Great value, faulty, and thank God I had a warranty with it.
4 April 2013
Summary: The value was great for the specs in the laptop, brand and use. When I got the laptop, thank God It had a warranty with it, because the screen randomly turned off, some of the lights wouldn't turn on or they would flicker, sometimes in order to turn it on I had to actually press down on the left side of the touchpad. So I sent it in to dell and they put a new motherboard (because it was faulty.
Summary: I received this as a gift, and I have to admit, I loved this computer. Being an Alienware, we always joked that it could survive a nuclear holocaust. It has survived a lot of hell from me. SO, why did I leave such a poor review? Let me give you my pros and cons. PROS: -BEAUTIFUL display. I ran everything at maximum capacity and no issue. -AMAZING soundcard/speakers. It sounded like I was playing a stereo!! -8 core processor, VERY nice.
Summary: About 4 months ago I decided I needed a new laptop and after looking at some reviews good and bad, I decided on an Alienware laptop. Little did I know that it was going to last me 4 months and then cause me a lot of problems. First it was working one day then the next day I go to power it up and the whole system crashes. After fixing that problem only certain programs would open and others would still cause the computer to crash.
Summary: I really wanted to love this laptop, I really did. The AlienFX thing is pretty cool with the whole keyboard lights and the rest, the screen was great (1600x900). It was nice and fast, although, booting it up took about 4 minutes before you could actually do anything on it, and that's WAY too long for a brand new top of the line computer. The video card (GT555m) was great and games looked great and the frame rate even at high detail never really took a nosedive.