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You can also use the Command Center to monitor performance and switch between performance modes more on that later.

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The touchpad is plasticky and a step below the more premium experience on Razer's laptops, but it's serviceable. Speaker quality is similarly so-so—hardly the quality of a dedicated sound system or a good pair of headphones, but fine for watching videos or playing music at normal volume levels. Connections and Components You will note a wide selection of Alienware m17 on this system, spread across both sides and the rear edge.

Alienware m17 Gaming Laptop

The left side holds one USB 3. Two more USB 3. There's also a proprietary port for connecting to the external Alienware Graphics Amplifiershould you want to run the laptop off some future desktop GPU that far exceeeds the GeForce RTX chip inside. Alienware m17 in the premium display, and it's easy to see how the price got this high. Whether or not that's "worth it" depends much on what you do, but it's definitely a steep price for any laptop. If you're a hardcore gamer with cash to burn, or a media professional looking to use this system for intensive graphics work that Alienware m17 a high screen resolution, you'll be happy with these powerful components.

But you may need to fit both of those user profiles to justify the price.

Most shoppers simply won't be able to afford this config. The good news is that you can get the m17 in many other mixtures. For performance testing, I compared the Alienware Alienware m17 to a host of recent, comparable inch laptops. These are either similarly equipped, also very expensive, or both.

Nonethelesss, sharing this core component will allow for some great head-to-head 3D comparisons. As you can see, the amount of RAM differs, but overall these performance numbers should illustrate a clear case for what really Alienware m17 for bang-for-buck. I should also address the aforementioned power modes accessible through Alienware Command Center.

You Alienware m17 switch among Quiet, Balanced, and Performance Alienware m17 on the fly in the thermals section. I tested this laptop on Performance mode; that is how it came out of the box, and that mode is, presumably, how most users would want to get the most out of their expensive gaming laptop.


On this setting, the fans whirred at a steady rate, even when idling at the desktop. This noise ceases if you switch to Alienware m17, so it's avoidable, aside from when you want maximum performance while gaming. And then, hopefully, you'll have a good pair of headphones on. The performance gains from running at maximum power were measurable, but not significant enough to worry too much Alienware m17. Now on to the tests! The PCMark 10 test we run simulates different real-world productivity and content-creation workflows.

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We use it to assess overall system performance for office-centric tasks such as word processing, spreadsheet use, web browsing, and videoconferencing. PCMark Alienware m17, meanwhile, has a specialized storage test that we use to assess the speed of the PC's drive subsystem.

Alienware m17 Review & Rating

First off: These are all pricey, high-end systems, so the baseline performance on PCMark 10 Alienware m17 this set of results is very fast. In that context, the Alienware m17 did just fine—neither the quickest nor the slowest. Alienware m17 thinnest and lightest 17” laptop, ever. Built with magnesium alloy, exceptional battery life and CPU dynamic overclocking.


May 29, Alienware m17 Alienware's thinnest and lightest 17” laptop, ever. Built with magnesium alloy, exceptional battery life and CPU dynamic overclocking.

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