Best Dell and Alienware Laptops

Whether you want to watch movies, play games or just get some work done, Dell and its Alienware brand of gaming PC’s has a comprehensive laptop lineup that offers something for everyone.

Take the Inspiron 11 3000, a 2-in-1 hybrid with a flip display that easily converts from laptop to tablet. Pixel pushing fanatics will love the Alienware 17 for its GTX 880M graphics and awesome lighting, while the Dell Chromebook 11 offers a simple and affordable solution for everyday computing. With systems ranging from $300 to $1600 and more, there’s a laptop fit for any budget.

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  1. swaib Says:

    Do you have the same type but 12-13inches.i need one

  2. Willard Baldwin Says:

    I’m not 100% sure what swalb is looking for, but after trying 11″ unlrtabook, 10″ netbook, 15.6″, 17.3″ and 18.3″I might take a shot at the 14″ Alienware. Nice screensize I think. Watch the ports though and, to all note makers: When are you going to put screw holes for the VGA monitor connection on the side! Gorilla tape is ok. The main thing I have concluded, and I usually hook up to 27″ monitors, is that after trying numersous keyboards, and I have the 17R Alienware, I want that keyboard, but I think I can only get it in a AW laptop. The whole purpose of laptops, usually is mobility, so on a plane, train, bus or car, the protocol is dark and silent so as not to disturb others. I put everything through extreme testing, pushing MS, dropping Zune endlessly [nice piece] and printers whew. I’m down to the last two choices for Laser and Inkjet and may have two winners. But the bluelit, or other color, soft plush keys on the AW Laptops are hard to beat for a. Total and complete silence and B. I have not lost a key yet. I did bust the dvd drive, but that’s because I put a Micro card into the DVD [Be careful]. Everyhting was fine but I went too far and a small peice of white plastic came out of he DVD, which Isuspect is the “pushout” for the DVD [Even if it had a button I think it would have the same effect as the Eject button, nothing. Also the 17R is a little weihty and I suspect the 14′ is my sweet spot anyway. Great keyboard and since I ususally connect to 27″ monitors [To expensive above that point], I can use it either way. Long winded I know. Not sorry.

  3. Paul Orbi Says:

    yeah watch out for probs like cursor jumping and blue screen , Dell will put you off till warranty runs out Ive been told… their service was fantastic but now buyer beware!

  4. Shane W. Says:

    I’d be careful ordering an Alienware 14 Laptop for a bit. I ordered one in January 2014 that had build issues — it took them 30 days to get me a replacement.

    The brand new replacement I received was defective as well. Sending it back for exchange (and another 30 day wait). No one should have to have their brand new $2000+ laptop “fixed” right out of the box.

  5. tham narayan Says:

    please gime me dell inspiration laptop interduction and quality andhandeling idea .thank you

  6. Stella Damon Says:

    what windows is the dell 14 7000 using?

  7. amit singh Says:

    this dell company very bad service but all parts not repeir .i am problem dell ins 3521 model is very bad .all custmer are not like dell compny .this service is very poor ,

  8. amit yadav Says:

    hellow sir,can you message me the name of best dell laptop in the range of rs.60000-rs.70000.

  9. ajay tomar Says:

    suggestion:-to add new attribute in your product, please make a box underside having 10-20 papers bunch capacity, now we could scan and take all print out by our laptop

  10. Allen Brown Says:

    Found this review lacking because there was no recommendation for basic computer to meet a student’s needs.

  11. Allen Brown Says:

    Found this review lacking because there was no recommendation for a basic computer to meet a student’s needs (high school, no gaming or serious video editing).

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  13. Alberto Says:

    I’m looking for a laptop for my son he is going to college and I would like to get him a good laptop can you help me

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  15. Udisha Says:

    I think a laptop that turns completely and can be carried and used as a note or cell (a big one) sounds pretty good

  16. biruk mama Says:

    power under hands of dell company on desktop as well as latitude E6400 spar not available in Ethiopian 4 e.g my battery dead last year.please try to distribute generated power more productivity. i take their energy and produces satisfactions.

  17. TJ L. Says:

    Thanks for breaking these out by hybrid, business, gaming ect.. It helped a ton.. I was looking more for a business dell laptop through best buy as a secondary laptop to my macbook air and haven’t had a pc in awhile so wasn’t sure whats good right now. Searched Google for “best dell laptops” and this was right at the top.

  18. sandeep kundu Says:

    I want to purchase a laptop with 12 inch screen so plz suggest me which brand & which window should i take

  19. Corey Says:

    Alienware 17 sounds like a good laptop, but when you try to buy it from the Australia Dell site the price is more like USD $3000 for the same specs.

    I don’t know why some companies try to extort money out of Australians. It’s not just DELL that does this.

  20. Varun Says:

    Yo Yo

  21. Donna Chollett Says:

    I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 11 with Windows 8. I’m new to Windows 8 and have a question on its use on this laptop. I used it at a meeting thinking I could toggle back & forth from a Word to a PDF document. My presentations was totally screwed up because it won’t open both at the same time. There is not even a toolbar for the PDF to minimize it. This can’t happen again! Do you have any advice? THANKS!


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  23. SCVThunder Says:

    Image for the Dell XPS 13 above is actually of the XPS 12 2-in-1/hybrid.

    Best Ultrabook: Dell XPS 13 (2015)

  24. ayesha Says:


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