Gaming Computer Reviews

Who doesn’t love a good gaming computer?   We tested three, an Alienware 17″ laptop, the Lenovo Legion 15″ laptop and the Lenovo Ideacentre all in one.   For your money, Lenovo does nearly as good a job as the Alienware, although Alienware still seems to be the “Flagship” brand everyone gravitates to.

Which one will you buy?   If we could only buy one gaming computer, I think it would be one of the Lenovo systems.  The Ideacentre all-in-one is more powerful, but not very mobile obviously.  If you needed to travel with your computer then the laptop for sure.

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Alienware 17″ Laptop Review

Our family recently got to try out the new Alienware 17″ i7 (7th gen core) gaming laptop.   (model AAW17R4-7002SLV-PUS).   This machine is all that and then some.   Alienware, if you are not familiar, is an off-shoot from Dell and is considered the ultimate in gaming computers.

Specs on this bad boy:

  • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GTX 1060 processor
  • 8GB RAM (a bit low, I would have preferred a beefier 16GB)
  • 1 TB HDD (Unfortunately not a SSD, but still GREAT size)
  • 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits Display
  • Windows 10 Operating System; Silver (we upgraded ours to 10Pro)
  • 3 USB ports
  • Weight, a very chunky 9.7 pounds
  • Dimensions 13 x 16.7 x 1.2 inches