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Alienware M17X, HD5870

Specifications

Alienware M17X, HD5870
Alienware M17X, HD5870 (M17x Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-520M 2 x 2.4 - 2.9 GHz, Arrandale
Display
17.00 inch 16:9, 1440 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
5.3 kg ( = 186.95 oz / 11.68 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Alienware M17X, HD5870

80% Dell Alienware M17x - marzenie gracza z CrossFireX
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M17X
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
performance good, battery runtime mediocre
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2010

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.

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

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.00":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


5.3 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.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-01-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)