Alienware is in the business of gaming PCs so it is critical that they keep their systems up to date. Their latest revision to their iconic mobile PC gaming system doesn't modify its exterior appearance at all and instead updates its internals to use the latest processor and graphics. Of course one other major change was the release of Windows 8 which they elected to skip over for their gaming system. Their biggest problem is the rise of many more competitors for this generally high margin segment of computers. Has the company kept their system relevant or is it starting to fall behind? Find out in my review of the Alienware M17x R4 gaming laptop.