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Dell Alienware M18X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Dell Alienware M18X. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and durability are generally positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and size.

performance, screen, usability, durability, design

portability, price, battery, size, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware M18X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Alienware M18X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Dell Alienware M18X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The screen and performance also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the portability and price.

durability, performance, screen, usability, battery

price, portability

53% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Alienware M18X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Dell Alienware M18X 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. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency. The performance is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the portability.

performance, energy

portability

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

Oct, 2020

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Alienware M18x

 

The Alienware M18x looks intimidating and has the performance chops that gamers crave, but this 18-inch laptop doesn't come cheap.

Blazing performance. Solid build quality. Sleek design. Cool lighting effects.

Expensive. Short battery life.

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Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

Alienware M18x R2 Notebook Review: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M in SLI

 

Around the launch of the Alienware M17x R3, Alienware essentially bifurcated its high end notebook offerings into single-GPU (the M17x R3) and dual-GPU (the M18x). The M17x R3 was slimmed down from its beefy predecessor and the M17x actually remains...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Alienware M18x R2 Notebook

 

CrossFire deluxe. Hardcore gamers who don't care to make friends

Diverse Lighting options; Display with strong contrast; Exceptional Performance; Rich Accessories; A multitude of connectors; Aluminum surfaces; Great input devices; Relatively good sound; Nice workmanship; Simple to service or upgrade; Overclocked CPU

Extremely high weight; Meager battery runtime; Display is like a mirror; Upgrade pricing is terrible

Strictly taken, among 18" units, there are no alternatives. At best, there is the Clevo bare bone model P180HM.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Alienware M18x (GTX 580M SLI, 2920XM) Notebook

 

Powerhouse. In our review update, we look at the fastest notebook

Range of ports; Extensive illumination; High-quality materials; Very good performance

Loud under stress; Extremely heavy; Large mains adaptor; Keyboard ghosting; Graphics cards throttle on battery power

In terms of performance, really only the 17" Clevo X7200 Barebone (e.g. Eurocom Panther 3.0). There are only a few 18" notebooks, e.g. the much slower Acer Aspire Ethos 8950G.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Alienware M18x Notebook

 

First-class in every way. Tired of having a typical desktop PC sitting on your desk? Want a replacement which offers great performance? The new Alienware M18x fits the bill. This 18 inch model is not only visually impressive, it also packs the latest...

Great connectivity, Extensive lighting, Very good input devices, High quality materials, Fantastic performance, Long battery life, Lots of accessories, Nice display, The excellent program and game performance

Clearly audible under heavy load, Very high weight, Fat power adapter, Less noise emissions under load

Jun, 2011

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Dave Altavilla (hothardware.com)

Alienware M18x Gaming Notebook: Tale of Two GPUs

 

To that end, in our efforts to evaluate Alienware's new gaming Goliath, the company decided to send us two machines. We hemmed and hawed; with all that gaming prowess at our fingertips, how would we get any real work done? Such is the perilous line...

Gorgeous good looks ; Exceptional build quality ; Top-shelf components ; Great lighting and AlienFX ; Beautiful 18-inch LCD ; Killer performance

Pricey ; Big and power hungry ; Small range of GPU configurations

The Alienware M18x performed admirably throughout every benchmark test, as we expected it to, frankly. The system itself showed a nice balance of both CPU horsepower and raw gaming performance proportional to the high-end graphics setups we tested in...

Oct, 2011

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by : Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Alienware M18x Laptop Review

 

Earlier on today we published a review of the M11x R3, Alienwares latest revision of their excellent ultra-portable system. That isn't the only product being launched by them today though; we also have the M14x and M18x which expand the range that...

Earlier on today we published a review of the M11x R3, Alienwares latest revision of their excellent ultra-portable system. That isn’t the only product being launched by them today though; we also have the M14x and M18x which expand the range that...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (techreviewsource.com)

Alienware M18x R2

 

The Alienware M18x R2 is definitely one powerhouse of a computer. It has a fantastic 1080p display, top-of-the-class performance and good battery life. While quite expensive, it makes a great gaming laptop and will handle anything you throw at it.<p

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Alienware M18x gaming notebook

 

The Alienware M18x is a desktop replacement notebook in the truest sense -- it's powerful enough to replace a desktop workstation, but it's also as bi...

Hugely powerful ; Great screen and excellent build quality ; HDMI-in, USB 3.0, amazing feature-set

Hugely expensive ; Just huge ; Clunky process to switch graphics

If you’re looking for a proper desktop replacement -- replacing a gaming desktop, that is -- the Alienware M18x is undoubtedly the notebook to pick. It’s massive and has a price tag that’s painful, but its performance is almost unparalleled.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Alienware M18x review

 

With netbooks, smartphones and tablets, the trend is clearly to make things more portable. Not for gaming PC specialist Alienware. Long renowned for making the world's largest and most ostentatiously styled notebooks, its newest, the M18x, is a thumb...

May, 2011

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