Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 33

Thread: HEXUS.reviews :: Alienware Area51-m Extreme notebook

  1. #1
    Rys
    Rys is offline
    Tiled
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Abbots Langley
    Posts
    1,479
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post

    Post HEXUS.reviews :: Alienware Area51-m Extreme notebook

    Alienware's most outrageous product made its way to me recently for some serious geek worship and evaluation.

    P4 Extreme Edition in a laptop is just plain cool

    Personally I love it. I'm a geek, I appreciate a £650 server CPU in my laptop. I appreciate being able to swap the GPU. I like having a 4x DVD+RW on the move with 1GB of memory and a 60GB HDD to feed it. I like 108Mbit WiFi without even having the means to use it.

    My personal feelings aside, it's an obvious bit of niche hardware that's hard to traditionally score. Is it the fastest gaming laptop on the planet? Yes. Does it cost an absolute fortune? Yes. Do people who'd actually buy one care? Do they hell.

    It's an engineering showcase with a worldwide market that's probably smaller than the market that bought a Parhelia to play games on. It's both fantastic and pointless at the same time.
    Check it out here.

    Rys
    MOLLY AND POPPY!

  2. #2
    Arrrrrrrgh!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Sorry but you say it is "THREE INCHES" thick???!!!! It can't be anyway near that big can it??
    The Last Man Standing Stands Tallest

  3. #3
    Rys
    Rys is offline
    Tiled
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Abbots Langley
    Posts
    1,479
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post
    At its fattest point, yes, it is.

    Rys
    MOLLY AND POPPY!

  4. #4
    Arrrrrrrgh!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    But it says on the website (just looked) that it is 1.6" thick. 3" is about 7.5cm, that is about as thick as the latest Harry Potter!
    The Last Man Standing Stands Tallest

  5. #5
    Rys
    Rys is offline
    Tiled
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Abbots Langley
    Posts
    1,479
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post
    It's nowhere near 1.6 inches thin. What model are you looking at? Got a link to the 1.6" quote?

    Rys
    MOLLY AND POPPY!

  6. #6
    cat /dev/null streetster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,138
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked
    100 times in 82 posts
    • streetster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P7P55D-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750 2.67 @ 4.0Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair XMS DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 2x1TB Drives [RAID0]
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2xSapphire HD 4870 512MB CrossFireX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Black Widow
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • DELL U2311
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50Mb
    http://www.alienware.com/configurato...m_changer.aspx

    Case Specifications:
    Width 13.8"
    Height 1.6"
    Depth 11.4"

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Posts
    1,436
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts
    I want one, but first I best do some weight training to carry the damn thing, anyone know weight with battery?

  8. #8
    Common Sense Advocate Rabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston
    Posts
    760
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    5 times in 4 posts
    • Rabs's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 6700K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance Red
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 950 Pro Nvme, 1TB Seagate HD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA Nvidia 970OC
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster Ethusiast 850W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Stacker STC 101
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq GW2760 27"
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Cable 200/12
    They should change the name from laptop to fattop...

  9. #9
    Rys
    Rys is offline
    Tiled
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Abbots Langley
    Posts
    1,479
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post
    2 (and a fraction) ", not 3".

    I blame my poor handwriting. My apologies to Alienware.

    Rys
    MOLLY AND POPPY!

  10. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    As gorgeous as the Alienware Area 51-m Extreme is, I must question all the fuss about it considering that another company (Falcon North West) have already released a laptop with a P4 Extreme Edition several weeks ago, with (in my opinion) substantially better stats.

    It not only features an Extreme Edition running at 3.4gig (as apposed to the 3.2gig Alienware version) but also a 9700 with twice the memory, up to twice as much system RAM (up to 2gig as apposed to the 1gig available in the Alienware system) and a larger LCD display. Essentially it has pretty much all the features of the Alienware system plus more.

    Also with Falcon, they can paint the whole laptop in any colour and any design you can possibly think of, rather than just you choosing from a pre-determined, and fairly boring, colour schemes.
    Life is a disease, Death is the cure
    I offered you eternal life, I just didn't say where

  11. #11
    Rys
    Rys is offline
    Tiled
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Abbots Langley
    Posts
    1,479
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post

    Thumbs up

    And the cost for such a beast? Unless it's close to the cost of the Alienware as we reviewed it, the argument is moot, since Alienware supply a 128MB MR9700 for the 51-m if you ask for it and I'm sure they'd even shoehorn a 3.4EE in there if you really want one. 2GB is an option too.

    The Alienware we received is nearly 3 months old, and they were shipping 51-m Extremes before that. They deserve the plaudits for getting such a machine out first.

    Rys
    MOLLY AND POPPY!

  12. #12
    DR
    DR is offline
    on ye old ship HEXUS DR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    HEXUS HQ, Elstree
    Posts
    13,412
    Thanks
    1,060
    Thanked
    841 times in 373 posts
    They can do 3.4EE in it - they didnt at the time of sampling due to it not being released

  13. #13
    Comfortably Numb directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    17,074
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    1,027 times in 678 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus ROG Strix B550-I Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 5900x
      • Memory:
      • 64GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB
      • Storage:
      • 2TB Seagate Firecuda 520
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra
      • PSU:
      • EVGA SuperNOVA 850W G3
      • Case:
      • NZXT H210i
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 20.04, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 34GN850
      • Internet:
      • FIOS
    I'm sure if falcon nw sling a lappy our way we can poke it with the appropriate poking sticks

  14. #14
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Dont get me wrong, the Alienware system is very powerfull for a laptop, its just that even tho numbers arent everything, I think that you cant really claim that the Alienware system is the most powerfull laptop around when the Falcon system has the the same stats in most areas and much much more in others. Check out the falcon website (www.falcon-nw.com) you will find that for the same spec machine, their prices are very similar to Alienware - except that with Falcon you have the option to go evenmore powerfull......

    It would be interesting to see which company actually had Extreme Edition laptops for shipping first
    Life is a disease, Death is the cure
    I offered you eternal life, I just didn't say where

  15. #15
    Rys
    Rys is offline
    Tiled
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Abbots Langley
    Posts
    1,479
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post
    Falcon want $5100 for an EE-equipped Fragbook DR with WiFi, 1GB and a 1680x1050 screen (although it is larger than the Alienware).

    I'll email them for a sample.

    Rys
    MOLLY AND POPPY!

  16. #16
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Might it be worth while inviting them to join in with the competition between Alienware and VoodooPC over which company has the fastest laptop.....?

    khaine
    Life is a disease, Death is the cure
    I offered you eternal life, I just didn't say where

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 29-07-2006, 10:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •