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Alienware DKPCGX17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Alienware DKPCGX17. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and screen. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the battery and size. Views are divided on the price.

performance, portability, usability, screen, reliability

size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware DKPCGX17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Alienware DKPCGX17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Alienware DKPCGX17 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the performance.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware M17x R4 BLACK 17.3" i7 3630QM 3.4GHz AMD 7970M FHD 16GB 500GB HDD DVD Windows 8Alienware M17x R4 BLACK 17.3" i7 3630QM 3.4GHz AMD 7970M FHD 16GB 500GB HDD DVD Windows 8

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Alienware DKPCGX17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Alienware DKPCGX17 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the sound and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the reliability. The size and price get less positive views.

portability, performance, usability, screen, sound

price, size

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware M17x R4 AM17xR4-7526BK 17-Inch LaptopAlienware M17x R4 AM17xR4-7526BK 17-Inch Laptop

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review


It's partytime! While Nvidia's Kepler flagship still keeps us wai

Excellent Performance; Many lighting elements; Convincing Full HD display; Good input devices; Good Workmanship; Very fast GPU; Gummed surfaces; Rich selection of accessories; Great selection of connectors; Good sound quality; Simple to service

AMD's GPU auto-switching is poor; The plastic display cover causes extreme reflections.; High weight

Massive desktop replacements like the Asus G75V, the MSI GT70, the One M73-2N or the Schenker XMG P702 PRO.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review Alienware M17x (i7/HD 4870 X2) Notebook


King of Performance? In the meantime, Alienware offers its 17.0 i

Well made design; Extensive, customizable illumination; Excellent performance; Excellent workmanship; Very good display; Always stays fairly cool; Vast connectivity; High-end, lavish supplies; Fast hard disk; Good sound

Unbelievably loud under load; Sometimes strange whistling noises; Extremely heavy; Several hard edges; Reflective display; Keyboard bends selectively; Touchpad is sometimes fastidious and a bit too far left; Short battery life; Graphic errors in...

Big and wickedly high-end systems: The HellMachine SLI, the Fragbook DTX or the 8800 DTX from Deviltech. The XMG8.c, the QXG7, the XMG7.c or the XMG8 from mySN. The Game.ForceM17.G2, the Game.ForceM18.G1 Kantana or the GameForceM17.G Katana from...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Alienware M17x Gaming Notebook


The Power of Serenity Alienware and gaming - evidently always a s

Attractive design; Good workmanship; Very stable, high-quality case; Individualization possible; High image contrast and good color representation; Very good application and 3D performance; Low system noise in office mode possible

Heavy weight; Adverse port distribution for lefties; High surcharge for warranty extension; Mediocre display illumination; Price

Competitors? Which competitors could be named here? Various plastic buckets from the far east? Definitely not. Even if they might have a comparable hardware. The Asus W90 may just eventually have had the potential, but this wasn't exhausted.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Test Alienware Area-51 m17x Notebook


Beam me up, Scotty. While the european supporters of Alienware ha

Rugged shell with good workmanship; Effective and impressive LED lighting; Extensive port array with excellent layout; SmartBay; Comfortable Keyboard; Bright Display with high resolution and good contrast; Excellent performance in 3D applications;...

Squeaky and loose Display hinges; Slow input on keysZusatztasten sprechen sehr verzögert an; Loud idling; Limited battery life

The m17x is a good overall recommendation for the mobile gamer who doesn't want to compromise on performance and has some deep pockets, or their sponsor is in a good mood. Equipped with Quadro FX graphics, this notebook could of course be used for...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

Alienware M17x R4 Review


This 17.3-inch monster includes the latest 2GB Nvidia GTX 680M graphics and an Intel quad-core processor. What's not to like about this fourth generation (R4) model?

Phenomenal performance ; Customizable LED lighting system ; Good keyboard and touchpad ; Beautiful full HD screen ; Tons of ports

Fans can be loud ; Options add up quickly

The Alienware M17x once again comes highly recommended as a high-end gaming and multimedia platform. Its unique design, customizable lighting system and outstanding performance make it a top choice. The M17x gets just about everything right including a...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (

Alienware M17x R4 (2012)


With the fourth installment in any series, be it books, movies or a TV show, its creator has to guard against reproducing more of the same. Fortunately, Alienware has avoided that sense of ennui with the M17x R4. While it looks the same as last year,...

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Alienware M17x R4


The top-performing Alienware M17x R4 ostentatious, audacious, over the top, and strangely enough, more affordable than rivals.

Large, bright screen. HDMI-in is rare on a laptop. Blu-ray drive. 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....

Shiny screen. Heavy. Less than three hours of battery life.

As befits a gaming system, the M17x R4 is unencumbered by bloatware. The only icon you see on the desktop when you boot the system for the first time is the Alienware Command Center. No eBay, no Microsoft Office, no bloatware period. The system even...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (

Alienware M17x R4


Alienware has been flying the flag for gamers for a while now. While its hardware isn't exactly cheap, for those serious about PC gaming, it is one of the go-to brands. The M17x is a very good laptop for gaming. At around £1,200 for the 680m-touting...

Performance, build quality, connectivity

Screen, price, size and weight

The M17x is a very good laptop for gaming. At around £1,200 for the 680m-touting model, with improved full HD screen and 8GB of RAM, we can't think of a much better rig on which to play your PC titles. HDMI out means you won't need a desktop and the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Alienware M17x R4 review


The Alienware M17x R4 is Dell's Ivy Bridge refresh of its popular Alienware M17x gaming laptop. This new M17x keeps the aesthetics of the old M17x, and packs a new processor and graphics card.

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 gaming-oriented...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

Alienware M17x R4 Review (i7 3610QM/ AMD HD7970M)


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...

Chassis design is class leading.

battery life.

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


HD type:Full HD / No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166


Keyboard backlit: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3800 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 Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key 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 / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:70846 / 71459
Processor package size:37.5