Summary: Love the feel and perfrmance of the new Alienware 18, but I miss the manual controls for the dvd and sound on my XPS 17". The XPS 17" also had a higher resolution on the display. I like the feel of the case and keypad on the AW 18" better. The performance is fantastic, as it should be for $. The 4.0 ghz i7 cpu is much faster than the XPS 2.7 ghz pentium dual core and the 32 gb ram far exceeds my XPS's 8 gb. I like the boot speed with the $1.00 optional 500 gb SSD.
Summary: The proformace of this laptop has been flawless. It is exactly what I wanted and expected from a computer manufacture. I do a lot of online and offline gaming. I have been impressed by how well it preforms. I'm very satisfied with the proformance and quality of my Alienware 18 Laptop. It is made well, runs well and looks very cool. It runs like most gaming desktops you would buy already made.
Summary: Well I basically wanted a portable desktop in terms of power and this seems to churn it out ten fold. I am very happy as this is first alienware system and it really is an amazing beast of a computer. It is not cheap but if you have the money I'd go for it.
Summary: I was VERY hesitant, wanted it but undecided. After a LONG wait I told myself, let me take a risk and order. I guess this is really from a different planet. I have customized it to the max possible configuration. 18" laptop. 2 GPUs of, 32 Gb Memory, msata , etc... I used several laptops over the past 20 years (yes). At first glance it looked heavy and bulky. but once opened it and started using it... it was extrordinary. But I totally LOVE it.
Summary: I was looking for a PC to run Microsoft Flight SimulatorX. I wasn't sure running a 32bit application would be able to take advantage of the processing and graphics rendering of the Alienware18. I now have a system with no processing or graphics rendering delays. Best PC purchase decision for FSX. This is simulation at the highest level.
Summary: This is my first Alienware machine and I am very impressed! I have been around for a few years and remember dragging my gaming PC to LAN meets nearly 15 years ago to play Quake 2, Quake 3 and Counter Strike.
Summary: This is an excellent laptop, I would go into detail and state every single way this laptop supersedes any of its predecessors, but I just could not properly describe the wonderful, beauty that this laptop possesses, nor could I properly sum up its superb performance on every level. There was tiny little drawback, I had an issue with the Command Center, but that was fixed with a quick uninstall and reinstall. All works perfectly now.