Alienware M17X R3

  • Alienware M17X R3
86
Based on 20 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Solid performance, Striking HD display, Edgy design
  • Topnotch performance, Great styling, 3D Gaming, HDMI input and output
  • Fantastic performance, Unique design, Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Great speakers.

Cons:

  • Expensive, Short battery life, Fans can get loud
  • Expensive

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computer Shopper on 80

The M17x R3 gets a CPU and graphics refresh while maintaining the slick Alienware craftsmanship and lighting effects that gamers crave. This rig provides plenty of horsepower for games, but be warned: It can get pretty loud when stressed....

By PCPer on

The Alienware M17x R3 starts at $1499. For that, you receive a robust selection of hardware including an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM and a Radeon HD 6870M GPU. It’s no longer possible to equip a system exactly like our review...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The AlienWare M17x-R3 can carry out all types of task very rapidly. It also offers rich connectivity, a good finish and decent 2D and stereoscopic 3D gaming. While pricing isn't part of our rating criteria, this model will certainly be out of reach...

By HardwareZone.com on 80

Alienware products have long been the objects of desire for gamers seeking high performance, powerful graphics and flashy styling. Dell's 17.3-inch Alienware M17X continues that tradition, now in its third iteration, the R3. The R3 has been upgraded...

By NotebookCheck on 88

There is very little wrong with this notebook, as we found before with the weaker model with GTX 460M graphics. The glossy screen, the keyboard ghosting, the GPU throttling on battery power, and the high price tag are its main flaws. Other than that,...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

I can comfortably say that the Alienware M17x is the best computer I have used. Even though I am Mac through and through, I have been persuaded and turned by my experience with this computer. Windows 7 runs beautifully, the screen is gorgeous and...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

Well firstly our request for a faster GPU to assist those who want to try 3D Vision with maximum performance has been answered. The GTX 580M will allow gamers to play with far higher detail level and less compromises in stereoscopic 3D than the GTX...

By ZDNet Australia on 85

The M17x is a glorious piece of kit. The sheer size of the thing means that it isn't for everyone, but for those who want outrageous gaming ability from their laptop, this is it. Unless you get the bigger one...

By Notebook Review on 90

The Alienware M17x R3 is a class-leading entrant into the 17.3-inch gaming notebook market. Its outstanding design, AlienFX lighting system, and excellent performance make it ideal for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. Other highlights of the machine...

By NotebookCheck on 88

The Alienware M17x R3 not only looks supersweet and will causes some jealous looks to come your way. But the performance is without a doubt the apex of what's currently available in the notebook world. Of course, there will be more powerful Sandy...

By Kitguru.net on 90

If you want the ultimate performance desktop replacement, then this might just hit the spot. Just be aware of the weight and the short battery life, this is a desktop replacement, not a ‘portable, everyday’ machine. Carrying it to LAN...

International Review By Tweakers on 80

Bij de eerder door ons geteste Alienware M14x en M11x hadden we het idee dat de laptops het vooral van hun uiterlijk moesten hebben. Om de prijs te drukken waren er te veel concessies op hardwaregebied gedaan, want voor serieus gamen waren die systemen...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

De Alienware M17x R3 is een laptop met een buitenaardse vormgeving en dito prestaties. Het is een laptop die is gemaakt voor gamers, die bol staat van de mogelijkheden, van een HDMI-in poort tot Eyefinity en een Killer-draadloze netwerkkaart. Niet...

International Review By PCMweb on 80

Voor velen zal het heetste hangijzer de prijs van dit notebook zijn. Het notebook zoals wij hem getest hebben, kost maar liefst 2524 euro! Dat is echt exorbitant duur. Nu is de configuratie ook aan te passen en kun je flink wat bezuinigen, wat...

International Review By Nexthardware on 100

I prodotti di Alienware si distinguono sia per la qualità dei materiali che per la scelta di componenti ad alte prestazioni in essi impiegati.L’M17x-R3 è una perfetta macchina da gioco, soprattutto quando è abbinata con la scheda...

International Review By Les Numériques on 100

L'AlienWare M17x-R3 est capable d'effectuer tous types de tâches très rapidement. Il propose également une connectique riche, un bon niveau de finition et se montre très capable dans les jeux 2D ou 3D...

International Review By NotebookCheck on 88

Il y a peu de problèmes remarquable sur ce portable. L'écran brillant, Le "ghosting" du clavier, la nullification du GPU sur batterie, et le prix élevé restent des défauts majeurs.Le Alienware M17x est très bon si on...

International Review By Notebookjournal on 90

Schon in der dritten Revision ist das im Angebot. Leichte Änderungen am Design und natürlich neueste Hardwarekomponenten sind die Änderungen. Für Preise ab 1.500 Euro ist das 17-Zoll Gaming-Notebook erhältlich. Die...

International Review By IDG.no on 50

en blir dermed at Alienware M17x R3 er tøff og sint – og fryktelig dyr. Klarer du deg med litt kjedeligere design, kan du få bedre ytelse og mobilitet for en langt billigere penge. For de som liker å spille og liker å dra...

International Review By NotebookCheck on 88

Le Alienware M17x R3 possède déjà un design qui se démarque. Mais aussi l'un des portables les plus puissant au monde. Avec un puissant CPU Sandy Bridge , le Core i7-2630QM (4x2 GHz). Avec un véloce disque dur SSD de 256Go...