Alienware M17x Series

Alienware M17x, HaswellProcessor: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 2720QM, Intel Core i7 2820QM, Intel Core i7 3610QM, Intel Core i7 3630QM, Intel Core i7 3820QM, Intel Core i7 4800MQ, Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6970M, AMD Radeon HD 7970M, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
Display: 17.0 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 4.1kg, 4.3kg, 4.309kg, 4.337kg, 4.36kg, 4.4kg, 4.46kg, 5.2kg, 5.3kg, 5.5kg, 5.75kg
Price: 1000, 1800, 2109, 2200, 2300, 2382, 2467, 2500, 2634, 3300, 4500 euro
Average Score: 84.11% - good
Average of 82 scores (from 118 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 91%, features: 80%, display: 81%
mobility: 67%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 79%

 

Alienware M17x

Specifications

Alienware M17xNotebook: Alienware M17x
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI 1024 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 5.75kg
Price: 4500 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 81.52% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 38 reviews)

 

88% Review Alienware M17x Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
The Power of Serenity Alienware and gaming - evidently always a solid partnership. Doubts that this union might be destabilized by the full integration of Alienware into the Dell Company can now, after the first offspring of this alliance, be invalidated. A stylish aluminum giant with two Nvidia Geforce GTX 280M graphic cards and an overclockable QX9300 CPU @ 3.06 GHz ex-factory faces us. Let the game begin!
70% Alienware revisited
Source: Techcentral.my English
On the whole, the M17X is a great notebook to have if you want something that's purely built for entertainment - whether it's for watching movies or games. It is a pretty beefy machine with the muscles to handle the latest games and it has great sounding speakers to boot. Its powerful processor also allows it to multitask very well and run apps such as Photoshop with aplomb too. However, on the downside, it is very bulky making it more of a desktop replacement than a portable gaming notebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Alienware M17x review
Source: Techradar English
Ultimately, however, these are minor qualms that shouldn't really effect your decision to buy or not. The bottom line is that the Alienware M17x combines awesome power with great design, has a host of great features that'll keep you entertained for hours and is a product that you'll enjoy owning for many years. In our view this is the best gaming laptop you can currently buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Alienware M17x review
Source: Techradar English
With its near-perfect combination of style, power and features, the M17x is at the vanguard of the modern gaming laptop market. If you're after the most powerful gaming machine with bags of style and features, there are few rivals.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Alienware M17x 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Alienware certainly has made a desktop replacement system that is capable of high levels of performance with the updated M17x. While the base system has much more in common with a typical 17-inch laptop, Alienware offers a large number of performance enhancements including RAID drive configurations and CrossFire graphics. The downside is that this is an extremely large and very heavy laptop that dwarves most 17-inch laptops, even gaming specific ones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
100% Alienware M17x Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
When we looked at the pre-production M17x back in June 2009 we were impressed by the quality of the system. Since then Alienware have added an extra level of sheen and performance to the product and as far as desktop replacements go, this is a fantastic machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100% workmanship: 100%
100% Alienware M17x Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
If you’re a really serious gamer, you’ve already considered Alienware. The brand is at or near the top of any aficionado’s best of the best. The Alienware M17x gaming laptop puts that legendary desktop power in a portable, if somewhat heavy and bulky, package. Anyone who plops this baby down and starts competing in the hottest new MMORPG is sure to be the envy of anyone around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100%
100% Alienware M17x
Source: Toptenreviews English
If you’re a really serious gamer, you’ve already considered Alienware. The brand is at or near the top of any aficionado’s best of the best. The Alienware M17x gaming laptop puts that legendary desktop power in a portable, if somewhat heavy and bulky, package. Anyone who plops this baby down and starts competing in the hottest new MMORPG is sure to be the envy of anyone around. For other worthy opponents, check out the other top rated machines on our Gaming Laptops Review site.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100%
Alienware's M17x notebook is so good, it's almost out of this world in quality and performance
Source: PC Authority English
Superb performance in one of the sturdiest and best-looking gaming laptops we’ve seen – the Alienware M17x is worth the expense. The M17x is undeniably expensive at $4627, but you're getting a lot for your money, with great performance, brilliant build quality and stunning design. The W90 may be quicker in games but, thanks to the M17x's all-round prowess and lower price, it's now our favourite gaming desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2009
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
70% Alienware M17x Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Bit-Tech English
There's no doubting that the Alienware M17x is a striking piece of design and one that we actually came to like. It’s the best Alienware machine we’ve seen for ages in terms of looks and build quality, brilliantly combining the solidity of outdoor latrines with sci-fi set-design.

