3D Studio Max and Adobe Acrobat favor the Alienware Area-51 m15x significantly, in spite of the fact that both systems have the same CPU and memory configuration. The difference could be attributed to the different operating system and a related feature like TurboMemory, though that technology is best suited to notebooks with insufficient system memory.
We couldn’t get our Photoshop CS3 benchmark to run under Windows XP, so the Area-51 m15x stands alone. Readers should feel free to compare this result to those from other reviews.
Cinema 4D exhibits a slight performance advantage on Alienware’s Area-51 m15x.
Deep Fritz Chess prefers the XP-equipped Dell XPS M1730.
Several performance factors can affect WinRAR compression, but the important result is a significant lead for the XPS M1730.