Let the kids have the new Xbox One or PS4 -- wait til they realize there's only a handful of games to play on each. Instead, you can kick back with a fully loaded Alienware 18 gaming laptop, fragging away on Call of Duty: Ghosts or plunging deep into a 60-hour quest in Skyrim. It's no-compromise PC gaming nirvana. And by no-compromise, we mean you're gonna wanna drop $4,200-plus for the fully loaded version of this 18-inch gaming monster.
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The good: Dell's Alienware 18 is highly configurable, with dual video cards, tons of RAM and storage space, and an understated design that you won't hate.
The bad: The thick body raises the keyboard uncomfortably high, and getting primo parts costs a lot. Battery life is predictably poor, and this would have been a prime candidate for a better-than-HD screen.
The bottom line: 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 use.
October 31, 2013 3:30 PM PDT
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