Alienware M17x R4

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

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

  • Pros

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

    • Fans can be loud
    • Options add up quickly

Quick Take

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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