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. I have not had a chance to play games so far but I did try Skyrim and it played at the ultra settings with no problems. Going through doors took only a few seconds and I seemed to be able to see further off into the distance.
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. I am more interested in performance and for the money its soarly missing an SSD hard drive and faster ram. It doesn't even come with a blu-ray reader to watch movies on this thing. Just games I guess, I just would expect more for the price.
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. I bought it anyways but problem didn't stop there.
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. Im not sure if its just my laptop but some games it will get 25 fps on normal graphic settings and in others it will get 60fpc on ultra settings. All the games ive got these results on were new and known for outstanding graphics.
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.