Not the one I always wanted but the one I could afford
Hobby ADD Guy, Amazon
19 July 2013
Summary: I got this one with 16GB RAM, a slower 1TB HDD, and Windows 7. It has a 265GB boot drive on it too. My wife gets a Dell discount through her job and I saved probably $200-300 and got away with a very powerful machine. I wanted a powerful machine to run Photoshop and Painter but I realized something ... this thing can play any game I put on it. I started with my all time favorites and ones that I haven't been as of yet able to run. Tron 2.0, Star Wars TFU 1 & 2.
For the more frugal non apple fanboy, this will be a solid media\gam laptop
2 July 2013
Summary: With an upgrade to an m650 graphics card and a decent i5 processor, this laptop is plenty powerful for media consumption and playing MMO's like SWTOR on the go. The overall size is compact though this is a thick laptop. Still the keyboard and touchpad are very high quality which is nice considering the last budget laptop I bought new from HP for the same price as a used M14x felt very cheap.
Summary: My son loves his new computer he got for Christmas this last season, however, the sound card went on the fritz recently. He called tech support/customer service, got through easily and was walked through various steps to try to debug the problem. When it didn't handle it, they arranged to have a box sent to our house to send it off to them for repair, free of charge.
Summary: I've got to say I love this laptop. I just got one last Christmas, and can tell you it lives up too expectations. I will agree, apparently Dell support is horrendous. My laptop does have a speaker problem, and neither audio jack is working, but I have yet to contact anyone. A fantastic laptop, recommended to any gamer.
Summary: Had it for a few days. It's not as heavy as I was afraid of. It's OK to carry around in the messenger bag. It's not as fast as I have hoped, since it cannot run WoW smoothly at ulra setting, which is a little disappointing for a gaming rig. The most pleasant surprise is the mini display port works with the 27" apple cinema display. But you need to tune down the gaming graphics to drive a monitor this size. The back of the computer runs super hot.
Summary: I purchased this laptop through Dell's website. I have a 6gb ram, 1.5gb graphics card configuration. All in all, the laptop performs well. I did have an issue with Windows no longer being able to install drivers, which led to my graphics card no longer having a driver, which led to me having to respawn the system to factory settings to fix the problem after Dell's tech support was unable to correct the problem.
One the most powerful gaming laptop with an affordable budget
Redwan H., Amazon
19 June 2014
Summary: Ok. I have seen reviewers giving it a low score, which is very uncalled for, judging it's a gaming laptop. This is no ultrabook or an all day power machine. This is meant for one thing, and one thing only; gaming. If you are looking for an all day performer, look elsewhere. If you are into gaming and want a powerful enough machine to handle all the recent titles and don't want to spend a whole lot, this is the perfect machine for you.
Summary: The AlienWare m14x is a excelent notebook, with a very good GPU Graphic Card. This machine has a good performance and it is a beautiful machine. It is a bit expensive, but the cost x benefit relationship is good. There is only a problem: the notebook is very weight, when we consider its size.