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Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M

Specifications

Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M
Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M (M17x Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3 GHz @ 3.1 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M - 2048 MB, Core: 758 MHz, Memory: 1800 MHz, GTX 680M, Nvidia 8.17.13.277, no Optimus support in 3D version
Memory
6144 MB 
, SoDimm, 4 slots, max 32 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, no, TN, 3D Vision 2 with LightBoost support, 120Hz, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel QM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA 3
Soundcard
Intel IDT High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
0 PC-Card, 0 Express Card 34mm, 0 Express Card 54mm, 0 USB 2.0, 4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 Firewire, 0 Thunderbolt, 1 VGA, 2 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 0 S-Video, 1 Kensington Lock, 0 Serial Port, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: 4, Card Reader: SD Card Reader, Sensors: no, no
Networking
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) (10MBit), Bigfoot Networks Killer Wireless-N 1103 Network Adapter (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 46 x 410 x 304 ( = 1.81 x 16.14 x 11.97 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2 Megapixel Skype certified
Additional features
Speakers: yes, Keyboard: QWERTY with number pad, Nvidia 3D Vision 2 Glasses, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
4.46 kg ( = 157.32 oz / 9.83 pounds), Power Supply: 820 g ( = 28.92 oz / 1.81 pounds)
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":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


4.46 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.


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.

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

Alienware M17X, i7-3630QM
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3630QM
Ibuypower Valkyrie CZ-17
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3630QM
Alienware M17x R4, GTX 680M, i7-3820QM
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3820QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

MSI GT70-0NE-1027XPL
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3630QM, 3.7 kg
Cyberpower FangBook X7-300
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3630QM, 3.9 kg
AVADirect Clevo P570WM
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X, 5.9 kg
Maingear Nomad 17
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3820QM, 3.8 kg
Eurocom Scorpius P370EM
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3920XM, 3.5 kg
MSI GT70 0NE-255FR
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3610QM, 3.8 kg
MSI GT70-0NE-276US
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3610QM, 3.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Maingear Nomad 15
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3840QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
Deviltech Devil 6700
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 3.27 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
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Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 5 (Update: 2012-12- 5)