When you get right down to it, the Alienware Area 51 m15x is solid, but only marginally groundbreaking.
There are a number of little things and touches which might help make the m15x stand out, mainly in terms of the adjustable colour schemes and the overall look and feel of the excellent keyboard, but for each one there’s also a drawback. Besides, adjustable colour profiles may look fancy, but are functionally redundant.
Still, niggles and nags aside the performance and style on offer here is very good, even if you do have to pay a premium. Gaming notebooks are an odd creature in that they aren’t ever really intended to be notebooks as much as they desktop replacements. Even then, this is slightly more portable as a 15.4" rather than a 17".