My Alienware Laptop Computer is a very reliable and fun computer to use on a daily basis. The Alienware Customer Service is the best I have experienced. My Laptop has a 17" screen and it plays movies very greatly and very good brightness. It is also lighter than most Laptop's in weight. I have carried it around to many places and the built-in Wireless connects to almost all wireless networks around where I live and work. I would buy another Alienware Laptop in a minute. Perhaps one with more graphics memory and RAM memory. The Screen is very bright and it views good in sun light. The speakers are better than my Dell Laptop and the Stereo in much better also. I can hook-up everything I have to this Laptop and though I am not crazy about Vista, I have no trouble calling Customer Service if I have trouble getting anything to run the way it's supposed to run. I would say to make sure you get at least 4Gigs of Memory, 6 or 8 is better, because the Games now days require at least that much Memory to perform well and at the speed you want.
Santa Ana, CA