The idea of an external PCI-Express chassis for video cards is practically as old as PCI-Express itself. However over the years the idea has failed to reach the consumer market as a complete product, even with the introduction of standardized external PCIe interfaces such as Thunderbolt. Various prototypes have been shown, but in practice the only way to acquire such a rig has been to build it yourself, combining an ExpressCard slot and its pokey PCIe 2.0 x1 link with an external PCIe chassis. Thankfully it looks like the PC industry is finally going to turn the corner on the concept thanks to Alienware. Today Alienware is introducing their own PCIe video card chassis, the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Alienware’s amplifier is a fairly typical take on...

Alienware Launches The Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop With A Twist

Alienware teased the new, smaller version of their gaming laptop in August. Available today, the Alienware 13 is the 4.5 pound little brother to the Alienware 14, but this...

19 by Brett Howse 2 days ago

Alienware Reveals New Area-51 Design

In what has to be one of the most unique designs ever, Alienware announced the revamped Area-51 model which features a triad-designed chassis. True to their name, Alienware has...

35 by Brett Howse on 8/29/2014

Best Gaming Laptops and Notebooks - Holiday 2013

We're in the midst of updating all of our "best of" guides for the holiday season, and we've already covered what is likely the most popular category: Budget Laptops...

67 by Jarred Walton on 11/29/2013

Alienware 18 Gaming Notebook Review

Alienware's deluxe model benefits the most from the refresh.

61 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2013

Alienware 17 Gaming Notebook Review

Prior to the Haswell generation, the Alienware M17x was the gaming notebook to get. The new Alienware 17 has a fresh coat of paint and a new moniker, but...

46 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/6/2013

Choosing a Gaming Laptop, Back-to-School 2013 Edition

We regularly get asked for opinions on what product is “best” for a certain use case. Naturally, what makes a product perfect for one user may not matter much...

60 by Jarred Walton on 8/23/2013

Performance Retrospective: AMD’s Radeon HD 7970M

We recently posted our first review of a notebook equipped with NVIDIA’s latest mobile tour de force, the GeForce GTX 780M. With a theoretical computational performance increase of 30%...

59 by Jarred Walton on 6/21/2013

Alienware M18x R2 Notebook Review: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M in SLI

Around the launch of the Alienware M17x R3, Alienware essentially bifurcated its high end notebook offerings into single-GPU (the M17x R3) and dual-GPU (the M18x). The M17x R3 was...

50 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/28/2012

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review: Ivy Bridge and the GeForce GTX 680M

Alienware recently updated their Bronze Editor's Choice award-winning M17x R4 gaming notebook to include Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and optional AMD Radeon HD 7900M series graphics or NVIDIA's new...

61 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/21/2012

Alienware M14x, M17x, and M18x: Now with Ivy Bridge and New GPUs

The launch of any new mobile processor line almost always precedes retail availability, but with Ivy Bridge mobile just previewed last week, we’re already seeing various companies ship updated...

26 by Jarred Walton on 4/30/2012

Alienware X51: The Xbox With Teeth

While Alienware isn't openly inviting comparisons to Microsoft's Xbox 360 with their brand new X51 gaming desktop, it's hard not to see the resemblance, at least in form factor...

59 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/17/2012

Alienware's X51 is Coming

Alienware held a launch party in chilly San Francisco, California tonight to launch their upcoming X51 desktop. If you've been following them on Facebook, they've been doing a bit...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/17/2012

Alienware's M18x, Part 2: AMD's Radeon HD 6990M in CrossFire

In our first run with the Alienware M18x, we sat down and took a look at the notebook itself along with NVIDIA's current top shelf mobile graphics part, the...

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/14/2011

Alienware's M18x, Part 1: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580M in SLI

Historically, whenever NVIDIA or AMD launched a new mobile powerhouse GPU, AVADirect and Clevo were ready to ship us a high-end notebook to show us what the latest mobile...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/3/2011

Internet Machines Uses Patent to Go After PCI-Express Tech and Anyone Using It

One of our contacts recently made us aware of a new round of lawsuits, which could apparently apply to every major company in the world of personal computers. The...

23 by Jarred Walton on 9/21/2011

Alienware M11x R3: Portable Powerhouse

We've been keeping track of Alienware's M11x series since the very first one landed and have had the privilege of testing each one. The move from Penryn to Arrandale...

55 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/22/2011

Alienware M14x: the Sound and the Fury

Understanding that many users would just as soon want to be able to game on the go without having to lug a ten pound land monster with them, Alienware...

48 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/19/2011

Optimus Top to Bottom: NVIDIA Releases the GeForce GTX 570M and 580M

While our recent review of the Alienware M17x R3 proved you could have a gaming notebook that was still capable of halfway decent battery life, the hybrid solution found...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/28/2011

Alienware's M17x R3: An Antidote to Clevo

We've had our hands on quite a few gaming notebooks here, but most of the time they're Clevo-based machines. These aren't necessarily bad notebooks; they're fast, typically have good...

84 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/20/2011

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