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Alienware Area-51 Series

Alienware Area-51 m17xProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, Intel Core 2 Duo T9500, Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1800, NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX, NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
Display: 15.4 inch, 17.1 inch
Weight: 3kg, 3.56kg, 3.7kg, 4.5kg, 4.96kg
Price: 2780, 3700 euro
Average Score: 83.55% - good
Average of 55 scores (from 80 reviews)
price: 49%, performance: 89%, features: 83%, display: 84%
mobility: 57%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 60%

 

Alienware Area-51 m5550i

Specifications

Alienware Area-51 m5550iNotebook: Alienware Area-51 m5550i
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

 

Alienware's m5550i Notebook Means Business
Source: Tom's Guide English
Make no mistake about it, Alienware makes distinctive notebooks that are head turners and the Area-51 m5550i is no exception. It is not a bleeding edge gaming enthused notebook unlike many of its Alienware brethren. In comparison to the monster gaming notebooks from Alienware like the Aurora m9700, this notebook's graphics performance comes off as a bit puny. But as an office notebook, now that's another story. With graphics performance that is superior to many office notebooks and a wickedly powerful CPU this notebook will lay waste to many office applications with ease (in office speak - "improve your overall productivity").
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Leistung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2007
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 50%

 

Alienware Area-51 m9750

Specifications

Alienware Area-51 m9750Notebook: Alienware Area-51 m9750
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX 512 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 85.88% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 29 reviews)

 

73% Alienware Area-51 m9750
Source: PC World English
If you must have the newest technology, such as solid-state drives and Blu-ray, in your gaming laptop, belly up to this all-you-can-eat bar. Otherwise, keep looking.
73 von 100, Leistung sehr gut, Preis sehr schlecht, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 30% performance: 90% display: 50%
75% Alienware Area-51 m9750
Source: Digital Trends English
We actually took the m9750 with us to our family’s holiday celebration, and the reaction from our family members was priceless. They couldn’t believe a notebook could be this big and powerful. Everyone was impressed by its looks and its performance, including us. This is a seriously powerful notebook but it does have a few drawbacks. The first is that its cooling fans are almost always on, and they are noticeably loud. The second is the videocards are already a bit dated, though they were able to play Bioshock and CoD4, albeit at a low resolution. If you order an m9750 we highly recommend upgrading to the 8700M for maximum longevity. Third, we had issues with the webcam and system restore, which is disappointing. All-in-all we had a better-than-average experience with the m9750 though, and despite its flaws we would still put it near the top of our list of must-have desktop replacement notebooks.
7.5 von 10, Leistung sehr gut, Display sehr gut, Emissionen schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 90% display: 90% emissions: 40%
Sibling Rivalry: Dell vs. Alienware
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Alienware Area-51 m9750 leads the XPS M1730 in value by around 1% prior to overclocking, which then gives the XPS a victory of around 6%. With value leadership so close, we'd have to pick our system based on other criteria. Gaming is the biggest advantage for SLI-equipped notebooks, but our XPS M1730 results were mixed with a huge loss in F.E.A.R. and moderate wins in Oblivion. Application performance provides a more convincing argument for the higher-priced Dell notebook. If portability is a primary consideration, the XPS M1730's added weight might be a concern. The notebook itself weighs two pounds more, and the power brick is also a pound heavier than the one included with Alienware's Area-51 m9750. Part of its extra weight goes into the 11% higher-capacity battery, but we have to wonder how much the show lighting and support circuitry added.
Leistung zufriedenstellend
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2007
performance: 70%
Alienware - Area-51 m9750 review
Source: IT Reviews English
You don't have to be a sci-fi fan to be an admirer of Alienware's computers but there's no denying their otherworldly designs make the hairs rise on the back of your neck when you take the machines out the box.
The Area-51 m9750 is the Alien Queen of notebooks: black, striking, immensely powerful and bristling with unexpected weapons, er, features. For a start the colour is described as Stealth Black, a matt finish that cleverly resists leaving the mark of your fingerprints after you've touched it. The lid follows tradition with raised ‘ribs' pointing towards the trademark ET head that glows blue when switched on and the entire case features magnesium alloy which is 75 percent lighter than steel and more rigid than plastic. Unfortunately every Alien Queen has an acid side and m9750's is the layout.
Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2007
performance: 90%
Alienware - Area-51 m9750 review
Source: IT Reviews English
You don't have to be a sci-fi fan to be an admirer of Alienware's computers but there's no denying their otherworldly designs make the hairs rise on the back of your neck when you take the machines out the box.
The Area-51 m9750 is the Alien Queen of notebooks: black, striking, immensely powerful and bristling with unexpected weapons, er, features. For a start the colour is described as Stealth Black, a matt finish that cleverly resists leaving the mark of your fingerprints after you've touched it. The lid follows tradition with raised ‘ribs' pointing towards the trademark ET head that glows blue when switched on and the entire case features magnesium alloy which is 75 percent lighter than steel and more rigid than plastic. Unfortunately every Alien Queen has an acid side and m9750's is the layout.
Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2007
performance: 90%
80% Alienware Area-51 m9750 laptop PC
Source: PC Advisor English
Its giant dimensions seem like overkill: the Alienware Area-51 m9750 is a 17in laptop yet it is more than 20mm deeper than the 17in Samsung M60 we recently tested and, at 5.4kg, is more than 2kg heavier than the M60. The Alienware, then, is a laptop designed for static use, rather than being carted about from place to place. Its ridged, all black casing is certainly durable, but the brutish Alienware Area-51 m9750 doesn't look all that attractive, particularly when set alongside similarly sized laptops. When it comes to its main selling point – entertainment – the Alienware Area-51 m9750 is hard to fault. The large speakers with subwoofers at the front produce full and booming surround sound, while Alienware has crammed in a multi-format drive that includes DVD-RAM (useful for archiving video you've edited), a TV tuner and 1.3Mp webcam.
(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4, Verarbeitung 4, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
Alienware Area-51 m9750
Source: Bios Magazine English
Drop the Warhammer! Alienware has gone crazy with its latest flagship laptop. Without a doubt the most powerful Windows Vista-based laptop on the market, the manufacturer of choice for speed freaks has achieved another industry first with the Area-51 m9750 (starting at £1148). The breakthrough offering is the first 17-inch laptop to fuse the astounding graphics capabilities of dual 512MB nVidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics cards and the blazing speed of Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors, making it a dream system for mobile gamers and design professionals. The unprecedented combination of dual GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics and Core 2 Duo mobile processors at the heart of Alienware’s Area-51 m9750 epitomises the power and innovation that encompasses the entire system.
Leistung herausragend, Verarbeitung ausezeichnet, Display ausgezeichnet, Emissionen gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2007
Rating: performance: 100% display: 95% workmanship: 95% emissions: 80%
Two Mid-Level Gaming Notebooks Compared
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Alienware Area-51 m9750 and Eurocom M570RU Divine-X provided similar performance value, with the more expensive Alienware system providing an overall performance gain almost equal to its price premium. The Area-51 m9750 is easily the better value for people who only want to game and can afford its higher price, while the M570RU Divine-X is the better value for general purpose users who can live with a little less gaming power. One thing we didn't graph was battery life, as the Alienware was tested using Mobile Mark's DVD playback, while the Eurocom was tested using a DVD playback test developed internally. The difference between these tests could be as much as a few percent, but both systems will apparently play a DVD for just under 1.5 hours using the battery. The Alienware system's larger battery is able to keep it going this long because the cards are both in power-saving 2D mode.

Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2007
80% Alienware Area-51 m9750
Source: Laptop Logic English
Well, I didn’t think it was possible for Alienware to step it up so much with the Area-51 m9750. There wasn’t one single instance where it didn’t completely beat the snot out of its predecessor, the Aurora m9700. All I can say is if I were a consumer who bought the m9700, I’d be pretty pissed after reading this review. Had I been using a USB keyboard instead of the integrated one, I really might have thought I was using a nice desktop gaming rig. The system performance speaks for itself; the inclusion of the Core 2 Duo CPU was a very welcome one, and the 7950GTX SLI GPUs show why they’re the king of the hill of mobile graphics world. There’s really little to fault the m9750 for. I didn’t want to send it back. I think that the level of performance I’ve seen with the Area-51 m9750 warrants the coveted Laptop Logic “Editor’s Choice” award, which is sparingly used around here.
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4.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung schlecht, Leistung gut, Display gut, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% emissions: 50%
Alienware Area-51 m9750 Laptop Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Alienware’s reputation precedes the market when it comes to notebooks and gaming. They have a history of offering top of the line gaming rigs, that look great and offer customization to any customer needs. The new Alienware Area-51m 9750 plunges head first into the HD market as to one of the first laptops that offer an optional blu-ray drive for early adopters, while still providing gamers with dual graphic cards with SLI support. This is one mean machine. Like my Alienware m5750, the m9750 is a step between a midsized laptop and a “desktop replacement”. With the unprecedented versatility of the Intel Core 2 Duo Chip, dueling nVidia video cards with SLI enabled and an HD 17 inch screen, there is very little this notebook cannot achieve when it comes to gaming.
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Leistung ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2007
performance: 95%
82% Alienware Area-51 m9750
Source: Reg Hardware English
One word can describe the Alienware Area-51 m9750: big. It's as if the person designing it thought they were in Burger King and decided to Go Large at every opportunity. It's got two hard drives, two graphics cards, two processor cores and a whopping 17in screen. There's another thing that's big about the m9750 - its price. There's no skirting around the subject - £2,491 is a lot of money to pay for a laptop, no matter how you look at it. If you strip it back to its barest elements it can be yours for £1,197 but you'll have to pare down the specifications to just one hard drive and graphics card and lower the screen resolution, among other things. There is no denying that Alienware has thrown a huge amount of technology into the m9750. Its 17in screen runs at an HD friendly WUXGA resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels.
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82%, Preis/Leistung mäßig, Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 60% performance: 90%
82% Alienware Area-51 m9750 - Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66 GHz - 17" TFT
Source: CNet English
Alienware has long been the first name in big-budget gaming rigs, straddling the line between the mainstream and enthusiast markets with flashy ads, high-end components, and just enough hand-holding for novices. We first laid eyes on the company's flagship laptop, the Area-51 m9750, at CES 2007 back in January and came away impressed with its array of high-end components. Its huge, high-resolution display, twin SLI video cards, and a Blu-ray drive, along with a promise that its starting price would approach a reasonable $2,000 earned it a Best of CES nod in the gaming category. Alienware has finally released the system, and its performance in CNET Labs more than lived up to expectations. Our review system included a host of upgrades that more than double the baseline model's price and we can't help but wish that a $4,000-plus laptop would have a slightly more sophisticated look.
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(von 10): 8.2, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität 4, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft, Display gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 50% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40%
Alienware Area-51 M9750 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Area-51 M9750 is a top-of-the-line gaming notebook from Alienware. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and is available with dual Nvidia high-performance video cards. The Alienware M 9750 has a select user base. The main reason to buy this notebook is for extreme gaming. With the kind of components this notebook has, it is tough to beat. Its main competitor is the Clevo D900C (commonly known as the Sager NP 9260). Although the Clevo is slightly more powerful overall, the M9750 is significantly slimmer and lighter. For gamers who want the ultimate power in a reasonably portable package, the Alienware M9750 is the machine to beat. The Alienware Area-51 M9750 definitely ranks as one of the most impressive systems I have used in almost every aspect, from its striking visual appearance to the fast overall performance. The M9750’s beautiful customized case design is only half of the experience – the other half belongs to the array of top-of-the-line components inside.
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Leistung gut, Display zufriedenstellend, Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung herausragend, Emissionen gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% emissions: 80%
80% Review: Alienware Area-51 m9750 notebook PC
Source: vnunet.com English