However, this isn't quite enough to distract from its main problem - the fact that, as a gaming laptop, it's firmly wedged between a rock and a hard place. Its bulk means that it's not suitable for transport and, if you spent two grand on a desktop machine instead, it’d be at least twice as powerful and certainly much more upgradable.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%
Review: Alienware M17x Earns Editor’s Choice Award
Source: Notebooks.com English
There’s no question that the Alienware M17x delivers a great gaming experience, but this notebook isn’t for everyone. If you’re concerned about battery life or mobility you should avoid the M17x. It’s too heavy to carry around and it’s difficult for some people to even move from room to room. Do not buy this notebook with any delusions that you’re strong enough to schlep it around campus. Plan on buying a netbook or lightweight notebook to use outside of your home in addition to your M17x.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: performance: 90% mobility: 40%
Alienware M17x Nebula Red Special Edition Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Over all I am very pleased with this laptop, It looks sleek, and performs like a desktop. The weight is going to be fun with all my travels, but thats a price I am ready to pay to have a Sweet gaming laptop. Price was $$$$ but no worse than a nicely configured Precision M6400, but the GPU options put this laptop ahead of anything else. upgrades to a QX9300 will be the next item on my list to do. When the 4 GB DIMMS drop to a more reasonable price, a 8 GB Config could be in the works.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2009
Rating: performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
Alienware M17x Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Introducing the Alienware M17x! Not to be confused with the Alienware Area-51 m17x. Yes Alienware dropped the "Area-51" off the official title of the notebook and changed the "M" from lowercase to uppercase for reasons we don't really know. Maybe they just wanted an easier way to determine the difference between the two notebooks; because believe me, a lot has changed between the two versions, hardware and aesthetics included. So what are the changes? And is this the correct direction for Alienware to go in?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 10% workmanship: 60%
Alienware - M17x review
Source: IT Reviews English
Notebook manufacturers will often promote their high-end models as being capable of playing the latest 3D games, but as soon as you whack up the detail and resolution settings they usually buckle under the pressure. The M17x from Alienware, however, is totally justified in calling itself a gaming notebook. In fact, as you'll soon find out, it's powerful enough to make most desktop PCs look utterly worthless. It's expensive, bulky and just a little bit noisy, but if you're after a gaming laptop and money is no object, you won't get much faster than the Alienware M17x. Those with less change in their pockets can scale down some of the components to make it more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% emissions: 40%
Alienware M17x
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The M17x is without a doubt a superb gaming notebook, leading the desktop replacement market in build quality and design. The M17x has an effective cooling system that kept it cool during our testing, and we liked the AlienFX lighting system and different case color options. The switchable graphics are handy and equates to good battery life (2:15). Our biggest issue with this machine is the subpar screen, which is out of place on a machine of this caliber. Other than the screen we found it difficult to fault the M17x and give it our recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: performance: 95% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 80%
Alienware M17x gaming notebook
Source: Geek.com English
Even so, the question isn’t if the M17x is a solid laptop, but rather is the M17x more than you need. Starting at $1800 and easily getting over $2500 the M17x is a serious investment, and one that comes along when many sub-$1800 systems can play today’s games extremely well. Maybe you won’t be able to max out the settings or play fullscreen in two years, but you can spend significantly less and game very well. If have decided that you want the best possible gaming experience and future-proof hardware, this brings us to a final concern–the most exceptional aspect of the M17x comes in the form of those GTX 280M video cards in SLI.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2009
performance: 90%
90% Alienware M17x review
Source: Techradar English

Alienware has provided the ultimate gaming laptop - if money's no object. Alienware is renowned for its eyecatching, high-powered gaming computers, but there has been little change in its laptops designs since its acquisition by Dell in 2006. Although this is an expensive machine, its power and feature-packed specification make it by far the best gaming laptop you can buy. Alienware had a lot to prove with the M17x and has truly set a new standard in the gaming laptop market.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Alienware M17x Review
Source: Digital Trends English
If we had our druthers, this would be the notebook residing on our desk. It can handle any graphics intensive app and eat up any game you throw at it. Indeed, this is the first notebook we’ve tested that truly made us think monster desktops might really be an endangered species.

