Pros

  • Lights/colors are fun
  • Superb gaming performance, excellent battery life

Cons

  • hard drive is a little small (500GB)
  • Heavy

At A Glance

A huge, powerful desktop replacement at a surprisingly affordable price.

Manufacturer’s Description

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

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.alienware.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number AM17XR4-7526BK
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
General Information
UPC Code 884116101550
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • eSATA
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 146.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 5:21   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 24.7   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 4549.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 16.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 390.0   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 370.3   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 167.5   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 138.3   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 113.8   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 67.0
Working power usage 5.9   Watt hours
Idle power usage 20.6   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 96.0
Crysis 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 42.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 61.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 86.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 90.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 88.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 96.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 95.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 65.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 129.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 158.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 164.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 177.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 191.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 199.6   Frames per second (higher is better)