Summary: I bought this computer hoping I would not have any issues with it at all. There are a couple things that have been bothering me a lot: 1. Some of the keys are already coming off, I mean, really? The ESC key came off the FIRST day I used it; I just hope that the rest of the keys stay in place... 2. I can connect to the internet, but I can't get away from the router for more than a feet, becuase the laptop loses connection.
Buyer Beware! Read this before spending your money with Alienware!
Shayne E. Cameron "Shayne", Amazon
19 June 2014
Summary: Reposted from the M17 (I posted this review there, and that is an older version; my apologies) So, I tried to buy this laptop from Dell Alienware. Here is my sequence of events. I connected to the web site, and responded to a 'Do you want to chat about this product?' query. I got on the line with M. M did a good job of answering my questions, and we came up with a configuration that would make me happy and I placed my order.
Summary: I picked this laptop over the MacBook Pro and the Razor Blade. I'm not going to review the specs. Those are easy to judge on paper. Instead, I'll focus this review on the cosmetic and tactile aspects. Summary: If you want the power of a desktop, appreciate the details of a luxurious build quality, and aren't set on an ultrabook, I highly recommend this laptop. Likes: The screen. You MUST get the 17" with 1920x1080 resolution.
Summary: I had my Alienware 17 laptop for 3 weeks now and it's, without question, pretty versatile. Before buying this laptop, something that should be taken into consideration is the weight of this laptop. it's certainly on the bulky side, and the average user will get tired out by lugging this piece of machine from the classroom to classroom.
Summary: Alienware brand stands for itself. I have never had one but always knew they are great, judging from the reviews. And now I can confirm this myself. This machine is a gaming powerhouse. Throw in what you want and it runs smoothly. The laptop finish is impecable. I highly recommend this for every serious gamer!
Summary: My mistake was buying anything made by Dell. I should have learned my lesson the first time around when they first started making Alienware and we bought an Alienware laptop and had nothing but issues. But this had such good reviews, so I decided to take a chance, because it was a birthday gift for my husband. We received it today and as usual it did not work out of the box, it did not recognize the video card, said it was not installed.