Big, bright 1080p screen.
Customizable lighting effects.
Incredible performance and graphics.
Rich enveloping audio.
Impressive battery life
Lots of video outputs.
Four USB 3,0 ports.
Ivy Bridge processor.
3D performance that rivals dual-card systems.
Full-size keyboard with numeric keypad.
Solid build quality.
Thick and heavy.
Loud exhaust fans blast hot air when gaming.
By AnandTech on September 21, 2012
Alienware recently updated their Bronze Editor's Choice award-winning M17x R4 gaming notebook to include Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and optional AMD Radeon HD 7900M series graphics or NVIDIA's new top end GK104-based GeForce GTX 680M GPU....-
By PC Advisor on August 06, 2012
This particular refresh of the Alienware M17x R4 is... well, refreshing. The new Ivy Bridge processor and Kepler-based Nvidia graphics card offer up great performance, and the entire system costs under £2,000 - a pretty good deal for a...80
By PCWorld on August 02, 2012
A huge, powerful desktop replacement at a surprisingly affordable price....80
By Computer Shopper on June 26, 2012
There's no denying its bulk and heft, but if you're in the market for a high-end gaming laptop, Alienware's latest M17x pleases on performance and build quality. Just expect screen reflection issues if you game in a brightly lit room....90
By LaptopMag on June 25, 2012
The latest version of Alienware's M17x notebook delivers fantastic gaming performance, a gorgeous full HD display, tons of fun lighting options and more than 5 hours of battery...90
By SlashGear on June 23, 2012
This week we’ve been blessed with another look at the most colorful-keyed and unique looking gaming notebook in the Alienware M17X R4, this time complete with Ivy Bridge. This beast works with a quad-core 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor,...-
By PC Mag on June 21, 2012
The Alienware M17x R4 adds the latest Intel Core processor and Nvidia Graphics to one of the best gaming laptop chassis in the business. It's ostentatious, audacious, over the top, and strangely enough, more affordable than rivals....90
By Kitguru.net on June 15, 2012
Today we are looking at the latest, 4th revision of the ever popular M17X laptop from market leader, Alienware. The M17X R4 features a quad core Ivy Bridge processor and AMD’s Radeon HD7970M discrete mobile graphics solution for enhanced gaming...90
By NotebookCheck on May 27, 2012
As expected, Alienware delivers a great gaming notebook with the M17x R4. Picture and sound quality are on a high level as in the past. Interface selection, including 4x USB 3.0, was nicely done. The modern case isn't exactly thin or light at 4.4...88
By PC Pro on May 18, 2012
A quad-core Ivy Bridge CPU and AMD’s Radeon HD 7970M combine to make the M17x R4 a gaming force to be reckoned with...83