HotHardware - There's something about the allure of a gaming notebook. Even mainstream users, not necessarily hellbent on frame rates and decked-out designs, can relate to a powerful notebook with striking good looks. It's no wonder that products like Asus' G73 series of notebooks and Alienware's M series, have been some of the most viewed pages of our mobile computing section here at HotHardware.com. Similarly, Dell's recent announcement that they were expanding the Alienware M series line, to flesh out 14-inch and 18-inch versions, was met with a fair bit of buzz as well. The 14" model especially caught our eye, striking a nice size and weight compromise between the soon to arrive 18" behemoth and the rather svelte M11x we looked at not long ago.
The Pundit Report writes: "Benchmark scores and performance reports from users which show how the overclocked 650m in the rMBP outperforms the Alienware m17x 660m when there is consistent demand, like gaming."
"...It was there that we were allowed to preview and play with the latest in Alienware gaming hardware. In our report we will be discussing the newest laptop line from the crew featuring the newest Sandybridge Intel Processing architecture and the latest in gaming graphics processing technologies..." ~ Capsule Computers
"Ever wanted to play a videogame on the big screen at a cinema? Well, Capsule Computers were lucky enough to have the chance to do so today at an event held by Alienware and Dell. The event was to showcase the new range of gaming laptops that have just recently been released, and what better way than to hook one of those bad boys to the big screen and let us gaming enthusiasts duke it out in a Need For Speed tournament. Okay well, the tournament was rather unofficial, as we casually tried to out do each others best scores. I am not ashamed to admit that I didn’t fare to well, but hey. That’s not what is important here." ~ Capsule Computers