Summary: CrossFire deluxe. Hardcore gamers who don't care to make friends with a desktop PC have come to the right address with Alienware. The massive M18x is looking for customers in its second revision now with dual GPU solutions. Does a double Radeon HD 7970M mean double the fun?
Pros: Diverse Lighting options, Display with strong contrast, Exceptional Performance, Rich Accessories, A multitude of connectors, Aluminum surfaces, Great input devices, Relatively good sound, Nice workmanship, Simple to service or upgrade, Overclocked CPU, Performance does not trail "real" gaming PCs
Cons: Extremely high weight, Meager battery runtime, Display is like a mirror, Upgrade pricing is terrible, Will Alienware ever offer a decent non-reflective screen?
Summary: To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson in Jackie Brown , if you absolutely, positively need to kill everyone at the LAN party, accept no substitutes. If you can only afford one GPU, the $3,300 M17x is a better option, but its chassis can only accommodate a single graphics card. But if you can swing for two GPUs, then the M18x is the way to go. From power to weight to price, this notebook simply has more--the most--of everything.
Summary: With netbooks, smartphones and tablets, the trend is clearly to make things more portable. Not for gaming PC specialist Alienware. Long renowned for making the world’s largest and most ostentatiously styled notebooks, its newest, the M18x, is a thumb to the teeth at chic, sophisticated lifestyle machines. With a massive 18.4in screen, it’s over an inch wider that previous Alienware laptops, and it makes no attempt to conceal its size.