Review: Eldest tries Alienware gaming

This is a new type of post for me … a review.

We’ve been lucky enough to have a loan Alienware laptop in our home this past month.

My husband and two sons enjoy laptop gaming; they’d heard about Alienware and were thrilled to have the Alienware unit in the house. To be more specific: it’s a M17x “gaming notebook”.

In this first review post, we’re sharing my eldest son’s Alienware review:

Eldest Son gaming with Alienware
Eldest Son gaming with Alienware

Eldest Son has enjoyed laptop gaming for years. Of course, he has also owned and used different types of games consoles including Wii, Xbox and DS.

I asked him what makes laptop gaming different. His answer: “they aren’t usually that good, because of their poor graphics and lack of storage space.” But in his opinion, the Alienware laptop has some of the best graphics he’s seen.

He’s been using it to play Dawn of War 2 Retribution which “played well and fast”. He says Alienware is “super-fast” and is smooth, with “no lag” and the sound is fantastically clear.

The other thing he enjoys about laptop gaming is “you can take it anywhere with you and it’s still the same size game – for example, it’s not a crappy little DS game”.

From a more cosmetic point of view, I’ve played around with the 17 inch laptop and it’s gorgeous. It’s sleek and weighty, giving it a special quality you’ll want to look after.

The keyboard is alight with colour and typing is a joy. I’d read elsewhere about the sleek design and was super-excited when the alien-head device was delivered. Maybe I’ll have more time to get my hands on it soon! I want to try out its customisation options.

Alienware M17x
Alienware M17x

Alienware M17x laptop Alienware has a choice of models made specifically for gaming.

Coming up in another post: we’ll share the review from Youngest Son who has been using the Alienware unit for Minecraft, Orks Must Die 2, plus some programming and maths fun via the Kahn Academy.

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