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5.9 out of 10

Dell Alienware M17x

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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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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. On the other side, the M17x proves to be worthy of reference in almost all other fields. The performance is awesome, due to the upclocked Core i7-620M and the very fast Radeon HD 4870 X2 .
  • 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 awesome.  The built-in display proves to have very good rates. Additionally, the extensive supplies and the good sound are convincing. And finally, the given performance is excell...
  • 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 mode (software error), A quieter operating noise. The M17x is really very loud under load.
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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. On the other side, the M17x proves to be worthy of reference in almost all other fields. The performance is awesome, due to the upclocked Core i7-620M and the very fast Radeon HD 4870 X2 .
  • 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 awesome.  The built-in display proves to have very good rates. Additionally, the extensive supplies and the good sound are convincing. And finally, the given performance is excell...
  • 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 mode (software error), A quieter operating noise. The M17x is really very loud under load.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
12 May 2011
  • Excerpt: The premium-price M17x delivers solid performance, a 3D display, and the style you'd expect from an Alienware laptop, but it's not a slam-dunk choice for gamers.
  • Pros: Capable of true 3D, Beautiful high-def LCD screen, Tons of storage and ports
  • Cons: Expensive, in our test configuration, So-so graphics speed for price, Clunky 3D glasses
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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 SlotDrive, Color-Adjustable Backlight, High Quality Accessories, Good Sound Quality (Bass), Great Battery Life for Desktop Replacement, The M17x R3 is only loud when it absolut...
  • 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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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 10
10

Alienware's M17x notebook is so good, it's almost out of this world in quality and performance

PC Authority
29 May 2011
  • Summary: Superb performance in one of the sturdiest and best-looking gaming laptops we’ve seen – the Alienware M17x is worth the expense.
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Overall 8
8.3

Alienware M17x

ZDNet
29 July 2009
  • Summary: Alienware's new version of the M17x makes some welcome design tweaks and offers the best laptop gaming hardware you can get. Just be warned: it ain't cheap.
  • Pros: Subtle improvements to Alienware's dorm-room-chic design, Amazingly fast and powerful, Highly configurable
  • Cons: Good configs can get very expensive, No 16:9 display
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Overall 8
8.4

Alienware M17x R4, la prova del notebook da gioco

gadget.wired.it
6 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Non chiamarlo notebook. Innanzitutto perché con questo M17x R4 puoi farci molto di più: giocare, per dirne una, ma anche editare video in alta definizione e lavorare con grafica vettoriale senza scatti e singhiozzi. Ma soprattutto perché, se stai pensando di portartelo in giro per andare al lavoro o in università, dovrai prima farti i muscoli.
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Overall 7
6.7
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Display 5
5.0
Ergonomics 5
5.0
Equipment 5
5.0
Portability 7
7.0

Expert Review

Notebookjournal.de
3 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Die zwei Lüfter halten die Oberflächen stets unter 40 °C und somit nur handwarm. Einzig an der Unterseite zwischen den Lüftern trat bei hoher Last eine Temperatur von 46 °C auf, die jedoch allerhöchstens durch die Erwärmung des Tisches auffällt, auf dem das M17x steht. Die Lautstärke der Belüftung ist im Stromsparmodus bei Akkubetrieb und im Idle mit 28,2 dB(A) bzw. 29,6 dB(A) kaum zu hören und wird von den Alltagsgeräuschen übertönt.
  • Pros: Leistung, Eingabegeräte, Anschlussvielfalt, Akkulaufzeit, Verarbeitung
  • Cons: Abwärme unter Last, Unausgereifte Enduro-Technologie
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Overall 7
7.4
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 7
7.0
Display 7
7.0
Ergonomics 7
7.0
Equipment 5
5.0
Portability 9
9.0

Expert Review

Notebookjournal.de
5 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Schon öfter durften wir festhalten, dass die Alienware Notebooks zu den besten ihrer Art gehören. Design hin oder her - die Verarbeitung ist erstklassig, die Eingabegeräte werden gerne bedient, der immense Raum der Notebooks wird für viele Steckplätze genutzt und die freie Konfigurierbarkeit der Hardware findet ihre Freunde. Heute testen wir das 17-Zoll Gaming-Notebook Alienware M17x mit der neuen Nvidia Geforce GTX 580M.
  • Pros: exzellente Verarbeitung, Eingabegeräte, Anschlussverteilung, Display: Blickwinkel, Hybrid-Grafik, Akkulaufzeit, Lieferumfang: Mauspad, Sleeve, Anleitung, Cap
  • Cons: Glare-Display, GPU-Throttling unter Volllast
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