The lid isn’t quite so strong, vibration prompts the display to bob back and forth, sometimes markedly so. Dell’s engineers should have a look at Apple notebooks’ non-reflective glass covers, which would be more in line with the price. Accessories What would an Alienware notebook be without a rich set of accessories? If one ignores the increasing yellow tint, the image remains pretty accurate even at a 90 degree angle. Horizontal viewing angles score a “good” rating.

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Customers have alienwafe widest range in hard drive choices. To save energy, the quad-core chip clocks down to 1. The 50dB shown in our diagram are only reached during the full load test and have no bearing on every day use.

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The Turbo Boost technology offers no unpleasant surprises. The contrast matches the high end claim of Protection against accidental damage can be purchased as well. Even Battlefield 3, which brought every notebook GPU to its limits in the past, ran well enough with the “Ultra” preset and x resolution. The two mouse buttons convince with their soft response and quiet click sound.


Deus Ex Human Revolution With the exception of the extremely challenging Metroevery tested title played fluidly with maxed out settings. Modern Warfare 3 Alienware homepage Alienware notebook section.

Just to state it at the outset, when playing actual games, the differences are not quite as large. Without GPU-switching, the notebook performs sometimes markedly better. Will the 17″ notebook be able to score our “Gaming Reference” title again?

Disappointingly little has happened over the last few months and Nvidia can only smirk about its competitor’s lack of progress. If users aren’t careful alieneare positioning, they will have to live with irritating reflections.

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review

M17x models equipped with the 3D display have to do without GPU switching, due to technical issues. The Core iQM has no need to hide behind its more expensive siblings. Dell’s engineers should have a look at Apple notebooks’ non-reflective glass covers, which would be more in line with the price. Fifa 12 – x high AA: Dark areas in movies or games appear less gray than on substandard panels.


The gamer notebook sports prominent lines and a futuristic shape. Battery Runtime WiFi Surfing. Voltcraft sl 15 cm distance.

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review – Reviews

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit. The Radeon HD M had to fight with a similar problem upon its m17c. The finger feel and ease of gliding are excellent.

This is readily visible with RAM. Since the fans deactivate when temperatures are low, you can only hear an unobtrusive noise from the HDD. Be aware that Dell’s configuration options and pricing change frequently and may vary from country to country. Dirt 3 – x Ultra Preset AA: During the day, the fun in using this laptop is limited.

We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. External speakers or headphones are not absolutely mandatory though. The aliewnare quality is convincing for the most part.