When it comes to the average laptop user, portability matters more than performance. Since tablets are quite portable and powerful enough to play videos, see pictures, browse the web, tablets are now preferred over laptops for home and entertainment use. They even allow you to have a video chat with your friends, family and colleagues over Skype, Google+ Hangout, and Facebook Video Chat. Yes, that is all about an average user needs. Ultrabooks are now unveiled and improved to replace considerably heavy laptops with a light-weight and high performance alternative. When it comes to gaming laptops, the whole scenario changes completely. A true gaming laptop focuses on providing gamers the best gaming experience no matter how much the laptop weighs.
Today we’re reviewing one of the famous gaming laptops by Dell, called the Alienware M18x Intel Core i7. Alienware updated its gaming laptops in April of this year. Gamers want muscular laptops with a huge screen and full keyboard. M18x comes equipped with all these components, and has therefore attracted many gamers
Note that Alienware allows the buyer to customize the laptop. In this article we will be discussing M18x containing the highest configurations possible. Our customization cost will perhaps exceed $5,000.
It is not difficult to find a laptop in the market with a 17-inch display to replace your desktop, but when it comes to gaming laptops, the Alienware makes no compromise on the display. In order to bring the PC gaming experience to a laptop, Alienware has introduced an 18-inch screen in M18x. This is incredibly helpful when it comes to playing games like Defense of the Ancients, where the game requires too much eye contact with the mini map and the precision of clicks. It is therefore necessary to play the game on the widest screen possible. This will not only increase the clicking accuracy, but will also protect your eyes from suffering while finding different entities on the mini map.
M18x has two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. It is also equipped with an SD card reader. Similar to a typical laptop, M18x has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet.
A graphics card is the fundamental component in a gaming laptop. It is as important as a CPU and is considered to be the heart of a gaming system. With the passage of time, the games have become graphics hungry. The graphics cards, which once supported the high-end games, are now becoming obsolete. M18x has a dual nVidia GeForce 580M graphics card. This can dramatically increase the price, but it is very wise to use this configuration, as it will help in the long run. Use this graphics card and forget the question “Can I run this game?”.
M18x has a quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 2920XM processor. M18x’s competitor Samsung Series 7 gamer contains a Core i7 Intel i7-3610QM/2.3 GHz processor, and Asus G75VW is equipped with a Core i7 i7-3610QM processor. M18x has a more powerful computing capacity than its competition.
With high-end custom configurations, the RAM can reach up to 16GB (1,600MHz DDR3).
You can add up to 1.5TB SSD (Solid State Drive) to your gaming system. For gamers, a larger storage is always preferred, allowing for your system to contain more games.
M18x has 5.1 speakers with sub-woofer. Dual headphone jacks and mic jack are also available.
There are many portable gaming solutions available. These gaming laptops are considerably heavier than a normal laptop. Out of all the gaming laptops available on the market, only the M18x features an 18-inch screen. Alienware M18x’s processor power, graphics cards, RAM, and storage are customizable, and with such features, you can undoubtedly enjoy the best gaming experience.
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