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.
This 18.4in beast of a notebook is supremely powerful, but has a matching price tag
Good Gear Guide.au
28 February 2012
Summary: If you’re looking for a proper desktop replacement -- replacing a gaming desktop, that is -- the Alienware M18x is undoubtedly the notebook to pick. It’s massive and has a price tag that’s painful, but its performance is almost unparalleled.
Pros: Hugely powerful, Great screen and excellent build quality, HDMI-in, USB 3.0, amazing feature-set
Cons: Hugely expensive, Just huge, Clunky process to switch graphics
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...