Alienware Defies Recession With a Monster Gaming Laptop



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I am good with my M15X, bought it then now like never use it due to its so hot, heavy and low battery life, I have a macbook to go to school with and have a kick-ass desktop to play video games. Now my alienware is sit there doing nothing, guys, if you want play games, build a desktop will be the way to go, cause with that kind of laptop, you are not going to move it alot anyway.



I would like to know if there is an alternative gaming notebook that has similar specs for less than $2200

I am thinking of purchasing this notebook from Alienware but after reading some of the comments, i was woundering if anyone had found some alternatives to this new Alienware notebook.

----- These are the main spec's I am looking at for the notebook.-----

PROCESSOR    Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9000 2.0GHz (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)

OPERATING SYSTEM    Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit) + Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Coupon

VIDEO CARD    Single NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M, 1GB

LCD PANEL    17-inch WideUXGA 1920x1200 (1200p) [Must Have]

MEMORY    4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz

HARD DRIVE    250GB 7,200RPM w/ Free Fall Protection

INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE    Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

BLUETOOTH    Internal Wireless Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR

WIRELESS CARDS    Internal 300Mbps Dual-Band a/g/n Wireless with MIMO Technology


Please post any links or names of manufatures that might meet or exceed the specs listed above, I plan to make my purchase within 2 weeks of this post.




its always all tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo over price for alienware products...

i use to like alienware as it gives you a plus point on style, but after seeing what other notebook brands has to offer over price and specs/ performance ratio....i only go for SAGER..under CLEVO chassis..

i guess alienware is trying to catch up on SAGERs better specs / pricing ratio... 




i dunno considering its base specs


The m17x crams in two 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 280m graphics cards, along with the new Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad.


the price seems fair



The BBB gave Alienware a D+ rating. Not a good sign. I'd much rather go with the A-rated Eurocom (which makes a Core i7 laptop).



It will probably just start smoking three seconds after being turned on, or they will install the fans wrong and cause them to burn out after two weeks, or they will ship it without the factory activation codes and require the customer to sit on hold for six hours before being able to boot up.

Can you tell I've had a bad experience with Alienware?

And now the only OS they offer is Vista 64-bit. Extra bugs, no speed increase! Wow, thanks, Alienware.



Vista 64-bit does not have any extra bugs that I know of.... And I use it 6 hours a day, 7 days a week(I also have several Vista and XP 32-bit PC's to compare it to). The extra RAM is very nice, but I'll admit it's still overkill for the majority of users.

I've not ever used an alienware, but I think they are way overpriced. They don't seem to have service exceptionally above other OEM's(especially since they are owned by Dell), so you're pretty much just paying extra for the Alienware brand name.



This is like 2 to 3 times more powerful than the macbook pro. This proves that PCs are better than macs yet again.



That's not a laptop, but it's a portable desktop.

It's so heavy nad large it spits in the face of "mobility" and stamps it to the ground in military grade leath boots.


Pointless overkill. Rather have a mATX desktop I can upgrade and mod an LCD on the case. Cheaper, more upgradable, more powerful. If I want to run it for the 1.5 hours, I can hook it up to a car battery lol.



carrying around a "nettop" with a 15'' crt monitor would be more portable than that :3



that's what my friend said about my new Acer Aspire 8930 (no laptop case seems to be big enough to fit it)



I'm in lust.



That is soo not fair! The day the laptop came out was the day my laptop just arrived. They were both the same price, but my laptop seems like a $200 one compared to it, because it has integrated graphics, but SAME PRICE! That is trippy.



You payed $1800 for a laptop without dedicated graphics?



well it turns out ( I just found out) that even I have integrated graphics, I can still run Crysis on medium, not bad for a laptop with integrated graphics.



If your looking?  Try if YOU'RE looking.  I expect better from you guys.  Although I guess it would make it easier to read for most of the people who read this.



What about having a built in Nvidia 9400M instead of a build in...




Wow, why don't you go somewhere else if you only read things here to see if they are gramatically correct. Because that is obviously what you're doing since you did not leave a message with any actual meaning towards the article.



maybe he couldn't spell right because of the tent pole created by the specs. which in turn rid his brian of vital nutrients causing him to have less than stellar grammer..just a thought



Not to mention it's Blu-Ray... not blue ray.

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