Well I bought a DeLL XPS M1730 an had an accident so my replacement is an Alienware M17xR2 which I really like so far
Space Black - Anodized Aluminum
Airborne Documentation, System Exchanges,Factory Install
AlienFX Color, Quasar Blue
5.1 Channel Audio
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive,QuickSilver
Intel Core i5 520M 2.4GHz (2.93GHz Turbo Mode, 3MB Cache)
4GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 2GB DDR3)
1320-8856 17-inch WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 RGB LED (1200p)
1GB GDDR3 Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M
S and P Drop-in-Box Marcom forDHS Notebooks
Automatic Updates: On
Alienware M17x 240W A/C Adapter
128GB Solid State Drive & 320GB 7,200RPM SATA-II HDD'S
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 Multi-Language
MCAFEE Pearl MUI, 15mth,With Media
DataSafe Local BackUp
Nero 9 Media Burning Software
Steam and Portal Factory Installed
Genuine Windows 7 Professional, 64bit, English
Soft Contracts,Banktec Care,Alienware
Alienware Command Center, M17x
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini Card
What's in the Box:
Laptop, AC Adapter, Mouse Pad, Cap, Alienware Head Sticker, Manual and Discs.
One of the best screens I have ever seen on a laptop. Very vivid, Clear. Nothing to complain about.
Well it lights up all over which is cool. I use an external keyboard.
It also lights up an can change colors.
Nice Media Keys above the keyboard. They work nice.
There's a real nice function/LED bar above the keyboard.
There is Wifi 130mps!
Sounds Good. Not sure if it has a sub or not. I'll check later.
Input and Output Ports
Everything I would need.
Speakers which also can change the colors too.
Head phone outs(2), mic(4 ports total for audio in and out), 2 USB ports and a slot dvd+-rw drive
VGA, HDMI,Firewire, Ethernet, 2 USB's, E-sata, small firewire ports
Easy to install HDD. Even has my name engraved on the face plate.
Will add later.
Size and Weight
Huge, kinda heavy.
Heat and Noise
Seems good so far:P
Had it since 10:30am on the november 30th 2010 so haven't had time to really check much out.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Baseball Cap, Mouse Pad, Sticker, AC Adapter, User's Manual, 2 Discs.
Pros: Had for less than 3 days so I'll list later.
Cons: Had for less than 3 days so I'll list later.
Conclusion: I'll let you know when I've had it a month or so.