There is no shortage of lighting on the M18x and our lunar silver sample was set to use purple as the default which looks great. The quality of illumination is excellent and as always the colour scheme used can be tweaked in the bundled software. As with the other models, when the power is turned on and lid closed the main illuminated features are the alien head on the top and front grills.
Upon opening the system we can see that the Alienware writing below the screen is illuminated, as is the power button head (with eyes that light according to hard drive activity) and touch pad surround. The keyboard is also fully lit and above it the device/media buttons are also backlit. Here is a selection of the colour options available for the system.