Digital Storm x17 Series

Digital Storm x17-Level 1, Ivy BridgeProcessor: Intel Core i7 2860QM, Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 2000, 2500 euro
Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Digital Storm x17-level 4

Specifications

Digital Storm x17-level 4Notebook: Digital Storm x17-level 4
Processor: Intel Core i7 2860QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 2500 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Digital Storm homepage
 x17-level 4 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Digital Storm x17
Source: PC World English
While the Digital Storm x17 is an excellent desktop replacement laptop specs-wise, the rest of the package isn't impressive. Digital Storm makes no attempt to pretty up its machine--the laptop doesn't even sport any fancy lights (and we all know that gamers love fancy lights), and the rest of the design is average or slightly below. The screen quality, sound quality, and keyboard/touchpad quality are also below average. Even if you care about performance and nothing else--not design, not portability, not usability--I would still suggest that you go for a desktop PC instead of the x17.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Digital Storm x17-Level 1, Ivy Bridge

Specifications

Digital Storm x17-Level 1, Ivy BridgeNotebook: Digital Storm x17-Level 1, Ivy Bridge
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Digital Storm homepage
 x17-Level 1, Ivy Bridge (Model)

Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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

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


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 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.

» 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.  

2860QM: 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.


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.

3.8 kg:


72.5%: 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

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus N750JK-T4013H
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Alienware 17, Radeon R9 M290X
Radeon R9 M290X, Core i7 4710MQ
» Asus G750JZ-T4039D
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4700HQ
» HP ZBook 17-F0V57EA
Quadro K3100M, Core i7 4700MQ
» 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 G750JS-T4064H
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT70 2PE-1051FR Dominator Pro
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT70-2PC-1282UK
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT70-2PE16SR231B
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7295
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Digital Storm Krypton 17 inch
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Cyberpower Fangbook EVO HX7-150
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ
» HP Envy 17-j100sr
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702MQ
» Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-114
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ
» MSI GT70 2OD-679UK
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
» Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-12W
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Origin PC EON17-SLX, Haswell
GeForce GTX 780M SLI, Core i7 4930MX
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-10- 2)