Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QMNotebook: Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM (M17x Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M 2048 MB
Display: 17 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.337kg
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.

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.  


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


4.337 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


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


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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)