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CNET says:

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Alienware's new version of the M17x makes some welcome design tweaks and offers the best laptop gaming hardware you can get. Just be warned: it ain't cheap. quote


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Critic reviews

8.7
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  • Speed and features
    9.4
  • Design and form factor
    8.5
  • Battery life
    7.4
  • Display
    7.9
  • Durability
    8.6
  • Expandability
    9.2
  • Noise
    6.2
  • Portability (size / weight)
    5.5

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8.6
11 reviews
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CNET Jul 16, 2009

Alienware's new version of the M17x makes some welcome design tweaks and offers the best laptop gaming hardware you can get. Just be warned: it ain't cheap.

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Laptop Magazine Feb 21, 2011

Record-breaking performance, superslick design, wireless HD streaming, and five hours of battery life. Yup, this gaming notebook is pretty much perfect.

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8.0
PC Mag Jul 15, 2009

The Alienware M17x is the complete mobile gaming package, as its all-metallic look can stand in the spotlight with its parts.

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8.0
PC World Aug 2, 2012

This particular refresh of the Alienware M17x R4 is…well, refreshing. The new Ivy Bridge processor and Kepler-based Nvidia graphics card offer up great performance, and the entire system costs under $2000—a pretty good deal for a gaming-oriented desktop replacement.

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8.0
NotebookReview Sep 2, 2009

The M17x is without a doubt a superb gaming notebook, leading the desktop replacement market in build quality and design. ... Other than the screen we found it difficult to fault the M17x and give it our recommendation.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 5, 2012

The wonders Nvidia has worked with its mobile cards, combined with the power behind Ivy Bridge, mean this can now truly compete with top end gaming desktops.

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9.0
KitGuru Jun 15, 2012

If you are a gamer wanting a new high end desktop replacement with few compromises, then the Alienware M17X R4 is one of the best designed machines on the market. Just be sure to tick the AMD HD7970M box on the configurator.

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8.0
TechRadar Mar 8, 2011

By building on its already flawless foundation, the new M17x ratchets up power and features to make this the best gaming laptop you can buy. While the 3D abilities are inherently flawed, they don't reduce the impact of this exceptional and feature-packed laptop.

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9.0
Notebookcheck Jul 22, 2009

In regards to performance, you can actually only ask: "What more do you need?" There isn't currently any more efficient hardware in the mobile field available.

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9.0
mnjoe mnjoe

The Alienware MX17 offers no compromises on speed, expandability and the latest graphics available in a laptop form factor, and offers no apologies for battery life and weight. Know what you are buying this for: the closest thing to pure testosterone a silicon-based product can offer.

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9.0
xscdgeorge xscdgeorge

superfast even with just 8gb and it can go upto 24gb of ram. it comes with upto 2gb of nvidia 3d supported graphics as well.If you are into jet planes, lamborginis and gaming this is the best design for a laptop. with its bold grills and lighting and soft touch finish. + 5.1 hd audiobeautiful HD...

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10
JJForever JJForever

A powerhouse that every gamer should have. It's something that's more than enough for you whatever your needs in speed, power, and performance. There's no compromise in this baby. Of course, as with everything, there's always room for improvement. Like for battery life, etc. But if you need raw...

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9.0
Roykirk Roykirk

I'm very happy with this purchase. I also like the warranty options that Dell offers. Far better than I've seen from the other gaming laptop boutiques. I'm willing to pay for that. It's not the cheapest gamer out there, but I don't want to deal with weeks of turnaround by shipping my laptop...

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