I have been asked a question of each ‘Is Alienware worth it?’ ‘Is Alienware really the best for gaming?’ ‘Which Alienware Laptop is the best?’
The answer is: don’t look any further than Alienware, these laptops are built for hardcore gamers and specifically for game freaks. If you are a gamer that gets frustrated when games run to slow, or you have to sacrifice the graphics to run smoothly (ahem! Sims 3 comes to mind) then Alienware is for you. The downside is you have to cough out a lot of cash ($999 at the very low end, M11x) but if you think about how often you have to replace a normal laptop and upgrade it- you may end up spending less on a better laptop.
Alienware Laptops come in a series; they are Alienware M11x, Alienware M14x, Alienware M17x and finally the M18x
The best of them all is the M17x but if you are on a tight budget the M11x will do the job just fine.
The new Alienware M17x is on a 17 inch screen starting at about $1,849 but if you want spec upgrades get ready to fork out a lot more cash, but with payment/credit plans the hardware is much more affordable. To put it simply the graphics are going to blow you away, there is no laptop on the market with a better graphics experience, the laptop uses 100W of graphics energy; it is also supported PCIe 3.0 NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards. You can also upgrade to the fastest graphic memory money can buy which is the GDDR5 RAM.
It has a minimalistic design and look’s good compared to other heavy-duty gaming laptops but it’s all about the game performance and graphics. It also has a great battery life (about 3 hours of solid gaming) but the only downside is it’s weight- as expected with gaming laptops the M17x is quite heavy.
The upgrade options include a HD experience, more hard drive space, faster memory and a 3D screen, if you have the money go for it, if not you will be happy with it as it is- no other gamer’s laptop compares.
Now for the software specs:
- Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
- 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
- 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2DIMMS)
- 750GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s
- 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M
- 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED
- Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
Other than gaming, you can upgrade to a Blu-ray reader and watch great movies in HD, or connect it to your TV for an awesome movie experience, if you are not sure which Alienware to buy, you can compare them here
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What is a great gaming laptop without Headphones and a reliable mouse to match? I am going to research the best gaming mouse and headphones and update with a post, look out for it.