Great performance and looks but a hefty price tag
First off, it would actually be unfair to call this Alienware a laptop; one could call it a mobile desktop, especially when you take into consideration a weight of close to 4 kg. The test results were very impressive, good enough to stump a desktop of a medium to high end configuration. It gave an overall score of 12161 in 3D Mark 06 which is relatively high when you compare it to a desktop having the same GPU giving a result of 17200 in spite of having a 6 core CPU. Even real world tests impressed us with good processing performance in WinRAR compression/decompression and data transfers.
The onboard sound card is okay and the speakers are not all that impressive.
Custom lighting allows the Alienware M15x to have different illumination for your keyboard, trackpad, speakers etc. Ergonomically the laptop is very well designed, with two intake fans on both side towards the rear on the bottom, and exhaust vents on the rear side- one for the CPU and one for GPU. They do a good job at keeping the laptop cool.
Overall, a great performer with great looks but a hefty price tag. Shocking letdowns are quality of speakers and the lack of DirectX 11 support.
Processor: Core i7 940XM clocked @ 2.13 GHz;
Memory: 6 GB DDR3;
Chipset: Intel PM 55;
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 260M;
Screen: LED-backlit 15.6 inch
Price: Rs. 1,80,000