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Alienware DKPCGX17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated. Comments about the touchpad and portability are mixed. Some have doubts about the battery and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Alienware DKPCGX17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (

Alienware M17x R4


Alienware has been flying the flag for gamers for a while now. While its hardware isn't exactly cheap, for those serious about PC gaming, it is one of the go-to brands. The M17x is a very good laptop for gaming. At around £1,200 for the 680m-touting...

Performance, build quality, connectivity

Screen, price, size and weight

The M17x is a very good laptop for gaming. At around £1,200 for the 680m-touting model, with improved full HD screen and 8GB of RAM, we can't think of a much better rig on which to play your PC titles. HDMI out means you won't need a desktop and the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Alienware M17x R4 review


The Alienware M17x R4 is Dell's Ivy Bridge refresh of its popular Alienware M17x gaming laptop. This new M17x keeps the aesthetics of the old M17x, and packs a new processor and graphics card.

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 £2,000 - a pretty good deal for a gaming-oriented...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

Alienware M17x R4 Review (i7 3610QM/ AMD HD7970M)


Today we are looking at the latest, 4th revision of the ever popular M17X laptop from market leader, Today we are looking at the latest, 4th revision of the ever popular M17X laptop from market leader, Alienware. The M17X R4 features a quad core Ivy...

Chassis design is class leading.

battery life.

Kitguru says: The Alienware M17X is a gamers wet dream, just be sure to select the AMD HD7970M.

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Alienware M17x R4


The top-performing Alienware M17x R4 ostentatious, audacious, over the top, and strangely enough, more affordable than rivals.

Large, bright screen. HDMI-in is rare on a laptop. Blu-ray drive. Lots of video outputs. Four USB 3.0 ports. Ivy Bridge processor. 3D performance that rivals dual-card systems. Full-size keyboard with numeric keypad. Solid build quality....

Shiny screen. Heavy. Less than three hours of battery life.

As befits a gaming system, the M17x R4 is unencumbered by bloatware. The only icon you see on the desktop when you boot the system for the first time is the Alienware Command Center. No eBay, no Microsoft Office, no bloatware period. The system even...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Alienware M17x review: Alienware M17x


Alienware M17x

Subtle improvements to Alienware's dorm-room-chic design; amazingly fast and powerful; highly configurable.

Good configs can get very expensive; no 16:9 display; garish lights don't scream "high end."

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Alienware Area-51 m17x review: Alienware Area-51 m17x


Alienware Area-51 m17x

Highest-end components; imposing design; fantastic performance.

Starting configurations are overpriced; touch controls are a bit wonky.

If you're looking to drop some major change on a show-off gaming laptop, it's hard to do better than the Alienware Area-51 m17x, a mean-looking, high-performance black slab.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (

Alienware M17x R4 Review


This 17.3-inch monster includes the latest 2GB Nvidia GTX 680M graphics and an Intel quad-core processor. What's not to like about this fourth generation (R4) model?

Phenomenal performance ; Customizable LED lighting system ; Good keyboard and touchpad ; Beautiful full HD screen ; Tons of ports

Fans can be loud ; Options add up quickly ; The newest Alienware M17x is one of the best options for serious gamers looking for a well-built customizable gaming notebook.

The newest Alienware M17x is one of the best options for serious gamers looking for a well-built customizable gaming notebook.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review


It's partytime! While Nvidia's Kepler flagship still keeps us wai

Excellent Performance; Many lighting elements; Convincing Full HD display; Good input devices; Good Workmanship; Very fast GPU; Gummed surfaces; Rich selection of accessories; Great selection of connectors; Good sound quality; Simple to service

AMD's GPU auto-switching is poor; The plastic display cover causes extreme reflections.; High weight

Massive desktop replacements like the Asus G75V, the MSI GT70, the One M73-2N or the Schenker XMG P702 PRO.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review Alienware M17x (i7/HD 4870 X2) Notebook


King of Performance? In the meantime, Alienware offers its 17.0 i

Well made design; Extensive, customizable illumination; Excellent performance; Excellent workmanship; Very good display; Always stays fairly cool; Vast connectivity; High-end, lavish supplies; Fast hard disk; Good sound

Unbelievably loud under load; Sometimes strange whistling noises; Extremely heavy; Several hard edges; Reflective display; Keyboard bends selectively; Touchpad is sometimes fastidious and a bit too far left; Short battery life; Graphic errors in...

Big and wickedly high-end systems: The HellMachine SLI, the Fragbook DTX or the 8800 DTX from Deviltech. The XMG8.c, the QXG7, the XMG7.c or the XMG8 from mySN. The Game.ForceM17.G2, the Game.ForceM18.G1 Kantana or the GameForceM17.G Katana from...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (

Alienware m17x Review


The M17x is Alienware's flagship gaming notebook. It features a stealthy design, aluminum chassis, and a customizable lighting system. Our review unit is packed to the gills with dual Nvidia graphics cards, an Intel Extreme processor, and 8GB of RAM....

Great design and build quality ; Stellar gaming performance ; Effective cooling system

Subpar screen ; Options add up quickly

Sep, 2009

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