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Alienware M17 Series

Alienware m17-XW6MJProcessor: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Display: 17.1 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.63kg, 4.48kg
Price: 2400, 3500 euro
Average Score: 81.44% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 80%, features: 81%, display: 81%
mobility: 39%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 68%

 

Alienware M17

Specifications

Alienware M17Notebook: Alienware M17
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 512 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 4.48kg
Price: 3500 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section
 M17 (Series)

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Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)

 

88% Review Alienware M17 Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
I only want to play… Alienware always offers high performance hardware for the desktop as well as for the notebook gamer, for a respective price, it shall be understood. The Alienware M17 is currently one of the most efficient available notebooks from the Alienware product range. It feels very comfortable, especially in high resolution and detail levels, being equipped with an Intel Quad-Core CPU and two ATI Radeon 3870 graphic cards in a crossfire arrangement. If it weren't for calibers like Crysis or GTA IV…
80% Alienware M17-R1 review
Source: Techradar English
 

Alienware's M17 is a great laptop with impressive performance, but not the most powerful on offer. Overall, the M17-R1 is a great laptop which provides plenty of power and usability. It's a pleasure to use, with games running almost flawlessly. If you can afford it, however, we recommend you splash out on the Asus W90, which offers a more complete package.


80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M17 gaming laptop
Source: Geek.com English
Alienware’s M17 follows up the m17x / m15x with a powerful, feature-packed gaming notebook that can double as a solid desktop replacement. That’s no surprise though–it is an expensive system and carries Alienware’s brand, plus the simple fact is that any $2000 gaming notebook will accomplish the same. Where the M17 delivers is in bringing considerable value and a lower initial starting price, as well as an ATI option, to Alienware fans. It’s a toned down version of the m17x which will appeal to many games, but ultimately if you are buying for value alone it can’t quite compete with Gateway’s current offerings. As good as the M17 looks now, it will be a much more attractive system once ATI’s 4800 series graphics land. To answer the question the article started with: certainly. Don’t expect it to compare to a similarly priced desktop, but the days of having to invest over $3000 in a gaming laptop are over.
Preis 40, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80%
90% Alienware M17 review
Source: CNet English
The M17 is yet another polygon-munching monster from the games-obsessed fanatics at Alienware. Unlike the identical-looking Area-51 m17x, which sports Nvidia graphics hardware, the M17 uses an ATI graphics solution, in addition to a choice of quad-core mobile CPUs. Prices start at around £1,050. The Alienware M17 is an awesome piece of kit. It's attractive, can be kitted out with a good range of high-end components and is blisteringly quick. There are alternatives, such as the Asus G71V, but few laptops can match the M17 for customisation options, features and speed.
90, Leistung 90, Ausstattung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 90%
Alienware M17
Source: PC World English
That gripe aside, those who want to get their game on will get a good deal out of the Alienware m17--especially considering that last year the m15x sold for over twice as much. As a gaming machine, the m17 delivers speed where it counts, but it lags a little in more conventional office-application tests.
Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2009
performance: 80%
80% Alienware M17 review
Source: PC Advisor English
That gripe aside, those who want to get their game on will get a good deal out of the Alienware m17 - especially considering the price. As a gaming machine, the Alienware M17 delivers speed where it counts, but it lags a little in more conventional office-application tests.
4 von 5,Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50%
Alienware M17 Gaming Laptop
Source: IT Reviewed English
Laptops designed for gamers can run upwards of £3000, but most people don’t want to remortgage their house to be able to play games on the move. Desktop PCs will always be best for gaming, but when you need to go on the road there’s nothing quite a sweet as having a powerful machine to hand. Before getting your chequebook out you should bear in mind that a dedicated gaming laptop is a different beast compared to a general purpose multimedia laptop - regardless what the bloke at PC World or Currys tells you! There is no way that these types of machines can come close to competing with high-end models offered by the likes of Alienware, ASUS or Dell. Solid mix of price & performance, but optional extras make it ludicrously expensive.
Verarbeitung gut, Ausstattung sehr gut, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2009
Rating: features: 90% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80%
Alienware M17 Gaming Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Alienware's M17 is kind of an odd product. It almost feels like a release of their older design with new internals. It does have strong gaming performance thanks to its ATI CrossFire enabled graphics. Outside of the graphics though, the system is only average with other much less expensive systems available that are just as capable. Of course, those who don't care much about cost can also equip it with a quad core mobile processor for added performance.
Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2009
performance: 90%
70% Alienware M17 17in Gaming Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English

The M17 is a well designed and powerful laptop only let down by its slightly weak graphics cards in very demanding games like Crysis. For gaming, there are better alternatives out there in terms of performance for the money, but this quad-core machine makes short work of everything else, making it well suited to video editing and other multi-threaded tasks.


