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Dell Alienware m15x

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Dell Alienware m15x. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and durability are generally positive. The screen and design also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the size and usability. Views are divided on the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware m15x is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Alienware m15x


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Dell Alienware m15x from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the reliability and design. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size, while there are some less positive views about the price.

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21% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Alienware m15x


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Alienware m15x from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The design also gets good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability and performance.

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40% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Alienware M15x (Core i7)


The metal-clad, otherworldly Alienware M15x gaming laptop delivered the best performance scores yet.

Fantastic all-metallic design. Fastest mobile processor available. Excellent graphics card. Customizable LED lights in the keyboard, around touchpad and button. 1080p screen resolution.

Glass screen is like a mirror. Heaviest in its class. Pricey.

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Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Alienware M15x (with Core i7-920XM)


To fans of high-end hardware who want to be a little more mobile: Check out the new Alienware M15x. Take Alienware's M17x, shrink it down to the all-purpose size bracket (our test unit had a 15.6-inch screen), and pop in a Core i7 CPU. If you don't...

Reasonably slick design ; High-end performance in a small(ish) frame

Poor battery life ; Expensive

If money's no object and mobile gaming is your goal, the Core i7-fueled M15x strikes a reasonable balance between size and speed.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Roger Hibbert (

Review: Alienware Area-51 m15x


What is superior gaming ability in a laptop worth? How about unparalleled business performance and high-def entertainment? What if you tossed in a cool light...

Tip-top business and gaming performance. Lots of included extras for gaming elitists. The solid and handsome design will please gamers, and cool lighting effects will titillate geeks

Exorbitant price that only a space tourist could pay without wincing. For all the expense, it’s not the very best gaming PC. Dual batteries take a long time to charge up. The Blu-ray drive must be removed to accommodate the secondary battery

Aug, 2008

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Alienware Area 51 m15x Power Laptop


One of the most powerful laptops yet invaded the PC World Test Center--and provided unearthly performance.

Seemless, clean design ; Great performance-tweaking apps

Slightly creaky display lid ; Expensive

The only potential downer here, besides the laptop's price, is that all of the LED lighting that helps you customize your machine also makes the top of the display feel a little flimsy. Yep, the display, probably the most susceptible part of the...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Alienware Area-51 m15x review: Alienware Area-51 m15x


Alienware Area-51 m15x

Top-of-the-line components; backlit keyboard is a cool touch; highest resolution we've seen in a 15-inch display; one of the fastest laptops on the planet right now.

Still not as slick looking as it should be; thick, clunky chassis; touch pad hard to use.

Alienware's amazingly powerful flagship Area-51 m15x has the insides down, but our finicky aesthetic sense isn't sold on the look of this otherwise awesome 15-inch powerhouse of a gaming laptop.

Mar, 2008

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Alienware Area-51 m15x


Flashy colors and custom paint jobs, once the sole domain of high-end gaming desktops, have been steadily creeping into notebook design for years. The Alienware Area-51 m15x takes this trend and puts a more futuristic and elegant spin on things, with...

Intel Core 2 Extreme processor. Best mobile nVidia graphics to date. 4GB RAM. Modular optical drive. 1080p resolution screen. Pretty portable. Futuristic design. Excellent display of LEDs. Customizable themes and colors for LEDs. Dual graphics option....

Very pricey ; Watch the Alienware Area-51 m15x Video Review

With a spectacular display of LEDs, a futuristic design, and phenomenal performance scores, the Alienware Area-51 m15x gaming laptop has no competition on planet Earth.

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review Alienware M15x Gaming-Notebook


Back from the Future? The M15x already represents one of the most

Excellent workmanship; Futuristic but posh design; High stability; Multifarious and adjustable light; Very good display; Good input devices; Fairly low surface temperature; High performance; Over-averagely good sound; Pleasant soundscape in idle mode

Average battery life; Intensely reflective display; Smudge susceptible display frame; No HDMI

Efficient gaming notebooks that we've already had in our test lab. Either with a GeForce GTS 160M like the MSI GT628 or with a GeForce GTX 260M like the Asus G60VX, the Asus G71GX and the mySN XMG5 (Clevo M860TU) or with a GeForce GTX 280M (SLI) like...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (

Alienware m15x Review


The M15x is Alienware's latest gaming notebook, featuring an Intel Core i7 processor, 15.6-inch screen, and Nvidia GTX 260M graphics. Is this monster worth its asking price? Read our review to find out

Unique design and lighting ; Stunning 1080p display ; Very high performance and build quality

Mile-high price tag as configured ; Larger and heavier than typical 15.6” gaming notebooks ; Poor touchpad surface ; Has DisplayPort but HDMI would be preferred

I estimate the six-cell battery will last around one hour, so for any unplugged freedom the 9-cell is a good option. Note that the nine-cell battery sticks out the bottom, which makes it somewhat inconvenient to carry but raises the notebook up...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (

Alienware Area-51 m15x Review


The Area-51 m15x is the newest high-performance gaming notebook from Alienware. It packs components typically found only in the largest of desktop replacements into a slim 15.4-inch form factor and still manages to be a practical machine on the road....

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Alienware Area-51 m15x Notebook


The empire strikes back. Alienware announced a compact high perf

Individual design of the notebook possible; Striking LED illumination; Optimal interface alignment; SmartBay; Keyboard is pleasant to use; Bright display with high resolution, good contrast and matte surface; Very good performance in 3D and office...

Plastic case with modest workmanship; Wobbling and squeaking display hinges; Hot keys not very responsive; Noisy and hot under load

Another important point that speaks for the m15x is the low noise level in office and internet mode, because the notebook offers the possibility to switch between dedicated and integrated graphics , which significantly reduces the noise. This obviously...

Mar, 2008

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