Alienware M17x is the best competer to the Dell XPS gaming laptops. The device is manufactured by Alienware, a company branch of Dell that is known mostly for their gaming computers. Like many other such devices from the said unit, the M17x has an excellent display, great hardware, and an incredible sound system. Another feature is a boost up to Ivy Bridge, 3rd generation Core i7 processor that makes it more than capable when it comes to processing highly intensive games and applications. As for graphics, You'll be ducking for cover with hyperrealistic graphics options powered by your choice of NVIDIA® or AMD graphics. Looking for another dimension? Choose NVIDIA graphics and the 120Hz 3D panel option for an in-your-face 3D experience. Your 3D games and Blu-Ray content have never looked so real! Note: Optional Blu-Ray drive required to view Blu-Ray content.
What processor does the Alienware M17x laptop have?
Processor Intel i7-2820QM
Clock Speed 2.30 GHz
Cores 4 cores
Instruction Set 64 bit
The Alienware M17x comes in a case that measures 1.75 inches thick and on the whole, the device weighs around 10.6 pounds. Its chassis has a soft plastic coating that feels rubbery so that gripping the device is easy. Also, its texture helps in propping it up more securely on a surface.
Alienware M17x gaming laptopcomes with a 1900 x 1200 screen. The Screen is equipped with a webcam at the centre top and below the screen we have Alienware written in block letters and is LED backlighting. The Alienware M17x comes with a lot of lighting effects. The power button is a chrome Alienware Logo which blinks while the HDD activity.
The New Alienware M17x gaming laptop comes with a chrome alien logo at the top and glaring eyes once switched ON. The speaker grills are placed up front which is designed with sharp lines and have LED backlighting to add to the looks of the laptop. The Alienware M17x gaming laptop is equipped with VGA, HDMI and a Display Port, Ethernet port, two USB, Kensington lock, one mini FireWire and an ESATA/USB with power profile on the left side while the right side of the gaming edition laptop has two USB ports, slot loading Blu-ray/DVDRW ODD, memory card reader, Express Card slot, audio ports.
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It comes with a 17-inch 1200P CCFL screen and weighs about 5Kg. The Alienware M17x Gaming Laptop has a sharp and edgy design with a deep black matte finish and is built of anodized aluminium. The laptop is equipped with many vents and grill at the rear which allows the heavy air intake. The exhaust is also placed at the rear and this makes the rear end of the laptop become very hotter. So better you use a notebook coolingpad and Stands while using the Alienware M17x gaming laptop. Another highlighted feature while considering the design is the Alienware label and the battery status bar.
As for audio quality, the Alienware M17x offers one of the best there is in a laptop. The system offers some levels of bass that reduces distortion and allows for clear vocals alongside. Sounds from the M17x can also fill a small room at maximum volume.
Aside from the massive physical appearance, the Alienware M17x also comes with loaded hardware specification. As mentioned, the device offers support for a Core i7-3720QM processor that is quad core in nature and clocked at a speed of 2.6 GHz. It also uses a brand new 28 nm NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M graphics processor. In addition, the device comes with 500 GB worth of hard drive that works in tandem with 32 GB worth of mSATA solid-state cache. It also uses 8 GB worth of RAM.
The Alienware M17x Laptop received the following ratings:
PCworld: 4 out of 5
PCMag: 4 out of 5
Laptop: 4 out of 5
Control and personalize your system from the user-friendly Alienware Command Center.
AlienTouch: TouchPad Controls — Customize your touch pad's sensitivity to help prevent accidental contact and activate virtual scrolling to enable vertical and horizontal scrolling with just a simple touch.
AlienFX: Lighting Controls — Choose from an array of color and transition effects across distinct zones, including the keyboard, touch pad and more.
AlienFusion: Power Management — You decide when you need maximum performance or when to scale back for more everyday programs.
The Alienware M17x Laptop is priced at $1,499.
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