A few weeks ago I finally got my new AlienWare M15x laptop and the high quality appeared from the moment I opened the box. Every components was nicely and safely packed in high quality materials, even the user manual was bound with nice black leather with the AlienWare logo in metal on top. Luckily the high quality impression continued as I got the laptop unpacked and started it for the first time.
The laptop it self is quite impressive just to look at, with a kind of stealth inspired design and a lot of lights that can be configured. My personal favorite is the AlienWare logo on the back of the screen showing people around you that this is a laptop with an attitude.
So the AlienWare (by the way produced by Dell) is nice to look at and feels like a high quality product, but that is not the reason I bought it. This is just a nice bonus you get when buying a AlienWare product. I choose this machine because of its performance that is just great. I can do all my software development projects with out any problems (handles this much better than my top specified laptop at work), I can play all games available because of the great GeForce graphic card.
OK, I will let the facts do the talk. Look at this specification:
- Processor: Intel Core i7 920XM 2.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
- Video card: 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
- LCD panel: 15.6 inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 (1080p) WLED
- Memory: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz – 2 x 4096MB
- Hard drive: 256GB Solid State Drive
I just love it! I really like the Solid State Drive that enables the laptop to start in no time, make little noice, save battery capacity and so on.
The AlienWare laptops are also packed with special administrative software for you to modify the computer behavior, light settings, switch to stealth mode (power saving), security. You can also use face recognition when you want to log in to Windows 7. I have tested this for a while and after building the face image database this works almost perfect. When I sit in front of the laptop it just automatically log in to Windows. Probably not so useful (saves you the hard work typing your password) but it is very fun and fascinating.
To sum this up: I am very happy with this laptop and I think that I just found my new favorite laptop brand, AlienWare!