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Alienware Area-51 m7700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Alienware Area-51 m7700. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The design and durability also get good views. Many are negative about the connectivity and keyboard, and comments are divided on the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Alienware Area-51 m7700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Alienware Area-51 m7700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability. The durability also gets good opinions.

durability, usability

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Alienware Area-51 m9750 Notebook


The components of the Alienware Area-51 m9750 thrill gamers: Espe

Robust case ; Good display ; Brilliant performance ; Very cold handball support ; Good keyboard ; A lot of interfaces

No DirectX10 and still no Vista SLI driver ; Display glossy, moderate workmanship ; Expensive ; Somewhat loud

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: David Murphy (

Alienware Area - 51


On paper, the Area 51 has the heart of a champion. It sports a speedy Intel Q9550 quad-core processor running at its stock-clock frequency of 2.83 GHz. Four gigabytes of DDR3-1066 memory further beef up its specs, while 800GB of storage comes courtesy...


Tired case design

We can't bear to shoot Alienware's Area 51, but there's no question that this thoroughbred PC has outlived its days at the top of the system charts. At $3219 (as of December 3, 2008; $380 extra with a bundled Samsung 2253BW monitor), it's far too...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Reece Bailey Schofield (

Alienware Area 51 M9750 review – Media powerhouse


An Alienware computer is a mythical beast. Ever since Alienware started making computers in 1996, gamers and power hungry PC addicts have drooled over their speed, processing power, and overall design. This is the first time I've ever spent more than a...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: lowdownthrowdown (

Alienware Area-51 m5790 Review


I looked at the HP dv9000t, Dell XPS M1710, Toshiba Qosmio & Satellite models and several others before deciding on the Alienware m5790. Dell had the specs, but was way too expensive. HP looked great and was priced well, but had only VGA video output &...

Beautiful design and great build ; DVI port when most are still using VGA ; Excellent sound ; Great processing power and video graphics ; High resolution (1920 x 1200!) glossy screen ; Runs quietly even at High Performance settings ; Integrated...

Some keyboard buttons are annoyingly small compared to a desktop keyboard ; Mouse buttons are somewhat overly stiff ; Gets pretty warm on the surface ; 3 USB ports and Firewire port located on right side when most are right handed and use an external...

One big positive with this as opposed to my old Compaq Presario, my niece's Toshiba Satellite and others is that Alienware does not add on all that proprietary "bloat ware" crap software that just bogs the whole system down. It feels like I did the...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Alienware Area-51m 5750


This big notebook is ideal for gaming, but has an uncomfortable keyboard.

Excellent big-screen entertainment Speedy

Poor battery life, Problematic keyboard

The 5750 is a fast gamer laptop with superb sound. It lacks a TV-tuner option, however, as do many comparable systems.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: chris.dangelo (

Alienware Area-51 m5750 with Core 2 Duo Review (pics, specs)


The Alienware 5750 is a 17" screen gaming notebook. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI X1800 graphics card and of course the distinctive Alienware flashy design.

I would recommend this computer to anyone that is the above average serious computer enthusiast. It is not the top-shelf computer at Alienware; it is one of their mid-range laptop. It suits my needs very well. It doesn’t come feature heavy like other...

Sep, 2006

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Alienware Area 51 m5500 notebook reviewed


While Alienware is a name commonly spoken in any high-end notebook discussion, its managed to mingle in less elite crowds by offering more financially manageabl...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Les Shu (

Alienware Area-51 m5700


A slim 17-inch notebook that's got serious game.

Powerful graphics Brilliant 17-inch widescreen • Instant-on media playback • 160GB of storage

Power cord tends to block optical drive Awkward touchpad placement • Mediocre speakers • Low MobileMark 2005 score

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Kirk Steers (

Alienware Area-51 ALX


Photograph: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

The Area-51 ALX is a relatively fast, well-designed gaming PC for Intel fans with deep pockets.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Alienware Area-51m


The sturdy design and glowing alien eyes are what separate Alienware from other gaming notebooks, as does the relatively low price.

Sturdy case. Nice design. Dual-band wireless. Relatively affordable.

Not the latest, bleeding-edge components.

Although the Area-51m's ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (128MB) graphics couldn't keep pace with the PCI Express graphics horsepower in the VoodooPC Envy m:790, its scores were more than respectable. The games we test with were quite playable (though Doom 3,...

Dec, 2004

Product Specifications

ATI's Mobility Radeon X1800 256mb and X1400 128mb unparalleled mobile graphics technology renders graphics so smooth that you don't just sight in on an opponent, you can keep a bead on a freckle. At client presentations, you'll have to keep a towel handy for all the drool. Intel Centrino Duo Mobile technology will start you ahead of the game with the power of dual core technology. Plus next-gen wireless technology so you can dominate at your next meeting or wherever your path to victory takes you. The Area-51 m5750 packs in a full 2GB @ 667Mhz of memory inside. With this much memory you can keep the video clip you recorded last night open while you pretend to work on the company web page. The Area-51 m5750 gives you close to infinite hard drive options with dual hard drives for extra storage. Configure your system with Raid 0 to get the full 240 GB of hard drive space so you can constantly download and make your broadband provider work for their money. With Area-51 m5750's ultra sharp 17" LCD display with Clearview technology, movies are crisp and in widescreen aspect ratio so you can view your movie as it was meant to be seen. It's almost like you're fighting along side the drunken master in your classic kung fu collection. The Area-51 m5750 is stacked with a powerful graphics card, tons of memory and enough hard drive space to store and edit all of your beach front spring break "documentary" footage into a movie that would make your buddies proud.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Full tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Full tower/Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Full tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Full tower/Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/4MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in/18in/22in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm/45.7cm/55.9cm
Max Resolution:1400 x 900/1440 x 900/1920 x 1440
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:Display/LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes


Model:3550/ALX/Extreme/M5750/M5790 Special Edition/M7700
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Alienware Area-51

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Chipset Type:Intel 875P/Intel 925X Express/Intel 945G Express/Intel E7525
Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz


Color:Cyborg green/Xeno gray


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/40x (CD) / 12x (DVD)/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/24x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW)/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/40x (CD) / 4x (DVD-R) / 8x (DVD+R)/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x (CD) / 8x (DVD-R) / 12x (DVD+R)

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:52x
Rewrite Speed:32x
Write Speed:52x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/2.8GHz/3.4GHz/3.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:551/920/T2300/T5500
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Pentium 4/Pentium 4 Extreme Edition/Pentium D/Xeon


Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5/RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 1
Type:IDE/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:148GB/160GB/322GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Type:Media center/Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X1400/ATI Mobility Radeon X1800/Intel GMA 950/NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra/NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra/NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
Interface Type:AGP 8x/PCI Express x16