Alienware machines aren't known for skimping on performance, and the much-delayed Area-51 m9750 looks set to keep up this reputation. Announced in January of this year, it's not designed with the latest technologies. The m9750 relies on the old Intel 945PM Napa chipset rather than the updated Santa Rosa platform. What is new about this notebook design, though, is that it's the first to put two graphics cards on an Intel motherboard with a Core 2 Duo processor. Until now, AMD has had mobile multi-graphics card functionality all to itself, despite having slower and less energy-efficient mobile processors. Inside there's a T7200 2GHz processor backed up with 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 Ram. This is pushed to the side lines by the two headline grabbing Geforce Go 7950GTX cards in SLI mode, each with 512MB Ram; mobile versions of the faster 8800GTX aren't due until later this year.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 3, Ausstattung 5, Ergonomie 5, Leistung gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 50% ergonomy: 100%
90% Alienware Area-51 m9750
Source: PC Mag English
Alienware has a knack for creating gaming designs that'll appeal to just about anyone. The Alienware Area-51 m9750 ($4,708 direct), for instance, is a testament to how a touch of simplicity can enhance the design. It moves away from the flashy neon paint jobs in favor of a stealthier look Batman would love. Stealth Black, as Alienware likes to call it, is an intuitive approach to adding subtlety while retaining the unearthly look of an Alienware gaming rig. There's a lot to like about the design, but pulverizing the gaming opposition is still the main objective. That's why an SLI-enabled graphics chipset and a high-performance, mobile dual-core processor are ready for the task at hand. For this, the m9750 supplants the Dell XPS M1710 as the gaming king, or at least until Dell can come up with a new rig. After numerous paint jobs, performance configurations, and media bundles, Alienware finally got it right with the Area-51 m9750.
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4.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft, Leistung hervorragend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 95%
90% User JamesKirstyLou's m9750 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Well the thing came this morning @ 9:15am , the machine was order'd on the 29th of June. VERY impressed at the speed it came. The Machine came installed with Vista and one 7950gtx enabled, from this out of the box setup i had a 3dmark 06 score of 6,214 Time was to get Xp onto it and see the full power, had a little trouble getting xp on without a usb floppydrive but managed it by adding the RAID drivers to the XP CD. This is currently installing and will post a host of benchmarks once i have it up and running later. Now for the pictures of the lovely machine: (also please forgive any bad pictures im not sure what others would like to see, any requests and ill do my best) I was handed over 2 plain looking boxes from my DHL man, i was very excited.
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sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 90%
95% User TbbZz's Area 51 m9750 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
This is my second computer, and my first time purchasing from Alienware. My old computer is a Dell Inspiron 5100. After a considerable amount of reading and research, I realized I was far more into computers now than four years ago. I needed a real gaming laptop, rather than just the plain old laptop on sale at the nearest Best Buy. Exploring companies such as Dell (again), WidowPC, Falcon Northwest, Voodoo PC, Sager, and a few others, I was very impressed by both NVIDIA's SLI and Intel's Core 2 Duo processor, but I could not find any computer that offered both beasts in one laptop. Just as I was about to settle with an SLI machine without dual core, Alienware's newest juggernaut came along: the Area-51 m9750. Intel's Core 2 Duo, Dual 7950 GTX's, a breathtaking 1920x1200 display.. Fruitless searches and uncertainty were over. It was perfect.
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95 (perfect), Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 90%
90% This is the first Core 2 Duo/SLI laptop available, and its speed blew our minds.
Source: Laptop Mag English
So if you want a no-compromise gaming rig you can actually take with you, the Area-51 m9750 is currently the best machine available. It isn't cheap, but the full complement of gaming and multimedia features makes it the only PC you'll need for years to come.
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4.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung mäßig, Leistung ausgezeichnet, Ausstattung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 95% features: 90%
100% Alienware Area-51 m9750 Notebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 40% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 50%
Spielplatz
Source: mobile Zeit German DE→EN
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/05/2007
Rating: performance: 95% features: 90% mobility: 30% emissions: 40%
Alienware Area-51 m9750
Source: Handys - 6/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/07/2007
performance: 90%
86% Alienware Area-51 m9750
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 50% performance: 95% features: 95% display: 85% emissions: 40%
Das Richtige für Spieler
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 9-10/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/24/2007
performance: 95%
94% Area 51 m9750
Source: PC Praxis - 9/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 60% performance: 90%
89% Test Alienware Area-51 m9750 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2007
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 97% features: 80% display: 82% mobility: 56% workmanship: 89% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 77%
Das Richtige für Spieler
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2007
performance: 95%
Area 51 m9750
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2007
performance: 90%
88% Alienware S-4 m9750
Source: SFT - 9/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% features: 90% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
Alienware S-4 m9750
Source: PC Games Hardware - 7/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/15/2007
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 80%