von 10: 7, Preis 7, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 9
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90%
78% Alienware M17
Source: Computer Shopper English
With its $1,999 price tag, Alienware’s M17 can hardly be considered a budget notebook. But it is reasonably priced compared with the company’s higher-end offerings—so you can get capable gaming performance without breaking the bank. With the Alienware M17, you don’t have to spend a fortune to own a capable gaming rig, unless you decide to trick it out with a quad-core processor.
7.8 von 10, Leistung mäßig, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 40%
80% Alienware M17
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware M17 is one of the first laptops to use ATI's CrossFireX technology. Judging by our 3D tests, it can definitely hang with the mobile gaming giants.
4 von 5, Display gut, Preis gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80%
80% Alienware M17
Source: Laptop Mag English

Considering its solid gaming performance and $1,999 price tag, the Alienware M17 proves itself a solid solution for gamers who crave elite performance without putting up their car or firstborn as collateral. Gamers on a tighter budget may want to invest in the $1,699 Gateway P-7801u, the follow-up to the highly popular P-7811FX that boasts Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTS graphics, a bigger 320GB hard drive, and an extra gig of RAM. While the M17 may not have all the bells and whistles of the m17x, sometimes flash isn’t needed to get the job done.


4 von 5, Display gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 50%
73% Alienware M17
Source: CNet English
Alienware is trying to have it both ways with the new M17, combining a relatively low starting price with some very pricey upgrades, including quad-core CPUs and ATI CrossFireX video cards. Our configuration wasn't very exciting, but turned in capable gaming scores.
(von 10): 7.3, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 7, Preis mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70%
90% Alienware M17
Source: PC Magazin - 6/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
76% Alienware M17-R1
Source: PC Go - 5/09 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
96% Leistungsträger hoch 2
Source: SFT - 4/09 German
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 96%
48% Alienware M17
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 48% performance: 76% features: 53% mobility: 15% ergonomy: 33%
88% Test Alienware M17 Gaming Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% display: 82% mobility: 54% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 77%
100% M17
Source: PC Praxis - 3/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 70%
86% Alienware M17
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 40%

 

Alienware m17-XW6MJ

The Alienware m17-XW6MJ is the brand’s thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop, coming in at only 23 mm and 2.63 kg (5.79 lbs). It’s packed with the latest Nvidia graphics for extreme gaming performance. As far as appearance goes, it has AlienFX Lighting, where users can personalize their machine by choosing from an array of color options and effects that correspond to different zones across their system. In addition, users can create custom themes, save those for later and then swap between them to help accelerate their editing. Built with high-end industrial materials like magnesium alloy, one of the lightest structural metals in the world, the Alienware m17 is carefully designed for a performance-driven user experience. The Alienware m17-XW6MJ’s main build materials, magnesium alloy, steel and copper improve the strength, comfortable usage and cooling for the graphics components. Users also get a choice of two lid colors with the m17, which is Epic Silver and Nebula Red. The m17 is designed for total immersion and maximum portability, with a larger 17.3 display to take users even deeper in the game. Besides that, a front-facing integrated camera offers FHD resolution for incredible clarity. Users can emphasize every battle cry with dual-array microphones featuring best speech support from Windows Cortana. Engineered with Intel Core i7-8750H processor for CPU overclocking performance, the Nvidia GeForce RTX2070 graphics, and up to 16 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM, the Alienware m17 possesses powerful performance for uninterrupted gameplay and other activities. Users can also enjoy faster load times and a quieter system thanks to multiple storage options including 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSDs and 1 TB high-capacity hybrid HDDs with 8 GB solid-state memory. The inbuilt Alienware Graphics Amplifier supports both Nvidia and AMD graphics cards and includes a 4-port USB 3.0 hub to add other devices. For connectivity, it has a Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, which is designed to deliver incredible throughput and lower latency gameplay, heavily reducing any lagging or jitter. Users can access a variety of port options with the Thunderbolt 3 port. Its features include a USB 3.1 port, offering 10 Gbps of data transfer, a Thunderbolt connection capable of 40 Gbps, or a DisplayPort v1.2 output enabling various monitors supporting the Display Port protocol. Despite being a gaming powerhouse, the m17 is engineered for an amazing battery life with a 60 Wh battery and optional 90 Wh upgrade. Conclusively, the Alienware m17-XW6MJ is a powerful gaming laptop. It is slim for a 17-inch device, but it is still a wide laptop to bring on the go with the large display. It is designed to be stationed at a gamer’s desk for the majority of its lifespan. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Alienware m17-XW6MJNotebook: Alienware m17-XW6MJ
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.63kg
Price: 2400 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section
 M17 (Series)

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Alienware m17 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Alienware m15 was up there as one of my favourite gaming laptops of 2018. The m17 is essentially just a more powerful and bigger version, so I’m expecting a similar quality with the added bonus of a 17-inch display and support for ray tracing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2019

 

Comment

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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2:

Two Mobility Radeon 3870 graphics cards combined in Crossfire mode for a 20 to 40 percent performance boost over a single Mobile Radeon 3870 GPU. This dual GPU AMD solution is comparable to an SLI solution by Nvidia. As all multi GPU solutions today, the HD 3870 X2 suffers from micro stuttering.

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 RTX 2070 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Offers reduced clock speeds to achieve a much lower power consumption.» 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.  

8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.63 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

4.48 kg:


81.44%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03- 7 (Update: 2019-03- 7)