"same issues here"0.5 starson by goku103101
Pros: Nice looking laptop, Top/mid range hardware.
Cons: Lots of things I don't like about the M17, one Alienwares tech support is BAD, The M17 has nothing but issues. Could have gotten an OCZ cheaper and its the same laptop hardware wise. Unable to play games/movies video is jerky sound gets very choppy.
Summary: Bottom line is DON'T waste your money get a differnt laptop, I have sent it in with no luck and was without is for almost a month, upon getting it back the Master video card blows out, nothing but issues with this laptop I have been in the IT field for 15 years, I have tried everything modded ATI driver, OCZ drivers, reinstall of VIsta from 32 to 64bit nothing, I can't even run a game at low settings, I have watched the temp with HWMonitor and it never went over 61'c for the GPU and 68'c CPU this is just junk, I will never buy another Alienware AGAIN. Could have spent the $4K on custom parts for my Mustang and would have been more happy. The games I have tried to play are " Titan Quest, WoW w/all exp., Doom3, GuildWars, Dawn of War w/all exp., Dawn of War 2, Warcraft 3, C&C3, C&C Genreals, the list goes on even on mid settings its just bad. I know one thing I will not charge another laptop if they chose to reaplace its there fault, and im sure a Lawyer would see it my way as its a LEMON. Send me a working one and I will send the bad one back even if I have to pay shipping. Buyers Beware of the AW M17 its GARBAGE PERIOD.