The latest and greatest revision of the Alienware M17x, the R4 packs the latest technology into a modestly updated exterior. This 17.3-inch monster includes the latest 2GB Nvidia GTX 680M graphics and an Intel quad-core processor. At almost 10 pounds and two inches thick, build quality is extremely solid. The Alienware M17x once again comes highly recommended as a high-end gaming and multimedia platform. The M17x starts at $1,500 though a configuration with superior options comes in at around $2,500. The best doesn’t come cheap.
- 17.3-inch glossy 1080p display (1920×1080 resolution)
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Intel Core i7-3720QM quad-core processor (2.6GHz, up to 3.6GHz Turbo Boost, 6MB cache, 45W TDP)
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M w/ 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
- Graphics automatically switchable to integrated Intel HD via Nvidia Optimus
- 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM (2x 4GB; 32GB max. – 4x 8GB)
- 750GB 7200RPM Hitachi hard drive (7K750) w/ 32GB SSD cache
- Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 wireless LAN
- Integrated Bluetooth v4.0
- Integrated HD webcam
- Slot-load Blu-ray reader/DVD burner
- 9-cell li-ion battery (90Wh)
- Weight: 9.39 lbs.
- Dimensions: 16.14 x 11.97 x 1.75 inches
- 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 newest Alienware M17x is one of the best options for serious gamers looking for a well-built customizable gaming notebook.
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