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*Alienware Aurora m7700
Overall Assessment/Reviews ...Very Good to Raving
Alienware has decided to go with their Aurora line for its dual core notebooks. It sports 64-bit AMD desktop processors for true desktop performance in a gaming laptop. The results will no doubt please avid gamers as well as those creative professionals waiting a high performance video/web authoring powerhouse.
You can config your own Aurora with Next-generation Nvidia Graphics such as the GeForce™ Go 7800 GTX and Dual SATA Hard Drives with RAID, 200GB (100GB x 2) 7200 RPM with HyperTransport. Helped along with up to 2GB Dual Channel DDR SO-DIMM at 400MHz - 2 x 1024MB.
All this performance can be displayed on an impressive and sharp 17" WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD Clearview Screen for cinema-quality gaming realism. It also has comes with Built-in Camera.
The Alienware Aurora m7700 can easily handle the demands of present day 32-bit games while processing the capabilities for future 64-bit games. One extra that may be helpful to purchase - Alienware® Respawn Recovery Kit which will restore your Alienware to its original state when it left the factory -
This truly is simply a desktop computer in a fancy small package. It is a mobile desktop computer - MDC for short! A Desktop replacement with real processing muscle. It can do almost anything a desktop PC can do and look better doing it. One has to wonder with the introduction of Dual Core Notebooks is the old desktop PC dead? It is drawing its last breath as notebooks become more powerful and more inexpensive. RIP.
We saw the first introduction of dual core notebooks last summer with the Rockdirect Xtreme 64. Don't expect much battery life from these gaming monsters but these dual core notebooks are indeed a good replacement for the old desktop. They are portable but just barely so - these were meant to be more of a mobile desktop - than a ultra portable thin and light laptop. Still much easier to take a LAN party than a bulky desktop!
Just what kind of performance are we talking about? Here's what one person did to test his Aurora m7700:
He had the following applications open or running simultaneously:
"Windows Explorer Remote Desktop MMC Console (remoted in to my server at work) Add/Remove Programs Filezilla FTP Windows Media Player playing a home video Free Agent Usenet Newsreader downloading new posts Adobe Photoshop CS2 with 150 640x480 images open at the same time (I also opened all of them as a single batch, not one by one) Opera 8.1 browser with 8 tabbed windows open Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 MS Outlook Mailwasher Pro 5.0 MS Word MS Excel MS Powerpoint PerfectDisk Defragmenter (two instances defragging both of my partitions) PowerDVD running a different video than the one Windows Media player was running America's Army video game Internet Explorer Poker Tracker database of over 800,000 hands served from a Postgres 8.0 back end database (hosted locally) Cold Fusion Server 7 IIS 6.0 w/5 websites running (hosted locally) Task manager Si Meter RivaTuner 2.0 Norton Anti-Virus Zone Alarm Mobilemeter"
The Aurora didn't miss a beat...you can read more about this in the Notebook Forum here: http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?p=1627672
Also be aware all that power and function comes with a hefty price tag but you probably already know that. However, for those who want the best in a gaming notebook and price is not a consideration - the Aurora m7700 is a good choice for the ultimate gaming machine.
Battery Life: 60 minutes
Size: 15.6" x 11.7" x 2.1" @ 8.6 lbs
Cons: Short battery life
Pros: Top of the line gaming 'mobile desktop', stylish design and presentation, powerful performance.
Conclusion: The Aurora m7700 has all the power of a good Gaming Machine. Will this be the ultimate 'Gamer'? -- - maybe, until something else comes along!
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Basic specs for Alienware Aurora m7700 (These can be maxed out to get the most performance!)
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