Its time to come out and say it, Alienware came out with a good-looking computer. The Alienware M17X-R3 has some of the external features that are showy and pointless but at least it’s trying to be eye catching. All of the other gaming computers try to look edgy by applying black and red color schemes. Alienware is trying. Their customer service is still an oxymoron. The M17X-R3 is an impressive size and has impressive features that are hard to look past. With a 17.3 inch 1080 pixel screen and 1.5 tera-bytes of hard drive hard drive space the M17X-R3 is a slick piece of work.
Having a 17.3 inch 1080 pixel screen is insane. At that size any video game can be stretched out to reduce having to squint. With the top of the line 1080 pixel LED screen there should be no risk of annoying blurriness and screen readjustments. There is so much room in the 1.5TB, 7200 RPM hard drive that storing games shouldn’t be a problem for the computer’s overall performance. That much space makes the Alienware M17X-R3 more expensive but having too much memory is better than not having enough.
The graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6990M. This is a seriously powerful GPU. It comes with GDDR5 architecture that can not been bested. Alienware reached over the fence to include this item in their hard ware. NVIDIA has such an edge in graphic cards. It is great to see another qualified competitor take the stage in the race for the fastest GPU. Finally the M17X-R3’s 3.0 mega-pixel web camera is a leap up in quality from any other 17-inch laptop on the market.
One of the down sides of the Alienware M17X-R3 is that it tips the scales at 9.4 lbs. This can be expected with such a large high-powered machine. Another downside is the fact that this is an Alienware laptop and cannot be trusted to work once unboxed. There is just too much negative noise coming from Alienware customers who became a product of large Dell’s attempt to cut it expenses on value adding activities.