 

Alienware Area-51 m5790

Specifications

Alienware Area-51 m5790Notebook: Alienware Area-51 m5790
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.7kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Alienware Area-51 m5790 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
As with anything, there is always room for improvement, but the few problems are vastly outweighed by the positives and this machine rocks. I would recommend this computer to anyone that is considering going with a semi-portable machine, suitable for all purposes. If you require a machine that SCREAMS with power for games, this is probably not the one you want. Alienware has others that do that. If you want something that's ultra portable, this is not that. Alienware has a nifty little 15 incher for that. But if you want something that is great at home, giving the full power you need along with something to take on the road while not sacrificing in terms of power, then here it is.
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Leistung sehr gut, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Display gut, Mobilität mangelhaft, Emissionen mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2007
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% emissions: 60%
80% Alienware Area-51 m5790 Special Edition Review
Source: Hardware Central English
We think the Area-51 m5790 fills a useful if sort of stealthy niche in the desktop-replacement segment. It may not be the fastest, most macho gaming notebook in the world, and the lack of features like a built-in TV tuner keep it from challenging the fanciest Media Center or home-entertainment portables such as HP's Pavilion dv9000 and Toshiba's Qosmio series. But it's one of the fastest notebooks with one of the nicest screens available, a powerful general-purpose portable that'll more than satisfy an avid gamer when the workday's done.
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12 von 15, Preis/Leistung 3, Leistung 5 von 5, Ausstattung 4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 80%
90% Low Ki's Area-51 m5790 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
I am absolutely thrilled with this system. I will say that Vista is causing some issues, however, I'm confident that these will be cleared up with patches/driver upgrades in the near future. Also, part of this is the learning curve of running a new OS. As I familiarize myself with Vista and learn to tweak it better I suspect performance can also be improved there. I will strongly recommend that you get 2GB of memory for Vista. I know I'll be ordering some next week to replace the stock 1GB. I'll also be getting a high speed read/write USB flash drive to experiment with Vista's ReadyBoost feature. I'm curious to see some benchmark comparisons between 1GB and 2GB of system memory and then 2GB w/ ReadyBoost enabled and the optimum amount of flash memory dedicated to Vista.
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(von 10) 9, Leistung 8, Display 10, Verarbeitung 9
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 100% workmanship: 90%
Alienware Area-51 m5790 Special Edition
Source: CNet English
The good: Optional Blu-ray drive; roomy keyboard; included separate number pad; DVI output; excellent screen. The bad: Expensive overclocking option not worth it; unimpressive scores on gaming tests. The bottom line: The Alienware Area-51 m5790 Special Edition is a big, expensive, powerful system, but its merely average performance falls a bit short of its "special" moniker.
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Preis/Leistung teuer, Leistung mäßig, Display exzellent
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2007
Rating: price: 40% performance: 60% display: 95%
100% Sub's Alienware M5790 REVIEW
Source: notebookforums.com English
As a desktop replacement for those thinking of doing so, You can NOT go wrong here. This thing is built like a 1974 Cadillac, and has the speed, power, and looks of a BMW 850. My problems aside, there is nothing on this machine that I can find as an issue or a negative thus far. I do have these STERN recommendations tho.. If you are going to purchase, GO ALL THE WAY, and don’t skimp like I did…
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(von 5): 5, Display 5, Verarbeitung 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 100% display: 100% workmanship: 100%
82% Alienware Area-51m 5750
Source: PC World English
Finally, the 5750 can't quite match the finer entertainment features of its competitors. The laptop offers no option for a TV tuner, so it can't double as a portable TV like the Qosmio and Pavilion notebooks. And oddly, its volume wheel doesn't work in quick-play mode. Small things for some people, perhaps, but for multimedia aficionados, these deficiencies might make the Area-51m 5750 a disappointment.
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82 von 100, Leistung gut, Display sehr gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 50%
Alienware Area-51 m5750 with Core 2 Duo Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
I would recommend this computer to anyone that is the above average serious computer enthusiast. It is not the top-shelf computer at Alienware; it is one of their mid-range laptop. It suits my needs very well. It doesn't come feature heavy like other laptops coming out today (there is no camera and no bluetooth for instance), but it does come complete with better basic materials: an above average screen resolution, great video card, great sound, and of course the best processor on the market today. I'm very happy with my purchase. I would say that it is a little more money than other machines, but I can't find a mainstream manufacturer with similar specs to really do a fair comparison. I'm confident that this machine will last. The case design and components are just what I was looking for and should keep me with a grin on my face for many years to come.
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Leistung gut, Display gut, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Ergonomie mangelhaft, Emissionen mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2006
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 60%

