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Alienware M9750

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the keyboard and sound are generally positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the touchpad and battery.

screen, design, performance, sound, keyboard

price, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware M9750 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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

Only available directly at Alienware

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Alienware Area-51 m9750

 

Alienware's flagship gaming laptop, the Area-51 m9750, has plenty of appeal for high-end gamers, but the alien head aesthetic seems dated, and newer components are right around the corner.

Massive resolution display; twin SLI video cards offer unparalleled 3D performance for a laptop; DVI and surround sound outputs; matte finish on case repels fingerprints

No HDMI; requires Windows XP for optimum performance; reasonable starting price disappears quickly with upgrades; battery life weak, even for a desktop replacement

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Alienware Area-51 m9750

 

Alienware's Area 51 notebooks have long been heralded as the cream of the crop in gaming notebooks, and the m9750 largely upholds this proud tradition. With its dual GeForce Go 7950 GTX videocards in SLI and Core 2 Duo processor, this is one...

Great gaming performance; lots of storage; brilliant display

GPUs are DX9; lots of fan noise; wonky webcam and system restore

With its dual GeForce Go 7950 GTX videocards in SLI and Core 2 Duo processor, this is one blazing-fast notebook.

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Alienware Area-51 m9750 Review

 

Brawny customized gaming rig pulls out all the stops, including solid-state storage, but has a dark screen and other flaws.

Some of the fastest gaming in town ; Solid-state storage

Heart-stopping price tag ; Screen a tad dark

If you must have the newest technology, such as solid-state drives and Blu-ray, in your gaming laptop, belly up to this all-you-can-eat bar. Otherwise, keep looking

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Alienware Alienware Area-51 m9750

 

The ruggedized Alienware Area-51 m9750 desktop replacement laptop is a tough, stylish rig designed for serious gamers. It offers a unique combination of mobile-workstation and entertainment features not often found under one hood. For such an expensive...

Some of the fastest gaming in town ; Solid-state storage

Heart-stopping price tag ; Screen a tad dark

Brawny customized gaming rig pulls out all the stops, including solid-state storage, but has a dark screen and other flaws.

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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...

Overall, this is a stellar device for gaming and media. If you’re looking for a desktop replacement notebook, you can not overlook the Alienware Area 51 M9750. With all of the options available you can create the perfect system for you, and your...

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Alienware Area-51 M9750 Review

 

The Area-51 M9750 is a top-of-the-line gaming notebook from Alienware. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and is available with dual Nvidia high-performance video cards

Fast gaming performance ; Out-of-this-world case design ; Extremely well built ; Keyboard has a great feel ; Excellent cooling system – system stays cool ; Available with Windows XP ; Relatively thin and light ; Great-looking display

Missing certain dedicated keyboard keys ; Odd number pad layout ; Vertical viewing angles could be better

The Alienware Area-51 M9750 definitely ranks as one of the most impressive systems I have used in almost every aspect, from its striking visual appearance to the fast overall performance. The M9750's beautiful customized case design is only half of the...

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Alienware M9750 gets examined up close

 

Those still debating the relative merits of Alienware's hefty new dual graphics card-equipped M9750 laptop may want to head over to NoteBook Review, which recently got its hands on one of 'em for a quick inspection. While they seem to reserving...

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Alienware Area-51 M9750

 

I like the way the m9750's keyboard responds using the W, A, S, D keys, Arrow keys, and Shift and Enter keys. These keys are typically associated with shoot-'em-up games such as Unreal Tournament, Half-Life, and Prey. On the other hand, I found the...

SLI-enabled graphics. Dual 160GB hard drives rated at 7,200 rpm. 1,920-by-1,200 resolution. Awesome gaming performance. Home theater connectivity ports. Stealth Black is in vogue

Mouse buttons need work. Price tag is fair but can turn you away

A new Stealth Black design and SLI graphics allow the Alienware Area-51 m9750 to take its rightful place on the gaming throne.

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Alienware Area-51 m9750

 

The latest 17” model to be released by Alienware is the Area-51 m9750. This particular model features the latest Core2 parts with excellent hard drive options and continues an initiative that Alienware first introduced in 2006, mobile SLI.

A very impressive mobile system in both performance and design but really only one for those who need raw CPU or graphics power.

Product Specifications

You can't leave anything up to lady luck during your late night dog fighting sessions or when the rival clan throws down a challenge. The blazing blend of Intel Core 2 Duo processors, NVIDIA SLI Technology and a stunning HD display ensures only your skills will determine the outcome. The "my computer bugged out for a second" excuse won"t work any longer. Mix and blend future chart-topping smashes at off-the-charts speed with powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Then preserve hi-def, uncompressed mixes close at hand with up to 640GB of hard drive capacity. The music never ends.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.7in
Height:1.5in
Weight:8.6lbs
Width:15.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Alienware
Model:M9750
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Alienware Area-51

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Stealth black

Modem

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

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5500
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
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