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Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630Notebook: Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630 (M17x Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1536 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.309kg
Price: 2500 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 93%, features: 84%, display: 86% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630

88% Review Alienware M17x R3 (GTX 460M, i7-2630QM) Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
80% Alienware M14x and M18x laptop review
Source: T3 English
If you have cash to burn and need a high-performance gaming portable, these new Alienwares won't disappoint. We prefer the M14x as it offers greater portability and value for money.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Alienware M17x (2011 3D Version)
Source: Computer Shopper English
The M17x comes with a basic one-year parts-and-labor warranty, which includes in-home service that Alienware/Dell can authorize once you’ve completed a remote diagnostic session. Toll-free technical support is available 24/7, as is Dell’s online technical chat service. You can boost the coverage to up to four years’ worth of basic support.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Alienware M17x review
Source: T3 English
We’re really impressed with the latest version of Alienware’s laptop range. We held off from five out of five because the M17XR3 isn't quite perfect but it is as close as it gets - a portable 3D gamers dream if you have back up funds.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M17x review
Source: Techradar English
By building on its already flawless foundation, the new M17x ratchets up power and features to make this the best gaming laptop you can buy. While the 3D abilities are inherently flawed, they don't reduce the impact of this exceptional and feature-packed laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Alienware M17x R3 - 3D Vision Gaming
Source: Hardwareheaven English
Starting with build quality we have an aspect of the system which has been impressive on each of the Alienware/Dell co-designed systems since the original version of the M17x. This latest revision is just as impressive with its rubberised finish, solid construction and high quality components. Two of the highest quality items are the screen and speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 100%

Foreign Reviews

75% Alienware M17x R3
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
94% Neue Mobil-Generation
Source: PC Games Hardware - 4/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 94%
88% Test Alienware M17x R3 (GTX 460M, i7-2630QM) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 94% display: 86% mobility: 67% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 86%
97% Notebooks für jeden Zweck
Source: SFT - 3/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 97%
Dell Alienware M17xR3 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
performance and workmanship good but expensive
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2011
Alienware M17x
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
excellent gaming performance, workmanship very good, display very bright, 3D support, loud fan, heavy, short battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2011
Alienware M17x R3: Gaming-Bolide mit Sandy Bridge
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
expensive, excellent workmanship except keyboard, enormous performances, good battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2011
Đánh giá chi tiết Alienware M17x 2011
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GF106 chip using GDDR5 graphics memory (up to 1.5 GB).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.  


2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.0":

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.


4.309 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.

 

Alienware reviews


85%: 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, 2011-03- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)