Alienware 18 Series

  • Alienware 18 Series
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  • Killer SLI graphics performance.
  • Lights galore.
  • High-end components.


  • Expensive.
  • Heavy.

Expert reviews and ratings

By APC Magazine on 80

One of the great things about the Alienware line-up is being able to totally customise your order online, albeit at the loss of competition on price. If you go for the top level of every hardware option you will have an overclocked Core i7 4940MX CPU,...

By TechRadar AU on 70

The Alienware 18 represents the pinnacle of mobile PC gaming. You'll be hard pressed to find another laptop that can deliver the same amount of performance – let alone one of the same size or that supports dual video cards. One of the few boutique...

By Notebook Review on 87

Pros: Stellar performance, Good design and build quality, Beautiful display, Good keyboard and touchpad, Excellent cooling system

Cons: Glossy display surface

By PCAdvisor on 90

It's big, heavy and outrageously expensive – and at this price the display could offer better-than-HD resolution. However, the dual GPUs of the Alienware 18 really do provide the strongest performance we've yet seen from a gaming laptop. The only question now is whether the forthcoming GeForce 800M series can outdo that performance, in either single or dual-GPU configurations.

By PC Advisor on 90

Alienware is planning an update for its 17-inch gaming laptop that includes the new nVidia GeForce 800M series graphics cards . But even 2014's latest graphics processor is unlikely to match the sheer 3D gaming performance of the dual GPUs housed within...

By HardwareHeaven on

The first thing which will hit anyone opening the Alienware 18 box is its size. This is a massive system and while it is absolutely possible to sit with it on your lap (I am doing that now to write this review) if you slouch, it begins to be an...

By cnet on 80

There's a premium to be paid, but the massive Alienware 18 is a show-off-worthy desktop replacement that takes down even the newest PC games, and is just plain fun to...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

An excellent desktop replacement for serious gamers, let down only by its ultra-premium...

By on 90

An amazing notebook that is more powerful than many desktop systems available...

By NotebookCheck on 87

Alienware once again lives up to its reputation as a manufacturer of high-end notebooks. The successor of the M18x R2 , simply called 18, not only impresses with its noble design but also with the excellent performance . Nothing comes close to the...

By AnandTech on

From there you have to decide whether or not this particular monster is really what you're looking for and really fulfills your needs. If you feel like a single 780M is inadequate for your gaming needs, the Alienware 18 is the way to go, but from there I...

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Lisa Gade demos gaming on the Alienware 18 gaming laptop. Check out our video review of the Alienware 18 at: We demo games include Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, The Witcher 2, Borderland 2 and Mass Effect...

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Lisa Gade reviews the Alienware 18. This is an 18.4″ gaming laptop that starts at $2,100 and tops at over $5,000. We look at the $2,400 configuration with a 2.4GHz Intel Haswell i7-4700MQ quad core CPU and dual NVIDIA GTX 770M graphics cards in SLI. All...

By HotHardware on 90

There’s really not much one has to say about the Alienware 18 that isn’t borne out in the benchmarks. The machine tore through our spate of tests and took the top score in almost every one, showing off the horsepower afforded by the mighty Intel Core ...

By AsiaOne on 100

The Alienware 18 is for gamers who want the very best features and performance and are willing to pay its steep...

By Computer Shopper on 80

With its SLI-powered graphics, Core i7 "Haswell" CPU, and a liberal helping of speedy RAM, the Alienware 18 delivers some of the fastest frame rates we've seen to date. It's a hefty beast with a monstrous price tag, however....

By PC Mag on 80

Big, bulky, and ostentatious as heck, the Alienware 18 is the ginormous gaming laptop you want to use to show off your riches on the game...

By LaptopMag on 80

Packing the best of everything -- including two state-of-the-art GPUs -- the Alienware 18 is the quintessential gaming...

International Review By on 86

Alienware 18 to kolejny udany model tej marki. Następca M18x R2 robi wrażenie swoim wyglądem, ale przede wszystkim imponuje wydajnością. Układ SLI złożony z dwóch kart grafiki GeForce GTX 780M zapewnia mu świetne osiągi. Jeżeli dodamy do tego...

International Review By on

Рассуждать и оценивать Dell Alienware 18 очень трудно, так как его нужно распробовать, ощутить дух Alienware, проникнуться им. То, что это один из самых производительных ноутбуков и мире – спору нет, процессор Intel Core i7-4800MQ и связка двух...