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Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720

Specifications

Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720
Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720 (M17x Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-2720QM 4 x 2.2 - 3.3 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
5.3 kg ( = 186.95 oz / 11.68 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2720

mySN Schenker XMG P701 gegen Dell Alienware M17x
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2011
Обзор ноутбука Alienware M17x r3: мощный игровой „пришелец“
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN Archive.org version
glossy display, mediocre battery runtime, suited for games
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M:

High-end mobile GPU based on a the GF114 chip with all shaders enabled.

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.


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.  


2720QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30":

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.


5.3 kg:

In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.


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.


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

 

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Origin PC EON17
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE

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GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2670QM, 3.8 kg
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GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2860QM, 3.8 kg
Alienware M17x R3, GTX 580M, i7-2630
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2630QM, 4.4 kg
Origin PC EON17-S
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2920XM, 3.9 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-01- 3 (Update: 2012-05-26)