Of course, you’ll need to be able to swallow the M17x’s price, which sits around $5,600 if you tick off the checkboxes beside all of the hardware mentioned in this review (including the solid state storage option). If you plan to place an order, we’ve little doubt you’ll be satisfied. You’d just best hope your family didn’t have their hearts set on next summer’s Caribbean cruise.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Alienware M17x
Source: CNet English
The Alienware M17x configuration we tested is undeniably expensive, and a clear case of overkill for all but the most enthusiastic and wealthy of gamers. Given the calibre of components used throughout, however, we can't criticise it in terms of value for money. It's a killer gaming laptop. Opt for a slightly slower processor and scale back some of the other components, and you can get the price down to a more realistic level.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 85%
83% Alienware M17x
Source: PC Pro English
The last Alienware machine to make an appearance at PC Pro, the £2,127 M17, wasn't good enough to win an award. Back then, the Asus W90 was faster, better-looking and cheaper. Alienware, however, has struck back. Its new M17x makes a fantastic first impression. The aluminium exterior, dramatically angled front edge and mesh-covered speaker grilles make the M17x look like a futuristic Blu-ray player rather than a laptop. Superb performance in one of the sturdiest and best-looking gaming laptops we've seen - worth the expense
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Alienware M17x review
Source: PC Advisor English
You can put a price on laptop power: the Alienware M17x desktop-replacement gaming laptop costs from £1,699 inc VAT.  So to the £1,699 (and the rest) question: should you buy this sort of muscle machine? Y'know, these days it may seem ridiculous to drop so many ducats on a laptop that you can upgrade only so far - but some live in ivory towers and demand the best. Like this notebook. If you have to own the best, get the Alienware M17x - but it is a lot of money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
40% Alienware M17x Laptop Review
Source: Co-optimus English
The Alienware M17x is most capable of competing with a high end desktop PCs. And while PC hardware seems to move at a really fast pace, you won’t necessarily be left behind as there’s room to expand or upgrade certain components like the processor and video cards. The overall construction makes it easy to access your components as they sit underneath two screws and a small cage at the bottom of the laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 40% price: 95% workmanship: 80%
Alienware M17x Laptop Review
Source: Co-optimus English
The Alienware M17x is most capable of competing with a high end desktop PCs. And while PC hardware seems to move at a really fast pace, you won’t necessarily be left behind as there’s room to expand or upgrade certain components like the processor and video cards. The overall construction makes it easy to access your components as they sit underneath two screws and a small cage at the bottom of the laptop. So now comes the time in our review where we reveal the shocker. The thing where most people seem to balk at. The price. As configured our system ran $2599 plus taxes and shipping.  It’s definitely one of the most expensive 17” laptops out there.  It isn't hard though to find a few discounts and promotions to knock a few hundred dollars off the price. 
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
83% Alienware M17x Gaming Laptop Computer (Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, 500GB HDD, 8GB)
Source: CNet English
With a brand-new look, and some of the highest-end tech available in a laptop, we're semi-surprised that Alienware has kept the M17x name for its newest 17-inch laptop (even if it loses the X-Files-esq "Area-51" moniker). Alienware's new version of the M17x makes some welcome design tweaks and offers the best laptop gaming hardware you can get. Just be warned: it ain't cheap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 50%
80% Alienware M17x
Source: PC Mag English
Most hardcore gamers couldn't care less about how a gaming laptop looks. Give them the fastest processor and most powerful 3D graphics card and let them get on with the show. While most gaming laptop manufacturers would agree (they would buy the bulkiest bare-bone chassis from a Taiwanese factory and customize it with their own parts), Alienware is the one company that goes against the grain. The Alienware M17x is the complete mobile gaming package, as its all-metallic look can stand in the spotlight with its parts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Alienware M17x 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Alienware certainly has made a desktop replacement system that is capable of high levels of performance with the new M17x. While the base system has much more in common with a typical 17-inch laptop, Alienware offers a large number of performance enhancements including RAID drive configurations and SLI graphics. The included hybrid graphics is also useful for scaling power usage. The downside is that this is an extremely large and very heavy laptop that dwarves most 17-inch laptops, even gaming specific ones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Alienware M17x
Source: Computer Shopper English
Long known for its high-end, high-performance systems, Alienware continues to impress with its new M17x gaming notebook. Sporting a refreshed case design and a dizzying array of features and performance parts, the M17x sets the bar for DirectX 10 3D-gaming performance in a notebook. The fastest gaming laptop we've ever tested, Alienware’s M17x packs top-shelf components in its 17-inch frame. But dedicated gamers will have to dig very deep to afford this field-dominating PC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
98% Die Besten der Besten
Source: SFT - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 98%
80% Die High-Ender
Source: PC Magazin - 11/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Vier Notebooks im Test
Source: Gamestar - 10/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 60%
87% Alienware M17X
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 60% performance: 95% features: 70% display: 95%
Alienware M17x
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: price: 30% performance: 90% display: 90% emissions: 50%
88% Alienware M17x
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 97% display: 80% mobility: 56% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 77%
90% Alienware M17x
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%
80% Nebula Red AlienWare M17x
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Alienware M17x
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Upgrade Alienware M17x
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2009
Đập hộp, trên tay và trải nghiệm ALIENWARE AllPowerful M17x!
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2009
80% Laptop AlienWare M17X hàng khủng
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Alienware M17x (HD 4870x2)

