Alienware is famous all around the world for their no-compromise gaming lap tops. The alliance of Alienware and Dell has further improved the quality of the devices that they introduce and offers the user a full value for their money. The M17X laptop that has been introduced some time back has been hugely successful and very popular among the gamers and this made the company to introduce more advanced versions of the laptop.
Alienware M17x (R3) is actually the third generation of M17x laptop. The laptop is a bit large owing to its 17 inch screen. The device features a boxy design with sharp corners except for a contoured front. It forms the Alienware signature styling and look including two vents having LED lighting and it gives the laptop an out of the world look. The device comes in a combination of matte and glossy color’s and the overall design looks very bold and beautiful .The backlighting of the keyboard is an entirely different story. There are nine different adjustable LED lighting zones and you can change the color and intensity according to what suites you. There are a variety of colors that you can play with and it is really fun to do it. The AlienFX lighting system when turned ON is definitely a head turner. The keyboard has a switch that can be used to turn off the back light.
Most of the connectivity options are provided on the left of the machine. The back side has the power port and two exhaust vents. The name plaque in the back has consumers name etched on to it and this is done before dispatch. The device can draw air from the air intakes and blows the hot air away from the user during its operation and this enables the user to keep and use the device in his/her lap without any discomfort. The input options include the full size keyboard along with the number pad and the touch pad. The keys in the keyboard are fairly large and easy to use. The touch pad is also large enough with two individual buttons. The large touch pad offers ease of use and it supports multi touch. The multi touch is off by default since it can affect gaming if careless.
Display plays a major role when it comes to gaming. The 17 inch full HD display has a screen resolution of about 1920x1080 pixels which is very high and excellent for viewing high definition videos and games. The contrast and aspect ratio of the screen is much better than some of the desktop screens. The integrated speakers in the device are also good and it offers some pretty good sound clarity and moderate bass. Alienware M17x (R3) Gaming notebook runs on Intel’s second generation processor, i7-2720QM quad core processor having 2GHz of clock speed.
The clock speed is turbo boosted to an amazing 3.3GHz.There is 6MB of cache memory in the device. The system memory is of 8GB and it can be increased to up to about 16 GB. The RAM is of DDR3 type. The hard drive is 1.5TB RAID 0 hard drive array and it rotates at a speed of 7200RPM.1.5 TB’s of storage is enough for all your high definition games and you will still have a lot of space left for other things. The device features AMD Rafeon HD 6970 M graphics card with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory. The laptop is powered by a 9 cell Li-ion battery of 90WHr capacity.
Alienware M17x (R3) Gaming Notebook is priced at about Rs.75, 000/- for the base model and the fully configured top end model has a price tag of about Rs.1, 20, 000/-.