Alienware M17x R3

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The Alienware M17x R3 is the third revision of Alienware’s powerful 17-inch gaming laptop line. Processor choices include Intel Core i7 2630QM at 2.0GHz, Intel Core i7 2720QM at 2.2GHz, or Intel Core i7 2820QM at 2.3GHz. Choose from Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium (64-bit). Memory can reach up to 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz. The graphics options include 1GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6870M, 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M, 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6970M, and 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M. Max resolution option on the 17.3-inch display is 1920×1080. Choose up to a 1500GB capacity hard drive (7200RPM) or up to 512GB solid state hard drive.

  • Pros

    • Fantastic performance
    • Unique design
    • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
    • Great speakers
  • Cons

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

Quick Take

With great performance, cool design and fantastic speakers, the Alienware M17x R3 is a top-level 17-inch gaming notebook.

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