Advertised as ‘’the most powerful 18-inch laptop in the Universe’’, the new Alienware m18x has definitely caught the attention of gamers worldwide after its release only a few weeks ago. Visually impressive and great in terms of performance, can the Alienware m18x overcome its high price and weight problems and become one of the greatest gaming devices out there? Well, we shall see…
Design, ports and features
The Alienware laptops are known for their luxurious and eye-catching designs and the new m18x follows the rule and does not disappoint from this point of view. The laptop is available in two different color schemes, the classic Space Black, and the bright Nebula Red. The case surfaces are made of anodized Aluminum and the hand-rest regions have an extremely comfortable rubber coating. The case has a resistant surface, which will not allow it to get dirty and the overall design is flashy, elegant, but also a little too sturdy. The ports included in the m18x are, on the left side, four sound jacks, three display ports, a Kensington Lock, a Gigabit-LAN port and two USBs and, on the right side, another two USB ports, an eSATA/USB combo and a HDMI-in port.
Keyboard, touchpad and screen
The keyboard is everything a gamer will need and more. The keys are large, well-spaced and comfortable and the typing noise is more than acceptable. The touchpad is large, as well, but also elegant and its precision is almost perfect. Both the keyboard and touchpad can be illuminated, as well as in the cases of m14x and m17x models, and that is again a feature that gamers will enjoy very much. As far as the screen is concerned, the 18.4 inch WLED display with a resolution of 1920x1080, a format of 16:9 and glossy surface offers exceptional picture quality, great brightness and impeccable angle views.
Performance, graphics and battery life
The Intel Core i7-2920XM processor and the Dual AMD RADEON HD 6970M graphics card will make your mind go crazy. These are not state of the art components, these are not some of the best components on the market, these are the highest-quality processors and graphics card that you can find in a gaming device. And if you are still not impressed with the Alienware m18x, let’s tell you a few things about the battery as well. Again, this is not only strong, it is probably the strongest battery that you can find on a gaming laptop of these dimensions. It can hold up to six and a half hours and will make you forget about energy use.
In conclusion, forget about the high price, because it deserves every penny of it and forget about the weight, because you aren’t going nowhere with this laptop! If you are going to buy it, you will stay at home and you will play day and night the best video games at the highest quality levels!