Summary: Not long ago Dell called me and offered me a trade in for my old m17x r2 to upgrade to the latest greatest alienware laptop for free. As anyone would I agreed and let me say that it was the worst mistake I ever made. This laptop not only has an infra red receiver built in (it can be turned on and off through a remote even) but it was the most stable and dependable computer I ever owned. This computer is also beautiful in design and amazingly powerful for its age.
Summary: Okay now I know this review comes in a little late, but I just picked up one of these bad boys and I am pretty computer/techno savvy so I thought I would share my thoughts. Current systems I own MacPro 13”, 24” iMac, 27” 3 custom built PCs, Motorola Xoom 10”, Samsung Galaxy S4, Xbox 360, PS3. So I feel it’s safe to say I have some experience with most systems. I picked up this laptop used in excellent condition and very clean.
Summary: I'm a hardcore gamer that is constantly on the move, so I needed a laptop that could keep up when my old laptop died. I've had problems with Dell PCs in the past, but I decided to give this laptop a shot because of all the really cool features it had. It was completely worth it! I love how you can customize all the lights on the laptop. Everything is simple and easy! Wherever I go with this laptop I get comments on how cool it looks.
Summary: If you want portability, look elsewhere. At 10.6 lbs, this thing is a cinder block. With that being said, I have NEVER owned a more powerful laptop, period. This is worth literally twice what I paid for it, and I couldn't build a more powerful DESKTOP for this price either. 1200P screen, twin GTX280m video cards, and the AlienFX is really slick when games take control of it. All for sub $400. No brainer.
Summary: I got this laptop to replace my desktop computer and to commute. My only complaint is the weight. It is a heavy laptop and therefore, not the best commuter laptop. It does everything my desktop ever did. Great graphics and is lightening fast. The HD screen is incredible. It is expensive.