Conclusion: The Alienware M18x is a beast of a notebook. In fact, the category of notebook doesn't really do it justice. It also comes at a beast of a price, with our configuration exceeding £2,500. But if you are willing to pay a small fortune for a portable gaming system that will give even high-end desktop owners reasons to be jealous, there are few options more powerful than the M18x.
This 18.4in beast of a notebook is supremely powerful, but has a matching price tag
Good Gear Guide.au
1 March 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 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.