I think Dell should fit a water-free liquid cooling system in their enthusiast laptop lines. In fact, it was even prototyped by asetek.com (http://asetek.com/laptop.aspx) Dell only needs to fill it with Gallium. Just make sure that it's Aluminium-free as Gallium hates (or loves?) Aluminium so much that Ga eats Al. This will potentially elimates the 4.4 GHz as overheating won't be a problem anymore. Courtesy of asetek.com:
we are paying a premium price for our alienware laptops why cant we customize them. they are averitised as fully customizable but are not. i recently ordered a 17 i was forced from a 780m to the r9 m290x since i wanted a laptop with a blu-ray drive under $4k i also wanted to upgrade my cpu but could not... i understand part of why you all do this is so you can ship them faster but what is wrong with doing it like most other gaming companies prebuilt fast ship models or a fully custom option with a slightly longer wait time.. i wanted to replace my 17 already with a 18 infavor of sli/crossfire but you cannot get bluray at all i just dont understand this reasoning do i need to take my buisness back to falcon northwest.
The homepage is perfect. The rest is not. Let's start with the Laptops and Desktops' section. It starts well, but the gallery button(s) should be changed; as there are 5 miniatures, people think that those are the only five pictures. replace them with a single miniature or a "gallery" icon. but not that small, please, and add a lot of new pictures from closer angles (this applies for the X51, Aurora, 14, 17 and 18). Then, I don't know if it's just me, but the video doesn't work. I click the video, the gallery pops out at the 11/11 (for example, the X51 gallery has 10 pics and then one video) and there's nothing but a black square and the audio. Seriously? The "build yours" section. Add a video to the "Features and Design" part. Many people will get to the Aurora (for example) with a link in a message from a friend: -Dude look at this computer, it's a beast! http://www.dell.com/ca/p/alienware-aurora-r4/pd.aspx-So they didn't watch the video which is in the previous page that says Desktops. Make a map picture that labels every port, macro or special point of the system (like the pictures at the beginning but more complete). It NEEDS the "Home button".It's at the previous sections as a little white alien head but it's not in any of the "build yours" section! But you can still see a little home button that takes you to the Dell homepage, not to the Alienware homepage. This also happens with this: Home & Home Office> Laptops & Notebooks> Alienware> Alienware 17> Alienware 17 LaptopNone of those buttons takes you to the previous pages, it takes you to dell's page, which I found confusing at first. The "Gearshop" section. It talks by itself. Just compare. Click the button "Learn more" below the Headset or the carrying cases and then click the one below the Tactx mouse and keyboard. You will see what needs to be improved. And the last little issue, is that when you have the little white sign which says "Chat with Dell now" you can scroll horizontally forever. lol. I think that's it.
Looks matter. And personality does too. And Alienware systems can get some help by adding more LED colours.Please add white coloured LED's to Alienware laptops, desktops and everything that has LED's on it.Maybe you can add every colour...
The new alien design is very bad and terrible. Lot of people lost the feeling of getting a cool gaming laptop. M14x r3 M17x r5 M18x r3 looks very bad because people want the colour of red and black back. Also the previous design look so nice and the new design just killed it so they should think more about design. The previous keyboard feeling was really awesome but its like a typing on steelUse the r2 and r4 design and change a bit or make an new look of it, not like the current oneplease change begging you
Please, if you could make some Alienware branded peripherials that'd be great. I mean, serious peripherials, because there are three of them: Tactx mouse, Tactx keyboard and Tactx headset, and after a little research I realised that those aren't that good. There isn't even a mouse for left- handed people. So please, give us more options when it's time to buy gaming accessories.
Things have changed so much in recent years. Clearly its time that alienware must listen to the popular demands. When laptops like Razer blade 14 can deliver similar performance of alienware 17 in such a small and compact chasis then why would anyone go for a bulky system. Alienware should come up all guns blazing forlaptops which can compete with current ultraportable rivals.
Make a sequel to the Alienware M11X: Alienware 11 with MORE power, keeping the SIM card slot, and a DVD/CD writer and reader!
I know typically the Alienware 18 doesn't have a 3D blu-ray drive, but I think the option should be made available since people may also play games with Stereoscopic 3D support, such as Crysis 2/3.
One of the things discussed this year, particualrly at Game Developers Conference and E3, is how graphics manufacturers are less likely in the future to provide dedicated support to multiple game engines, instead opting to one or another. For example, AMD recently announced Mantle support for CryEngine, whilst NVIDIA Gameworks has listed limited functionality for Unreal Engine 4 Subscription and full functionality for UE4 Custom License.As a developer for both engines, this makes it difficult for content creation as performance will take a dive on one of them, no matter which card I choose; however, it has been known for many years for DIY desktop users to have a setup where they can select which card they wish to run, either with certain pre-designed motherboards from EVGA or ASUS, or with the system set to enter the Boot Options screen whenever it is switched on...What I propose, therefore, is an experiment in benefitting independent studios or architects that make use of Alienware systems with said game engines. In desktops this is relatively straightforward, as most good motherboards today provides ample space for a single NVIDIA card, and then another for AMD. As for laptops, typically CrossfireX or SLI configs will occupy the full back-end of the machine (with two mobile GPUs situated side-by-side), so it might be possible to use this layout as well for one from each manufacturer [Fig. 1]:In conjunction with the RedHarbinger Cross Desk from my "Hiv3" proposal, this process could then be experimented with a paired SLI/Crossfire workstation setup (two AMD, and two NVIDIA), in a dual-system configuration [Fig. 2]:Bear in mind this proposal would be for Small Business customers; although it would satisfy some gamers, many would find it impractical unless they professional or independent game developers.