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Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM
Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM (M17x Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M - 2048 MB, Core: 620 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR5; + Intel HD Graphics 3000 (Optimus), 280.14
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1333 Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-H9
Display
17 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LGD02DA MGNC7_173WF1, plastic layer in front of screen, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM67
Storage
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007-9ZV142, 320 GB 
, 7200 rpm, 2nd slot empty
Soundcard
IDT 92HD73C1 / 92HDW74C1 / 92HDW74C2 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 2 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: SPDIF, microphone/line-in, headphones/line-out (middle speaker, subwoofer), headphones/line-out (front speaker), line-out (Surround Sound behind), Card Reader: MMC, SD, MS, MSPro, HDMI-in
Networking
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
Optical drive
PLDS DVD+-RW DC-8A2SH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 54 x 406 x 321 ( = 2.13 x 15.98 x 12.64 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1V 8100mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.0MP
Additional features
Soft case, mousepad, cap, handbook , Command Center, Win 7 DVD, driver, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
4.337 kg ( = 152.98 oz / 9.56 pounds), Power Supply: 995 g ( = 35.1 oz / 2.19 pounds)
Price
2634 Euro

 

Average Score: 92% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 87%, features: 67%, display: 81% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM

88% Review Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM Notebook | Notebookcheck
Optimus Gaming. Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M graphics with Optimus, combined with a no less powerful Intel i7-2820QM quad-core CPU, all in a 17-inch Alienware Stealth Bomber case. Is it worth paying the extra for this top-of-the-range mobile graphics card from Nvidia?
100% Alienware M17x-R3
Source: Digital Versus English
The AlienWare M17x-R3 can carry out all types of task very rapidly. It also offers rich connectivity, a good finish and decent 2D and stereoscopic 3D gaming. While pricing isn't part of our rating criteria, this model will certainly be out of reach for many budgets. Those who can't get themselves an M17-R3 will no doubt go for a model like the Asus G74SX, which is less powerful but a lot more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
Alienware M17x review
Source: Gadgetmix English
The last incarnation of the Alienware M17x was dogged by feeble battery life and a high price. 5 hours of battery life under moderate usage, thanks in part to the said switchable graphics, was fine for a notebook with such high specs. To sum up, an extremely handsome notebook with stunning performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2011
Alienware M17x R3 review – Own up your opponents
Source: Gaming Rig English
There are some elements which might be considered irritating and might chase away some of the potential buyers out there, yet all in all the new Alienware M17x delivers. It offers excellent build quality, great performance, excellent temperature levels and an overall complete experience to the end user.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2011
Alienware M17x R3 review – Own up your opponents
Source: Gaming Rig English
There are some elements which might be considered irritating and might chase away some of the potential buyers out there, yet all in all the new Alienware M17x delivers. It offers excellent build quality, great performance, excellent temperature levels and an overall complete experience to the end user.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2011

Foreign Reviews

Alienware M17x (GTX 580M)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%
88% Test Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% display: 86% mobility: 65% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 87%
Зверь-машина: ноутбук Alienware M17x R3 c графикой GeForce GTX 580M
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
strong performance, high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M:

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

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.  


2820QM: 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":

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.


4.337 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. Alienware has belonged to the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops. Trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an alien logo. In addition, Alienware offers workstations for private and business customers.

 

Alienware belongs to the mid-sized manufacturers of the notebook market. There are some reviews with average ratings overall.


92%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

MSI GT783-625US
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2670QM
Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2630
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2630QM
Origin PC EON17-S
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2920XM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

MSI GT783P-i71625BLW7H
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2670QM, 3.8 kg
Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2720QM, 5.3 kg
Origin PC EON17
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE, 5.5 kg
Digital Storm x17-level 4
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2860QM, 3.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Alienware 13 R3 OLED
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 13.3", 2.4 kg
Alienware 15 R2 A15-0238
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3.2 kg
Alienware 17 A17-4518
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Alienware 17 R3 A17-9942
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Alienware 17-A17-9942
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Alienware 17 R3 (A17-9935)
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 3.71 kg
Alienware 17 R3-A17-9911
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Alienware 17 R3
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3.11 kg
Alienware 15 R2
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 3.2 kg
Alienware 13 (GTX 960M)
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, 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
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700MQ, 14.0", 2.94 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)