Pros

  • Clean design
  • The customizable gamer-specific software

Cons

  • The price
  • Speakers, while good, could be better

At A Glance

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

Victory has never felt so real.

Alienware™ M17x delivers excellent system performance and gaming graphics, plus laptop mobility for when you want to pack up and get moving.

Speed and performance to get the job done.

Play your games the way they should be played. The Alienware M17x offers 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, optional RAID configurations and high-speed mSATA caching drives for high-performance gaming.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DKCWGR11
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 5
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode HD+
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GTX 675M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 2 GB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR5 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 1 TB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
General Information
Manufacturer Alienware Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number DKCWGR11
UPC Code 884116066620
Brand Name Alienware
Product Name M17x Notebook
Marketing Information Victory has never felt so real.

Alienware™ M17x delivers excellent system performance and gaming graphics, plus laptop mobility for when you want to pack up and get moving.

Speed and performance to get the job done.

Play your games the way they should be played. The Alienware M17x offers 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, optional RAID configurations and high-speed mSATA caching drives for high-performance gaming.

Product Model M17x
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.alienware.com
Memory
Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • M17x Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Centrino Wireless-N 2230
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.8"
Width 16.1"
Depth 12.0"
Weight (Approximate) 150.24 oz
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-3740QM
Processor Speed 2.70 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 100.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:04:03 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 345.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 214.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 386.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 397.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 351.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 615.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 130.11   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 124.49   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 128.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 86.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 84.42   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 83.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1680 by 1050 65.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 69.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 69.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 69.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 70.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 70.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 360.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0