Andy Vandervell writes:
"Alienware has had something of a mixed year. Back in April we took a look at its Area-51 m15x, a 15.4in gaming notebook boasting some serious power, and it left us suitably impressed that Alienware had managed to cram such high performance components into a comparatively small chassis. More recently, however, we were distinctly underwhelmed by the Area-51 Desktop Gaming PC, to the point that we wondered whether Alienware's once unique desktops had become something of an anachronism. It's lucky, then, that the company has another notebook to come, the new M17."