 

Alienware Area-51 m15x

Specifications

Alienware Area-51 m15xNotebook: Alienware Area-51 m15x
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX 512 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 3.56kg
Price: 2780 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section
 Area-51 m15x (Model)

Average Score: 82.44% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 36 reviews)

 

88% Review Alienware Area-51 m15x Notebook | Notebookcheck
The empire strikes back. Alienware announced a compact high performance notebook a long time ago. But although it was already available in the USA for quite a while, it is just now finally coming to Europe. The Area-51 m15x notebook makes Alienware the first producer that offers a 15" gaming notebook with a 8800 GTX graphics card and Intel Core 2 extreme processor. This is also the current maximum of what's possible in the compact multimedia class.
80% Alienware Area-51 m15x gaming laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
You pay a steep price for the Alienware m15x with all the bells and whistles and in return you get a colossal amount of gaming power with graphics that would shame many a desktop PC.
80%, Preis schlecht, Leistung hervorragend
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 95%
80% Alienware Area 51 M15x-R1
Source: PC World English
The only potential downer here, besides the laptop's price, is that all of the LED lighting that helps you customize your machine also makes the top of the display feel a little flimsy. Yep, the display, probably the most susceptible part of the computer, creaks when you lift it. Honestly, that's the most disconcerting thing about the Alienware Area 51 m15x--and, considering the portable's cost, I can't help but notice it.
80 von 100, Leistung sehr gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 90% workmanship: 50%
70% Alienware Area-51 m15x
Source: Techradar English
Alienware has long been recognised as a premium brand for gaming enthusiasts, especially for desktop PCs, but its history with gaming laptops has been less impressive. This is due to the company using generic chassis designs, rather than opting to design their own. This has all changed with the launch of the Alienware Area-51 m51x (£2136 inc. VAT), its first real gaming laptop.
3.5 von 5, Leistung mäßig, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 80%
Alienware Area-51 m15x notebook review
Source: Techspot English
Almost two years after reviewing a flagship notebook like Alienware's own Aurora m9700 SLI, it seems little has changed in the notebook world if you are a gamer. Although the Area-51 m15x is considerably more powerful than the Aurora, it still suffers from many of the same problems we complained about back then.

The performance of the Alienware Area-51 m15x is impressive for a notebook, we will give it that much. However, when compared to a budget desktop gaming system, it did not fair all that well and for the most part it was slightly slower. As noted before, there are obvious implications on why we shouldn't be comparing a notebook to a desktop system, but having that said, we feel that the comparison needs to be made. As we see it, the Area-51 m15x is intended to be a desktop replacement for LAN goers. Rather than packing up your desktop case, LCD screen, keyboard, mouse, and cables, it is much easier and nicer to simply unfold a notebook and get it on. Unfortunately for gamers this has become a bit of a pipe dream, as most notebooks are grossly underpowered, and those that come close, like the Area-51 m15x, cost a small fortune.


