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Alienware M17x R3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Alienware M17x R3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The keyboard and touchpad are also appreciated. Views about the battery and durability are different, and many are less positive about the size and usability.

performance, touchpad, keyboard, design, screen

portability, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware M17x R3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Alienware M17x R3 (GTX 460M, i7-2630QM) Notebook


Benchmark Destroyer. With its brisk SSD, Sandy Bridge quad-core C

Craftsmanship of Case Outstanding; Excellent Application Performance thanks to SSD; High-Contrast Full-HD Display; Responsive, Sturdy Keyboard; Fast-Reacting Touchpad; 90º of Horizontal Viewing Angles; Always Remains Cool to the Touch; Many Ports...

Loud under Heavy Use; Extremely Heavy; Many Pointy, Hard Corners; Not High-End Color Space

Deviltech Fragbook DTX (P170HM): GeForce GTX 470M; Asus G73SW: GeForce GTX 460M; mySN XMG P500 PRO: GTX 460M and 15.6" full-HD ; Deviltech HellMachine DTX: GeForce GTX 480M SLI; mySN XMG U700 ULTRA: GeForce GTX 460M SLI; Medion Erazer X6811: GeForce...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

Alienware M17x R3 Review


Now in its third iteration, the M17x continues to be an impressive looker and performer. We go hands-on with this 17.3-inch top-shelf gaming notebook. Is the Alienware M17x R3 the best buy for gamers?

Fantastic performance ; Unique design ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Great speakers

Build quality not as good as old M17x ; Gets noisy under full load

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

Alienware M17x R3 Laptop Review (Core i7 2630QM / 256GB SSD)


Alienware are an iconic system builder. For years they have been building radical, futuristically styled machines which have featured in many high profile TV shows and movies. Several years ago Dell took over the brand, incorporating them as their high...

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 parties, then...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Front camera resolution (numeric):3


HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1.5 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 53470
Processor package size:37.5