Alienware Area 51 m15x reviews and prices: Laptop computer

24 customer reviews

+ This laptop scores very high on performance. - It scores very poorly on size and weight.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
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Mick, Barnsley Music, gaming or video fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Built like a tank with fantastic speed.
Bad points:
Price could be better?
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2011

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very powerfull system if you get with intel i7.
Can run most games at very high (including crysis) at decent resolutions and playable framerates.
Great range of combinations for lighting colours.
Solid build quility and sweet design.
Decent battery life for and Alienware, with the internal components being considered.
Bad points:
Not that many, unless compared to its big bro; Alienware M17x
Very chunky for a 15 inch (I know its an Alienware), but it is only just a tad smaller than the Alienware M17x R2, and that has two GPUs and HDDs.
Lacks a dedicated numberpad, another thing the M17x has over this.
Not aliminum housing like the M17x.
Like the M17x needs to be plugged in to AC power to enable full use of the CPU and GPU, although most general tasks can run effectivly off the battery.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Good design, good performance.
Bad points:
Malfunction problems are serious. Blue screen pops up too often. The system sometimes makes a beeping sound that is not caused by software nor BIOS. Stealth Mode sometimes turns on by itself (third party software is needed to deal with this issue).
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
- Generally fast specs
- Aesthetically appealing
- Highly upgradable considering it is a laptop
- Built like a tank
Bad points:
- Touchpad is really bad
- Very slight keyboard flex (not annoying though)
- Marks on glass screen (not the LCD part though) from where it touches the rubber pieces on the palm rest
- Fans can randomly go full blast at startup (known issue)
- Stealthmode touch key doesn't work too well in the latest BIOS version AO9 (fix below)
- Sometimes would crash when ejecting CD, this was fixed in BIOS version AO9
- AlienFX controller board can be fried (requires motherboard replacement to fix) if you install an older version of Command Center software, even after a reformatting. This is a known issue, make sure you always install the same/newer version of Command Center. NEVER USE RESTORE DISKS / DRIVER CDs! Always download the latest drivers yourself.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Jan 2011

Ryan, Chepstow Music, gaming or video fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
boots up much faster then my other laptops and has yet to heat up when im doing some long hour gaming,
everything seems to be running fast and well and the alien command center is pretty awesome too.
before buying this laptop i looked at many other reviews and most peoples complaint were about the keyboard being flimsy but personal i dont see any problems with it..
Bad points:
the weight and size of it is a bummer but its not really a laptop you wanna take out side alot anyway and the battery doesnt last long if your gaming really but it does well if ur just chatting or using the internet.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jan 2011

Will, Bristol Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It runs anything, and I mean ANYTHING on full speed, totally silently. It kicks into turbo mode automatically and never, ever overheats. The design and LED lights are outstanding.
Bad points:
It is a little expensive, but well worth the money if you are willing to invest in a great laptop. The battery life isn't amazing but lasts a few hours which is good enough for me personally.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jan 2011

nick, mosman sydney General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Too Havy
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jun 2011

Also known as: Alienware M15x, Alienware M15x 15"

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