Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630
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.
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
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%
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%
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%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: PC Games Hardware - 4/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 94%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: SFT - 3/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 97%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
performance and workmanship good but expensive
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2011
Source: HardwareLuxx 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
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
expensive, excellent workmanship except keyboard, enormous performances, good battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2011
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2011
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:
High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GF106 chip using GDDR5 graphics memory (up to 1.5 GB).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
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.
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.
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