Alienware the stylish, eye catching Dell subsidiary has come out with another rendering of their popular series of gaming computers. This is another light filled attempt for Alienware to out-hip their competitors. I can go over some of the specs but first after reviewing this computer’s information and reading through some commits I noticed a trend. Alienware is a great computer if nothing is wrong with the setup. If a computer is shipped with a defect then whoever received the malfunctioning computer will have the pleasure of dealing with Dell computer’s infamous customer service department. This department stands on name alone. Dell has customer service in place to supply the philosophy of having customers figure out how to fix things on their own. There is no point to go on about Dell’s shortcomings when they came out with the new smooth gaming tool, the Alienware M15X notebook.
Looking past the Alienware M15X standard casing bells and whistles, the 15” display is the first thing that catches the eye. This screen is WLED 1080p, which is in the higher pixelation range for computer screens. Going past the screen is the graphics card. Housed under the casing is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M. The card is the mid range card in the mid range series of NVIDIA graphic cards. This creates a conflict in products since there is a high quality display set up to show mid-ranged graphics. With a 1080p screen it would’ve been logical to include a graphics card built around more competent processing architecture like Fermi or the lesser Unified Shader.
Getting back to the casing, the M15X has the Alienware look and feel of previous products. It is larger and heaver (9lbs) than other 15” laptops. This can be a good thing if the computer is meant to stay in one place but a different story when having to lug it around hot-spot to hot-spot. There is a back-lit keyboard that is flimsy under pressure.
A positive about this computer is that it runs at an accelerated speed. The quad core processor with turbo produces no lag in gaming experience. Another good point is the web cam has a facial recognition tool for logging in. This is a great element for people who always lose their password. The computer lighting is customizable too. The external lights’ color can be changed to fit your mood. For the amount Dell is asking for this innovation, I’d have to pass for something with better promise. There are a lot of lighter, and faster computers on the market being sold for less and coming with better customer support.