'We love Alienware's design, but this 17-incher doesn't deliver extreme performance that matches the price tag.'
'battery life weak'
'Noticeable fan noise'
'highest end notebook'
'Heart-stopping price tag'
'Windows XP is, unfortunately, no longer available even as an option.'
'This big notebook is ideal for gaming, but has an uncomfortable keyboard.'
'The games we test with were quite playable'
'looks and features to kill.'
'pricey Core 2 Extreme X6800 chip'
'Software for customized lighting is still a work in progress.'
'Both in-game graphics and DVD film action are smooth, looking crisp and colourful on the Alienware Area-51 m9750's higher-than-standard 1,920x1,200 resolution screen.'
'The good: Attractive design.'
'the company has usually been one of the last to get its hands on the latest and greatest components--especially those from Intel .'
'Resolution: 1280x800 (WXGA).'
'It was difficult, though, to keep from grazing the touch pad and accidentally misplacing the cursor while typing.'
'The keys proved responsive, but the board was poorly mounted, so bounced a good deal as we typed.'
'You won't be sorry.'
'they do contribute to the Aurora m9700's ominous visage.'
'The m9700's throughput of 10.9 Mbps from 15 feet and 7.3 Mbps from 50 feet was merely average, although our testing did not involve a MIMO-supported router.'
'it looks really cool!'
'Popular with gamers due to the high 2.4GHz clock speed, AMD's Turion 64 ML-44 is in place.'
'The CD-RW/DVD is housed in a modular plug-in drive bay, which is more upgradeable and gives you more options than an integrated drive.'
'The machine's high heat level and noticeable fan noise make it unsuitable for actual laptop use.'
'battery life is abysmal.'
'this notebook has 256MB of video RAM. -- meaning its CD-RW/DVD drive is removable, allowing you easily to swap it out for alternative or upgraded units.'
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