Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M

Specifications

Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680MNotebook: Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M (M17x Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.46kg
Price: 2467 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M

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%

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

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.

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.  


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.

» 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.


4.46 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.

 

Alienware reviews


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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» Alienware M17X, i7-3630QM
Core i7 3630QM
» Ibuypower Valkyrie CZ-17
Core i7 3630QM

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» MSI GT70-0NE-1027XPL
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» AVADirect Clevo P570WM
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» Maingear Nomad 17
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» Eurocom Scorpius P370EM
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» MSI GT70 0NE-255FR
Core i7 3610QM, 3.8 kg
» MSI GT70-0NE-276US
Core i7 3610QM, 3.9 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Medion Erazer X6825-MD98235
Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Maingear Nomad 15
Core i7 3840QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Deviltech Devil 6700
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 3.27 kg

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» Origin PC EON17-SLX, Haswell
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» AVADirect Clevo P375SM
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» Eurocom X5
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» Alienware 17, GTX 780M
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» Asus G750JH-T4080H
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» Alienware 17
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» Asus G750JX-T4070H
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» Asus G750JX-DB71
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» Asus G750JX-T4045H
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» Schenker XMG P723
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 5 (Update: 2012-12- 5)