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Alienware M17x
7.8 out of 10

Alienware M17x

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Overall 8
7.5
Design 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Battery performance 6
6.0
Display 7
7.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Software 8
8.0

Can Alienware’s gaming goliath best its own price tag?

theverge.com
22 June 2012
  • Summary: Everything ultimately comes back to that price tag. My inner miser shudders at the thought of spending $2,600 on a laptop. “Think of all the money you could save,” it says, sending images of desktops with dual-displays, capable mid-range GPUs, and a pantry stocked with vittles that aren’t instant noodles. But I’ll always be something of a curmudgeon.
  • 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. Will the 17" notebook be able to score our "Gaming Reference" title again?
  • 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 impressive.
  • 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

Alienware M17x

CNET
16 December 2011
  • Summary: The Alienware M17x is a monstrously fast laptop that makes mincemeat of the latest games, even at high resolutions.
  • 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

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. It'll keep up with your games today...and for quite a while to come.
  • 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 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. But so can other systems like the MSIGT725 or the Gateway P-7807u FX, and those systems are less than half the price of the M17x.
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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. However, for $5,598, it shouldn't crash under the stress of a game, even if it may be Vista's fault.
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M17x review

PC Advisor
1 October 2013
  • Summary: Alienware may have lost some of its street cred since it was taken over by the Dell corporation, but by the looks of the new Alienware M17x review, it still turns out some pretty impressive gaming gear. Read our Alienware M17x review to find out more.
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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. Don't expect ultrabook weight here, or the minimal design flourishes of a Mac or Asus, this is built specially for gamers. For the most part it succeeds in its task.
  • 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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