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The Alienware Area 51 m15x is a gaming laptop computer.

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Pros

powerful video card with 512MB of dedicated VRAM - stronger than the much more common 9600M

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powerful processor and 4GB of RAM

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affordable price

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customizable laptop lighting

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more attractive body than most other Alienware laptops

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256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - upgradable to the 512MB NVIDIA 9800M GT

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720p capable screen standard (upgradable to full 1080p - 1920x1800)

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highly customizable

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backlit keyboard

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Cons

upgrades cost a lot of money

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only comes with 1GB of RAM standard

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slightly older and slower than the latest gaming laptops

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dedicated gaming laptop

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fairly hefty at 7 pounds - not good for transportability or mobile computing, but somewhat lighter than 8 and 9 pound monsters

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somewhat large screen bezel

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The Alienware Area 51 m15x is a gaming laptop computer. According to PC World's review, it is "One of of the most powerful laptops yet invaded the PC World test center--and provided unearthly performance." PC World claims that the Area 51 m15x "was earning the highest performance score to date (97)." In other words, this gaming laptop is good. The performance comes from the world 's most powerful mobile graphics card, the NVDIA GeForce 9800M GTX with 512 MB of dedicated graphics. Many are saying that Alienware stands alone as the leader in high-performance computers. Product testing shows that the Area 51 m15x achieves benchmarks unsurpassed by any other notebooks in its class. Widely praised for its flexibility, it allows the user to take control using the Command Center. The Command Center controls a user friendly access port for lighting effects and power management controls, and automated downloads of updates and releases. Another innovative feature is the Smart Bay Swappable Drive: just slide out the optical drive and slide in the hot-swappable second hard drive to gain that extra performance. One of the drawbacks of this computer is its hefty 7 lbs. of weight . For gamers looking for performance and flexibility in a laptop computer, this is a hard choice to beat.

Features
  • World’s most powerful mobile graphics card-NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800M GTX 
  • Powerful Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor
  • Alienware Command Center-a centralized, user friendly access port  
  • Smart Bay Swappable Drive
  • Next Generation Wireless
  • Watch It In High-Def-15.4-inch LCD achieves Extreme High-Definition 1200p
  • Load your system with 4GB of DDR2 memory for resource intensive applications 
  • Two built-in speakers
  • Dimensions: 14.55"w x 10.73"d x 1.30" h
  • Weight 7 lbs
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