Alienware is a subsidiary of Dell. It specializes in desktops and laptops for games and other applications with high graphic performance. Alienware offers the M11x, M15x and M17x product lines for its gaming laptops.
In this article, we'll look at the 15-inch product line, the M15x gaming laptops. M15x gaming laptops offer lightning-fast graphics, the latest processor technology and high-resolution functions in an elegant design. It has the new mobile Intel Core i7 processors with Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technologies, which can be operated via games and multimedia applications. It also features DDR 1333 MHz memory, which also supports and works together with next-generation quad processors to give you that speed and bandwidth for the ultimate gaming experience.
The M15x gaming laptops start at $ 1199 in the US and $ 2499 in Singapore. The specifications offered at both locations are different and thus also contribute to the price difference after the changeover.
Let's go through the specifications of the M15x gaming laptop.
It is available in 3 colors: Cosmic Black Base, Nebula Red Base and Moon Shadow Base.
First, let's take a look at the processor or central processing unit (CPU). The processor is the brain of your laptop. Faster processors with more cache can take on more workloads, which is often required when playing. M15x gaming laptops are equipped with Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6 GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo mode, 6 MB cache) and can run on Intel Core i7 820 QM 1.73 GHz (3.06 GHz Turbo mode, 8 MB cache) or Intel Core i7 920XM 2.0 GHz (3.2 GHz Turbo mode), 8 MB cache) on the website in Singapore. On its US website, it is equipped with Intel Core i3 350M (2.26 GHz, 3M cache) as standard and can run on Intel Core i5-540M 2.53 GHz (3.06 GHz Turbo mode, 3M cache) or Intel Cor i7 740QM quad core processor can be upgraded with 1.73 GHz (2.93 GHz turbo mode, 6M cache) or Intel Core i7 840QM quad core processor, 1.86 GHz (3.20 GHz turbo mode, 6M cache ) or Intel® Core i7 940XM quad-core processor, 2.13 GHz (3.33 GHz turbo mode, 8M cache). A balancing act is required when choosing your processor. The faster the processor is, the better it is, but it is also more expensive. Most games don't require the fastest processor you can buy to run.
M15x is supplied with the Windows 7 operating system. As for gaming, this shouldn't be a problem. Most new games support both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Let's look at the graphics card next. The graphics card does the graphics processing for your computer. Games now have very detailed graphics effects such as shadows, 3D reflection and require an increasingly powerful graphics processor to ensure the ultimate gaming experience. The M15x comes with a 1 GB DDR3 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 on its Singapore website, which can be upgraded to 1 GB GDDR5 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 or 1 GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M. On its US website, it comes with 512MB of GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M and can be upgraded to the other graphics cards mentioned above. The cost to upgrade to a 1 GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M is higher than for a 1 GB GDDR5 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850.
M15x gaming laptops are supplied with 4 GB (2 GB x 2) 1333 MHz DDR3-SDRAM, which is based on 6 GB 1333 MHz DDR3-SDRAM (1 x 2 GB + 1 x 4 GB) or 8 GB (4 GB x 2 ) 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM can be updated on the Dell website in Singapore. On its US website, it offers 3 GB memory (1x 1 GB, 1x 2 GB DDR3), upgradeable to 4 GB dual-channel memory (2x 2 GB DDR3), 6 GB memory (1x 2 GB, 1x 4 GB DDR3) or 8 GB dual-channel memory (2x 4 GB DDR3). , The more memory, the better for your gaming laptops, as this will increase your overall performance and allow your laptop to multitask more applications. If you are running Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can handle more than 2 GB of RAM.
M15x gaming laptops are shipped on the Singapore website with a 500 GB SATA hard drive at 7200 rpm and on the US website with 250 GB SATAII at 7,200 rpm. If you store a lot of pictures and videos, they are good for large capacity hard drives. There is also a solid-state hard drive upgrade, but it is not required as it only improves loading time but not overall game performance.
M15x gaming laptops are equipped with a 15.6-inch Full HD WLED display (1080p) (1920 x 1080) with TrueLife. A 15.6-inch, lower specification WideHD + 1600 x 900 WLED is available in the United States and is upgradeable. The higher the resolution, the better the gaming experience.
M15x is a good gaming laptop and can run all major mainstream games. It's mid-range in terms of budget and still grabs a beat.