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Alienware Area-51 m7700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the sound and screen are on the whole positive. The build quality and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and battery.

design, performance, build quality, screen, sound

value for money, keyboard, portability, battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware Area-51 m7700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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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

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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...

Well-constructed

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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

Beautiful design and great build Strong processing power and graphics Number pad High resolution glossy screen Runs Quietly

Keyboard is small and buttons are poorly arranged Can get very warm

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...

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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

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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.

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Alienware Area-51

 

There's no mistaking the newly updated Alienware Area-51 ($3,599 direct) for a mass-produced PC. The over-the-top chassis features glowing, retro-futuristic side vents and a Roswell-inspired alien head. Inside, the high-end components are all about...

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Alienware Area-51m

 

Strong performer can manage only 65 minutes on one battery charge.

We admired the UFO-crash-site-inspired name and the Martian green case. But this Area-51m is otherworldly expensive, and plenty of other desktop replacements have the same gaming chops for less.

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Alienware Area 51

 

A pricey but strong performer, this Alienware comes well-stocked for gaming and video, but you can find less-expensive systems with a similar set of components.

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

Type:Microphone/None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Depth:11.5in/11.7in/22.5in
Height:1.7in/2.1in/22in/23.6in
Weight:12.6lbs/7.9lbs
Width:15.6in/16in/9.5in

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

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Cyborg green/Xeno gray

Modem

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

Networking

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/2.8GHz/3.4GHz/3.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
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

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM/DDR2 SDRAM

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
Type:IDE/RAID

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
Type:Portable

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:None/Standard

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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