This affects four currently-available Dell products: Gaming The gaming performance of the Alienware M17x R3 leaves almost nothing to be desired. Temperatures under light use, “High Performance” profile. We didn’t feel like bothering with the decision-making concerning case color and hardware configuration and left it up our technical contact person at Dell. MB Pro 13 t. In this multi-core test, the fewer seconds, the better.

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Moreover, the power supply weighs a mere grams—pretty light. As expected, a screen in an Alienware notebook of this price range does at least cover the sRGB color space.

Verticallyit’s a different story. The M17x R3 is only loud when it absolutely has to be, e.

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

A redesign that’s almost on the nose A redesign that’s almost on the cipset by Dan Ackerman. Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy. The maximum volume is quite high no distortion and the sound quality is very clear and precise.

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Dell Alienware M17x R3 specifications

Chipdet sole weak point of our M17x R3 turns out to be Metro This action adventure is playable with maximum details Full HDrunning at 33 fps. The maximum idle power consumption, without charging the battery, reaches The advantage of the SSD lies in sequentially reading large files.


Still, the M17x R3 packs serious firepower as configured. Speaker M117x has furnished the M17x with a good sound system.

Because the CPU benchmarks were performed back to back, it’s possible chipsef the dynamic frequency of the M17x was not fully taken advantage of during the benchmark. But if you do need to take a look down at the keys, the backlight will help you find the right ones no matter how dark the surroundings.

After 3 hours 34 minutesthe battery is drained.

Alienware M17x R3 A09 BIOS Discussion | Page 16 | NotebookReview

Yep, heat can be an issue, partly due to very conservative fan control, i. Dell Alienware M17X R3: The separate backlights all over the case add a lot to the design.

Laptops by Justin Jaffe Dec 17, Try using the A08 modded bios. We found the excellent non-slip surface to be quite pleasant to the touch. The Samsung SSD was partly responsible for the formidable speed of our test device.

The Sandy Bridge quad-core chipseg running at 4 x 2. Via the Alien FX tool, you can choose the illumination settings for individual areas like the Alienware logo, the number pad, the arrow keys, the power button and the touchpad borders to shine in at least 30 different colors. View from in Front, Cloudy. Service Availability Hours a Day. We didn’t feel like bothering with the decision-making concerning case color and hardware configuration and left it up our technical contact person at Dell.


The M17x R3 is also available with a red exterior. Ambitious users therefore do have the option of inserting an expansion card.

Review Alienware M17x R3 (GTX 460M, i7-2630QM) Notebook

The smooth plastic base plate gives in a bit to pressure. Cooling exhaust vents, AC power jack. Considering the relatively weak winter sun, we could make out what was on the screen alright.

With great performance, cool design and fantastic speakers, the Alienware M17x R3 is a top-level fhipset gaming notebook.