We love Alienware's design, but this 17-incher doesn't deliver extreme performance that matches the price tag.
'this highly configurable system is great for hardcore gamers'
'highest end notebook'
'Some of the fastest gaming in town'
'one of the best mobile gaming options'
'I wasn't expecting much out of notebook speakers, but wow, these are pretty darn good!'
'This big notebook is ideal for gaming, but has an uncomfortable keyboard.'
'The games we test with were quite playable'
'This laptop satisfies two categories of buyers: business users who need battery life, but also consumers looking for a good all-around notebook for multimedia and some gaming'
'looks and features to kill.'
'pricey Core 2 Extreme X6800 chip'
'Software for customized lighting is still a work in progress.'
'this performance-driven media laptop is hot in more ways than one.'
'The finish of the laptop is equally impressive, as you'll find the usual alien head, which glows, on the lid of the machine and a specially lacquered finish that reflects in the light.'
'best gaming notebook'
'The small alien head that glows blue on the top of the laptop makes it clear to others at any LAN party that you are toting Alienware hardware.'
'It is very comfortable to use, and the chassis underneath your hands remains cool, a tribute to the excellent cooling system employed in this laptop.'
'you haven't heard about the Alienware Aurora m9700 notebook don't feel bad because we just posted the news three days ago.'
'as most desktop systems are capable of doing.'
'The machine's high heat level and noticeable fan noise make it unsuitable for actual laptop use.'
'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.'
'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.'