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DELL Alienware M18x (AM18X-6731BAA) Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 18.4" 8GB Memory DDR3 1333 1TB HDD DVD±R/RW NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI

  • Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.00GHz
  • 8GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI
  • DVD±R/RW
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • James S.
  • 11/17/2011 6:33:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsInquiry

Pros: -

Cons: -

Other Thoughts: Does anyone know what is imprinted on the name plates on these products when you received them? As I do no own this product just yet.

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  • Michael F.
  • 10/20/2011 9:46:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing laptop with one major flaw!

Pros: Aestetically pleasing, will run any game at nearly max (Medium on BF:3 and Metro @ 30 FPS), lights are beyond cool, little to no bloatware, fast boot-up/run times, 18" screen is huge, stays relatively cool, not too noisy, LED screen is vibrant and clear,

Cons: Listen carefully: DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT use the extra S/PDIF - Headphone port located on the furthest left of the sound ports on the left side of the laptop. It is guaranteed to cause problems because the pin inside the port is not designed correctly. Using the supplied S/PDIF adapter bends the pin inwards causing a whole slew of driver/sound issues. If you have this issue, you can still use your speakers by uninstalling the sound card drivers. Let windows reinstall them upon reboot. This is a known issue and in the 1 year since people have complained, Dell still issues out the same motherboard/port/adapter that causes the problem. Guess they don't mind paying for new motherboards/RMAs. Other con is the sheer weight (almost 10 lbs), and the LED screen isn't as good as a few other high end laptops (Still amazing nonetheless), can get hot after prolonged high end gaming.

Other Thoughts: I purchased it directly from Alienware with 4 gigs DDR-3 1600 memory (Will be buying 8 gigs of Corsair plug n play), 500 gig SSD Hybrid, latest intel i7 revision, and AMD X-fire 6990s. Runs like a beast. Upgrading RAM because Win 7 and WoW utilize 2.5 gigs out of my 4 and i'm not completely comfortable with that. May add an SSD drive at a later time although boot up times on the Seagate hybrid SSD were about 40 seconds with the Windows chime sounding after the system had already been on the desktop for at least 5 seconds! Pretty amazing system overall!

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  • Robert M.
  • 10/12/2011 1:30:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMissing In Action

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: Received box, was re-taped, and damaged, opened Newegg’s box and Alienware’s box seal was opened. Opened the box, laptop was missing, but all the accessories were still there. Called Newegg at 7:59 Central time and their support was closed. Called the next Monday morning I called at 10:00 am, reported issue. Called 3 days later and Newegg claims that the process was not started till yesterday, and I will have to wait another 3 to 5 days before they have a status on a refund or a new one coming my way. So I bought a laptop, now will be waiting over 10 days before I have any idea of wither I am going to get a laptop or not. Newegg has had the best customer service I have ever had, but someone’s dropping the ball, and I think Newegg is at the top of the list of who.

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  • Larry W.
  • 9/30/2011 4:38:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsM18X SLI

Pros: i7, 460 GTX, 18.4, and Raid 0,

Cons: No blue ray but keep in mind it has DVI in so if you must watch a Blu ray then plug it in.

Other Thoughts: I have upgraded this machine out of the box to 16 gb @ 1600 mhz, installed a SSD SATA III 6.0 and installed a ultimate N 6300 wire card and I must say I'm impressed. To business out of the box sli not enable 3D mark vantage 8790 sli enabled 16020 and with msi over clocking tool it will break 20120 with the upgrades considering the with two 580's and the fastest processor available at almost 6 grand get 27,000 to me thats not but bad. In short it plays all of the latest games with max settings. example: Deus EX.

Catch me on steam if you can. Username : toosmooth

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/4/2011 10:37:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm liking it!

Pros: Excellent build quality, has a nice, large LED screen with decent contrast ratio. Everything works as advertised on my notebook.
Very formidable GPU/CPU combo, indeed this has duel GPU's in SLI. Crushes all my games(CODBlkOps, FC2, BioShock, Call of Juarez, etc, etc) at high settings and resolutions. Crysis2 will almost bring it to it's knees at ultra settings and DX11 enabled.
The colored LED lit keyboard is kinda neat if you're into bling. Also I really like the slot loading DVD player. I find it's easier to load media.
Much cheaper than a unit configured the same way at Dell/Alienware.

Cons: None really, tho Nvidia GTX 400M seris graphics cards have been around for a while, not the most recent GPU technology.

Other Thoughts: After going to the Dell website and reviewing the service manual, most of, if not all of the components in this laptop can be replaced and/or upgraded for those who are inclined Do-it-Selfer's, which means I'll probably have this laptop for quite a while.

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  • Jonathan A.
  • 8/22/2011 9:58:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing and gigantic!

Pros: -I7
-SLI
-Raid 0
-Way cheaper then the dell site
-Keyboard LEDs
-Massive viewing screan

Cons: -Massive size (hard to fit in a normal bag)
-Massive power brick to accompany
-Eject and Alien command center hot keys broken

Other Thoughts: I formatted windows for raid0, went to the dell site and installed all of the drivers for the laptop along with the cd. I did this due to the drives not being set to raid0. I lost the eject button as well as the alien command center with the format. I'm not totally sure how to get them back either? Thinking it's a problem with the buttons themselves, but I can't be so sure. Besides that, this thing is amazing! I threw some 1600mhz ram in and this thing flys!

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  • Tyler C.
  • 8/13/2011 4:34:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGot it a couple of days ago :)

Pros: -Packaging, it comes in like 3 boxes lol. Boot time is amazingly FAST. Good price for something of this Quality. Lighting is amazing, its quiet. almost forget it even has fan in it. But pretty much so far everything is at A++ in my book :)

Cons: -When i first booted it. The alienhead power button, and the macro keys were not lit up. After the OS set up they worked fine. Hard drives do NOT come config'd in RAID 0. you have to do it your self. im still unsure of how to do it right.

Other Thoughts: - I need to get a Cooler for it to sit on.

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  • Yin T.
  • 8/11/2011 9:04:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Unbeatable price! This machine has 2 GTX 460M in it. Runs great on Crysis 2 with max setting average 30-40fps.

Cons: No blu-ray drive.

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  • Tyler C.
  • 8/10/2011 2:39:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts on the way :)

Pros: - IDK yet. its on the way but ill keep everyone posted :)

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: N/A Well, besides how much it is

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  • George W.
  • 8/9/2011 8:27:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood, but not perfect

Pros: Huge, lightning fast, stable - too many to list.

Cons: What possess these manufacturers to put the the BR/DVD drive on the right? No BR/DVD tray.

Other Thoughts: The cons are huge for me, but this is a great machine for lefties.

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