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Alienware 18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Alienware 18. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and durability are generally positive. The design and screen also get good views. The battery and portability get critical comments. There are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Alienware 18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Alienware 18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Alienware 18 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Alienware 18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Alienware 18 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

durability, performance, usability, screen, size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Alienware 18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Alienware 18 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Alienware 18

 

That's the appeal of the Alienware 18, a rare entry in the oversize gaming laptop space. It's even more of an outlier now, as 2013 has seen an influx of smaller gaming laptops , from the Alienware 14 to the Origin EON13-S to the Razer Blade 14 .

Dell's Alienware 18 is highly configurable, with dual video cards, tons of RAM and storage space, and an understated design that you won't hate.

The thick body raises the keyboard uncomfortably high, and getting primo parts costs a lot. Battery life is predictably poor, and this would have been a prime candidate for a better-than-HD screen.

There's a premium to be paid, but the massive Alienware 18 is a show-off-worthy desktop replacement that takes down even the newest PC games, and is just plain fun to use.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell Alienware 18 review: Gaming laptop as big as a tank, and as powerful

 

Sometimes nothing will satisfy quite like a desktop-dominating monster with an 18-inch screen and a body built like a tank. After a couple of years of ultrabooks and hybrids, it's surprising how much fun a huge PC, one that barely qualifies to be...

Dell's Alienware 18 is highly configurable, with dual video cards, tons of RAM and storage space, and an understated design that you won't hate.

The thick body raises the keyboard uncomfortably high, and getting primo parts costs a lot. Battery life is predictably poor, and this would have been a prime candidate for a better-than-HD screen.

There's a premium to be paid, but the massive Alienware 18 is a show-off-worthy desktop replacement that takes down even the newest PC games, and is just plain fun to use.

Nov, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Alienware 18

 

The Alienware 18 is high-end gaming laptop for those with deep pockets.

Great performance. Smooth gameplay/SLI graphics. Cool lighting effects. Nice 1080p HD screen. Features include everything but the kitchen sink. Large capacity SSD+HDD. 32GB of memory. HDMI is an in/out port. 802.11ac WiFi.

Bulky. Heavy. Short battery life.

The Alienware 18 is a huge gaming laptop, but it throws performance, features, full-featured keyboard, smooth trackpad, customizable lighting, lots of I/O ports, and a great screen into the mix. It's the high-end gaming portable gaming rig you'd want...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

Alienware 18 Gaming Notebook Review

 

We recently had a chance to play with the Alienware 17 , and while it's not the perfect 17" gaming notebook, I'm reasonably convinced it's still probably the best one available. Alienware has done a major refresh of their chassis design across their...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Alienware 18 Review (Early 2014 model)

 

The flagship of Alienware's fleet, the Alienware 18 sports an 18.4" IPS display, factory overclocked Intel Core i7 processor and dual Nvidia graphics cards. Here's our in-depth review of this monster.

Stellar performance ; Good design and build quality ; Beautiful display ; Good keyboard and touchpad ; Excellent cooling system

Glossy display surface

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Alienware 18 Notebook

 

Superlatives. Alienware does not make any compromises with its la

Good upgradeability and maintainability; Bright display with good viewing angles; Sophisticated port layout; Excellent build quality; Individual configuration; Large palm rest; Excellent performance; High-quality materials; Good input devices; Decent...

Bulky and extremely heavy case; CPU & GPU throttling under maximum load; Turbo Boost potential cannot be used; Mediocre WLAN performance; High energy consumption; Bulky PSU; Fixed battery; Glossy display; Limited mobility

Dual GPU notebooks like the One K73-3S or the Schenker XMG P723. Single GPU notebooks like the Alienware 17, Asus G750JH, MSI GT70, One K73-3N, Schenker XMG P703 or Toshiba Qosmio X70.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Alienware 18 Laptop Review

 

It has been some time since we last looked at an Alienware system on HardwareHeaven and since then Dell (and Alienware) have been busy updating their product stack with some interesting items such as the all in one 27" XPS system and massive, but...

The first thing which will hit anyone opening the Alienware 18 box is its size. This is a massive system and while it is absolutely possible to sit with it on your lap (I am doing that now to write this review) if you slouch, it begins to be an issue...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Alienware 18 gaming laptop

 

Dell's massive Alienware 18 is more ‘portable desktop' than laptop, but can it justify its massive price?

Desktop-like gaming performance ; Solid and stylish build ; Great keyboard with gaming macro keys

Weighs 5.5kg, 58mm thick ; Costs about double an equivalent desktop

An excellent desktop replacement for serious gamers, let down only by its ultra-premium price.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Alienware 18 review

 

A gaming laptop with not one, but two of the best GPUs around

Extraordinary performance ; Envy-inducing style ; Great attention to detail

It's H-U-G-E ; Absurdly expensive ; Could use sharper screen

Alienware's 18-inch, dual GPU monster gaming laptop outpaces some gaming desktops in both power and price.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Dell Alienware 18 gaming laptop

 

Dell's massive Alienware 18 is more ‘portable desktop' than laptop, but can it justify its massive price?

Desktop-like gaming performance ; Solid and stylish build ; Great keyboard with gaming macro keys

Weighs 5.5kg, 58mm thick ; Costs about double an equivalent desktop

Oct, 2013
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