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Dell Alienware M17x
5.6 out of 10

Dell Alienware M17x

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
26 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Things we hope to see in future iterations of Alienware laptops include a sheet of rigid, non-glossy glass in front of the LCD screen; a Blu-ray drive that comes standard even in the base model; and quieter exhaust fans.
  • Pros: Excellent performance for the price, Big, bright 1080p screen, Customizable lighting effects, HDMI-in port
  • Cons: Thick and heavy, Reflective screen, Loud exhaust fans blast hot air when gaming
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Overall 9
9.0

Alienware M17x R4 Review

Digitaltrends
21 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The M17x is an excellent gaming laptop. It offers a beautiful display, incredible hardware and a great sound system. And while no laptop with a $2,599 price tag will ever be considered inexpensive, given what you receive, it’s a fair price. As a general laptop, however, the M17x has a few issues.
  • Pros: Attractive exterior, Brilliant 1080p display, Record-setting GPU performance, Reasonably priced
  • Cons: Keyboard and touchpad could be better, Runs a bit warm, even at idle, So-so battery endurance
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Alienware M17x (R3) Gaming Notebook Review: It Glows!

PC Perspective
15 November 2011
  • Excerpt: In the realm of hulking, powerful gaming laptops, Alienware remains king by popular vote. Whatever you think of their laptops (as always, popularity attracts criticism) there is no denying that the Alienware name stands for something among gamers.
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Alienware M17x Review

Notebooks.com
7 November 2011
  • Conclusion: When it comes to unbridled power and striking looks, the Alienware M17x delivers. You won’t be left wanting a bit more power while gaming, and the ability to get on Facebook and surf the web for four hours while on the go is also a nice touch.
  • Pros: No shortage of power, Beautiful HD screen, Configurable colors, Wireless HD, New, trimmer look
  • Cons: Expensive, Little bass for dedicated subwoofer, WASD keys are mushy
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Overall 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.2
Battery performance 8
7.8
Display 9
8.6
Weight 5
5.2
Noise 8
8.4
Gaming performance 10
9.8
Connectivity 8
8.4
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 9
9.0

Review Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM Notebook

Notebookcheck
7 August 2011
  • Summary: Optimus Gaming. Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M graphics with Optimus, combined with a no less powerful Intel i7-2820QM quad-core CPU, all in a 17-inch Alienware Stealth Bomber case. Is it worth paying the extra for this top-of-the-range mobile graphics card from Nvidia?
  • Pros: Optimus, Fully adjustable backlighting, Design and feel, Easy access to HDD, memory, fans, GPU & CPU, The bold design.
  • Cons: Strongly reflective display, Keyboard ghosting, GPU underclocked on battery power
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Dell Alienware M17x

evogadget.com
17 July 2011
  • Summary: After our benchmarks we can say that the excellent performance, impressive design, good power consumption and noise control make the latest Dell Alienware M17x a good choice for gamers.
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.2
Battery performance 6
5.5
Display 9
8.5
Weight 4
4.1
Noise 7
6.8
Gaming performance 9
9.3
Connectivity 9
8.8
Keyboard 8
8.4
Temperature 9
8.8

Review Alienware M17x (i7/HD 4870 X2) Notebook

Notebookcheck
15 July 2011
  • Conclusion: We had a hard time rating the M17x impartially. On the one side, the great weight , the especially under load very loud noise level and the numerous smaller and bigger flaws and errors, such as crashes in battery mode or single graphic errors in Crossfire are annoying.
  • Pros: Well made design, Extensive, customizable illumination, Excellent performance, Excellent workmanship, Very good display, Always stays fairly cool, Vast connectivity, High-end, lavish supplies, Fast hard disk, Good sound, The design, the materials, the workmanship and the elegant lighting are awes...
  • Cons: Unbelievably loud under load, Sometimes strange whistling noises, Extremely heavy, Several hard edges, Reflective display, Keyboard bends selectively, Touchpad is sometimes fastidious and a bit too far left, Short battery life, Graphic errors in Crossfire every now and again, Freezes in battery m...
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Dell Alienware M17x

reviewexplorer.com
8 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Well, I did it. After years of putting up with playing games on an under-strength and over-worked laptop, I’ve finally taken the plunge, saved up the pennies and splashed out on a gaming-specific laptop; Dell’s Alienware M17x is, quite simply, a beast of a machine featuring the latest in Intel chip...
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Overall 9
8.5
Performance 10
9.5
Battery performance 8
8.3
Display 9
8.6
Weight 5
5.2
Noise 8
8.3
Gaming performance 9
9.3
Connectivity 8
8.4
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 9
8.9

Review Alienware M17x R3 (GTX 460M, i7-2630QM) Notebook

Notebookcheck
17 February 2011
  • Summary: Benchmark Destroyer. With its brisk SSD, Sandy Bridge quad-core CPU and speedy GDDR5 graphics card, the M17x R3 establishes itself as an elite gaming notebook. Find out what makes its battery life so good.
  • Pros: Craftsmanship of Case Outstanding, Excellent Application Performance thanks to SSD, High-Contrast Full-HD Display, Responsive, Sturdy Keyboard, Fast-Reacting Touchpad, 90º of Horizontal Viewing Angles, Always Remains Cool to the Touch, Many Ports including HDMI-In & Mini DisplayPort, DVD Burner S...
  • Cons: Loud under Heavy Use, Extremely Heavy, Many Pointy, Hard Corners, Not High-End Color Space, A sturdier top-notch keyboard and an ExpressCard slot.
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Review: Alienware M17x Earns Editor’s Choice Award

Notebooks.com
19 October 2009
  • Conclusion: There’s no question that the Alienware M17x delivers a great gaming experience, but this notebook isn’t for everyone. If you’re concerned about battery life or mobility you should avoid the M17x. It’s too heavy to carry around and it’s difficult for some people to even move from room to room.
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