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Alienware Aurora M-7700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Alienware Aurora M-7700. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and durability are overall positive. The image quality and design are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and keyboard get critical opinions. The energy efficiency and portability get mixed opinions.

performance, design, image quality, durability, usability

price, battery, size, keyboard, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware Aurora M-7700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

Alienware Aurora M7700


We've come to realize that there are two kinds of Maximum PC readers: The first is the standard Joe or Jane who has four desktop machines at home to do all the heavy lifting. For these users, a small, low-power notebook is more than sufficient.

Athlon 64 FX-60 in a notebook

It's 13 frakking pounds! And it lacks support for ExpressCard

At nearly 13 pounds, this notebook is only portable for weight lifters. If you’re willing to carry the weight, you get the benefit of a beautiful 17-inch UXGA+ panel. Our only gripes with the M7700 concern the slight bulge of the keyboard and a lack of...

May, 2006


Expert review by: Nick Mokey (

Alienware Area-51 X58


With Intel's new Core i7 processors and Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 295 cards drawing rave reviews from performance enthusiasts, it only makes sense that one system combining both would be among the best available. And Alienware's X58 meets that...

Unstoppable ; no compromises computing power; unique ; stylish case; reliable and easy to set up

Price rivals a used car; pumps out heat; some cheap-feeling case parts; chintzy mouse and keyboard

If you have the cash, Alienware's X58 is an ideal way to translate money into computing power...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (

Alienware Area 51 Power Desktop


This updated version of an old favorite remains competitive, but we wouldn't place bets on it winning races.


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: Christopher Null (

Review: Alienware Area-51 X-58


For such a supposedly secret location, that Area 51 sure does turn out a lot of computers. Alienware Area-51 X-58 8/10 Learn How We Rate...

Loaded with the absolute latest technology from top to bottom. Infinite connectivity options include six USB, two gigabit Ethernet, one eSATA, and one Firewire port … and that’s just in the back. Includes a free hat

Incredibly heavy and imposingly large. Only one optical drive? At this price we’d expect more than a one-year warranty. 1200 watt power supply ensures the unit doubles as a space heater

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (

Alienware Area-51 ALX Gaming Desktop


Alienware's latest desktop is a gaming powerhouse, but its power comes at a steep price.

Superior performance

Hefty price tag

If you're serious about gaming--and have the budget--the Area-51 ALX deserves a look

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Alienware Aurora m7700


This big 17-inch desktop replacement uses a speedy AMD desktop processor.

Striking design; has scads of ports

Expensive ; poor battery life

This beefy desktop replacement has lots of ports, a striking blue design, and top-notch performance offset by poor battery li

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

Alienware Aurora M-7700 Review (pics, specs)


The Alienware Aurora M7700 is the most powerful notebook on the market, bar none. It features an expansive 17 display and all the power of a high-end desktop. At 12.5 lbs, it isn't exactly a traveler's companion, and at $4,317, it isn't exactly cheap....

Blazing performance Great LAN party machine Superb build quality Nice keyboard/number pad Beautiful case Remains cool Did I already say performance

Low-end display Costs over four thousand Loud video card fan Ergonomics could be improved Sub par headphone jack Annoying super bright LEDs

The Alienware Aurora M7700 breaks through the traditional barrier of mobile performance, and surpasses it. Unlimited power and potential don't come cheap, nor do they come in small packages. It was a true pleasure to use this system for the time that I...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Alienware Area-51m 7700


Packed wide-screen desktop replacement has the goods for entertainment.

Offers optional dual RAID hard drives

Pricey, big and heavy

The pricey 51m 7700 is a highly expandable desktop replacement, with some nice entertainment options.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Marc Perton (

Alienware Area-51m 7700 Mobile Desktop reviewed


Here's another review of Alienware's $3,000 Area-51m 7700 Mobile Desktop, this time from the perspective of business users. NewsFactor took a look at the 13-pound behemoth's suitability as a mobile workstation, and found it to be a good solution,...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Donald Melanson (

Alienware's Area-51m 7700 Mobile Desktop reviewed


Digital Video Editing has a review of Alienware's ridiculously big Area-51m 7700 laptop, appropriately dubbed a "Mobile Desktop". The 13.5 pound (!) laptop has a 17-inch LCD (not widescreen) and a 3.4GHz Intel desktop CPU, which accounts for some of...

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

Do not let the unique appearance and mobility of the new 17" Area-51m 7700 fool you, this system is undeniably a desktop system. Armed with the latest technology and hardware available, this mobile desktop is able to give users the best of both worlds. The flexibility of a notebook is seamlessly blended with the potent performance of a traditional desktop system to provide the ideal solution for students, families, and power users alike. The Area-51m 7700 uses the latest Intel Pentium 4 processor with Hyper-Threading technology to simulate the presence of two processors ensuring the highest possible performance in taxing applications. Running at speeds up to an impressive 3.6GHz and equipped with a large 1MB of L2 Cache, users will always have ample processing power at their fingertips. Whether you are streaming audio and video or playing the latest games, the Area-51m 7700 provides the cutting edge performance you've come to expect from Alienware. PRODUCT FEATURES: Exclusive Alienware Design and Color; Programmable Synaptics Touchpad; Built-In Microphone; High Performance Cooling System; Dual Smart Bay Optical Drives; Dual HDD Support with RAID; 7-In-1 Media Card Reader; Enhanced 4 Speakers + Subwoofer.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1400 x 900/1440 x 900/1680 x 1050/1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Model:M7700/M7700 Extreme
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Alienware Area-51/Alienware Aurora

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1600MHz/800MHz


Color:Xeno gray


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/3.8GHz/3GHz
Processor Number:3000+/530/530J/570J
Type:Athlon 64/Pentium 4


Installed Size:1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

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

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800