Summary: I have been using my Alienware M14 close to a year now and it's almost a near perfect gaming laptop. Some things I will change...make blu-ray drive standard since they are so inexpensive these days, incorporate a HDD + SSD combo drive and longer battery life.
Summary: This is a great gaming laptop, and the configuration offered by the seller was well chosen, skimming only on the RAM (8GB instead of 16GB) which is easily upgraded if required. 2 problems I would like to confirm ( I already knew them ) 1: weight, this is a heavy machine, not to move around with it...
Summary: I did a a lot of research trying to choose a gaming laptop from the Lenovo Y510P, MSI GS60, and the Razr Blade. I went with the Alienware 14 because the only knock about the laptop was the thickness & weight. So, when I did get the laptop.
Summary: I purchased an Alienware 14 laptop directly from Dell in January of 2014. The system arrived and I noticed that the network port was bent inward and not flush with the chasis. Having spent $2000+ on the laptop I requested a replacement. The replacement took 30 days to get to me.
I love it!, but one minor issue not related to the computer.
25 February 2014
Summary: I LOVE this computer, I got a 14 and ordered it directly from Dell. I would have got a 17 but for what I was paying the 14 had better options, I could get everything I wanted for a smaller screen (which is fine with me). I also got the Alienware Vindicator backpack, which is nice but a little heavy.