Monday, March 12th 2012

More Alienware M17x R4 Details Leak

Building on the information already revealed in January, a new Dell-flavored scoop says that the upcoming Alienware M17x R4 (17.4-inch) laptop will offer three display options, one HD+ (1600 x 900), one Full HD (1920 x 1080) and one Full HD 3D. Moreover, this gaming-ready machine is claimed to utilize eDP for LCD communication.

The Alienware M17x R4 will be powered by Ivy Bridge processors, feature both AMD (Radeon HD 7970M) and NVIDIA (GeForce GTX 660M, GTX 675M) discrete graphics, and will be available in two color schemes - black and red. Still no word on its release but it should arrive in Q2.

Source: dell-lab.posterous.com
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14 Comments on More Alienware M17x R4 Details Leak

#1
NHKS
So I guess the full HD 3D version will support 3D Vision 2..
What about AMD's HD3D? Wont Alienware make it available for those who choose the Radeon?

eDP is good..
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#2
ironwolf
Might wanna secure yourself to your seat when they announce the price. Sounds like some serious cha-ching. Wonder if these are going to be loud.
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#3
joyman
17" and option without fullHD ... sounds stupid to me, since there are phones with fullHD coming. And xtreme pricing to the boat makes me wonder who will go with the lower pixel density on such powerful device.
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#4
THE_EGG
by: joyman
17" and option without fullHD ... sounds stupid to me, since there are phones with fullHD coming. And xtreme pricing to the boat makes me wonder who will go with the lower pixel density on such powerful device.
i did with my G53, I opted for the 1366X768 model because it was cheaper and it meant the GTX 460m inside of it wouldn't struggle with it as much as a 1080p screen.
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#5
Delta6326
They may cost a lot of money, but they do look nice. It would be sweet to get one.
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#6
WarhammerTX
Every one that I know that has purchased an alienware has had issues, mainly hardware problems. I have one and would not recommend them to anyone the tech support is horrible, don't believe me go read the alienware user forums.
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#7
radrok
by: WarhammerTX
Every one that I know that has purchased an alienware has had issues, mainly hardware problems. I have one and would not recommend them to anyone the tech support is horrible, don't believe me go read the alienware user forums.
I can confirm this and to who will purchase an Alienware laptop I strongly recommend to pick the extended warranty,
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#8
dmads325
Got mine this week!! It ROCKS!!!!

I received my Alienware M17x R4 this week. For you tech geeks here is the specs I purchased: 3rd Generation Intel Quad core i7-3610QM proocessor (Turbo 2.0) 6mb cache 3.3 GHz. 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz. 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M. 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s.

So I see posts where guys say "This friend of mine got one and it had problems"...I say BS! From the minute I fired up this machine, it blew me away! The graphics speed is incredible. I have run some of the most graphic intensive games (Tribes Ascend, Battlefield 3, Prototype 2 and Crysis 2). I have set the graphics levels as high as the games would allow. And they run flawlessly. The computer is not only cool looking and powerful, but my friends are all killing themselves to get a chance to play this beast.

Now I did buy some peripherals to accompany this machine" Cool Master "Sttorm" cooling deck. Logitech G9x gaming mouse (A++) and a Logitech G35 headset (A+). They really enhance the use of the Alienware M17x R4. So if you got the $$ and want a screaming machine...get the best.
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Fourstaff
by: dmads325
I received my Alienware M17x R4 this week. For you tech geeks here is the specs I purchased: 3rd Generation Intel Quad core i7-3610QM proocessor (Turbo 2.0) 6mb cache 3.3 GHz. 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz. 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M. 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s.

So I see posts where guys say "This friend of mine got one and it had problems"...I say BS! From the minute I fired up this machine, it blew me away! The graphics speed is incredible. I have run some of the most graphic intensive games (Tribes Ascend, Battlefield 3, Prototype 2 and Crysis 2). I have set the graphics levels as high as the games would allow. And they run flawlessly. The computer is not only cool looking and powerful, but my friends are all killing themselves to get a chance to play this beast.

Now I did buy some peripherals to accompany this machine" Cool Master "Sttorm" cooling deck. Logitech G9x gaming mouse (A++) and a Logitech G35 headset (A+). They really enhance the use of the Alienware M17x R4. So if you got the $$ and want a screaming machine...get the best.
Nice advertisment. Alienware is fine, warranty is ok under Dell but I wouldn't put them anywhere close to the best. Your specs are quite high, but then again you can get something better with same amount of money if you are going the Clevo route. I don't like G35 because it clamps my head too tightly, and a better alternative exists at that price point in PC350, and G9x while quite good is very unsuitable for some games out there (RTS for example)

Enjoy your Alienware though
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#10
dmads325
Not an advertisement

I did alot of research before I purchased my Alienware ($1789). What I found was there are few choices for laptops in the gaming world. There were a few, but the cost was the same or more for most. Peripherals are just a personal choice. If I wanted a desktop...there is no way I would spend the money for Alienware. It's alot cheaper to just build your own. All-in-all this laptop has met all my expectations and exceeded some. I'm happy with it.
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#11
Prima.Vera
by: joyman
17" and option without fullHD ... sounds stupid to me, since there are phones with fullHD coming. And xtreme pricing to the boat makes me wonder who will go with the lower pixel density on such powerful device.
There is a BIG difference between phones and laptops...You don't play Crysis or BF3 on your phone. Having a Full HD resolution will make your game run like carp. Also Windows doesn't scale properly with High DPI.
Trust me I have a 15" DELL with 1920x1200 resolution and I wish I haven't....
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#12
THE_EGG
by: Prima.Vera
There is a BIG difference between phones and laptops...You don't play Crysis or BF3 on your phone. Having a Full HD resolution will make your game run like carp. Also Windows doesn't scale properly with High DPI.
Trust me I have a 15" DELL with 1920x1200 resolution and I wish I haven't....
agreed, this is why I got a 720p panel on my G53. I was afraid that the poor little 460m couldn't handle 1080p gaming. I'm happy with my choice.
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#13
lyndonguitar
I play games
by: THE_EGG
agreed, this is why I got a 720p panel on my G53. I was afraid that the poor little 460m couldn't handle 1080p gaming. I'm happy with my choice.
+1 to this. IMO the best gaming res. on gaming laptops is 720p. such a big performance drop if going 1080p. and you wont see much difference anyway cause the screen is too small.

EDIT: 720p or 1366 x 768
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#14
THE_EGG
by: lyndonguitar
+1 to this. IMO the best gaming res. on gaming laptops is 720p. such a big performance drop if going 1080p. and you wont see much difference anyway cause the screen is too small.

EDIT: 720p or 1366 x 768
1366X768, lol i was too lazy to write that out.
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