Gaming Notebook 2011 – Alienware M17x Review

Alienware is the most favorite name in the world of gaming computers. Hence, the gaming notebooks manufactured by them are quite popular all over the world. The body of the Alienware laptops is made up anodized aluminum case which makes it very sturdy and durable. Another good thing about them is that allow you to customize and choose the hardware you want before you make a purchase.

Display, Video and Audio Performance The 17 inch WUXGA display is very bright and delivers crisp images and its well designed for gaming purpose. The video card present on the Alienware M17x is nothing special. It comes with the commonly found ATI Mobility HD 5870 video card. If you do not want this graphics card, you can upgrade to the ATI Radeon Cross Fire card. It even allows you to install two graphics card so that you get the best gaming experience

The sound output through the on board audio card is good but nothing special. If you want to enjoy your game on this laptop, we advise you to connect high quality headphones.

Processor and Memory The processor present on the basic mode l of Alienware M17x is Intel Core i5-520M processor. You can even upgrade to the i7-720QM series of Intel processor. It is able to clock a speed of 1.6 GHz. The speed is okay but it can slow down if you are running several programs simultaneously. There are two DDR3 RAMs present on the system which is good enough for playing high-end games.

Storage The Alienware M17x’s basic model comes with small capacity hard disk. The upgraded version comes with 500GB disk space. With such a huge space, you won’t have any problems in storing your favorite games, songs, movies, etc.

Additional Features The looks of the Alienware M17x is simply fantastic. It is quite a conversation starter. It is available in different colors such as black, silver and red. It runs on Windows 7 Home Premium OS which delivers great gaming experience. It has got 5 five USB ports, 8-in-1 card reader, HDMI port, and weighs 5.3kgs.

Conclusion The battery life of the Alienware is not good if you consider its expensive price. If you want a gaming notebook from a trusted and famous brand, then this laptop can be a safe bet.

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