There are great features to the Alienware AM11x-826CSB. The optional i5 or i7 Intel processor, hyper-threading technology, turbo Boost technology, integrated memory controller, and DDR3. The problem I have is the amount of publicity this gaming laptop company has. Take ASUS or MSI their focus has been on making the best products known to man. There are bad products that come through the pipe from them but over all they generally come out with something consistently pushing the edge of reason. Dell, on one hand is in a comfortable position in the technology market and on the other hand is too comfortable with their position in the market. Now are wasting people’s money?
Ever since Dell bought out Alienware the quality in their laptops has dropped. To counter Dell strategically responded by rising the price then hope nobody would notice. Alienware was a great company but the temptation of additional capital to grow their business was too much. This is accentuates the firm fact that nothing exceptional comes from corporate backing. Large corporations are great at spraying large volumes of sub-par products at the masses for purely consumptive purposes. What Dell can’t do is take their time tested bulk distribution business model and apply it to premium products. The result has been the steady turning of loyal Alienware users attitude.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M2 graphic card is ample for any game. It is an older generation of graphic card and is not within the NVIDIA GTX series specifically made for gaming computers. This card is good enough for the little computer. The 720p 11.6” wide screen LCD display gives enough resolution for a great picture but it is a step down from any 1080p LED display currently being sold by other computer companies. The positive feature that stands out is the battery pack’s life of up to 7 hours and 46 minutes.
The Alienware AM11x-826CSB is a fine computer but the message behind this unit is what shouldn’t be over looked. A lot of this computer’s parts are just below the high end. This leads one to believe that Dell is still trying to cut corners with quality. All at the expense of Alienware’s reputation.