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 have to admit before you continue reading... I bought the computer after coming back from a Macbook Pro. I absolutely loved the Macbook, but for compatibility and price (of upgrades) issues, I decided to go back to the PC. I just wanted something that would be comparable with the quickness of the Mac. I really like my Alienware laptop. I've had it for 1 month. Pros: -Keyboard/lights: Sick. Play with this, they're so fun. -Processing: It's very quick, like a Mac.
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.