Alienware M Series M18x

  • 18.4"
  • Core i7 2.4 GHz Quad core
  • 16 GB DDR3-1600
  • 1,024 GB HDD
Released October, 2011
The webcam delivered accurate color in both natural and fluorescent lighting.
by LaptopMag (Aug, 2012)

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First reviewed December, 2011

Features Key features of the Alienware M Series M18x

Front view of Alienware M Series M18x
The 3-megapixel webcam on the M18x delivered crisp visuals, but colors were slightly muted.
by LaptopMag (Aug, 2011)

screen size

18.4"
13.3"
15.4"
Movies and games simply popped off the display, and it was so large that it enveloped us in the action.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Aug, 2011)
However, when we tested a different configuration of the M18x earlier this year, we were able to game on a large-screen TV wirelessly, without any noticeable latency.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Nov, 2011)

screen resolution

Alienware M Series M18x
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Apple MacBook Pro 8th Gen
The massive 18.4-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel WLED display on the M18x is a sight to behold.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Aug, 2011)
Images were sharp with crisp detail, but had noticeably muted color.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Nov, 2011)

cpu speed

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2.7 GHz

2.4 GHz
2.6 GHz
3 GHz
Click to EnlargeOur $4.454 review unit has a 2.7-GHz Intel Core i7-3820QM CPU with 16GB of RAM, dual 256GB SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration and dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M GPUs with 2GB of VRAM.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Aug, 2012)
In that case, the $1,999 base model features a 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM CPU, 6GB of RAM, a 500GB 7,200-rpm hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M GPU with 2GB of VRAM.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Aug, 2012)

processor

Alienware M Series M18x
Apple MacBook Pro 8th Gen
Dell Inspiron 15 (N5050)
Equipped with a 2.5-GHz Intel Core i7-2920XM CPU that overclocks to 4 GHz, 16GB of RAM, two 750GB, 7,200-rpm hard drives in a RAID 0 array, and dual AMD Radeon 6900M GPUs with 2GB of VRAM, the Alienware M18x has seriously epic performance.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Nov, 2011)
As we first saw on the M17x, the M18x has a WirelessHD (WiHD) transmitter built in, which streams data at up to 4 Gbps on the 60-GHz spectrum, and has an effective range of up to 30 feet.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Aug, 2011)

memory

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4 GB

4 GB
16 GB
20 GB
The $2,599 model has similar specs to the base model but ups the ante with 8GBB of RAM, dual 500GB 7,200-rpm hard drives in a RAID 0 configuration and Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M GPU with 2GB of VRAM.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Aug, 2012)
Click to EnlargePowered by a 2.7-GHz Intel Core i7-3820QM with 16GB of RAM, the Alienware M18x R2 can definitely take care of business.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Aug, 2012)
 

Performance Real world tests of Alienware M Series M18x

3DMark06 CPU

s? While the AMD-powered M18x scored a little higher on the synthetic 3DMark06 test, the Nvidia-powered configuration had slightly higher frame rates in actual game play.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Nov, 2011)
It didn't break the PCMark Vantage record, but it put up a good fight.
M Series M18x by LaptopMag (Aug, 2011)

cinebench r10 32Bit (Aggregate)

 

Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

  • 3 MP
  • 18.4"
  • 16 GB
  • 1,024 GB
  • watch high-definition movies on Blu-Ray discs
  • DDR3-1600
  • 3.5 GHz
  • 7,200 RPM
  • Uses dedicated graphics hardware and memory
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 59.39
  • the screen is large enough to display 1080p video without scaling
  • MMC, SD, microSD
  • 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0 + HS)
  • 5,930
  • 1,020 MB/s (HDMI 1.4)
  • 15,868.8
  • 572 MB/s (USB 3.0)

cons

  • 5,410 g
  • high-definition movies may only fit on Blu-Ray discs
  • can't connect to high definition displays
  • 2

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Editions Editions of the Alienware M Series M18x

Price Edition RAM type Cinebench r10 32Bit (Aggregate) Internal storage Manufacturer code Compare
DDR3-1333 13,680.9 500 GB M18x
 
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DDR3-1600 15,868.8 1,024 GB AM18X-6732BAA
 
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