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Alienware M17x
7.9 out of 10

Alienware M17x

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Overall 8
7.5
Design 8
8.0
Performance 10
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Battery performance 6
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Display 7
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Keyboard 8
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Software 8
8.0

Alienware M17x R4 review

theverge.com
22 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Alienware is all but synonymous with aggressive styling, audacious lighting, and burly machines belching out heat and frame rates. The latest update to the M17x line is no exception; packed into the familiar chassis are a quad-core Intel Ivy Bridge processor, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 680M GPU,...
  • Pros: Excellent performance, Great-sounding audio, Plethora of ports
  • Cons: Loud, and heavy, Expensive, Considerable heat
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 10
9.9
Battery performance 8
7.5
Display 8
8.4
Weight 5
5.2
Noise 8
7.7
Gaming performance 10
10
Connectivity 9
8.6
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 8
8.0

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review

Notebookcheck
27 May 2012
  • Summary: It's partytime! While Nvidia's Kepler flagship still keeps us waiting, AMD's new Radeon HD 7970M is seriously mixing up the gaming notebook segment. In combination with Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors, Alienware had enough reasons to refresh its Luxury gamer M17x.
  • Pros: Excellent Performance, Many lighting elements, Convincing Full HD display, Good input devices, Good Workmanship, Very fast GPU, Gummed surfaces, Rich selection of accessories, Great selection of connectors, Good sound quality, Simple to service, The performance of the Radeon HD 7970M is truly imp...
  • Cons: AMD's GPU auto-switching is poor, The plastic display cover causes extreme reflections., High weight, A matte, anti-reflective display
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
2 December 2011
  • Conclusion: You also get excellent sound quality, and unparalleled control over the lighting on the keyboard and other parts of the notebook. If you can live with some fan noise and don’t plan to stray too far from a power source, this machine belongs on your short list.
  • Pros: Solid performance, Striking HD display, Edgy design
  • Cons: Expensive, Short battery life, Fans can get loud
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M17x

CNET
7 August 2009
  • Summary: The Alienware M17x is a monstrously fast laptop that makes mincemeat of the latest games, even at high resolutions. Unfortunately, it also costs an arm and a leg
  • Pros: Insanely fast gaming performance; powerful quad-core processor; customisable LEDs.
  • Cons: Keyboard flex; awkward touch-sensitive panel; overkill for all but the most enthusiastic of gamers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M17x Review

LAPTOP Magazine
5 August 2009
  • Summary: The Alienware M17x system delivers stunning performance for today's hottest titles, and it has enough muscle to handle the next generation of games. It's the most powerful system we've had in our labs, and it cuts through hits like Call of Duty: World at War with frame rates to spare.
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware Area-51 m17x Review

LAPTOP Magazine
19 August 2008
  • Summary: Gamers with deep pockets will love the Alienware Area-51 m17x. It's the fastest gaming rig on the market, and competitors won't likely surpass it anytime soon. It's super sexy, and its customization features will make you the envy of fellow gamers at LAN parties.
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M17x R4

Pocket Lint
5 October 2012
  • Conclusion: The M17x is a very good laptop for gaming. At around £1,200 for the 680m-touting model, with improved full HD screen and 8GB of RAM, we can't think of a much better rig on which to play your PC titles. HDMI out means you won't need a desktop and the build quality should make the M17x last for ages.
  • Pros: Performance, build quality, connectivity
  • Cons: Screen, price, size and weight
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M17x review

Stuff.tv
8 June 2012
  • Summary: Alienware’s M17x is a supersized beast in an Ultrabook world. Can it prove there’s still a need for the desktop replacement laptop?
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M17x R4 review

PC Advisor
8 June 2012
  • Summary: The Alienware M17x R4 is a huge, powerful desktop replacement at a surprisingly affordable price. Here's our Alienware M17x R4 review.
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Overall 8
8.3

Review: Alienware M17x R4

PC Authority
9 January 2012
  • Summary: Alienware’s M17x R4 is a heavyweight in every sense of the word. The Ivy Bridge processor delivers outstanding performance, the AMD Radeon HD 7970M is flat out the best gaming GPU in the mobile space at the moment, and the gargantuan chassis oozes quality from every port.
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