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Dell Alienware M17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Dell Alienware M17. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and usability are generally positive. The performance and design also get good feedback. The screen and price get negative comments. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

portability, design, performance, usability, keyboard

battery, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware M17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Alienware M17 17in Gaming Notebook

 

Ardjuna takes a look at the first mobile quad-core notebook we've seen. Can this and the M17's ATI CrossFire X graphics deliver gaming nirvana?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Shabana Arif (t3.com)

Alienware m17 review: Alienware predictably delivers on style and substance

 

A surprising amount of power in a lightweight and perfectly portable package

Suble and stylish design ; Fantastic power ; Thin and lightweight

Gets very hot, very quickly ; Battery life is lacking

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (pocket-lint.com)

Alienware m17 R2 (2019) initial review: An eye pleasing gaming notebook

 

Alongside the freshly announced and updated m15, Alienware has also unveiled the m17. A gaming laptop with several awesome enhancements.

Tobii eye tracking ; Blue light filter ; Various specification choices ; Cool lines and pleasing aesthetics

Price ; Less screen options than we'd like

The Alienware m17 R2 is a potential show stopped. A powerful, lightweight and easy-on-the-eye gaming laptop that packs a punch and does it with class and style you won't see much elsewhere.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Alienware M17-R1 review

 

Alienware's M17 is a great laptop with impressive performance, but not the most powerful on offer

CrossFireX graphics performance ; DDR3 RAM for quick response ; Quad-core processing ; Great chassis

A gaming machine could always use more RAM...

Outstanding comfort and great performance from this superb machine

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Daniel Van Boom (cnet.co.uk)

Alienware m17 review: A surprisingly subtle gaming powerhouse

 

The m17 doesn't have the gaudy looks you'd expect from Alienware, but it has the power you're after.

The Alienware m17 can be configured with a uber-powerful Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics card. It's significantly lighter than the company's preview 17-inch model and it's got a more subtle design.

Battery life is poor and a thin body means less ventilation and much more heat.

Alienware's m17 makes respectably few design sacrifices despite cramming huge power into a relatively thin frame.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman Andrew E. Freedman Matt Safford (tomshardware.co.uk)

Alienware m17 Laptop Review: Hot Rod Gaming

 

The Alienware m17 is a strong performer with great audio and a lovely display, but it runs hot and very loud.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Alienware M17

 

Beam us up Scotty! The Alienware M17 is Alienware's beefiest, most massivest gaming laptop. It's got everything you could need in a gaming desktop, but none of the wires. The base version of the 17 inch laptop comes with 160GB of hard drive, 2 gigs of...

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Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Alienware M17 review

 

That gripe aside, those who want to get their game on will get a good deal out of the Alienware m17 - especially considering the price. As a gaming machine, the Alienware M17 delivers speed where it counts, but it lags a little in more conventional...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Alienware m17 (2019)

 

The Alienware m17 gets excellent performance from high-end parts, but with a merely okay build and power matched by less-expensive machines, the value proposition is questionable—especially at the lofty price of our review unit.

Strong general and gaming performance. Sleek design. Highly configurable at time of ordering. Decent battery life for the category. 1TB of speedy SSD storage.

Overpriced in this configuration. Components not suited to gaming on its 4K screen. Build is underwhelming for this price.

Bottom Line: The Alienware m17 gets excellent performance from high-end parts, but with a merely okay build and power matched by less-expensive machines, the value proposition is questionable—especially at the lofty price of our review unit.

May, 2019

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Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Alienware M17

 

A look befitting the Caped Crusader and ATI's CrossFireX technology combine to make the Alienware M17 a terrific bargain.

Subtle, but effective, design. Big screen with the highest resolution available. Amazing price. Illuminated keyboard. ATI's CrossFireX technology delivers excellent 3D performance scores. A strong multimedia feature set.

AC adapter weighs close to 3 pounds. Noisy mouse buttons. Hulking frame.

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