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Alienware Aurora M-7700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the energy efficiency and durability. The sound and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and resolution. Some have doubts about the touchpad and keyboard.

design, performance, sound, durability, energy

price, portability, battery, keyboard, touchpad

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Alienware Aurora M-7700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Alienware Aurora M-7700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

design, durability, battery

30% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Colorshifting Alienware M7700 D9t

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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...

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Alienware Area-51m 7700

 

A very good multimedia laptop, the Area-51m 7700 can handle any task--from gaming to recording TV--but there are less expensive options.

Very good gaming performance; top-shelf components; Windows XP Media Center and TV tuner lets you watch and record TV; features double-layer DVD burner; full complement of ports and connections

More expensive than other comparable systems; large and heavy; runs hot

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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...

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Alienware Area 51 Power Desktop

 

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

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's Benchmark Buster Lands Carrying An Otherworldly Price

 

For such a supposedly secret location, that Area 51 sure does turn out a lot of computers. OK, let's be serious for a moment. Laughing in the face of this “recession” business, Alienware's latest, the Area-51 X-58, starts at $1,649 and quickly goes up...

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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

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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

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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...

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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.

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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,...

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.7in
Height:2.1in/2in
Weight:12.6lbs/8.6lbs
Width:15.6in

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

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1600MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Xeno gray

Modem

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

Networking

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

Processor

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

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM/DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

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

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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