Specifications

Alienware M17x (HD 4870x2)Notebook: Alienware M17x (HD 4870x2)
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 2x1024 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 5.5kg
Price: 2382 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Review Alienware M17x (i7/HD 4870 X2) Notebook | Notebookcheck
King of Performance? In the meantime, Alienware offers its 17.0 inch luxury notebook, M17x, with a wickedly expensive combination of two ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870s, also called HD 4870 X2. The HD 4870 doesn't support DirectX 11, but is still one of the fastest mobile graphic cards. The HD 4870 X2 is supported by a Core i7-620M, which is clocked up to 2.66 GHz, so to prevent the performance from slowing down. Read in our review if the Alienware M17x is worth its expensive price and how the not exactly power saving components effect temperature, system noise and, battery life.
88% Test Alienware M17x (HD 4870 X2) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 98% display: 89% mobility: 48% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 76%

 

Alienware M17X, HD5870

Specifications

Alienware M17X, HD5870Notebook: Alienware M17X, HD5870
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 5.3kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Dell Alienware M17x - marzenie gracza z CrossFireX
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M17X
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
performance good, battery runtime mediocre
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2010

 

Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630Notebook: Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1536 MB
Display: 17 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.309kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 84.67% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

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%
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

 

Alienware M17X10

Specifications

Alienware M17X10Notebook: Alienware M17X10
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 5.2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

 

Alienware M17X10: A Close Encounter
Source: Inside HW English
This is a product with a very specific market niche, no doubt about that. The majority of people would hate its tacky keyboard, large dimensions, chubby looks and weight, but this is hardly the idea behind this model anyway. Notebooks such as these are made for the lucky few that will be able to appreciate every detail on it, and make the best of the hardware that they’re packing. It’s for these reasons that the final price of Alienware models amounts to more than just the sum of its parts, but that’s the case with all their other aspects as well, which manages to keep the price in the background. Those that opt for Alienware notebooks are passionate gamers that want more than a mere gaming machine and are ready to pay for that. Simply put, these are “aliens” that look for unique characteristics in a PC and are willing to spend hours in seemingly pointless activities such as creating profiles and setting all those separate colour and brightness levels for the keyboard and the surrounding elements, even if most of those remains unused. They will proudly wear the Alienware cap and stick the Alienware sticker onto the door of their rooms, while the presence of such a PC will infuse them with joy every day, just for the ability to uncompromisingly delve into what these users enjoy the most - gaming.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2011

 

Alienware M17x R3, Radeon 6970M, i7-2820

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3, Radeon 6970M, i7-2820Notebook: Alienware M17x R3, Radeon 6970M, i7-2820
Processor: Intel Core i7 2820QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6970M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.3kg
Price: 3300 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

80% Alienware M17x R3 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Alienware ships the M17x R3 with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and the above-mentioned Creative Live Central and Alienware Command Center software. It also comes with the Steam online gaming portal preinstalled and a basic version of AlienReSpawn, which lets you create recovery discs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M17x Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
When it comes to unbridled power and striking looks, the Alienware M17x delivers. You won’t be left wanting a bit more power while gaming, and the ability to get on Facebook and surf the web for four hours while on the go is also a nice touch. The experience is complete thanks to the 1080P HD screen upgrade and the ability to game and entertain on the big screen with Wireless HD. WiHD may be an expensive add-on, but it’s central to the enjoyment I had with this powerful gaming notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2011
80% Dell Alienware M17X R3 - The Mothership Has Landed
Source: Hardware Zone English
Alienware products are built around a philosophy of no compromise, gamer-aligned, high-end hardware, and the M17X R3 is certainly no exception. For straight up gaming performance, there's simply no better choice. Even so, we would like to see more customization available when placing your order, for example, an option for an SSD/HDD combo.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 95% mobility: 60%
90% Alienware M17x R3 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
In short, the Alienware M17x R3 is an easy notebook to recommend for the above-stated reasons.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 100%
90% Alienware M17X (Sandy Bridge)
Source: PC Mag English
A true gaming laptop is capable of handling the latest games at the highest resolution while using the best quality settings. While the Alienware M17X (Sandy Bridge) can run you a pretty penny, few laptops can rival its gaming prowess. Even if its rivals could squeeze in similar parts, they'll still have to contend with the M17X's out-of-this-world looks and phenomenal feature set. That's why we're calling it the best gaming laptop in the world.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Alienware's M17x R3: An Antidote to Clevo
Source: AnandTech English
With all that said, though, the M17x R3 has an awful lot to offer any consumer looking for a gaming notebook. It's definitely pricier than ASUS's offering, but it's also faster, more comfortable to use, flashier, and has both better battery life and a better overall design. Clevo notebooks can't really compete on cost here, either. The M17x R3 is just fun to use, with a great screen, comfortable keyboard, minimal gloss, and a solid build.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2011
100% Alienware M17x (2011)
Source: Laptop Mag English
There's a reason we're giving the Alienware M17x a very, very rare five out of five stars. With its second-gen Intel quad-core processor, AMD's Radeon HD 6970M GPU, and Samsung SSD, this is by far the most powerful notebook we've ever tested. Not only does the M17x blow away every other notebook, gaming or otherwise, but it does so with panache. What other rig has multicolored backlighting and can wirelessly stream Blu-ray movies and games--in full HD--to your TV? The heat on the underside is an issue, but that's just about the only thing we don't like about the M17x. While $3,300 is a lot to pay, you're getting more than twice as much laptop as the next most powerful machine we've tested. It doesn't get any better than this.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
96% Extremer Gaming-Bolide
Source: PC Praxis - 4/12 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 96%
Alienware M17x R3 (HD 6970M)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%
80% Dell Alienware M17x
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
新单卡机皇 戴尔Alienware M17xR3评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2011
Alienware M17xR3
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2011

