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Dell Alienware 18

Dell Alienware 18 Laptop


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Dell Alienware 18
MSI GX70
HP Envy dv6(Oct'12)
Toshiba Qosmio X870
Dell Inspiron i17R(2012)
Dell Alienware 18 Laptop
MSI GX70 3BE-007US 17.3-Inch Laptop
HP ENVY DV6-7214nr i7-3630QM 2.4GHz 15.6" Gaming Laptop
Toshiba Qosmio X870-BT2G23 (STRU0211) PC Notebook
Dell Inspiron i17R Core i7 3.4 GHz (fncwr36b) PC Notebook
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Release Date
May 2013
Jun 2013
Oct 2012
Jul 2012
Jun 2012
CD / DVD Type
Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray
Display
18.4 in. WLED FHD
17.3 in. Full HD Anti-Reflective
15.6 in. HD LED
17.3 in. HD LED
17.3 in.
Hard Drive
1250 GB SSD, 7200 rpm
750GB SATA, 7200RPM
750 GB, 7200 RPM
750 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
1500 GB, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
32 GB DDR3L
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor
Core i7-4900MQ 2.8 GHz
AMD A10-5750M 2.5 GHz
Core i7 3.4 GHz
Core i7 3.3 GHz
Core i7 3.4 GHz
Laptop Type
Desktop Replacement
Gaming laptop
Thin and Light Laptop
Mid-Size Laptop
Mid-Size Laptop
Use
Gaming / Multimedia
Gaming / Multimedia
Home Use
Home Use

  • Big, bulky, and ostentatious as heck, the Alienware 18 is the ginormous gaming laptop you want to use to show off your riches on the game grid.


  • Alienware once again lives up to its reputation as a manufacturer of high-end notebooks. The successor of the M18x R2, simply called 18, not only impresses with its dignified design but also with the excellent performance. Nothing comes close to the performance of an SLI system with two GeForce GTX 780M GPUs at the moment. Combined with a quad-core processor and a Solid State Drive the notebook even manages the most demanding applications. The retail price is consequently very high.


  • Packing the best of everything -- including two state-of-the-art GPUs -- the Alienware 18 is the quintessential gaming notebook.


  • MSI’s GX70 is a laptop with many pros and many cons. The system has a great keyboard, tons of ports, a quality non-gloss display and superb speakers. But it also suffers from spotty quality, a miniscule touchpad, and inferior endurance. Ultimately, though, this is a gaming laptop, and that’s where the GX70 really falls flat. Though certainly capable of playing modern games, its performance figures are poor across the board and, in some cases, lag competitors by 50 percent. The processor is a particular sore point.


  • Buyers of the HP Envy dv6-7202eg receive a powerful multimedia notebook packed to the brim with modern technology. This laptop can complete any task with ease and look good while doing it. We especially like the high contrast Full HD display with great viewing angle stability and matte surface. The packet will set you back around 1,199 Euros (~$1570) - a high price, but there are alternatives. The other available Envy dv6 models work with the same CPU and GPU but have to cut corners in other areas.


  • HP's Envy laptops may lack their distinctive styles that set them apart from the companies other consumer laptops but it still offers a solid experience for those looking at an all around laptop. It features some strong performance that lets it do well in pretty much but it still isn't quite as suited for dedicated gaming as other laptops. The only other bit of disappointment was the storage which isn't quite as fast as ultrabooks with their dedicated SSD cache rather than hybrid solutions.


  • Altogether, the Qosmio X870 certainly has its charms, but the laptop is too expensive for the features it offers. Whether the 3D display is worth the premium over the two smaller models should be evaluated by the buyer. The cheapest version of the X870 is already available for 1599 Euro, and the expected performance shouldn't be much below our expensive top model, due to the same CPU and GPU in both models.


  • The use of that i5 processor means that the Qosmio X870-143 is more of an all-round entertainment system than a dedicated gaming rig. But at £1199 it's still a good option if you want a large-screen laptop that can handle music, video and the occasional gaming session.


  • The Qosmio X870 is without doubt the best choice for anyone (with cash to burn) who needs the best gaming machine waiting for them at home.
    However, the styling and price won't appeal to everyone and if you still want the 3D experience, albeit with slightly less power, then the Samsung Series 7 Gamer is a worthy alternative.


  • The Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition is aptly named. It delivers blazing productivity, game-worthy graphics performance, and features a gorgeous 17.3-inch display. However, its battery life could be better and it's missing a Blu-ray drive.


  • The Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 offers a full 1080p display, impressive graphics performance and Adobe editing software in an attractive 17.3-inch package.


  • Calling the Dell Inspiron 17R a desktop replacement is a little unfair, since it's not really in the league of the performance desktops that dominate the category. The Inspiron 17R is a solid machine if you're looking for a large screen on a budget, but you have to be aware that it won't perform like similarly sized machines, such as the Origin EON17-S, or the Alienware M17x. But if you're looking for a low-cost desktop replacement for a shared living room PC, the Inspiron 17R is definitely worth a look.


Top 5 notebook with blu-ray:

  1. Dell Alienware 18 Laptop
  2. MSI GX70 3BE-007US 17.3-Inch Laptop
  3. HP ENVY DV6-7214nr i7-3630QM 2.4GHz 15.6" Gaming Laptop
  4. Toshiba Qosmio X870-BT2G23 (STRU0211) PC Notebook
  5. Dell Inspiron i17R Core i7 3.4 GHz (fncwr36b) PC Notebook