Ok so it has only been a week or so since I posted the Alienware M15x article, unfortunately that didn’t last long. After the ‘oooohs & aaaahs’ have subsided I have found it sitting on my desk at home with the lid down. I hate to admit it but I had made a terrible mistake by purchasing the Alienware M15x, not because of it’s quality and its beefy specs but because I didn’t follow my own rule of thumb. When I build a pc or buy a laptop, I always ask myself “what will you be using it for?” In this instance, I got caught up in the Alienware’s big & bold gaming appeal rather than sticking with my intended use.
The word “mobility” & Alienware do not mix, that is the plain and simple truth about it. It is however, the closest thing you could get to a powerful desktop replacement. It weighs more than 4 kilograms and I find myself not wanting to move it where it has sat since removing it out of the box. When you take out the mobility & battery life factors out of the equation, you are left with a brilliant latop with the specs to smash through anything you can throw at it. At this stage I have to make a small sacrifice in terms of raw processing power for mobility.
The MacBook Pro 15″ isn’t the smallest notebook by any means but I’m pretty sure I can lift it with one hand. Weighing in at around 2.55 kg’s it’s a welcome relief from the thought of lugging the Alienware around while I’m overseas.