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: 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: mmm, What can I say about my purchase of the M17XR4? It is just simply brilliant, I love the way it looks, its features and the way it performs. The speed on it delivery from the USA to Australia is incredible and is the best computer I've ever worked on. There is nothing about the M17XR4 that I don't like, for me it's money worth spent.
Summary: Amazing laptop! Runs any game you throw at it. Super clear and super fast boots up in no time. Windows 8 is also a good addition to this. Overall its a great computer and i recommend this to anyone who is looking at buying an Alienware
Summary: Great laptop, runs well. I had purchased this expecting to get a screen with the actual listed resolution, sadly this wasn't the case, glad they have the specs updated so others don't make the same mistake. There was a moment when I started the laptop and it crashed after a good 20 minutes of non intensive use, but that was the only time. This laptop runs everything I throw at it with ease and I highly recommend it.
Summary: I received this laptop the over a week ago now, Let me say I am beyond impressed. It eats all modern games for lunch, I have not found one that I can't run on ultra and pull insane frames. Under full load it runs nice and cool its not to loud (the fan noise even under a heavy load is barely noticeable to me) unlike my desktop. As for the quality of the laptop it is top notch and very very well built, I'm glad I paid the extra vs the upgraded Asus, Republic of Gamers.