The Alienware M17x has amazing performance, an HD display and high-definition surround sound for a pretty amazing gaming experience. As always Alienware delivers on eye candy as well by offering up some amazing visual appeal to the hardware itself. This laptop is sure to deliver on power.
Looking like part of the star ship enterprise, it really is a great looking laptop. Everything about the design feels like a gaming laptop from the body and keyboard straight to the specialized software. The Alienware Command Center software allows for some nice customization options that you really don’t see anywhere else. Other nice features include shutting down unnecessary programs and playing certain music when launching your favorite games.
Just as you would expect this laptop has the horsepower to drive today’s demanding games with the 3rd gen Intel i7 at its core and graphics driven by the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX. Display options vary with the 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 120Hz NVIDIA 3D Vision Bundle being the best selection.
Another nice perk with these laptops is that they come without any preloaded software that normally comes with new machines, this is really a nice feature that anyone can appreciate, considering most of us spend the first half hour removing all of it anyway.
The M17x R4 is really an amazing piece of hardware that makes portable gaming a reality. Packing all that power into a tiny shell comes at a price though when it comes to battery life, which is something that engineers will need to improve in the future but this laptop is still a gaming beast and I think well worth the buy.