The finger feel and ease of gliding are excellent. Running at idle, our 17″ unit has to accept criticism. For enthusiasts, the latest AMD model is currently the only choice. Our experience with gestures was excellent. It supports various Even without activity, its core never drops below MHz.

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Viewing angles Alienware M17x R4. The input devices leave little to criticize. Voltcraft sl 15 cm distance. Thanks to its illumination and slightly receded position, the touch pad was always easy to recognize in total darkness. Overall, a CPU upgrade is hardly worth it.

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review – Reviews

This is readily visible with RAM. The Turbo Boost technology offers no unpleasant surprises. Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. We can’t figure out why Alienware installed the touch pad somewhat toward the left. Maximum opening angle is degrees. In vertical direction however, one should avoid oblique angles. If opening the lid with one hand, expect the base unit to follow to a small degree. Review Update Eurocom Racer 2. Our experience with gestures was excellent. The manufacturer offers easy access to the entire interior.


Desktop laienware for Windows Aero. Like most of the competition, the unit only lasted about an hour when running 3D software. The 20 available colors should include something for every taste.

What would an N17x notebook be without a rich set of accessories? Asus G75V 3D grid. Access time is quite fast too, at 0.

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review

With exception of the keyboard and the exhaust grating, the casing withstands strong pressure. With the exception of the extremely challenging Metroevery tested title played fluidly with maxed out settings. Fifa 12 – x high AA: Interface selection, including 4x USB 3. Picture and sound quality are on a high level as in the past. Battlefield 3 – x ultra AA: The Core iQM has no need to hide behind its more expensive siblings.

The pleasant gumming on lid and wrist rest amplifies the positive overall impression. Since most 3D software is limited by the GPU and Intel’s current product line-up sports high efficiency performance per MHzthe average consumer will already be very happy with the cheapest variation.


Dell’s engineers should have a look at Apple notebooks’ non-reflective glass covers, which would be more in line with the price. M17x models equipped with the 3D display have to do without GPU switching, due to technical issues.

Dark areas in movies or games appear less gray than on substandard panels. The lid isn’t quite so strong, vibration prompts the display to bob back and forth, sometimes markedly so.

The M17x is available in red or black.