 

Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QMNotebook: Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM
Processor: Intel Core i7 2820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M 2048 MB
Display: 17 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.337kg
Price: 2634 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 94% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

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
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

 

Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2630

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2630Notebook: Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2630
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 94% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

94% Dell Alienware M17xR3
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Ревю на Aleinware M17x – най-мощният ноутбук на българския пазар
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
high performance, long battery time, high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2011

 

Alienware M17x R3, GT 520M, i7-2720

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3, GT 520M, i7-2720Notebook: Alienware M17x R3, GT 520M, i7-2720
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 4.3kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

 

外星人现身 戴尔Alienware M17x评测
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2011

 

Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720Notebook: Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 5.3kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

 

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

 

Alienware M17x R4

Specifications

Alienware M17x R4Notebook: Alienware M17x R4
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.36kg
Price: 2109 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

88% Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
It's partytime! While Nvidia's Kepler flagship still keeps us waiting, AMD's new Radeon HD 7970M is seriously mixing up the gaming notebook segment. In combination with Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors, Alienware had enough reasons to refresh its Luxury gamer M17x. Will the 17" notebook be able to score our "Gaming Reference" title again?
80% Alienware M17x review
Source: PC Advisor English
There’s no doubt that the M17x is one of the most powerful gaming laptops currently available. However, in the form we tested it, it’s also one of the most expensive, with a price tag well over £1700. The machine’s sheer size and weight may also deter anyone looking for anything portable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M17x review
Source: PC Advisor English
There’s no doubt that the M17x is one of the most powerful gaming laptops currently available. However, in the form we tested it, it’s also one of the most expensive, with a price tag well over £1700. The machine’s sheer size and weight may also deter anyone looking for anything portable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Review: Alienware M17x R4
Source: PC Authority English
Alienware’s M17x R4 is a heavyweight in every sense of the word. The Ivy Bridge processor delivers outstanding performance, the AMD Radeon HD 7970M is flat out the best gaming GPU in the mobile space at the moment, and the gargantuan chassis oozes quality from every port. It isn’t cheap, but spend some time judiciously sifting through the options and it’s possible to get the price closer to the $2500 mark. If you’re looking for a multimedia powerhouse to take the place of a bulky desktop PC, this Alienware machine is simply out of this world.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Alienware M17x 2012 review
Source: Techradar English
Despite its chunky frame and weighty anatomy, the Alienware M17x is the perfect gaming machine and also a fantastic desktop replacement, thanks to its impressive HD media features. The performance is lightning fast, there aren't many (if any) demanding tasks that seem to bother it and you needn't worry about longevity, since it's packing a wealth of cutting-edge, latest generation technology.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Alienware M17x R4 Review (i7 3610QM/ AMD HD7970M)
Source: Kitguru English
Today we are looking at the latest, 4th revision of the ever popular M17X laptop from market leader, Alienware. The M17X R4 features a quad core Ivy Bridge processor and AMD’s Radeon HD7970M discrete mobile graphics solution for enhanced gaming performance. If you have a couple of grand spare is this the best way to blow it ?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Dell Alienware M17x – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
Battery life delivers 4hrs-plus of WiFi web browsing, thanks to a 9-cell battery and Optimus switching hibernating the dedicated graphics card when it’s not needed. Which is most of the time when doing anything other than gaming, since the Intel HD4000 intergrated graphics solution rivals entry-level graphics cards for capability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2012
80% Alienware M17x Review
Source: Stuff TV English
So, we like the M17x a great deal. Gaming performance is better than most ‘proper’ PCs and it’s twice as fast as the majority of gaming laptops released just a year ago. The only flies in the ointment are the fact that it’s too heavy and power inefficient to be considered genuinely portable, and that you could buy a full gaming rig and an ultrabook for the same price. Still, if you don’t have the room for a big rig, the M17x is an excellent, compact alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Alienware M17x R4 review
Source: PC Pro English
Alienware’s M17x R4 is a heavyweight in every sense of the word. The Ivy Bridge processor delivers outstanding performance, the AMD Radeon HD 7970M is more than a match for the latest games and the gargantuan chassis just oozes quality from every port. It isn’t cheap, but spend some time juidiciously sifting through the myriad customisation options and it’s possible to drop the price closer to the £1,500 mark. If you’re looking for a multimedia powerhouse to take the place of a bulky desktop PC, this Alienware machine is simply out of this world.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
89% Spiele-Notebook so schnell wie Desktop-PC
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 100% features: 80% display: 80%
Alienware M17x R4 (HD 7970M)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2012
Rating: performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
95% Dell Alienware M17xR4
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 91%
Alienware M17x R4 mit Radeon HD 7970M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: casing, gaming-performance, fan control; negative: slow SSD, reflecting top case
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2012
80% DELL ALIENWARE M14X (INTEL CORE I7-3610QM)
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Alienware M17x R4, GTX 680M, i7-3820QM