Leistung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80%
70% Laptop Review: Alienware m15x
Source: Laptop Logic English
There's plenty of love for this version of Alienware, it’s size factor and perfect blend of power and mobility will appeal to many. Pairing the lightning-fast Core2Duo Xtreme processor with a speedy 512 MB 8800m GTX video card and 4 GB of RAM - it makes for a very quick, very satisfying laptop experience, which is often reserved for larger notebooks, or even mid-range desktops. However, the base point starts at $1,799, and like Mt Everest – can climb to unreachable heights for many consumers, nearing our model price at $4,808.00. Granted our m15x came with all the extras, like a seconday hard drive, Blu-ray disc burner, and an extra battery. We love the addition of an HDMI port, and we think it’s a great idea to connect your laptop to your home theater, an option that's a little tougher to find in the competition, and we’re guessing you have plenty of fun toys to connect that HDMI port if you can buy this laptop. Simply stated, If you're in the market for a high-class gaming laptop, have the money to spend, and love the “new” Alienware design, this is an excellent purchase.
3.5 von 5, Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90%
50% Alienware Area-51 m15x
Source: Mobile Computer English
The specifications are mostly great, but they’re wrapped in a case that makes the Area-51 m15x feel cheap – something that it certainly isn't.
3 von 6, Leistung sehr gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 90%
95% Marker01's m15x Skullcap Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
This is one awesome notebook! I have been desperately looking for a top performance 15” notebook for years now, and it’s finally here!
hervorragend, Verarbeitung 9, Display 10, Mobilität 9, Leistung 10
User Review, , Short, Date: 06/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Review: Alienware Area-51 m15x notebook PC
Source: vnunet.com English
The battle between desktops and notebooks has shifted to gaming laptops too, with the majority of Alienware’s sales coming from the latter. So you’d expect the company to have put a lot of effort into its latest notebook, the Area-51 m15x. It’s a modest affair on paper, containing one, rather than two, 8800M GTX graphics cards and a 15.4in screen; most gaming laptops use bigger displays. A fast and compact gaming laptop with a funky lighting system to boot
(von 5): 4, Ausstattung 5, Leistung 4, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 100%
80% Review: Alienware Area-51 m15x notebook computer
Source: vnunet.com English
Alienware sells two notebooks in the UK and this is its smaller design. In fact, it’s the smallest one we've seen to use an Nvidia Geforce 8800M GTX, which is the fastest mobile graphics card on the market. The most compact gaming notebook around, with excellent processor and graphics card and a unique lighting system.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Display gut, Preis schlecht, Verarbeitung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 40%
90% Alienware Area 51 m15x review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you can afford it and you have the muscles to carry it about, the Alienware Area 51 m15x is quite simply the quickest and best gaming laptop we've seen. Game on.
(von 5): 4.5, Preis 3.5, Verarbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% features: 100% workmanship: 90%
80% Alienware Area-51 m15x Thin and Light Gaming Notebook
Source: Comp Reviews English
Alienware's Area-51 m15x is a very versatile system depending upon how it is configured. Overall, it has very strong performance and is highly customizable in terms of its looks thanks to option chassis color choices and LED lighting that can vary between different colors. Of course, it is a very high cost system for such flexibility.
4 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Preis schlecht, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 90% emissions: 50%
80% Alienware Area-51 m15x
Source: Digital Trends English
The Area-51 m15x is certainly an amazing notebook, and we actually like it better than the Alienware m9750 and Dell XPS M1730 simply because it’s a bit smaller and easier to transport, but still extremely powerful. We love the system’s lighting scheme, the modular bay and the fact that it can be configured to be as cheap as $1,499 too. The only real beefs we have are with the speakers and soft-touch controls, which are difficult to use. The LCD bezel also creaks when you move it around, but that’s the sum of our gripes, which prove less deal-breakers than general annoyances. Like we said in the intro, the m15x is one heck of a gaming notebook, and is almost perfect aside from these small issues.
8 von 10, Display gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Spartan's Alienware m15x Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
I don't regret at all going for this m15x. I was pretty put down reading about all of the negative comments about the m15x. I even thought of going for an Alienware Desktop. But, I took the plunge because this is what I always wanted the most powerful graphics power, and portability in a 15.4" And I am not disappointed at all. If anyone is thinking of going for this m15x. I really recommend it.
(von 10): Verarbeitung 8, Display 8, Mobilität 8, Leistung 9
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2008
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Alienware Area-51 m15x
Source: PC Mag English
With a spectacular display of LEDs, a futuristic design, and phenomenal performance scores, the Alienware Area-51 m15x gaming laptop has no competition on planet Earth.
4.5 von 5, Preis sehr schlecht, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Display ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 30% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 80%
90% Alienware Area-51 m15x
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It's smaller than most gaming notebooks and thanks to a superb lighting system, it looks the part too. But performance is where it counts and the Alienware Area-51 m15x has it in spades. A generous selection of options means you can tailor it to your needs, and all this combined makes this arguably the best gaming notebook currently available.
(von 10): 9, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 10, Preis 8
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 90%
