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Alienware 18 Gaming Notebook Review (with Intel Core i7 4930MX)

Rating: 9.0.

Today we are going to take a look at one of the most powerful gaming notebooks to ever hit the market, the Alienware 18.  This fits in right at the top of Alienware's range and is one of the most expensive gaming notebooks that is currently available on the market.

Alienware are one of the most well-known gaming notebook manufacturers in the world, especially since they were absorbed by Dell in 2006. We have looked at a number of their gaming notebooks in the past and have generally left with positive feelings, even if can be expensive.

The Alienware 18 can be purchased fully configured on the Alienware website, with the base configuration costing a pound under £2000 inc. VAT.  There are plenty of options which can be added on top, though, which can easily send the cost above £3000.  Our particular sample has a number of additional options including an Intel Core i7-4930MX processor and dual nVidia GeForce GTX 780M GTX graphics cards.



  • Display: 18.4 inch (467.36mm) WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display.
  • Graphics Card: Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5 (SLI).
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4930MX Processor (8MB Cache Overclocked up to 4.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost).
  • Memory: 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz.
  • Hard Drive: 750GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s.
  • mSATA Storage: 512GB mSata SSD Boot.
  • Optical Drive: Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVDRW, CD-RW).
  • WIFI Card: 5G WiFi Broadcom 4352 802.11n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard UK.
  • Warranty: 1 Year NBD with Premium Phone Support.
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Windows 8 available at no extra cost).

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