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 Alienware X51
Alienware X51
Alienware X51
 
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:mbrown33
Title: Great Machine
PostedFebruary 1, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this product
This is a great machine. Will run any game lag free.
I have always been a fan of Dell products, but had never owned an Alienware machine until I purchased an m14x last fall. Both that laptop and my new x51 are super high quality machines and have just blown me away. A majority of my time on my computer is spent on software development since I'm an engineer, and it runs everything super quick. In my down time I do some gaming on it and that is where the x51 really shines. Plays everything I play in 1080p totally lag free at high frame rates. With the i7 and gtx 660 it will be able to handle the newest games for quite some time now, and it was a great deal. The only complaint I have about my m14x is that it the fan can be a little loud, but the x51 is quiet as can be no matter what it is running.
The x51 looks awesome, and for me it was worth the upgrade for the tact-x keyboard and mouse. They feel awesome and looks great with the alienware lighting. Its unbelievable how small this desktop is for how much power it has for gaming. Not much bigger than your average game console. Great for keyboard and mouse gaming on a monitor or on the big screen with a controller.
Like I said, plays every game I throw at it lag free. My playlist includes: Diablo 3, Battlefield 3, Black Ops 2, and Borderlands 2.
I can't say enough about how great this machine is, and as someone who uses their computer for their job, I'm pretty picky about performance. Thanks Alienware for a great deal.
Pros:softwaredevelopment, Gaming
+1point
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 XPS 13 (L321x MLK)
XPS 13 (L321x MLK)
XPS 13 (L321x MLK)
 
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:mbrown33
Title: Awesome Machine
PostedApril 30, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this product
I saw this little workhorse in a store awhile ago, and was blown away by how ultraportable this machine was. I spent a couple of weeks researching this before I picked it
up, and I'm very happy I did.
My other machine is a 15" samsung i7 laptop, and I had been planning on getting a Macbook air for awhile now because I wanted something more portable and had better battery life.
The only thing that held me back was the price of the model with the larger hard drive, because I would need the extra space to run a Windows 7 partition. I am a computer science
major, so the program I use the most is Visual Studio 2010, and when I saw a Dell made a windows machine with about the same specs as the air I was very excited.
This machine is perfect for my needs. Its tiny (barely bigger than my girlfriends ipad and is dwarfed by her 13" Macbook pro) which makes it very easy to take to class and work.
The battery life is also pretty good. On the balanced setting I can get around 6 hours on a charge. The ssd and i5 makes this the fastest machine I've ever used. All the programs
(Word, Excel, Visual Studio, Eclipse) load up in a snap. The backlit keyboard is very comfortable to type on and the trackpad seems to work pretty well, although I don't really use
it too much because I plug in a wireless mouse. Another plus is it doesn't get too hot while sitting in your lap.
To me it wasn't worth the extra $300 for the larger hard drive. Flash drives and other external storage are cheap, and I'm able to fit all the programs I need on the 128gb HD.
Although you only get about 70gb of free space to start off with, so that's something to consider.
I didn't buy it as a gaming machine, but it will run most games on low settings really well. I've tested Skyrim, Starcraft 2, Portal 2, WOW, COD, and Sims 3 and they all run very
smooth on low settings. Again, this isn't made for gaming, but it is a plus that I can play a little on it and at the same time go 1.5-2 hours on a battery charge.
So overall I'm very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend this as a work machine. It's lightning fast and super easy to carry around from place to place.
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 XPS 13 (L321x)
XPS 13 (L321x)
XPS 13 (L321x)
 
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:mbrown33
Title: Awesome Machine
PostedApril 30, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this product
I saw this little workhorse in a store awhile ago, and was blown away by how ultraportable this machine was. I spent a couple of weeks researching this before I picked it up, and I'm very happy I did.
My other machine is a 15" samsung i7 laptop, and I had been planning on getting a Macbook air for awhile now because I wanted something more portable and had better battery life. The only thing that held me back was the price of the model with the larger hard drive, because I would need the extra space to run a Windows 7 partition. I am a computer science major, so the program I use the most is Visual Studio 2010, and when I saw a Dell made a windows machine with about the same specs as the air I was very excited.
This machine is perfect for my needs. Its tiny (barely bigger than my girlfriends ipad and is dwarfed by her 13" Macbook pro) which makes it very easy to take to class and work. The battery life is also pretty good. On the balanced setting I can get around 6 hours on a charge. The ssd and i5 makes this the fastest machine I've ever used. All the programs (Word, Excel, Visual Studio, Eclipse) load up in a snap. The backlit keyboard is very comfortable to type on and the trackpad seems to work pretty well, although I don't really use it too much because I plug in a wireless mouse. Another plus is it doesn't get too hot while sitting in your lap.
To me it wasn't worth the extra $300 for the larger hard drive. Flash drives and other external storage are cheap, and I'm able to fit all the programs I need on the 128gb HD. Although you only get about 70gb of free space to start off with, so that's something to consider.
I didn't buy it as a gaming machine, but it will run most games on low settings really well. I've tested Skyrim, Starcraft 2, Portal 2, WOW, COD, and Sims 3 and they all run very smooth on low settings. Again, this isn't made for gaming, but it is a plus that I can play a little on it and at the same time go 1.5-2 hours on a battery charge.
So overall I'm very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend this as a work machine. It's lightning fast and super easy to carry around from place to place.
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