Dell has made some of the best laptops in the world and with Alienware they have come out with some very powerful laptops to dominate the gaming laptop segment of the industry. Below are a few laptops from alienware that should be very good for gamers out there looking for high performance laptops to play games that require a lot of computing power.
Dell, Alienware M11x:
This is the first of alienware’s powerful gaming laptops, as some of us already know that alienware has launched it’s M11x laptop a long time ago and the present model of the laptop seems to have improved even more. There is a variety of alienware laptops with speed and performance which may also create a problem for a few people who will have to go for psychotherapy due to mental health problems that arises after purchasing the laptop due to the high cost involved. Some people are banking on a laptop like the Alienware M11x to give them more from what they pay for – just like a home equity loan. Ever since it’s release the laptop has created a benchmark lending people the power to do things they normally do in computers and internet along with entertainment in the form of gaming and movie viewing.
- New 2nd Gen Intel Core i processors
- 500GB HDD
- 2GB video memory
- 7 hours of battery life which is good
- Has Windows 7 Home premium installed
The display is good compared to most laptops due to the laptop’s 1366×768 resolution. There is a few issues with the angle in which the laptop has to be viewed at so that the display is lot more clearer. For better clarity the screen can be viewed better in a dim or dark place where there is not too much light shining onto the screen. As far as the price is concerned it has given a very high graphics performance compared to almost all laptops for amazing gaming and video viewing.
According to dell the life of the battery goes beyond seven hours when using NVIDIA Optimus graphics technology and an optional solid-state drive (SSD) technology with its 8 Cell Prismatic (64 whr) – Primary battery.
This is by far one of the most amazing technologies on the planet which alienware has developed for the laptop. This feature gives the laptop the ability to recognize a user with the webcam and make detailed analyses of a person’s biometrics. According to dell the laptop can collect information about a user to improve its speed and accuracy which is really amazing. It also serves as a form of security for short term insurance just incase the wrong person comes in front of the laptop which automatically locks the laptop until you get back.
The laptop has a memory up to 16GB DDR3 which is useful for high speed gaming and effective bandwidth usage, so multi-tasking also becomes more efficient. Now this kind of feature is always good with a best buy gift card for Christmas.
The laptop weights something like 4.50 pounds so it is quiet light weight keeping in mind all the features like the graphics card, battery and other amazing hardware the laptop has.
With an Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio the laptop is good especially when gaming or watching movies.
These are some of the few features in the Alienware M11x which makes the laptop a powerhouse especially when it is capable of supporting the new generation processors in the i5 and i7 series and also the Mobile Intel® GS45 Chipset. So far the laptop does not have much completion in the market as well and this laptop is worth the price as well. Follow this link to view and customize the laptop to your needs http://www.alienware.com/Landings/m11x.aspx.
Sources: www.dell.com and http://www.ubergizmo.com
Dell, Alienware M14x:
We already saw what the previous laptop the Alienware M11x was made of and now here we see another version of dell’s laptops which is the Alienware M14x. This laptop is the one in between the M11x a more affordable and M17x a more advanced laptop. This is more of a higher version of the m11x so that more features for gaming can be accommodated.
- 14 inch display
- Up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM
- Up to 750GB hard drive (7200rpm)/256GB solid state drive (SSD)
- 8-cell battery
- Intel Core i3-2310M to i7-2820QM processor
The laptop has a a display resolution of 1366 x 768 with a 14 inch screen size. The clarity and appearance of the display is almost the same as the m11x, there is a problem with viewing the laptop at certain angles which does not give clear display and especially when the laptop is in bright places like when the laptop is used outdoors during the day. Although there is an option for better clarity in the form of a high definition resolution of 1600×900 white LED-backlit LCD display powered by the NVIDIA GeForce graphics if you choose to purchase it. It has the option of a 3.0GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with NVIDIA Optimus technology graphics card for improved gaming performance.
The m14x has up to 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory so gaming is done a lot better along with multi-tasking capabilities for running many applications at once.
The laptop has an amazing 7.1 Digtial Audio sound output with a HDMI connection for better sound clarity while gaming or watching videos. It has the Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with SoundBlaster X-Fi Audio which is optional based on what you ask for.
The alienware m14x has the a decent battery life of about seven hours just like the m11x due to its High Capacity 8-cell Lithium Ion (63whr) battery which is good compared to most laptops in the market.
The alienware has four options for processors Intel Core i5 2410M 2.3GHz (2.9GHz w/Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache), Intel Core i7 2630QM 2.0GHz (2.9GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache) Intel Core i7 2720QM 2.2GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache) and a Intel Core i7 2820QM 2.3GHz (3.4GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache) which drastically improves gaming and other multimedia activities.
For further details on the laptop and customizing the laptop follow this link http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-M14x/pd.aspx
Dell, Alienware M18x
This is alienware’s most powerful laptop at the movement and is possibly the best gaming laptop in the world. It is built with all the latest in modern day technology. It has a good 3D display along with very impressive design and the option for you to choose the color of the laptop you want which is the same as the M17x laptop, it also has a display size of just over 18 inches, the graphics card, the storage space, the memory configuration and so on are some of the major specs that many laptops in the world today can’t compete with, but all these features demands a very high price, more higher configuration you demand the more higher the price of the overall laptop keeps increasing to and so mostly the people with huge income can afford this laptop. But it does serve the purpose it is built for very well and there is value for money and as dell always claims it’s alienware laptops to be the best in the universe the laptops have to live up to that claim which it seems to be doing quiet well.
- Upto 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS) memory
- Upto Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M – NVIDIA SLI graphics card memory
- 18.4 inch display
- Up to 1500GB SATA hard drive (7200RPM)
- Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
- Option of a 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection or S/PDIF Optical port
- Intel Core i7 2920XM Overclocked Turbo Boost to 4.0GHz (8MB Cache)
The laptop has a widescreen of over 18 inches with a high definition display. It is 3D capable for high resolution gaming, the resolution is 1920×1080 so there is very high clarity in the display with a glossy look.
With the option of a Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M NVIDIA SLI graphics card memory, the alienware M18x gives the best graphics display while gaming and executing many other multimedia activities on the laptop.
The laptop has the option for a Intel Core i7 2920XM Overclocked Turbo Boost to 4.0GHz with a 8 Mb cache, so it is well equipped for multitasking or getting higher performance while gaming but it does consume a lot of battery power in the process.
With the option of upto 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS), the memory is not a problem for the laptop to carry out various operations.
The storage of the laptop is 1.5 TB, so that means a lot of storage space for games, movies and various other files.
The battery life of the laptop is around 4 hours with a 12 cell lithium ion battery and can be even lesser if the full power of the laptop is being used. If activities like gaming are involved then the battery life reduces to less than 1 Hour. The components in the laptop are designed to give the highest performance possible at the expense of battery life, so the laptop is to be plugged in to charge almost everytime while work is being done.
Until last year Dell gave the option of choosing from Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit to be installed into the laptop. But with Windows 8 out in the market, they may include that as an option too.
Check out the M18x here http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m18x/pd.aspx