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Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720Notebook: Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720 (M17x Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 5.3kg

Reviews for the Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720

Foreign Reviews

mySN Schenker XMG P701 gegen Dell Alienware M17x
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2011
Обзор ноутбука Alienware M17x r3: мощный игровой „пришелец“
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
glossy display, mediocre battery runtime, suited for games
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M:

High-end mobile GPU based on a the GF114 chip with all shaders enabled.

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.  


2720QM: 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.


17.3": 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.


5.3 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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» Eurocom Panther 3.0
Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
» Origin PC EON17
Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI GT783-625US
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» MSI GT783P-i71625BLW7H
Core i7 2670QM, 3.8 kg
» Digital Storm x17-level 4
Core i7 2860QM, 3.8 kg
» Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2630
Core i7 2630QM, 4.4 kg
» Origin PC EON17-S
Core i7 2920XM, 3.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI GT685
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Origin PC EON 15-S
Core i7 2760QM, 15.6", 3.1 kg
» Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM
Core i7 2820QM, 17", 4.337 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Maingear Titan 17
GeForce GTX 485M, Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE

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» 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, GTX 780M
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 4.244 kg
» Alienware 17
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 4.2 kg
» Alienware 14, GTX 750
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4700MQ, 14.0", 2.8 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 M14x, Haswell
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4900MQ, 14.0", 2.8 kg
» Alienware M17x, Haswell
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 4.1 kg
» Alienware M17X, i7-3630QM
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 4.3 kg
» Alienware M18x R2, GTX 680M SLI, Core i7-3820QM
GeForce GTX 680M SLI, Core i7 3820QM, 18.4", 5.7 kg
» Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 4.46 kg
» Alienware M14x, i7-3610QM
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 14.0", 3 kg
» Alienware M17x R4, GTX 680M, i7-3820QM
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3820QM, 17.3", 4.4 kg
» Alienware M18x R2
Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire, Core i7 3920XM, 18.4", 5.6 kg
» Alienware M14x, i7-3720QM
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3720QM, 14.0", 3 kg
» Alienware M14x R2
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-01- 3 (Update: 2012-05-26)