Alienware Area-51 m15x Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
In conclusion this is the best laptop i have ever owned and i have no regrets although i wish my smart bay battery would have came the same time but its coming.I am not that much of a benchmarking person but i ran 3dmark06.I only got 5848,anyone care to explain why?
(von 10): Verarbeitung 8, Display 9, Mobilität 8, Leistung 10
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2008
Rating: performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
83% Alienware Area-51 m15x
Source: PC Pro English
With your average gaming desktop PC boasting a heat output which would rival that of your average space heater, the very idea of cramming hot, powerful components into the tiny confines of a laptop seems faintly ridiculous. Alienware's latest blends obscene power with surprising portability, but both come at a cost.
5 von 6, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Alienware Area-51 m15x Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
I had a blast using the m15x. This notebook is absolutely the best looking and performing notebook ever conceived by man. I had so much fun that I have never tested a notebook as thoroughly as I have the m15x. I kept trying to think of tests to run as an excuse to keep it longer. It makes me giddy thinking about the new features Alienware has in store for the m17x due out (hopefully) soon. If you're looking for a 15 inch notebook, that can handle any game that is thrown at it, the m15x is the correct choice.
7 von 10, Display 10, Mobilität 9, Leistung 10
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90%
Alienware m15x Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
I have to be brutally honest - the Alienware Area-51 m15x is the best-rounded gaming machine I have tested. It really is. How Alienware managed to pack ultra high-performance components typically only found in the largest of desktop replacements into a 15.4-inch, 1.3-inch thin, 7-lb package and still manage good battery life I do not know. The m15x is both a fabulous gaming machine and a practical machine on the go. It can score almost 9,500 points in 3DMark06 yet get almost three hours of battery life with the standard battery. Throw a second battery in the Smart Bay and it gets nearly five. And let us not forget about the looks - they do not appeal to everyone of course, but anyone can admit the m15x is like nothing else. Alienware put a lot of time and effort into this design and it shows.
Leistung ausgezeichnet, Mobilität gut, Emissionen gut, Display gut, Preis schlecht, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50% emissions: 80%
90% Alienware Area-51 m15x
Source: Laptop Mag English
Overall, the Alienware Area-51 m15x delivers the power you need to play the most demanding games, and it’s much more compact than competing rigs. We wish the speakers were a bit louder and that the system offered better wireless range, but no other 15.4-inch system can hold a candle to this rig.
4.5 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 40%
81% Alienware Area-51 m15x
Source: CNet English
Alienware's amazingly powerful flagship Area-51 m15x has the insides down, but our finicky aesthetic sense isn't sold on the look of this otherwise awesome 15-inch powerhouse of a gaming laptop.
8.1 von 10, Display gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 80%
90% Packer's Alienware Area-51 m15x Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Wow! This is truely an amazing laptop. The 8800gtx is simply amazing. They lighting is also stunning. I sat there playing with the lights for about an hour I am extremely glad i decided to purchase this computer. The process with Alienware went extremely smooth and there customer support was great. Another really cool thing they did was engrave whatever you wanted on the bottom. I just decided to get my name.
sehr gut
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 90%
Alienware Area-51 m15x Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
In all, this machine goes everywhere with me. I use it as a daily driver at work now, have it with me in the messenger bag when I hang out with friends at coffee, and dock it as a desktop at home in the evenings. It seems to do basically everything exceptionally well. I haven't used either of my Macs in over a week...which I would have NEVER thought possible. Amazing what a kickass machine Alienware has in the m15x. Definitely not the last machine I will buy from them!
(von 10): Verarbeitung 9, Display 10, Mobilität 9, Leistung 10
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2008
Rating: performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
100% Area-51 m15x
Source: PC Praxis - 10/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 70% performance: 80%
79% Alienware Area-51 m15x Notebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 40% performance: 100% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
3D, wechsle dich
Source: c't - 16/08 German
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 90% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 30%
100% Alienware Area-51 m15x
Source: PC Magazin - 7/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 40% performance: 95% workmanship: 80%
Desktop-Killer
Source: SFT - 8/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: performance: 90% mobility: 40% workmanship: 40%
90% Alienware Area51 m15x
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 30% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 30%
86% Notebook Alienware
Source: Gamestar - 7/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80%
60% Alienware Area-51 M15X
Source: Chip.de - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 95%
Die ultimative Spielemaschine?
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 7-8 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/24/2008
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80%
Alienware Area 51 M15X
Source: PC Go - 6/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/02/2008
Rating: performance: 95% mobility: 40%
84% Alienware Area 51 M15X
Source: PC Go - 6/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
88% Test Alienware Area-51 m15x Gaming Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 98% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 75%
90% Alienware Area 51 M15X
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%

