Alienware's Knockout Notebook

Its superior image quality, power, and feast of features make this an appealing choice, especially for gamers

Editor's Rating:

The Good: First notebook PC with SLI graphics offers powerful performance

The Bad: Miserable battery life; glossy screen has distracting reflections

The Bottom Line: Outfitted as a gaming rig first, the m9700 also performs ably as an entertainment center

If anyone wondered whether PC maker Alienware would stay true to its gaming enthusiast roots following its takeover last year by Dell (DELL), those doubts should be put to rest with its new m9700 notebook computer.

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