Specifications

Alienware M17x R4, GTX 680M, i7-3820QMNotebook: Alienware M17x R4, GTX 680M, i7-3820QM
Processor: Intel Core i7 3820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 2200 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 83.73% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

Alienware M17x-R4 reviewed
Source: Fudzilla English
The Alienware M17x-R4 is clearly an exceptional and exclusive piece of kit. It’s not the fastest thing around, as there are some SLI and Crossfire systems that can outpace it in terms of sheer GPU brawn. However, our tests prove that it can cope with all hot gaming titles, in many cases with maxed out detail settings. It is possible to get playable framerates at 1920x1080, although in some cases the detail levels will have to be adjusted.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2013
80% Alienware M17x R4 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The M17x is a very good laptop for gaming. At around £1,200 for the 680m-touting model, with improved full HD screen and 8GB of RAM, we can't think of a much better rig on which to play your PC titles. HDMI out means you won't need a desktop and the build quality should make the M17x last for ages.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Alienware M17x-R4
Source: Digital Versus English
The 17.3" M17x-R4 is a very powerful laptop, offering great performances, a good range of connections, and a quality build and finish. It breezes its way through the latest games. However, Alienware seems to have overlooked one crucial feature of this gaming laptop—the screen—which is quite disappointing. In fact, that's ultimately why this notebook only scored three stars in our review.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review: Ivy Bridge and the GeForce GTX 680M
Source: AnandTech English
What we're looking at with this review of the Alienware M17x R4 are really two things: the performance of the shiny new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M, and the Alienware M17x R4 notebook itself. Amusingly if unfortunately, the conclusions drawn are pretty disparate. NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M is a qualified win. They knew it, and now we know it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2012
80% Alienware M17x R4 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Alienware M17x once again comes highly recommended as a high-end gaming and multimedia platform. Its unique design, customizable lighting system and outstanding performance make it a top choice. The M17x gets just about everything right including a beautiful full HD display, solid keyboard and touchpad, plenty of input and output ports (the most we've seen on a notebook, as a matter of fact), good speakers and surprisingly excellent battery life at almost five hours. The M17x's customization options are impressive with several graphics card choices, 3D display options, and up to two storage drives. The Nvidia GTX 680M in our system produced outstanding gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Alienware M17x R4 review
Source: PC Advisor English
This particular refresh of the Alienware M17x R4 is... well, refreshing. The new Ivy Bridge processor and Kepler-based Nvidia graphics card offer up great performance, and the entire system costs under £2,000 - a pretty good deal for a gaming-oriented desktop replacement. The screen is gorgeous, the speakers are good (if soft), the keyboard is excellent, and the AlienFX lighting is a nice touch. Plus, it has excellent battery life. I can't think of a reason not to get the M17x R4, except for the fact that it weighs a lot. If you're looking for a "portable" gaming powerhouse, you've found it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M17X R4
Source: PC World English
This particular refresh of the Alienware M17x R4 is…well, refreshing. The new Ivy Bridge processor and Kepler-based Nvidia graphics card offer up great performance, and the entire system costs under $2000—a pretty good deal for a gaming-oriented desktop replacement. The screen is gorgeous, the speakers are good (if soft), the keyboard is excellent, and the AlienFX lighting is a nice touch. Plus, it has excellent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M17x R4 (2012), Ivy Bridge and Kepler Refresh
Source: Hot Hardware English
It’s not hard to throw together a system with every top-of-the-line component possible and call it the best. All you have to do is ignore budget issues and the sky’s the limit for what you can build. What is far more difficult is building a high-performing rig that deftly balances performance and a reasonable cost, and that is mostly what Dell has done with this configuration of the Alienware M17x.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2012
