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Dell Alienware M18x

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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M18x Gaming Notebook: Tale of Two GPUs

HotHardware
4 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The Alienware M18x performed admirably throughout every benchmark test, as we expected it to, frankly.  The system itself showed a nice balance of both CPU horsepower and raw gaming performance proportional to the high-end graphics setups we tested in each configuration.  With SLI or CrossFire enabled, the M18x blew all of our previous gaming notebook numbers out of the water, whether you consider AMD's or NVIDIA's solution.
  • Pros: Gorgeous good looks, Exceptional build quality, Top-shelf components, Great lighting and AlienFX, Beautiful 18-inch LCD, Killer performance
  • Cons: Pricey, Big and power hungry, Small range of GPU configurations
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 10
9.8
Battery performance 8
7.8
Display 8
8.2
Weight 4
4.0
Noise 8
8.0
Gaming performance 10
10
Connectivity 9
8.7
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 9
8.6

Review Alienware M18x (GTX 580M SLI, 2920XM) Notebook

Notebookcheck
14 September 2011
  • Summary: Powerhouse. In our review update, we look at the fastest notebook graphics system currently available, the GeForce GTX 580 SLI, in the very well-equipped Alienware M18x.
  • Pros: Range of ports, Extensive illumination, High-quality materials, Very good performance, The aggressive Stealth design coupled with good build quality.
  • Cons: Loud under stress, Extremely heavy, Large mains adaptor, Keyboard ghosting, Graphics cards throttle on battery power
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 10
9.9
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 8
8.2
Weight 4
4.0
Noise 7
6.8
Gaming performance 10
10
Connectivity 9
8.7
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 9
8.8

Review Alienware M18x Notebook

Notebookcheck
8 June 2011
  • Summary: First-class in every way. Tired of having a typical desktop PC sitting on your desk? Want a replacement which offers great performance? The new Alienware M18x fits the bill. This 18 inch model is not only visually impressive, it also packs the latest hardware under its hood. The perfect replacement for the everyday desktop PC?
  • Pros: Great connectivity, Extensive lighting, Very good input devices, High quality materials, Fantastic performance, Long battery life, Lots of accessories, Nice display, The excellent program and game performance.
  • Cons: Clearly audible under heavy load, Very high weight, Fat power adapter, Less noise emissions under load.
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Overall 8
7.6
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Display 7
7.0
Ergonomics 5
5.0
Equipment 7
7.0
Portability 7
7.0

Expert Review

Notebookjournal.de
17 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Das Alienware M18x durchlief schon einmal unseren Testparcour im Juni diesen Jahres mit dem Testergebnis „Sehr gut“. Damals handelte es sich um eine Version mit Intel Core i7-2630QM, 2 AMD Radeon HD6970M im CrossfireX und einer 500 GB Hybrid-Festplatte . Das aktuelle Testmodell legt in Sachen Leistung mit dem Intel Core i7-2920XM, den beiden Nvidia Geforce GTX 580M im SLI-Verbund und mit der 256 GB Samsung SSD noch eine Schippe drauf.
  • Pros: sehr gute Verarbeitung, sehr hohe Leistung, hohe 3D-Leistung, gutes Soundsystem, viele Beleuchtungsmöglichkeiten
  • Cons: Gewicht, schweres und großes Netzteil, Neustart notwendig für Grafikkarten-Switch
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Overall 7
7.1
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Display 7
7.0
Ergonomics 5
5.0
Equipment 5
5.0
Portability 8
8.0

Expert Review

Notebookjournal.de
6 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Der Bolide Alienware M18x steht eigentlich nur sich selber im Weg. Das immense Gewicht von 5,6 kg verwässert den mobilen Anspruch. Doch die umschaltbare Grafiklösung steht dem wiederrum entgegen. Akkulaufzeiten von 4,5 Stunden sind mit dem Alienware M18x ohne Weiteres möglich - neue Bestwerte in der Gaming-Kategorie über 17-Zoll.
  • Pros: herausragende Verarbeitungsqualität, Hybrid-Grafik, Akkulaufzeit, Anschlussvielfalt, individualisierte Beleuchtung, ausgewogener Sound auch bei geringer Lautstärke, hohe Leistung (CPU & GPU)
  • Cons: Glare Display: Blickwinkel, Klang des Subwoofer bei voller Lautstärke, Gewicht, Neustart notwendig für Grafikkarten-Switch
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