Pros

  • 750GB HD plus 120GB solid-state boot drive
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • Screen is dull, dim
  • Chassis is boring and bulky, with no lights

At A Glance

The Digital Storm x17 definitely delivers when it comes to performance, but the rest of the package is just average.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Cache size 8.0 KB
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 17.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage
Drives included 2.0
Drive size 870.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 610373993504
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 3.0 hours
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • eSATA
Firewire 1
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • Coaxial
  • DVI (dual link)
  • HDMI
Audio Interfaces RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF)
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 1600.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 16.1 inches
Depth 10.9 inches
Height 2.1 inches
Weight 8.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 11.1 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink Media Suite;
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In TV Tuner
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 162.0
Battery
Battery Life 2:22   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 174.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 318.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 150.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 256.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 279.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 199.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 143.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 156.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 144.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 32.5   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.5   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 264.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 262.94   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 205.35   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 155.02   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 157.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 153.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 142.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 124.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 74.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 165.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 156.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 117.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 153.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 131.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 77.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 199.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 198.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 158.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 76.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 65.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 52.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 198.0