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Dell Alienware M17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Dell Alienware M17. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The performance and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the screen and price, and opinions are divided on the energy efficiency.

portability, design, performance, usability, keyboard

battery, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware M17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Alienware m17 (2019)

 

The Alienware m17 gets excellent performance from high-end parts, but with a merely okay build and power matched by less-expensive machines, the value proposition is questionable—especially at the lofty price of our review unit.

Strong general and gaming performance. Sleek design. Highly configurable at time of ordering. Decent battery life for the category. 1TB of speedy SSD storage.

Overpriced in this configuration. Components not suited to gaming on its 4K screen. Build is underwhelming for this price.

Bottom Line: The Alienware m17 gets excellent performance from high-end parts, but with a merely okay build and power matched by less-expensive machines, the value proposition is questionable—especially at the lofty price of our review unit.

May, 2019

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Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Alienware M17

 

A look befitting the Caped Crusader and ATI's CrossFireX technology combine to make the Alienware M17 a terrific bargain.

Subtle, but effective, design. Big screen with the highest resolution available. Amazing price. Illuminated keyboard. ATI's CrossFireX technology delivers excellent 3D performance scores. A strong multimedia feature set.

AC adapter weighs close to 3 pounds. Noisy mouse buttons. Hulking frame.

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Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware M17 review: Alienware M17

 

Alienware M17

Decent mix of price and performance; optional quad-core CPUs and dual ATI GPUs.

Backtracks to an older, clunkier Alienware design; can get very pricey with the right options.

Alienware is trying to have it both ways with the new M17, combining a relatively low starting price with some very pricey upgrades, including quad-core CPUs and ATI CrossFireX video cards. Our configuration wasn't very exciting, but turned in capable...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Alienware m17 R2

 

Lightweight, captivating design; Powerful gaming and overall performance; Above-average battery life; Comfortable keyboard ; Expensive ; The Alienware m17 offers serious power on the gaming and multitasking fronts in the company's slim Legend design.

Expensive ; The Alienware m17 offers serious power on the gaming and multitasking fronts in the company's slim Legend design.

The Alienware m17 offers serious power on the gaming and multitasking fronts in the company's slim Legend design.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Alienware m17 (2019)

 

Stunning, slim design; Strong graphics and overall performance; Gorgeous 4K display; Great audio ; Runs hot while gaming; Below-average battery life ; The Alienware m17 combines powerful components and a lovely, show-stopping display in a slim,...

Runs hot while gaming; Below-average battery life ; The Alienware m17 combines powerful components and a lovely, show-stopping display in a slim, semi-portable chassis.

The Alienware m17 combines powerful components and a lovely, show-stopping display in a slim, semi-portable chassis.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Alienware M17 Gaming Notebook

 

I only want to play… Alienware always offers high performance har

Matt, Fingerprint unsusceptible surface; Extensive port equipment; Display with a good color presentation and viewing angles; Individual configuration possible; First class gaming and application performance; Minor heating of the chassis

Heavy weight; Extension of warranty is expensive; Keyboard is not very ergonomic; Barely useable battery life

The gaming device outshines most other notebooks with a power consumption of a maximum of up to 180W, but this value is relativized when compared to desktop systems. That is why the battery life of approx. 1.5 hours is not really surprising. In a...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Geek.com (geek.com)

Review: Alienware M17 gaming laptop

 

In the past we have looked at both the Alienware m15x and the m17x gaming notebooks. These are two gaming systems, one 15-inch and the other 17-inch, with relatively low starting prices ($1099 and $1499) and NVIDIA graphics. After those two were...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Alienware M17 Laptop

 

Towards the latter half of 2008 we took a look at two high performance laptops from Alienware, the m15x and m17x. Both laptops offered phenomenal performance in an attractive package. Today we are going to look at the Alienware M17, a laptop which...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Alienware M17 17in Gaming Notebook

 

Ardjuna takes a look at the first mobile quad-core notebook we've seen. Can this and the M17's ATI CrossFire X graphics deliver gaming nirvana?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Shabana Arif (t3.com)

Alienware m17 review: Alienware predictably delivers on style and substance

 

A surprising amount of power in a lightweight and perfectly portable package

Suble and stylish design ; Fantastic power ; Thin and lightweight

Gets very hot, very quickly ; Battery life is lacking

Aug, 2019
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