Alienware M17X, HD5870
SpecificationsNotebook: Alienware M17X, HD5870 (M17x Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1800 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware M17X, HD5870
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
performance good, battery runtime mediocre
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2010
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:
High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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