 

Alienware Area-51 m17x

Specifications

Alienware Area-51 m17xNotebook: Alienware Area-51 m17x
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI 512 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 4.96kg
Price: 3700 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section
 Area-51 m17x (Model)

Average Score: 77.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

88% Test Alienware Area-51 m17x Notebook | Notebookcheck
Beam me up, Scotty. While the european supporters of Alienware have had to wait a long while for its release, the extra-terrestrial m17x and its 17 inch screen has been available in the US for some time. However, the wait is over and the Intel CPU and Geforce 8800M GTX SLI equipped gaming machine is now available here. These compnents mean these laptops are one of the strongest competitors in its class.
80% Alienware Area-51 m17x
Source: Laptop Mag English
It’s the fastest, meanest-looking gaming notebook ever—if you can afford it. The Alienware M17x system delivers stunning performance for today’s hottest titles, and it has enough muscle to handle the next generation of games. It’s the most powerful system we’ve had in our labs, and it cuts through hits like Call of Duty: World at War with frame rates to spare. But so can other systems like the MSI GT725 or the Gateway P-7807u FX, and those systems are less than half the price of the M17x. However, if you care as much about premium design and personalization as you do about what’s under the hood, this gaming rig is second to none.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware Area-51 m17x Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Alienware Area-51 m17x is a remarkable gaming notebook and a clear step forward for Alienware in terms of design and performance. It is packed to the gills with top-shelf equipment, most notably a pair of Nvidia 9800M-GT video cards. This is one of not even a handful of machines that can comfortably max out Crysis. It has the typical downsides associated with a portable desktop – loud cooling system, dismal battery life, and hefty weight, but it does everything else well. The $3,849 starting price is steep and out of reach for most, though the baseline configuration has the components that make the system worth buying. In this reviewer’s opinion, more could have been thrown in for the money, and for such an expensive system, not having a more comprehensive warranty is disappointing.
Leistung ausgezeichnet, Verarbeitung gut, Display ausgezeichnet, Preis sehr schlecht, Emissionen schlecht, Mobilität sehr schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2008
Rating: price: 30% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%
82% Alienware Area-51 m17x
Source: CNet English
We'll just come right out and say the Alienware m17x is about as powerful as a laptop gets, at least if it's as tricked-out as our $6,000-plus review unit was. If you're looking to drop some major change on a show-off gaming laptop, it's hard to do better than the Alienware Area-51 m17x, a mean-looking, high-performance black slab.
(von 10): 8.2, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 8, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 50% performance: 90% features: 80%
80% Alienware Area-51 m17x
Source: Laptop Mag English
Gamers with deep pockets will love the Alienware Area-51 m17x. It’s the fastest gaming rig on the market, and competitors won’t likely surpass it anytime soon. It’s super sexy, and its customization features will make you the envy of fellow gamers at LAN parties. However, for $5,598, it shouldn’t crash under the stress of a game, even if it may be Vista’s fault.
4 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40%
77% Alienware Area-51 m17x Laptop
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you were hoping for an exciting new refresh to Alienware's Area-51 line of performance gaming laptops, the m17x may disappoint you. Alienware passed on Intel's new Centrino 2 platform and instead packed in a pair of rebranded 9800M GTs, which are 8800GTXs in all but name. Alienware's mammoth Area-51 m17x gaming laptop doesn't employ the latest and greatest CPU or GPU—yet manages to still deliver top performance.
7.7 von 10, Leistung mäßig, Preis schlecht, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 40% performance: 60% mobility: 30%
60% Alienware Area-51 m17x Gaming Desktop Replacement Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
Alienware's Area-51 m17x is a very hefty machine that is really designed with the sole purpose of being a high performance gaming system. It has a vareity of features and options that make it well suited as a portable media platform, but the high cost of the system makes the system a bit harder to justify.
3 von 5, Leistung gut, Preis schlecht, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 50%
88% Test Alienware Area-51 m17x Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 47% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 72%

 

Comment

Alienware: Alienware is an American computer hardware company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell. It mainly assembles for high-performance gaming. Alienware also offers for sale rebadged laptops and computer peripherals, such as headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded in 1996. The corporate headquarters is located in Florida. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. 2005, Alienware brought in upwards of $170 million USD in annual sales and launched an international in 2003 with a presence in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Costa Rica. The international market share is limited.

 

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 is a middle class video card of the 7000 series and suited for games of the year 2006. The performance is very similar to ATI X1600 / X1700. Compared to the desktop 7600 it is clearly slower.

ATI Mobility Radeon X1800: The ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 is a reduced version of the X1800XT with still a high current consumption.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX: Ttop of the mobile graphic cards line from the Go 7000 series and successor of the 7900 GTX graphics card. It has the same power consumption as the 7900 GTX card an still performs very good in DX9 games.

NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX:

The Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX is based upon the desktop G92 chip and offers better performance than the GeForce 8700M GT and 8800M GTS due to the 256 bit memory bus.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:

Two Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX cards are combined in SLI for faster graphics performance in laptops. Most DirectX 10 games should be able to run fluently on high detail settings.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T5500:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

T7600:

The Core 2 Duo T7600 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M660.

T9500: Upper middle class laptop CPU for Santa Rosa based laptops (FSB 800). The T9550 offers only a slightly higher core clock, but features a 1066 FSB.

Intel Core 2 Extreme: The fastest Core 2 Duo variants of Intel are called Core 2 Extreme. Technically, these processors are based on a Merom/Penryn (X9000) core like all other Core 2 Duo  processors,  too.

X9000: Fastest and most expensive mobile Core 2 CPU at the time of announcement with a higher power consumption of 44 W and 2.8 GHz core clock. Later the X9100 substituted the X9000 as fastest dual core.


15.4: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

17.1: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

4.96 kg:

This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


83.55%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Chiligreen X7
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» Novatech X70GTX
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8700
» Pioneer Dreambook M86
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo T9600
» Sager NP8662
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo P8600
» Rock Xtreme 620
GeForce 9800M GT, Core 2 Duo T9600
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Alienware Area-51 m15x
Alienware Area-51 m15x
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)