Pros

  • Striking design; has scads of ports

Cons

  • Expensive; poor battery life

At A Glance

This beefy desktop replacement has lots of ports, a striking blue design, and top-notch performance offset by poor battery li

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.alienware.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24990
Processor
Processor type Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels
Vertical Resolution 900
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce Go 7800 GTX
Storage
Drive size 160.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 136.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • A/V (Composite)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port (x2)
  • Infrared
  • Keyboard/Mouse - 6 pin mini-DIN
  • Mini PCI Port
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)
  • Video - S-Video
Microphone input Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Headphone Jack Yes
Firewire 2
Composite Video Ports Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth No
Slots
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR-SDRAM (DDRRAM)
Memory speed 400.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.6 inches
Depth 11.7 inches
Height 2.3 inches
Weight with Accessories 15.8 pounds
Weight 15.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Smart media Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Included Software Nero Burning ROM
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List
  • Notebook
  • battery
  • optical drive
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware Alienware mouse pad
Case
Multipurpose Bay n/a

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 1:36   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 105.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 87.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 452.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Superior
World Bench 5 Score 106.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 531.0
Ahead Nero 502.0
Windows Media Encoder 295.0
WinZip 357.0
Adobe Premiere 390.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 449.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 279.0
Roxio VideoWave 259.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 369.0
Adobe Photoshop 322.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 256.0
Microsoft Office XP 537.0