90% Alienware M17x R4 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Its overly reflective screen aside, we really like the Alienware M17x R4. With its wide array of cutting-edge components and impressive build quality, it's a good option for those looking for extreme gaming performance in this price range, and who need a marginally mobile machine. Still, no matter how you slice it, $2,599 is a major investment for a gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Dell Alienware M17x R4
Source: Techreview Source English
For users looking to get gaming performance, the Dell Alienware M17x R4 definitely has it thanks to the new Ivy Bridge processor and accompanying Nvidia graphics. It also benefits from a Blu-ray drive, four USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI-input, which is more than other similar laptops have to offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Alienware M17x R4 (2012) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the fourth installment in any series, be it books, movies or a TV show, its creator has to guard against reproducing more of the same. Fortunately, Alienware has avoided that sense of ennui with the M17x R4.The latest version of Alienware's M17x notebook delivers fantastic gaming performance, a gorgeous full HD display, tons of fun lighting options and more than 5 hours of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Alienware M17x R4 (Core i7, Ivy Bridge) Review
Source: Slashgear English
This machine is just as up-to-date as it was when it was first released, and with the upgrades we’ve got here under the hood, you’ll be good to go for all games at any level to be played without a hitch for years to come. Pick this machine up at Alienware’s online shop right now with a variety of customizability options right off the bat. Grab it!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2012
90% Alienware M17x R4 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The M17x is an excellent gaming laptop. It offers a beautiful display, incredible hardware and a great sound system. And while no laptop with a $2,599 price tag will ever be considered inexpensive, given what you receive, it’s a fair price.As a general laptop, however, the M17x has a few issues. Both the keyboard and the touchpad have issues and battery life is a downer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Alienware M17x R4
Source: PC Mag English
If you're serious about performance, the Alienware M17x R4 is the midrange gaming laptop to buy right now. It rivals $3,000+ dual GPU gaming rigs on the game tests, and trounces all comers on the multimedia tests. For just under $2,500, you get the bang-for-the-buck champion certainly. The M17x R4 is faster, less expensive (by $0.99), more impressive looking, and quieter than our previous midrange gaming Editors' Choice laptop, the MSI GT783-625US . That makes the Alienware M17x R4 our new midrange (sub-$3,000) gaming laptop Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Immer noch die Gaming-Referenz?
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 100% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 88%
デル ALIENWARE M17x(M17XR4)の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Very good design; high performance; the display; excellent heat dissipation. Negative: Price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2012

 

Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M

Specifications

Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680MNotebook: Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.46kg
Price: 2467 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Alienware M17x R4 17.3-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Alienware's flagship gaming laptop has been updated internally to keep up with advances in graphics and processors but doesn't change its iconic design. Overall, the system really emphasizes style when compared to its competition. It doesn't have the same level of display, storage or graphics as its competitors at this price point but it makes up for it with a huge array of peripheral connectors, larger battery pack ad much more customization options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор ноутбука Dell Alienware M17x r4: сверхмощный игровой ноутбук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Quality sound system; connectivity; powerful performance; the price. Negative: Noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2012

 

Alienware M17X, i7-3630QM

Specifications

Alienware M17X, i7-3630QMNotebook: Alienware M17X, i7-3630QM
Processor: Intel Core i7 3630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.3kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Prise en main Dell Alienware M17X (Intel Core i7-3630QM)
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Alienware M17x, Haswell

Specifications

Alienware M17x, HaswellNotebook: Alienware M17x, Haswell
Processor: Intel Core i7 4800MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section
 M17x, Haswell (Model)

Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Alienware 17
Source: Digital Versus English
With such high-level graphics and processing capability, plus amazing sound quality, the Alienware 17 would have everything it needs in its arsenal to fully immerse gamers in their games. If only it weren't for the screen's colours, which are just all over the place—so much so that you might want to hook the laptop up to a separate monitor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 17 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Alienware 17 ($2,799) is a large-screen gaming rig for those who have a few bucks to spare. The Alienware 17 is a little pricey, but it's a powerful imposing gaming rig that can be taken from room to room or to a friend's house. It will serve you well on the game grid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 17
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware 17 is certainly a statement that you are at least somewhat serious about your gaming. The Alienware is still attractive, with good scores on the gaming tests. However, a short battery life and the fact that only a bit more money will get you a gaming rig like the Maingear Nomad 17 Ultimate that will play smoothly at native resolution. This fact and a short battery life in such a bulky system keep the Alienware 17 from earning top marks among midrange gaming laptops. If it had just a bit more gaming juice, the sacrifice in portability might have been worth it, but alas it just misses the mark. The Razer Blade (2013) holds on to its midrange gaming title due to its extreme portability.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Alienware 17 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
The folks at Dell's Alienware division know not to mess with a good thing. Sporting a fresh albeit familiar design and featuring the latest processor and graphics technology, the Alienware 17 is an excellent choice for a mid-range gaming notebook. Like most 17-inch gaming rigs, it's big and heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Alienware 17 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Alienware 17 continues its tradition of all-around excellence in portable performance. There's almost nothing to dislike about this fifth-generation variant. The exterior has been redesigned with a slightly more mature appearance, better overall build quality thanks to the inclusion of more metal components, and a new take on the AlienFX lighting system. System performance is outstanding with the fourth-gen Intel Core i7 processor and top-of-the-line Nvidia GTX 780M graphics card. The keyboard, touchpad, speakers and display are all top-notch. The cooling system is relatively quiet and the five-plus hour battery life is stellar for a notebook as large and powerful as this one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% Alienware 17 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Alienware has outdone itself -- again. The Alienware 17 grabs your attention with its captivating redesign and enhanced lighting catches, while the bright, full-HD screen draws you into the best games on Earth. Then, you get hit with the one-two punch from the Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M GPU -- a killer combination.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Leuchtender Space-Cowboy für Gamer
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 88%

 

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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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These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI:

Two GeForce GTX 280M graphics cards in SLI combination. The performance is about 0-40% faster than a single GTX 280M, depending on the application. Due to the SLI setup, users may experience micro stuttering, especially in the 30fps range.

AMD Radeon HD 6970M:

High-end graphics card from AMD based on the desktop HD 6850 with  UVD3 video processing and Eyefinity+.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M:

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

AMD Radeon HD 7970M: High-end GPU by AMD manufactured in 28nm and based on the GCN architecture.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M: High-End graphics card of the GeForce GTX 600M series, based on the 28nm Kepler architecture (GK104) that is manufactured in 28nm.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M: High-end graphics card of the GeForce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

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

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2:

Two Mobility Radeon HD 4870 in Crossfire mode (similar to SLI). Doubles the power consumption but provides only 0-80% better performance depending on the application and driver support.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M:

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

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M: Entry level graphics card based on the new GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus or on the GF108 with 128 Bit memory bus but lower clock rates. 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Extreme: The fastest Core 2 Duo variants of Intel are called Core 2 Extreme. Technically, these processors are based on a Merom/Penryn (X9000) core like all other Core 2 Duo  processors,  too.

QX9300: Expensive mobile Quad Core CPU with a free multiplicator and a TDP of 45 Watt. Due to the large Level 2 cache and the 2.5 GHz the CPU offers a good performance for single and multithreaded applications.

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.  

620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2820QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2720QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

3610QM:

An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

3820QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1250 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

3630QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

4800MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


17.0: 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.

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.


4.1 kg:

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

5.75 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.


84.11%: 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.

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

» Asus G750JH-T4180H
Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT70 2OD-679UK
Core i7 4930MX
» Origin PC EON17-S 2013
Core i7 4930MX
» Medion Erazer X7827
Core i7 4700MQ
» Asus G750JH-T4080H
Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT70 20D-077NE
Core i7 4930MX
» MSI GT70-2OD-039US
Core i7 4700MQ
» MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW
Core i7 4700MQ
» Schenker XMG P703
Core i7 4900MQ

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus G750JH-T4070H
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.0", 4.8 kg
» MSI GT60-2OD-092UK
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Deviltech Devil 7800
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GT70-2OC-3OC
Core i7 4930MX, 17.0", 4 kg
» Eurocom X3
Core i7 4930MX, 15.6", 3.49 kg
» MSI GT60-2OD-026US
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» One K56-3N2
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 3.314 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Alienware 17, Radeon R9 M290X
Radeon R9 M290X, Core i7 4710MQ
» Asus G750JZ-T4039D
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT70 Dominator-893
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Origin PC EON 17-S 2014
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4930MX
» Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Asus G750JZ-T4024H
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus G750JS-T4064H
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT70 2PE-1051FR Dominator Pro
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Schenker XMG P724
GeForce GTX 880M SLI, Core i7 4810MQ
» MSI GT70-2PC-1282UK
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)