"Area 51 ALX - Solid system, HORRIBLE shipping delays."1.0 starson by compunerd22
Pros: Good system overall.
Cons: Extremely expensive, terrible shipping times, no updates during production.
Summary: I can't knock the system. I have used my friends system, which is EXACTLY the same as the one I ordered, and I enjoyed it enough to purchase my own at @ $6000+. That was on 7/17/07.
It is now 9/17/07, and I still do not have my system. The website shows that my system is still on Phase 2 (billing) out of a total of 8 phases. I never recieve responses from the emails I send asking for upates. I still have no idea when my system is expected to ship.
Another friend of mine was going to order an Alienware along with me. At the last moment, he decided to build his own system. In less than a month, he had a system very comparable to the one I ordered for $3000 less overall.
I will never by an Alienware system again, regardless of the price or features.