Alienware M17x Dual-GPU Gaming Notebook Review - HotHardware
Alienware M17x Dual-GPU Gaming Notebook Review

Alienware M17x Dual-GPU Gaming Notebook Review

The M17x is Alienware's current flagship gaming notebook. It features an anodized aluminum shell that is available in a variety of colors, including silver, black, and red, and its 17" LCD sports a covering comprised of a shingle sheet of glass, that runs from edge-to-edge. The M17x also features 'BinaryGFX' technology which gives users have the ability to switch between discrete or integrated graphics and a 'Stealth Mode' in which the discrete graphics cards are turned off and other components throttle down to achieve a 65W power limit. We tested a high-end configuration, complete with an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB RAID 0 array, and it put up the best benchmarks scores we have seen from a notebook to date...

Alienware M17x Dual-GPU Gaming Notebook Review

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1 hour of battery life with a dual gpu laptop? I freaking doubt it. How exactly did you conduct the battery tests.

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Battery Eater Pro's Classic Test, which taxes the whole system.  Doubt it all you want, that's what it pulled off whether you want to beleive it or not.

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I love that the first thing you throw on it is L4D Big Smile

It's a good looking laptop for sure. That keyboard flex bothers me a bit. If my $350 netbook has no flex what so ever, I would expect the same for a almost $5000 laptop. 

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I'm sold. Wish they included a few more games or other tests to further show its abilities.

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Powerful Laptop, but I must say, I hate how it looks. Eww.... oh and it's huge. No wonder because it has so many things crammed in.

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