Summary: Despite all the different reviews on Alienware products, i.e. overprice. This laptop is definitely the best on the market.Boot time is ridiculously in seconds and well built. The weight isn't as bad as I read in different sites.The cooling fans are not loud and are a great size for pushing air to the CPU and GPU.This unit will last you well over 4 years and still be revelant. And if you're in the Video DJ business like me this is on your checklist.
If you aren't ready to do your own work on it, skip this one..
9 December 2012
Summary: Mind you, I give this 3 stars only because of the amount of self maintenance that needs to be done, I have the 1st revision M17x from 2009, with all the bells and whistles and it runs newer games flawlessly still, so for game performance it gets a 5 star review. I agree that the reflective screen is an issue if taken outside or played by a window, but I have no problems with it inside, and usually play at night anyway, don't most gamers?
Summary: I received the computer 2 days after purchase. It was in perfect condition and had all advertised features and upgrades. The computer is great but could use at least 2 gigs(to make 8 gigs) more of RAM. This model's webcam is almost worthless and the microphone array might as well not be a feature. It can barely pick my voice up and is super quiet. I will have to use a headset mic. Overall, I am happy and the game performance is great.
Summary: Words cannot express what a great deal this was. I love it. I play WoW and SWTOR effortlessly. Even after upgrading the memory to 16gb, adding a second identical hard drive and a full accident warranty, I still saved a lot of money over buying from Dell. I could have paid twice as much from Dell just to say I have "this years" model.
Amazing screen, fast processor, great RAM, and just overall fun laptop!
15 October 2012
Summary: I really enjoyed the laptop. It is very heavy, but that's to be expected. I really love the speed, the memory, and the display. this is an excellent high quality laptop. I definitely think it is worth the money. Perhaps look into the newer editions, this one is a bit old. If an old one runs better than my desktop, I know that all the m17x series will be amazing.