Looking for the best gaming laptop computer with a 15" screen ? Aren't we all. One thing you can be sure of, unfortunately is that the best gaming laptop today will always be overtaken by the next new kid on the block. So you will be constantly upgrading and updating for the rest of your life ! So if you're a serious gamer then get yourself a job where they give you gaming machines for free ! That way you don't have to worry about finding affordable or the cheapest gaming laptop computers.
So, after that piece of wise advice, on to the so-called best most powerful 15" gaming laptop computer in the known universe - the Alienware M15x ! (Not the same thing as the Area-51 m15x btw, a previous Alienware model with significant style and specifications differences. Nor is it a scaled-down version of the M17x. The M15x Alienware is one of the first mobile gaming laptops to feature Intel’s Core-i7 architecture.)
How do we know that the Alienware M15x is the most powerful 15" gaming laptop around ? Because the nice people at Alienware have told us so. How nice of them. The reviews have been generally positive however, some have been genuinely effusive but there have been one or two negative. In particular one guy who said that the most powerful gaming laptop is in fact the Clevo 15.6" with a i7 and GTX280m. So we'll check that out later.
At the moment we are dealing with the Alienware M15X. This beasty has the acclaimed new mobile ID which saw the light of day with the M17x, so you get Alienware performance in a smaller package which make your gaming laptop instantly more portable. The M15x is the first Alienware laptop with a mobile Core i7 processor, and it also has a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M GPU* and up to 8GB DDR3 1333MHz memory (which is very good).
How much will the Alienware M15x cost ? In the region of $1,500+ so not the cheapest gaming laptop around but also not the most expensive.
Given that the M15x is the most powerful 15" laptop or gaming laptop computer that Alienware has created they figured that it deserves the best graphics. So you get the option of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M graphics cards - that will keep you one step ahead of "them" (not sure who "they" but it's nice to know anyway) .
The Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor offers "Hyper-Threading Technology" "Turbo Boost Technology" to dynamically speed up the processor frequency for even faster performance, "Integrated Memory Controller" for low latency and high bandwidth (this improves performance when using data intensive applications), "8MB Shared Intel Smart Cache" which allocates shared cache to all four cores to guarantee you complete domination!
The design of the M15x’s case quickly dissipates system heat and looks good! But don't put it on a blanket ! That would be wet.
You also get the option of three colors - Metallic Red, Metallic Silver or Metallic Black.
As befits one of the best gaming laptops around it is fitted with a QuickTouch System Control Pad which uses touch-capacitive sensors to "access and manage power and volume controls, wireless connectivity and both Command Center and Stealth Mode launch functions. Illuminated by the dramatic AlienFX® lighting control system, QuickTouch renders mechanical buttons and control knobs obsolete."
Webcam — The 2.0MP webcam lets you broadcast across the web, and with the wireless capabilities you will stay up and running anytime, anywhere.
Personalized Plaque — the underside of your Alienware M15x features a laser-etched nameplate that lets the world know that your M15x is unique and belongs to you !
The Alienware Command Center gives access to a range of exclusive applications and controls, such as lighting effects and the power management system. Updates download directly into Command Center.
AlienSense facial recognition software uses the M15x’s webcam to verify biometric measurements to keep people out !
Alienware M15X Specifications
Microsoft Vista; Eligible for free upgrade to Windows 7
RAM Up to 8GB of DDR3 System Memory
Processor Intel Core i7 920XM (2.0GHz, up to 8MB Cache)
Graphics 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display 15.6-inch 1920×1080 LED backlit display
Optical Drive Slot-loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc Combo
Hard Drive Up to 500GB 7200RPM SATA HD or a 256gB SSD
Battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
Audio/Visual High Definition speakers, headphone and mic jack, 2 audio out connectors, VGA DisplayPort
Wireless 802.11b/g WLAN
Expansion Slots 8-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
Ports 3x USB 2,0, power connector, 1 eSATA port via USB, RJ-45/Ethernet
Weight 9 pounds +
Warranty Standard 1-Yr Parts and Labor, 1-Year Battery