought a LARGE power supply. Overall a good PC. Bios and available drivers not available to go 64 bit and memory is limited to 2GB. Thus performance is maxed.
Summary: Das schnellste, teuerste und lauteste Notebook das ich je gekauft habe. Mit RAID Array, 2 GB RAM, 17 Zoll 1920x1280 Auflösung, NVIDIA Graka mit 1 GB RAM. 3D Spiele bis hin zu Bad Company, BF2 und auch BF3 laufen einwandfrei. BF3 allerdings nicht mehr in den allerhöchsten, aber noch sehr akzeptablen Auflösungen. Die Verarbeitung ist hervorragend. Ich verwende das Aurora m7700 seit 2005 ohne jedes Problem.
Summary: See, your major problem is that you all jumped out and bought this computer when it was new. For $4000 dollars or thereabouts? No thank you. Frankly, no computer is so far beyond its competitors to earn that sort of price tag. However, if you get it now, properly upgraded, it can hold its own with mid-level new laptops, for (personally, since I got it for $250) less than half the price. Shop well, don't buy into hype for new products, and you'll do fine.
Summary: These are all odd statements, I myself have owned several Alienware's, as well as a couple of my friends have some as well, and none of us seem to be having any of the problems that you people are having... What people have to realize is that it is not Alienware that is the problem, it is computers in general, all computers (including Mac's...) have plenty of issues...
Summary: I've had this laptop for 3 years and 1 month to be exact the battery pack and the video card heat sink have died.The video card is burned and I smelled smoke coming out of the laptop and I saw dead pixels on the screen. The heat sink costs over $300 & you can't find it at any local computer repair store or stores like Staples. I didn't get the warranty because I never thought that a $3,000 laptop would have so many major problems in less then 5 years.
Summary: I purchased this same laptop from Alienware thinking I was getting the best PC ever! I WAS WRONG! The only reason I saw the above post is because I am shopping for parts to fix mine. Alienware's customer support is the worst I have EVER dealt with, I would-could get better service from a barking dog. I only wish that I would have purchased the 4 year extended warranty.
EliteLamo "too weird to live, too rare to die", Amazon
7 June 2008
Summary: As a young teen I used to dream about a machine such as the one alienware claimed it was. A machine that does anything and everything for gaming, with state of the art sound and graphics. Alienware claims it has award winning customer service and a computer that I nicknamed RAMBO, before I bought one. With mods, my alienware desktop replacement cost 4700.00.