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Alienware Area-51 m7700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Alienware Area-51 m7700. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the portability and screen. The durability and design are also appreciated. Many are critical about the connectivity and keyboard. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

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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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Alienware Area-51 m7700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Alienware Area-51 m7700 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The durability is also appreciated.

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

Oct, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Alienware Area-51M review: A gaming desktop stuffed inside a laptop

 

The Area 51m is a truly unique laptop. It's portable, but it packs in all of the power, and most of the customizability, that you'd want from a gaming desktop. Still, when other modern laptops are significantly thinner, cheaper, and almost as powerful,...

The most upgradeable laptop we’ve seen yet ; Fast desktop components ; Gorgeous new Alienware design ; All the ports you’ll ever need ; Glorious 17-inch 144Hz screen

Keyboard and trackpad feel dated ; Opening and upgrading parts is a bit of a pain ; Poor battery life (not surprisingly) ; Expensive compared to other modern laptops ; Heavy (especially with two large power adapters)

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware Area-51m review: a gaming laptop that goes the bigger-is-better school of design.

 

A desktop-laptop Frankenstein that's monstrously powerful.

Desktop-level power thanks to actual desktop components. There are plenty of accessible parts inside for possible upgrades. Modern-feeling new design.

As gaming laptops trend thinner and lighter, this one is bigger and heavier. No 4K screen option. Higher-end versions get expensive quickly.

On top of a satisfying visual refresh of Alienware's highest-end laptop, the Area-51m offers plenty of processing overhead from desktop CPUs and the latest RTX GPUs. There's promise of potentially great future upgradability, but it's not yet been proven.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Alienware Area-51m review: portable desktop

 

The Area-51m has plenty of brawn and a high price.

Desktop-class performance ; Very effective cooling system ; Upgradable CPU and GPU

Requires two large power adapters ; Portable in only the most literal sense ; Extremely high cost relative to other gaming systems

For the rest of us, I’m hopeful that Dell’s plans for upgradability pan out because I’m very curious to see where the Area-51m’s ideas on performance and portability go in the future.

Apr, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Alienware Area-51m

 

Packing an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics chip and a desktop-class Intel Core i9, Alienware's massively rejiggered flagship, the Area-51m, is the best-performing gaming laptop we've tested, a monster in every sense a laptop can be.

Astounding graphics and general computing performance. Desktop-class processor. Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU. Built-in eye tracking. Comfortable keyboard. 144Hz display. Excellent component access for upgrades.

Heavy, bulky. Requires two power bricks. Expensive. No 4K display option. Very short battery life.

Bottom Line: Packing an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics chip and a desktop-class Intel Core i9, Alienware's massively rejiggered flagship, the Area-51m, is the best-performing gaming laptop we've tested, a monster in every sense a laptop can be.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : David Murphy (pcworld.com)

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...

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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 : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Alienware Area-51 ALX (Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770) review: Alienware Area-51 ALX (Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770)

 

Alienware Area-51 ALX (Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770)

Fastest gaming performance to-date; fair pricing compared with other high-end PC vendors; useful customizable case lighting.

No 64-bit Vista option limits performance and memory support; distinctive case design not for everyone.

Alienware delivers most of what we expect in a high-end gaming PC, but without 64-bit Vista support, the Area-51 ALX's overall performance is limited. It's the fastest thing going for PC gaming, but at this price we expect the complete package.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware Area-51 m9750 review: Alienware Area-51 m9750

 

Alienware Area-51 m9750

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.

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.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware Area-51 m5790 Special Edition

 

Optional Blu-ray drive; roomy keyboard; included separate number pad; DVI output; excellent screen.

Expensive overclocking option not worth it; unimpressive scores on gaming tests.

The Alienware Area-51 m5790 Special Edition is a big, expensive, powerful system, but its merely average performance falls a bit short of its "special" moniker.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Alienware Area-51 7500 (Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700)

 

The bad pretty much says it all. We'd like this latest quad core-equipped Area-51 7500 if it were about $1,000 cheaper. It's as fast as it should be, but too many other vendors have similarly configured PCs that can do just as much for significantly less.

Fast, single 3D card configuration that will power you through any game on the market; case lighting customization software finally done and works as intended.

About $2,000 more than PCs with similar hardware, but with few benefits in performance or features; 700-watt power supply not enough for SLI with the GeForce 8800 GTX 3D card it ships with.

We'd like this latest quad core-equipped Area-51 7500 if it were about $1,000 cheaper. It's as fast as it should be, but other vendors have similarly configured PCs that can do just as much for significantly less. Alienware's trademark care in assembly...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

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

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