Alienware M17x - Intel Core i7

  • Alienware M17x - Intel Core i7
82
Based on 13 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Topoftheline performance, Optional 3Dcapable display, Numerous upgrade opportunities.
  • Best looking gaming laptop, Solidly-made chassis, Outstanding game-play and gaming scores, 1080p screen resolution, Great keyboard, Impressive lighting effects, Soft mouse buttons, HDMI-In is a rare laptop find.
  • Blazing performance, Fast SSD, Excellent battery life, Built-in WirelessHD, Innovative lighting effects, HDMI input

Cons:

  • Runs hot, Very short battery life, Only 4 GB of RAM on base model
  • Screen has the characteristics of a mirror, Battery life is below average

Expert reviews and ratings

By ConsumerSearch on -

Reviewers say the latest revision of the Alienware M17x, which has been updated for 2011 with Intel's second-generation processors, is one of the most powerful laptops you can buy. The 17.3-inch gaming laptop posts incredible speeds and excellent...

By VR-Zone on 90

Having said that much, where does that leave Dell's M17x R3 gaming notebook? Well, the good news is that as far as OEM gaming notebooks go, the M17x R3 is probably one of the best you can get in this region, if not the best. Considering how the M17x...

By PC Mag on 90

With outstanding gaming scores and the most wicked design, the Alienware M17X (Sandy Bridge) is the best gaming laptop, period....

By AnandTech on -

We've had our hands on quite a few gaming notebooks here, but most of the time they're Clevo-based machines. These aren't necessarily bad notebooks; they're fast, typically have good screens, and they get the job done. Yet they also have...

By 5FWD on 80

We like the Alienware M17x. If you're looking for a gaming laptop, then few choices are better than this. It's amazingly well made, powerful, well-specced and comfortable. It's just not that portable. Best offers for the Alienware M17xDell...

By LaptopMag on 100

Record-breaking performance, superslick design, wireless HD streaming, and five hours of battery life. Yup, this gaming notebook is pretty much...

By TechSmart.co.za on -

The Alienware M17X is without a doubt one of the best laptops we've ever had the fortune of testing. The device is powerful, looks absolutely divine, sports a wide variety of customisation options and comfortable and easy to use notebook. If we...

By TechCentral on 70

On the whole, the M17X is a great notebook to have if you want something that's purely built for entertainment - whether it's for watching movies or games. It is a pretty beefy machine with the muscles to handle the latest games and it has great...

By Tom's Hardware on -

The second incarnation of Alienware’s M17x is creating lots of excitement amongst mobile gaming enthusiasts, but does it really beat a field of premium models? We put it up against solutions from Eurocom and AVADirect to find out what CrossFire...

By ShopExplorer on -

There is one reason why I bought the Dell Alienware M17x, and one reason only; gaming. I saved for a considerable amount of time for it and if you can afford to do the same, or even buy it outright - and love your PC games - then I can thoroughly...

By HardwareHeaven on -

When we looked at the pre-production M17x back in June 2009 we were impressed by the quality of the system. Since then Alienware have added an extra level of sheen and performance to the product and as far as desktop replacements go, this is a...

By CNET UK on 90

Our configuration of the revamped Alienware M17x is expensive, but it's not bad value for money, considering the awesome components that lurk within. The Intel Core i7 CPU seems to really make a difference in terms of performance, and...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 88

If you want a gaming computer with a brand name and an overall high end gaming laptop, this is a great...

By Zath UK on -

Overall, the Alienware M17x is a great gaming laptop, it’s stylish, well built and performs very well for the purpose it’s designed for, as I’ve said previously, if you’re in the market for mobile desktop replacement computer...

By NotebookCheck on 88

Alienware M17xWe had a hard time rating the M17x impartially. On the one side, the great weight, the especially under load very loud noise level and the numerous smaller and bigger flaws and errors, such as crashes in battery mode or single graphic...

International Review By hdblog.it on -

Quando ci si trova di fronte a prodotti top di gamma come l’Alienware M17X le considerazioni da fare sono abbastanza semplici e scontate. Questo notebook più che un desktop replacement è una vera e propria alternativa rivolta alla fascia...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on -

Der geneigte Gamer möchte nicht immer an seinen stationären Rechner gefesselt sein - und genau deshalb gibt es Gaming-Notebooks. Dell und Schenker schicken zwei 17-Zoll-Modelle ins Rennen, die jeweils auf ihre eigene Art gefallen. Anspruchsvolle...

International Review By Notebookjournal on 90

Schon öfter durften wir festhalten, dass die Alienware Notebooks zu den besten ihrer Art gehören. Design hin oder her - die Verarbeitung ist erstklassig, die Eingabegeräte werden gerne bedient, der immense Raum der Notebooks wird für...

International Review By 01net on 80

Belle bête que cet Alienware M17x. Certes, le prix est élevé, mais il est proportionnel aux aptitudes de la machines. Sans doute, l’un des meilleurs PC pour jouer avec un bon panel de services (dépannage rapide, garantie de 1...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on -

Alienwares M17x war schon immer ein Garant für Gaming-Leistung par excellence – das hat sich auch mit der zweiten Core-Generation nicht geändert. Umso besser hat es uns aber gefallen, dass Alienware zahlreiche Detailverbesserungen...