"Best laptop / desktop replacement I've owned."4.0 starson by wmwinder
Pros: Q9000 Quadcore chip, dual ATI graphics cards, two 250Bb 7200RPM HDD's in RAID '0' and 3Gb of memory deal with anything you throw at it.Yea, it's big and it's heavy but it's nowhere near as big and heavy as my desktop. For the $, the best out there.
Cons: The power brick sucks...never seen anything like it; weighs more than the system. I usually build these things so haven't had to deal with Dell's service dept yet. I have had to in the past and I feel bout them the way I do about the brick.
Summary: Q9000 Quadcore chip, dual ATI graphics cards, two 250Gb 7200RPM HDD's in RAID '0' configuration and 3Gb of DDR3 memory deal with anything you throw at it (mine has a 32 bit O/S). In addition, the connectivity hardware allows you a wide variety options for internet access and peripheral hookups. A built in fingerprint reader adds a layer of access security to the system. A built-in 2mp web cam and facial recognition software bolster this security and provide excellent communication options. The back lit keyboard is spacious, easy to see in low light and easy to use.Alienware maintains its reputation with this one and for the money (approx. 3k configuration), on a whole, I am very, very pleased with this system.