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Digital Storm x17-Level 1, Ivy Bridge

Specifications

Digital Storm x17-Level 1, Ivy BridgeNotebook: Digital Storm x17-Level 1, Ivy Bridge (x17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Digital Storm x17-Level 1, Ivy Bridge

70% Digital Storm x17: It's a more portable gaming option
Source: PC World English
Digital Storm’s x17 is a good gaming machine that’s lighter than most desktop replacements—but it delivers less performance. If you can plump up your budget by $200, you can grab something like an Alienware M17x R4, which costs $1974.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% High-end PC gaming, midrange price
Source: CNet English
Boutique gaming laptops are among the most expensive laptops you can buy, but ironically also the least impressive-looking, thanks to their generic Clevo bodies. That means it's up to the PC maker to pack in enough high-end components and offer the right level of hands-on support. The Digital Storm x17 isn't the prettiest machine on the block, even by those standards, but this $1,999 configuration performs great and is definitely less expensive than comparable builds from other boutique PC makers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Digital Storm X17 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
With great speed and an excellent graphics, the X17 stands out as a fast gaming notebook that can hold its own against the competition. We also like the rich and crisp 1080p display and loud Onkyo speakers. However, this system picks up fingerprints too readily, and doesn't quite stand out the way a gaming rig should.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

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

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.


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


Digital Storm: American hardware shop, founded 2002, which sells an own laptop brand.


73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Alienware M17x R4
Core i7 3610QM, 4.36 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI GX60-3AE-216US
A-Series A10-5750M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL
A-Series A10-4600M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GX60-1AC-021US
A-Series A10-4600M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GX60
A-Series A10-4600M, 15.6", 3.426 kg
» MSI GX60-A10797287B
A-Series A10-4600M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GX60-1AC-025UK
A-Series A10-4600M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MM Vision NB3785
Core i7 3610QM, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Origin PC EON 15-S, Ivy Bidge
Core i7 3820QM, 15.6", 3.2 kg
» Eurocom Racer 2.0
Core i7 3920XM, 15.6", 3.29 kg

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» AVADirect Menace 17
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» Alienware 17-1784
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» MSI GX70 3CC-222XPL
Radeon R9 M290X, A-Series A10-5750M
» MSI WT70-2OKi781
Quadro K3100M, Core i7 4810MQ
» Alienware 17 R2
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4980HQ
» Origin PC EON17-X
GeForce GTX 965M, unknown
» Asus G751JY-DH72X
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» Asus N751JK-T4226D
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GT72 2QE-259FR DOMINATOR PRO
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» Alienware 17-3511
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» Asus G771JM-T4103H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus N751JK-T4144H
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus G751JT-T7033H
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GT72 2QE-258Fr
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Schenker XMG P705
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» Origin PC EON17-S, GTX 980M
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4910MQ
» MSI GT70 2PE-2089RU
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4710MQ
» Asus G751JT-T7031H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus G751JY-T7009H
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-10- 2)