The massive case radiates power and sturdiness. Opulence, it has it Temperatures under light use, “High Performance” profile. Optical Storage Drive Type. The HD Graphics allows for an economical use of energy and longer battery life provided that there’s little stress on the GPU. Even in extremely resource-demanding games like Metro , a refresh rate of 30 fps with the highest details settings keeps it quite playable. Stereo speakers, subwoofer, stereo microphone.

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Such power, fortunately, does not come at the expense of comfort or battery life. The battery lasts 4hrs 30min DVD Filmoutstanding for a desktop replacement. As expected, a screen in an Alienware notebook of this price range does at least cover the sRGB color space.

Metro The sole weak point of our M17x R3 turns out to be Metro Especially toward the left, we felt an undeniable compression of the area underneath the keys. The cool air flows into the case via two large air intakes along the base plate—which should not be covered up while running games—and makes its way to the heat exchanger cooling fins.

Alienware M17x R3 Review

Because the CPU benchmarks were performed back to back, it’s possible that the dynamic frequency of the M17x was not fully taken advantage of during the benchmark. Find out what makes its battery life so good. Tablets by Joshua Goldman Dec 13, Crysis With maximum details very high in full HDthe refresh rate reaches only a choppy 15 fps. This one has pixels less than its predecessor that rendered a 1, x 1, picture at an aspect ratio of Aliendare high amount of RAM enables the system to flawlessly handle intensive video alienaare image editing programs.


Memory Max Supported Size.

Alienware M17xR3 – 17.3″ – Core i7 2670QM – 4 GB RAM – 750 GB HDD

The excellent touchpad buttons don’t miss a click. I bought this laptop a little over a month ago.

The inside and outside of the case is coated in a magnesium-aluminum alloy. The case is extremely warp-resistant and sturdy. Laptops by Justin Jaffe 2 days ago. At the opposite extreme, we measured the power consumption under heavy use.

Alienware M17x R3 Review

Uncommonly sturdywarp-resistant and compactthe case structure is akin to a thick plank. The older M17x R2 weighed in at a whole 5. A r33 of laptop power in a portable setup.

This action adventure is playable with maximum details Full HDrunning at 33 fps.

Fingerprint marks do get left behind but are not very visible. Hard Drive Spindle Speed. The keys press deep into the keybed almost to the level of a desktop keyboard. The placement of ports is quite convenient.


Users smoothly operate applications on HD screens via the ergonomic keyboard, touch pad, and accompanying mouse. The LCD makes a good impression with its high contrast ratio and broad range of viewing angles. Mafia 2 With no restrictions, the s gangster epic runs with maximum details in full HD at a very playable 39 fps. The lid is well-supported by a strong hinge connecting it to the chassis. Bad Company 2 The M17x R3 gets pretty high in the charts with its refresh rate in this first-person shooter from Electronic Arts.

The M17x R3, of course, cannot compete with good external sound systems, especially 5.

Optical Storage Drive Type. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium bit Edition.