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Gaming Notebook 2011 – Alienware M17x Review

Alienware is the most favorite name in the world of gaming computers. Hence, the gaming notebooks manufactured by them are quite popular all over the world. The body of the Alienware laptops is made up anodized aluminum case which makes it very sturdy and durable. Another good thing about them is that allow you to customize and choose the hardware you want before you make a purchase.

Display, Video and Audio Performance The 17 inch WUXGA display is very bright and delivers crisp images and its well designed for gaming purpose. The video card present on the Alienware M17x is nothing special. It comes with the commonly found ATI Mobility HD 5870 video card. If you do not want this graphics card, you can upgrade to the ATI Radeon Cross Fire card. It even allows you to install two graphics card so that you get the best gaming experience

The sound output through the on board audio card is good but nothing special. If you want to enjoy your game on this laptop, we advise you to connect high quality headphones.

Processor and Memory The processor present on the basic mode l of Alienware M17x is Intel Core i5-520M processor. You can even upgrade to the i7-720QM series of Intel processor. It is able to clock a speed of 1.6 GHz. The speed is okay but it can slow down if you are running several programs simultaneously. There are two DDR3 RAMs present on the system which is good enough for playing high-end games.

Storage The Alienware M17x’s basic model comes with small capacity hard disk. The upgraded version comes with 500GB disk space. With such a huge space, you won’t have any problems in storing your favorite games, songs, movies, etc.

Additional Features The looks of the Alienware M17x is simply fantastic. It is quite a conversation starter. It is available in different colors such as black, silver and red. It runs on Windows 7 Home Premium OS which delivers great gaming experience. It has got 5 five USB ports, 8-in-1 card reader, HDMI port, and weighs 5.3kgs.

Conclusion The battery life of the Alienware is not good if you consider its expensive price. If you want a gaming notebook from a trusted and famous brand, then this laptop can be a safe bet.

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Gaming Notebook 2011 – Battalion 101 XB100-U3 Review

The name says it all. Mobile gaming is becoming quite a trend these days as many laptop companies are developing gaming friendly laptops. The Battalion 101 XB100-U3 is meant for hardcore gaming. Let’s review this gaming notebook and checkout what it has in store for the gamers:

Display, Video and Audio Performance The first and foremost thing that you need to check while buying a gaming laptop is the capability of its graphics card. The card that comes with the laptop should not only be suitable for existing games but also for games that will be launched in the coming years. The Battalion laptop comes with a 2x ATI Mobility Radeon HD Cross Fire Mode video card with a dedicated video memory of 1GB. The 18.4 inch full high definition wide screen LCD is perfectly designed for gaming. The 3D premium on board sound card of the Battalion machine is good but cannot be compared to standalone speakers.

Processor and Memory The Battalion 101 XB100-U3 runs on Intel Core i7-740QM processor that delivers a processing speed of 1.72 GHz. You will enjoy playing your favorite games on this laptop. In order to get the best gaming performance, your laptop should run on at least 4GB of RAM and this is what the Battalion laptop brings to you. This means this laptop is on par with other gaming notebook in the market.

Storage The Battalion 100 XB101-U3 comes with 320GB of storage. This is a bit less as compared to other brands who are selling laptops with storage capacity of 500 GB to 1TB. More space will help you install more games on your laptop. These days all games consume a huge chunk of hard disk space. So, it becomes a necessity to have a system with large storage space.

Additional Features The Battalion laptop runs on Windows 7 Home Premium OS. Most gaming laptops are making use of this OS as it is great when it comes to multitasking. The laptop looks really good and sophisticated and is made up of sturdy material. It comes with four USB slots, 8x dual format DVD drive, 7-in-1 card reader, 2.0 megapixel camera.

Conclusion If you do not mind spending money on a gaming notebook, then the Battalion 100 XB101-U3 is just the perfect choice for you.

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