Summary: My work bought me this, then few years later, I took the plunge to buy this, after selling my Macbook Pro 17. Well, this is the cheaper one, because I bought it on my own. The work laptop was maxed out and costed around $6k. Yes, Win 8 makes no sense. Yes, you need to adjust a lot, and will be frustrated. And yes, you want to get Win 7. BUT! For 2 years I had my old Alienware m18x, I was very pleased. I mean, it's worth the money.
Summary: I doubt the previous reviewer actually is a 2%'er because of the "Z06" reference. If you are a 2%'er, you would mention some import: most likely a European model like a Porche, Audi, or Ferrari. If your idea of performance is a Chevy, chances are you are from the bottom 2%, not the top. That being said, this is most likely the mightiest laptop out there, but even if price is not an issue, I can't see the sense in this machine.
Summary: This is for those who aren't afraid of commitment. If you want to see how us "2 percenters" have fun on a computer, this is it. Video card is more than awesome, the sound is of Bose quality, the speed and agility is reminiscent of a "Z06". Whether it's gaming or watching a Bluray favorite, this is how to get it done "American Style" (did you hear me Psy).
Summary: I bought a M18x-R2 in October of 2012. I was very impressed with the laptop, It is heavy, but I'm not carrying it on an airplane so I don't care. I use this computer to replace my HP 18in laptop (no longer made) that ran so hot that it would turn off from overheating and almost burn my hand near the exhaust. The Alienware lets out very little heat and makes very little noise. The screen color is brilliant.
Summary: I have loved this day from the very first day that i got it. I always play games on this laptop and it runs at maximum power non stop. It is the best laptop i have ever owned. I also use skype on it everyday and it never runs out of steam, or ceases to amaze me. I highly recommend this laptop if you are big into gaming.
Fantastic Laptop (Well, laptop in the technical sense)
Daniel Simpson, Amazon
18 February 2012
Summary: This is probably the most impressive laptop I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Well, actually it IS the most impressive computer I have ever owned. They call it a laptop, it functions like one, it has a built in screen, but it is about as mobile as carrying six bricks along with you. The laptop itself weighs a whopping 12 pounds and change, the power adapter weighs almost another three, and yes, you must have it with you.
Summary: I've known about Alienware for years now, but had only ever known one person who owned one. I knew the reputation, I knew the look, I knew the reviews. So I replaced my 17" VAIO with this behemoth. Let's review. FIRST: Sleek, black, huge, heavy - for a laptop. But this is not the kind of laptop to tuck under your arm and lug around the office; you set it down and PLAY. Same goes for the power supply - the thing is comically over-sized. I felt like a hobbit holding it!