Alienware ALW18-6490sLV Review


Pros & Cons:
Pros: Plays the latest games without any problems - Best multitasking - Very very fast - Huge screen for a laptop - 1920 x 1080 resolution - Dual NVIDIA GeForce graphics card

Cons: It is heavy.

Dell's Alienware ALW18-6490sLV is marketed as the most powerful 18" laptop in the world.. for good reasons too.. Well It is a monster of a machine..

Very well built and solid, extremely powerful, versatile, beautiful, responsive and not cheap.. But it is something extraordinary for the hard to please customers, much better than a gaming desktop.

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Stunning Intel® Core™ i7 processor running at 2.4 GHz (6MB Cache, you can experience a maximum speed of 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost and optional overclocking). Everything runs smoothly and multitasking is so easy with 8GB DC DDR3L at 1600MHz RAM.

750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s hard drive and an optional 1TB Quad Play solid state drive (SSD) configuration to get faster boot speeds, data access times and the capability to write lots of data quickly with maximum battery efficiency and minimum noise.

Beautiful 18.4" (46.75cm) WLED FHD (1080p) TrueLife TN 400 Nit Display (1920 X 1080 resolution) that gives rich and bright colors at every angle. Picture is also dim enough to not bother you when you're playing a game. Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M Graphics Coprocessor card.. NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync prevents image tearing.

Dual GPUs deliver improved performance, amazing picture quality and higher frame rates. The magnesium alloy frame and anodized aluminum shell protect your LCD and its components.

As good as you can get from such a high class machine with details and power of cinema sound basically. It comes with preinstalled Dolby® Home Theater® v4 software for even better sound to enjoy songs, movies or games more.

Keyboard.. Very responsive, rubberish soft and comfortable palm rest.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit- great news for the fans of Windows 7 that just can't get used to the newer Windows 8.

Alienware ALW18 is a head turner with its beautiful modern design, silver colour, 18 inch screen and aluminium rear of the screen.

Quite a few useful ports if you want to connect speakers to your Alienware laptop or connect it to HDTV, transfer files or more:

Power DVD bundle, 802.11bgn Wireless, Broadcom 5G WiFi adapter for faster speeds and better range, Slot-Loading 8 x SuperMulti Drive (DVDR/RW) (Standard), 2200 Gigabit Ethernet port, 3 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and 1 x USB 3.0 port, HDMI 1.4 output / 1.3 input, 9-in-1 media card reader, HD audio and in-line microphone and headset jack, a mini display port.

Decent battery life for such a powerhouse. Power management controls to decide between the extra power or enough for your daily computing.

At a bit under 12 pounds, heavier than normal gaming laptops but comes with the best features ever.

No noise when idle, very little noise when the system is running.

Copper heat sinks maintain coolness inside the computer.

Conclusion: Heavy, thick, huge and very powerful... It comes with so many features- the best of everything basically. It is not a low cost machine but something out of this world that is definitely worth every cent. We love it.. So if you have the budget, do not hesitate for a second!

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