Dell Alienware 18 ALW18-7501sLV Review

The Dell Alienware 18 ALW18-7501sLV

The Dell Alienware 18 ALW18-7501sLV 18.3″ is very much similar to the Dell Alienware 17 ALW17-7806sLV in terms of hardware configuration. The only thing different about this laptop is that it is a full 18 inch monster machine, but has only half the RAM – 8GB DDR3, which is can be a bit of a let down for an otherwise excellent machine. However, you can upgrade the RAM to 32 GB of you so wish thanks to 4 RAM slots on this laptop. Other than that, this laptop has the signature Alienware looks and top of the line graphic card and processor in the market for laptops.

The Power of the Dell Alienware 18 ALW18-7501sLV

The Dell Alienware 18 ALW18-7501sLV  is the latest edition in the famous series of Dell gaming laptops. It houses a powerful Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor that has a clock speed of 2.50 GHz and a turbo boost to 3.5 GHz. Suffice it to say that this processor has enough juice to handle most extreme tasks quite seamlessly. Furthermore, this laptop features the cream of AMD Radeon, the AMD RADEON R9 M290X Graphic Card. This is perhaps the best valued single GPU graphic card in the market. It has the power to play all of the latest games at high, if not ultra high settings. Additionally, this laptop features a 1 TB HDD along with 80 GB of SSD. The SSD and HDD combo is a much sought after feature by gamers and enthusiasts. The HDD gives you ample storage; whereas the SSD gives you the performance. Last but not least, the Dell Alienware 18 ALW18 7501sLV  features 16 GB of high performance RAM. Although you can expand the RAM, for most of us 16 GB should be quite sufficient to cater to our gaming needs.

Additionally, the Dell Alienware 18 ALW18-7501sLV offers a FHD screen and Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 operating system is a welcome addition as it is more intuitive and less frustrating.  On the downside, like most gaming laptops, this laptop is bulky and heavy; therefore, it is not something that you can carry around readily. However, the fact that you have the option of carrying your gaming everywhere with you itself is an achievement. Imagine carrying your desktop machine around everywhere?

As we have come to expect, the Dell Alienware 18 ALW18-7501sLV is built with durable anodized aluminium which is reinforced by a magnesium alloy frame that not only protects the edges of the laptop, but also gives it the stealthy look. The audio of this laptop is powered by Klipsch Speaker, the best in the market for enthusiasts with many options for tweaking. Furthermore, a built in Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC identifies and prioritizes your network traffic thus improving the latency. A Broadcom 5G wifi for faster speeds is also included. Perhaps one of the best features of the Dell Alienware 18 ALW18 7501sLV  is the AlienFX lighting system with billions of colors to choose from to change the look of your laptop.

Summary of the Dell Alienware 18 ALW18-7501sLV

If you want latest and top of the line hardware on a big screen laptop, then the Dell Alienware 18 ALW18-7501sLV is the one to go for. Although the basic version only comes with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, you can always upgrade it to a max of 32 GB. Other than that, the graphic card, the processor, and the rest of the components including design are of premium and high end quality. Alienware has been building laptops for gaming and high performance for a long time and this machine will be worth the money for a long time; therefore, it is difficult not to fall for this magnificent product.


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