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Alienware M17x, Haswell

Specifications

Alienware M17x, HaswellNotebook: Alienware M17x, Haswell (M17x Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4800MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 2300 euro
Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 95%, features: 90%, display: 85% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Alienware M17x, Haswell

80% Alienware 17
Source: Digital Versus English
With such high-level graphics and processing capability, plus amazing sound quality, the Alienware 17 would have everything it needs in its arsenal to fully immerse gamers in their games. If only it weren't for the screen's colours, which are just all over the place—so much so that you might want to hook the laptop up to a separate monitor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 17 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Alienware 17 ($2,799) is a large-screen gaming rig for those who have a few bucks to spare. The Alienware 17 is a little pricey, but it's a powerful imposing gaming rig that can be taken from room to room or to a friend's house. It will serve you well on the game grid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 17
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware 17 is certainly a statement that you are at least somewhat serious about your gaming. The Alienware is still attractive, with good scores on the gaming tests. However, a short battery life and the fact that only a bit more money will get you a gaming rig like the Maingear Nomad 17 Ultimate that will play smoothly at native resolution. This fact and a short battery life in such a bulky system keep the Alienware 17 from earning top marks among midrange gaming laptops. If it had just a bit more gaming juice, the sacrifice in portability might have been worth it, but alas it just misses the mark. The Razer Blade (2013) holds on to its midrange gaming title due to its extreme portability.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Alienware 17 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
The folks at Dell's Alienware division know not to mess with a good thing. Sporting a fresh albeit familiar design and featuring the latest processor and graphics technology, the Alienware 17 is an excellent choice for a mid-range gaming notebook. Like most 17-inch gaming rigs, it's big and heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Alienware 17 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Alienware 17 continues its tradition of all-around excellence in portable performance. There's almost nothing to dislike about this fifth-generation variant. The exterior has been redesigned with a slightly more mature appearance, better overall build quality thanks to the inclusion of more metal components, and a new take on the AlienFX lighting system. System performance is outstanding with the fourth-gen Intel Core i7 processor and top-of-the-line Nvidia GTX 780M graphics card. The keyboard, touchpad, speakers and display are all top-notch. The cooling system is relatively quiet and the five-plus hour battery life is stellar for a notebook as large and powerful as this one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% Alienware 17 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Alienware has outdone itself -- again. The Alienware 17 grabs your attention with its captivating redesign and enhanced lighting catches, while the bright, full-HD screen draws you into the best games on Earth. Then, you get hit with the one-two punch from the Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M GPU -- a killer combination.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Leuchtender Space-Cowboy für Gamer
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 88%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M: High-end graphics card of the GeForce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4800MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.1 kg:

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.

 

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83.33%: 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.


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Alienware 17, GTX 780M
GeForce GTX 780M

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Devices with the same GPU

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GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.97 kg
Alienware 17-1784
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Alienware 17 R2
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4980HQ, 17.3", 3.68 kg
Alienware 15
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 3.02 kg
Alienware 17-3511
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 4.15 kg
Alienware 13
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.96 kg
Alienware 17, Radeon R9 M290X
Radeon R9 M290X, Core i7 4710MQ, 17.3", 4.1 kg
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 4.176 kg
Alienware 18
GeForce GTX 780M SLI, Core i7 4930MX, 18.4", 5.5 kg
Alienware 17
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 4.2 kg
Alienware 14
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700MQ, 14.0", 2.94 kg
Alienware M18x, Haswell
GeForce GTX 780M SLI, Core i7 4900MQ, 18.4", 5.5 kg
Alienware M17X, i7-3630QM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-16 (Update: 2013-06-16)