Hello, As the title suggests I'll get straight to the point.Because Alienware 14 is so thick and heavy the 14inch screen on it seems pointless. Discontinue Alienware 14 and make a 15.6" thin and lightweight Alienware laptop that has similar portability as the MSI GS60/70, Razer Blade and Mac Book Pros but can match or outperform the MSI GS60/70 because they have GTX860m and GTX870m thus they are the most powerful thin and lightweight out of the 3 mentioned brands.If Alienware pulls this off it would really give them a run for their money.And regarding the design it off course has to look on par or even better than the mentioned 3 competitors above. Don't make it look imature but subtle like the current Alieneare 14, 17 and 18 but maybe even better.Thank you for your consideration.John
I suggest that it be possible to add/upgrade/customize the Alienware 18 low tier builds to include Blu-ray. Right now, you have to have a DVD RW - you have to go to the 3rd model to obtain Blu-ray. I don't see why - you can get similar build in 17 with a Blu-ray to a 2nd model Alienware 18. Or even make standard with the option to downgrade to DVD RW. I think a lot of folks - possibly everyone - who buys a laptop with that big a screen will want to use for movies at least sometimes - and Blu-ray is the way of the future... and is just a better picture period, fully taking advantage of wonderful Alienware display.Thanks!
I've read a few of the comments in this section and for the most part I agree with most of the people posting. My personal opinion: I will NOT own another laptop for my office unless it has a SSD. The performance when compared to traditional hard drives is more than enough to justify the cost and I believe there will always be a cost (soft dollars) when employees are waiting for their machines to spit out the data (or loss of production because of a reboot). There isn't anything more frustrating for me than dealing with where compared to a slow computer and with the 3 major components (CPU, Hard Disk Speed and Ram) SSD's have really helped boost the performance. As I posted in other threads, I use an Alienware 18R2 for my office production. I get few strange looks from customers, especially those that know what an Alienware laptop is, but I’ve had almost every laptop Dell makes. (XPS, Precision, Vostro, Inspiron to name a few) and none of them have the performance need. When a customer is waiting on me and in turn I’m having to wait on my laptop (or any computer hardware) the SSD’s have paid off. Time is money and in my company SSDs will be here to stay. (Both in laptops and desktops) While the companies next door are still waiting for their computers to boot or waiting for their AV scans to complete, I will be getting my work done. --LANMAN
Alienware uses different manufacturer`s drives. It would make sense to use Samsung in all the Alienware pc`s. The standardized brand would be more appealing to the buyer and make it much easier if a replacement is needed.The faster load times and cooler running SSD would be a big plus for gamers.
I just saw Razers new Blade Pro come out with a 870m which is a 100 watt gpu in a 14" 2kg form factor. So why does Dell not manage to put anything better than a weak k1100m in a m3800? a 765m in a Alienware 14 which is 41mm high and 2,7kg heavy!? a 750m in the xps 15? a k2100m in a m4800? Dell is seriusly way behind the competition and needs to catch up.
Hello,I have been planning on getting an alienware 17 or 18 laptop for the last few months but have begun growing increasingly apprehensive due to the mediocre hard drive options. Initally Alienware offered 7200 rpm harddrives as a default option. Last month, only two laptops offered this, and now every hardware for all three laptops only offer a 5400 rpm hard drive with 80 gb caching ssd.For a performance powerhouse company, this is pretty disconcerting. I vote that Alienware either reinstate the default hard drives of 7200 rpms or give us the option to upgrade to it. In addition an option to upgrade to a 256, 512, or 1 tb SSD drive should also be given. I believe that the hard drive options were lowered because the cpu processor was increased, however, I don't think there is that much difference between a 4800 and 4900mq i7. Please vote to reinstate the 7200rpm hard drives on the alienware 14, 17, and 18 laptops, or give us an option two choose these. They should have a minimum of 750 gb, but 1 to 2tb would be preferabble. Options for real SSD drives, and not 80 gb caching harddrives would be nice as well.
Dell should implement a recall for the Alienware M14X R2 because the left hinge is obviously faulty. I've read thread after thread echoing my experience in whch the hinge broke and the computer cannot be opened after only 14 months. The computer was not dropped or otherwise abused. There was a recall for the M11X or the same reason. $1.2K for a computer that breaks so early after purchase is not good business.
Dear Dell/Alienware, I'm a product designer and I have created a design for an AIO PC with desktop components. It features a 24" screen and is small/light enough to take onto an airplane. It would be ideal for people who need to travel and need to take their work/gaming pc with them but don't require to use it during transit. For example college students seeking low cost and high performance, LAN party Gamers, CAD & Media professionals Gaming/Workstation laptops tend to be expensive, have smaller screens, are difficult if not impossible to upgrade. With recent developments in Desktop hardware my design should be a possibility. I'm adding a link to a video I made. Please view it as a proof of concept so expect it to be unrefined and without detail. Monolith PC Thanks, Christos Piniatides
I have the first surface pro and this thing can run plenty of games like the elder scroll games, the entire walking dead series and champions online were some of what i can confirm work fine on it without even needing the lowest settings. Also the dell venue has a similar Intel HD 4200 in it so when is the alienware tablet gonig to hit the market. i5 and i7 processors exist and tablets can handle up to 16GB ram (i've seen ones with 8GB so far. 2 slots of ram can fit. So if 8 can be fully intergrated that could leave an open slot for 1GB or 2GB to be dedicated to video ram (not going to lie i am not sure if this is how video ram works). All i know is that tablets exist that can handle gaming and when i think of gaming i image alienware. I just cant wait untill the two are marketed together. The surface Pro (first one) has 32MB dedicated to video ram and i feel that is going to be where alienware can trump the comptetition. Imagine how quick a tbalet would sell if ti could be powered with over 512MB of dedicated video ram
I wish to have a tactx keyboard and tactx headset wireless. As of now we have only the wired ones for alienware.pl consider to develop the wireless gadgets that can suit alieware,