Summary: I've been a gamer for a long time and have been aware of the Alienware brand but had never invested in it. I go back and forth between two homes and needed a gaming machine for one of them. I bought this because of the reputation and am amazed at how good it is.
Summary: I purchased an alienware 18 with 32g ram, dual 880 8 g video cards, windows 7 ultimate, 256 g SSD and 1T disk drive, blu-ray player and i7-4 930MX processor. For normal use the computer boots about as fast as my 4 year old xps 16.
You Can find a similiar machine for half the price.
21 August 2014
Summary: Aside from the video cards and lights on this machine it is just OK. I think a lot more consideration could go into the utilization of such expensive video cards and setup. It seems well built but I don't drop my laptop anyway.
Summary: I ordered Alienware 17 on 7/2014 I used to have older alienware 17 and it was flawless. Best and fastest laptop ever but after dell went from public to private they came out with new version laptop. It looked ugly but since this is the best laptop you can find in U.S.
Summary: Had the computer for just over a year now. Since the day I had this laptop i was surprised and let down all together. It looks amazing and has fantastic features but the performance was not what i expected.
Summary: I have almost the exact same setup. The ONLY difference is I have the Killer 802.11ac wifi. This laptop is stupid FAST! Honestly the price on this computer is great considering what you get. Dell will charge you about $1500.00 more. I will be back in 2 years when it's time to upgrade.
Summary: This Product is good. It has good performance and a good grphic card. The problem with this product is, it's so heavy. But, other than weight; everything else is pretty good. I Love Alienware 18 and I am waiting for the new Alienware products.