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DELL Alienware M17X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 757 reviews of DELL Alienware M17X. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the size and battery, while there are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and price.

performance, screen, design, usability, reliability

portability, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the DELL Alienware M17X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for DELL Alienware M17X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of DELL Alienware M17X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery. The screen also gets good opinions, but some have doubts about the portability and reliability.

performance, screen, battery

price, durability, reliability, portability

29% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for DELL Alienware M17X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of DELL Alienware M17X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the size and reliability.

performance, usability, price, design, screen

portability, reliability, size

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Alienware M17x R4 Review: Mobile Gaming at its Finest

 

If a laptop weighs nearly 10 pounds, can you comfortably hold it on your lap? Probably not, and that's why we call gaming monstrosities such as the Alienware M17x R4 "desktop replacements." Because, really, they're desktops that are only slightly...

Superb gaming performance, excellent battery life ; Lights/colors are fun

hard drive is a little small (500GB) ; Heavy

A huge, powerful desktop replacement at a surprisingly affordable price.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (theverge.com)

Alienware M17x R4 review

 

Alienware is all but synonymous with aggressive styling, audacious lighting, and burly machines belching out heat and frame rates. The latest update to the M17x line is no exception; packed into...

Excellent performance ; Great-sounding audio ; Plethora of ports

Loud, and heavy ; Expensive ; Considerable heat

Daddy Warbucks would be proud

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Alienware M17x R4

 

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.

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

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Alienware M17X (Sandy Bridge)

 

The Alienware M17X (Sandy Bridge) is the best gaming laptop in the world, thanks to an elite list of parts and features.

Best looking gaming laptop. Solidly-made chassis. Outstanding game-play and gaming scores. 1080p screen resolution. Great keyboard. Impressive lighting effects. Soft mouse buttons. HDMI-In is a rare laptop find.

Screen has the characteristics of a mirror. Battery life is below average

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Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

Alienware M17x

 

[Updated 7/31/2009 -- retested battery life shows that the M17x runs 3 hours, 4 minutes.]

Clean design ; The customizable gamer-specific software

The price ; Speakers, while good, could be better

Of course, a tricked out gaming machine like the M17x will cost you a lot of money and perform well. But few look as good.

Jul, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Alienware M17x

 

The Alienware M17x is the complete mobile gaming package, as its all-metallic look can stand in the spotlight with its parts.

Fantastic all-metallic design. Fastest mobile processor available. 8GB of memory. Fastest Nvidia graphics cards in SLI mode. A third nvidia chip for power savings. Customizable LED lights in the keyboard, around touchpad and button. HDMI and...

Glass screen is like a mirror. Steep price. ; Watch the Alienware M17x!

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Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

M17

 

When I think of Alienware PCs, two words come to mind--and "cheap" usually isn't one of them. This boutique game machine maker creates premium packages with premium prices. For an Alienware laptop, the m17 is priced within a reasonable ballpark (our...

Good gaming performance Lush, rubbery feel

Cramped keyboard despite its size

That gripe aside, those who want to get their game on will get a good deal out of the Alienware m17--especially considering that last year the m15x sold for over twice as much. As a gaming machine, the m17 delivers speed where it counts, but it lags a...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

Alienware M17 Laptop Review

 

Good gaming performance ; Lush, rubbery feel

Cramped keyboard despite its size

Alienware, best-known for high-priced performance, delivers a good gaming power at a reasonable value.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review: Ivy Bridge and the GeForce GTX 680M

 

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. With the...

What we're looking at with this review of the Alienware M17x R4 are really two things: the performance of the shiny new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M, and the Alienware M17x R4 notebook itself. Amusingly if unfortunately, the conclusions drawn are pretty...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Alienware M17x R4 (Core i7, Ivy Bridge) Review

 

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, 28nm...

Jun, 2012

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