Originally Posted by Penryn
Qaulity of my m14x is fine. Have fun paying out the ass for less performance though.
Quality of yours might be fine...
Problem 1 - If you google keyboard m14x problem. You'll find the m14x keyboards squeak (Particularly the space bar). That's a big deal when you pay over 1k for a laptop. (Dell will replace the keyboard, but some customers have said the squeaking just comes back)
Problem 2 - The cooling for the m14x. They should have spent a little more time and money developing a more silent / cooler system. (Focusing more on the silent part.. My system is fairly cool)
Problem 3 - The whole front panel is glossy. I don't mind the screen being glossy... But the whole front display?
Problem 4 - Nvidia graphics driver can only be updated through dell. (There are ways around this... But if I pay over 1k for a laptop... I better not have to do much tweaking)
This was my first alienware purchase, and I was extremely excited to finally get an alienware... Personally, I'm selling mine. I only paid $580, so it won't be very hard to sell.. It'll come with a one year warranty too.
Don't get me wrong!.. I get amazing framerates, and the klispch speakers are HANDS DOWN the best laptop speakers I've ever heard! But... I expected perfection from alienware. (Of course.. Dell owns them now... So I shouldn't expect too much, lol)
I'm not saying alienware's other products aren't worth buying! I'm just disappointed with the M14x.
Personally... I'm gonna go back to ASUS... They may not have all the bells and whistles of alienware... But I'll trade small-size/lighting/klispch, for a more powerful, better cooling system ASUS G series laptop.