Alienware Aurora mALX
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware Aurora mALX
Source: PC Perspective
The only major design concern I have with the mALX is the troublesome power adapter. Unlike typical notebook adapter plugs, this one uses multiple prongs which is prone to breaking (like S-Video cables). This is particularly worrisome since this adapter is unique to the mALX so finding a generic replacement is non-existent. To compound this problem, the 3 lb. power brick dangles off this delicate connector exerting unnecessary pressure. Alienware should have given a longer cable to ensure that the brick sits on the floor. Otherwise you put the power brick on the table, which isn't always available.
sehr umfangreicher und voll ausgestatteter Testbericht mit vielen Seiten
sehr gut, Preis/Leistung mäßig, Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 90%
Source: Wired Magazine
With two Nvidia Go 7900 GTX graphics chips, it's no surprise that Aurora mALX was the performance champion in our tests. Wired: Two top-line graphics processors plus 2.4-GHz AMD Turion 64 Mobile CPU equals killer performance. Comes with nice headphones and a backpack. Tired: At 17 pounds with its beffy power supply, it pushes the definition of portability, which explains the backpack.
kurzer Vergleichstest von Notebook-Modellen; Test nur in der Zeitschrift verfügbar
8 von 10, Preis/Leistung angemessen, Leistung Top, Display gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 100%
Source: Laptop Mag
Just how big is Alienware’s 19-inch, SLI-based top-of-the-line mALX gaming laptop? Packed into the box is a backpack seemingly large enough for an Everest climb. With dual Nvidia Go 7900 GTX cards and dual HDD support up to 240GB, the mALX may be the ultimate rig for flying through the latest games at the highest settings. At 15 pounds and a base price of $4,499 (our configuration costs $5,549), this system is best suited for LAN parties. Wherever you take the mALX, it will dominate the competition. As is often the case with gaming laptops, the mALX is decked out cosmetically as well as technically. Color-shifting metallic fleck paint is airbrushed onto the cover. The standard Alienware design has been modified to look more like a texture out of Quake. Once open, however, the chassis is almost demure, if an 18-inch footprint can be. A full-sized keyboard with acceptable key depth lurks within. The glowing alien head remains lit, as does the set of irritating lights under the display.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar
4.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung sehr teuer, Leistung top, Display sehr gut, Akkulaufzeit sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 85% display: 95%
The Alienware Aurora mALX is a show-offy laptop. Its 19-inch display is so massive that you need a huge Alienware backpack to carry it around. Its case features an extremely detailed custom airbrush paint job with a ribbon of metallic color that changes when viewed at different angles. And as with all status symbols, it's expensive: pricing starts at $4,499, and our review unit, which included a number of high-end upgrades, cost almost $5,600. The mALX isn't all bark and no bite, though. With two graphics cards running in a scalable link interface, the mALX achieved the highest frame rates to date on our gaming benchmarks. That said, the mALX didn't exactly blow away the competition; the 19-inch Eurocom M590K Emperor ($5,430) offers similar gaming performance, and the 17-inch Dell XPS M1710 ($4,215) trails just a bit behind it.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar
Preis/Leistung nicht gerechtfertigt
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2006
Rating: price: 40%
Source: Digital Living DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: Giga.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2006
Rating: price: 40%
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX: GeForce Go 7900 GTX is the predecessor of the 7950 GTX and has still a very good DirectX 9 performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
AMD Turion 64: This is a derivative of the Athlon 64 with SSE3 with nx storage protection, 32 and 64 bit support, integrated memory controller for PC3200 memory, mode for low capacity, HT800 and 2 variants ML with 35 Watt and MB with 25 Watt consumption. Regarding the consumption MT might be very similar to a Pentium M. The speed is moderate and approximately as fast as an Pentium M with equivalent clock speed.
ML-44: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. Alienware has belonged to the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops. Trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an alien logo. In addition, Alienware offers workstations for private and business customers.
Alienware belongs to the mid-sized manufacturers of the notebook market. There are some reviews with average ratings overall.
86.67%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.