Alienware Aurora m7700
Alienware Aurora m7700

Alienware Aurora m7700

Specifications

Alienware Aurora m7700Notebook: Alienware Aurora m7700
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Desktop) FX-60
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 5.8kg
Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 57%, performance: 99%, features: 100%, display: 96% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alienware Aurora m7700

60% Alienware Aurora m7700
Source: PC Mag English
Alienware is perhaps, thanks to its extraterrestrial designs and robust gaming systems, the most well-known boutique vendor in the PC business. Continuing the trend is the Aurora m7700 laptop ($4,169 direct) that's built with tons of processing power and 3D prowess, thanks to an AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 desktop processor and the nVidia GeForce Go 7800 GTX graphics card. Aside from the hit the price puts on your wallet, be prepared to handle some serious shoulder strain when lugging around this 12.4-pound monstrosity.
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3 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2006
Rating: Total score: 60%
81% This big 17-inch desktop replacement uses a speedy AMD desktop processor
Source: PC World English
The Aurora m7700 gaming notebook is a 12.8-pound beast with a 3-pound power adapter, but what a beauty of a desktop replacement! Are you ready? We're talking 17-inch WXGA+ wide-aspect screen, optional dual optical drives (our review model had just one), optional dual RAID hard disks (our unit included a single 160GB drive), four built-in speakers, a built-in 1.3-megapixel Webcam, an nVidia GeForce Go 7800 GTX graphics card with 256MB of RAM, a seven-in-one memory card reader, a USB floppy drive, and almost as many ports and connections as a desktop PC: serial, parallel, PS/2, DVI-I, two FireWire, four USB, S/PDF, S-Video-in, and S-Video-out.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

(von 100): 81, Preis/Leistung sehr teuer
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2006
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 40% performance: 94%
Alienware m7700
Source: Driverheaven English
Reviewing an Alienware is always a fun experience due to the fact that you are almost guaranteed a super high specification system which is designed to hit 0-60 in a few seconds. With the case of Alienware’s high end laptops they create systems with the goal of being desktop replacements with no compromises. This review focuses on one such product with a mouth watering specification list comprising a 7800GTX backed up with 2gb of DDR400 ... and did we mention a FX-60 dual core CPU? Please take a moment to clean the drool from your keyboard before you read on.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2006
Alienware Aurora m7700
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
If you're a hard core gamer looking for a notebook that can handle today's cutting edge games, Alienware should be on your short list. With killer graphics cards and two excellent LCD options, the Aurora m7700 is ahead of the desktop replacement pack. Throw in AMD's notoriously excellent for gaming CPUs and the m7700 will put some FEAR in your gaming buddies hearts. Though not for the faint of muscle at over 12 pounds (crank that up a few pounds for the AC adapter), and not small desk friendly, the Aurora notebook is certainly much more portable and space saving than the desktop it replaces. Few of us have the pleasure of gaming 24/7, and the m7700 proves equally capable of handling MS Office work, Photoshop and software development.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2006
Alienware Aurora M-7700 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
One -- Performance, performance, performance. This is the fastest laptop on the market, bar none. The Athlon 64 FX-60 is blistering. I found it impossible to choke up, it devoured every program (or multiple programs) I threw at it. Another important aspect -- the Nvidia Go7800GTX 256MB video card. It's incredible. I didn't find a game I couldn't play maxed out. Not even FEAR, currently one of the hardest games to handle, posted a problem. Combine a 7800GTX and an FX-60, and you have one of the fastest gaming systems available today, all in a "portable" (compared to a desktop, that is) package. The hard drive also contributed to performance.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2006

Foreign Reviews

Teures Desktop-Replacement mit hervorragender Leistung
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/31/2006
Rating: performance: 100% features: 100% display: 96% mobility: 40%
91% Alienware Aurora m7700
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 100%
Alienware Aurora m7700
Source: SFT German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2006
performance: 100%
91% Alienware Aurora m7700
Source: PC Games Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 65%
Überirdische Monstermaschinen
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2006
97% Aurora m7700
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2005
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 65%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 is lower clocked than the 6800 Ultra video card for notebooks (and also cooler). The number of pixel pipelines and vertex pipelines is the same like in 6800 Ultra.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


FX-60: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


5.8 kg: This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


Alienware: Alienware is an American computer hardware company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell. It mainly assembles for high-performance gaming. Alienware also offers for sale rebadged laptops and computer peripherals, such as headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded in 1996. The corporate headquarters is located in Florida. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. 2005, Alienware brought in upwards of $170 million USD in annual sales and launched an international in 2003 with a presence in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Costa Rica. The international market share is limited.

 

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84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)