When we talk about gaming and laptops we say Alienware – an American subsidiary of the well-established Dell Inc. company. Alienware itself started out in 1996 with the help of Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila, servicing people around the world with desktop, notebooks, and workstations assemblage. According to the firm’s insiders, the name was chosen as the founders were keen to the famous TV series that fascinated people around the world – The X Files. If you’re looking for an affordable product from them, here’s a list of ten cheap Alienware laptops.
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10. Alienware Laptop M11X R2 i7
Our first addition to the list of cheap Alienware laptops is the M11x R2 unit that features an Intel Core i7 CPU at 1.20 GHz, 8 GB of RAM and a hard drive of 150 GB. The screen is 13” wide. I found this one for an affordable price of $174.99, although it has some small defects, but nothing important.
9. Alienware M11x 2nd Gen
M11x’s second edition includes an Intel Core i7 1.66 GHz processor aided by 8 GB of RAM, Nvidia Hybrid Graphics, and a spacious hard drive of 300 GB. The screen’s size is 11.6”. The laptop’s condition is quite good, having small signs of wear. The charger is included. Depending on the area you live in, the price can start even lower than $200.
8. Alienware M15x i3
Number eight on our list is the Dell Alienware M15x Notebook with a powerful CPU from Intel – the Intel Core i3 at 2.13 GHz. In addition, the laptop includes 4 GB RAM memory, a hard drive of 250 GB, and the highlight of this laptop – its graphics card – an HD 5730. Price: only $400.
7. Dell Alienware M15x i7
This one is an improved version of the previous M15x as it has a stronger CPU – an Intel Core i7 of 1.60 GHz accompanied by 8 GB of RAM, a huge hard drive – 500 GB – to store everything you need, and a very powerful dedicated graphics card – the Nvidia GTX260M chip. Screen size is 15.6”. You can have it at an unbelievable price of $900.
6. Alienware M17X R3
The M17x R3 Laptop incorporates a competent processor – the Intel Core i7 at a frequency of 2.00 GHz, 8 GB of RAM, an Nvidia graphics card – the GTX 560M with an outstanding performance due to the 1.5 GB video memory, hard drive of 320 GB, and a 17.1” widescreen that can display a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. Price: roughly $799.
5. Alienware M18X R1 i7
Number five in this list of cheap Alienware laptops is powered by an Intel Core i7 at 2.3 GHz, 8 GB, two graphics cards in SLI mode – Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 M with 2 x 1.5 video memory, and the 18.4” widescreen that supports up to 1920 x 1080 resolutions. The price can go really low, but you can only find it with previous owners. Online, you can find the upgraded version.
4. Alienware M11x Intel Core 2
As we close down to our number one, we present you the M11x with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU at 1.33 GHz (3 MB cache and 800 MHz FSB), 8 GB of RAM DDR2 at 800 MHz, a big HDD of 640 GB with 5400 RPM, and a video card that’s powerful enough to satisfy your gaming habits – the Nvidia GeForce GT 335M with 1 GB DDR3 RAM. Display is 11.6” wide. The price can start at $400.
3. Alienware M17X R2 i7
The M17x R2 is a professional gaming laptop that benefits from Intel’s i7 CPU quad-core Extreme-edition at 2.00 GHz (with Turbo-Boost it can go up to 3.20 GHz), 8 GB of RAM DDR3 at 1333 MHz, and two video cards in SLI mode – ATI Radeon HD 5870 CrossfireX, summing up a total of 2 GB video memory. The 17.0” display can support resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200. In addition, the unit has a Blu-Ray media drive that can read and write Blu-Ray disks. Price: $845. And it’s worth every penny if you consider the aforementioned specs.
2. Alienware Area-51 M15x Core Duo
This popular product from Alienware has a CPU of 2.80 GHz (Intel Core 2 Extreme), along with 4 GB of RAM DDR3 at 1066 MHz, 120 GB hard drive, and a Nvidia Quadro FX 3600M with 512 MB. The screen’s size is 15.4”. The product’s starting bid is $500 and you can buy it for $850.
1. Alienware M18x 18″
This is truly the best gaming Alienware laptop I could find for a quite fair price. The outstanding product features the new DDR5 1.5 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M – an ultra-fast graphics card that delivers the latest technology in video gaming. It’s equipped with an Intel Core i7 CPU with four cores at 2.20 GHz each and hyper-threading technology, 8 GB of RAM DDR3 at 1333 MHz (you can add up to 32 GB), a 1 TB hard drive and an additional 500 GB HDD at 7200 RPM with 16 MB cache. Last but not least, the laptop features a huge WLED LCD screen of 18.4” (that’s a full 46 centimeters). Price: around $1.199.