When you are serious with your game, you should never compromise with the type of laptop you use. Alienware makes sure that all the hardware components in their laptop combine to provide an excellent gaming experience.
The first thing you will notice about this i7 laptop is its sturdy body made of anodized aluminum. It looks like it was designed to withstand any physical damage brought to it. The Alienware logo on its lid only adds to the intimidation factor that this laptop brings. Opening the lid reveals a 17 inch display capable of resolutions of 1920×1200 pixels. The keyboard is solid enough and feels like a full-sized keyboard. You can even program its back-light to match the controls of your present game.
On its side you will see various ports which you can use for input and output devices. You have 4 USB ports at your disposal, an 8 in 1 card reader, headphone and mic, eSATA, VGA, Firewire, HDMI and an audio in / out. Inside this i7 laptop is what makes it powerful.
The M17x uses an Intel Core i7 processor with three variants to choose from
Intel Core i7 940XM at 2.13GHz
• Intel Core i7 840QM at 1.86GHz
• Intel Core i7 740QM at 1.73GHz
Each of these processors would make an excellent choice however if you are looking for that extra performance then choose the Core i7 940XM. This model comes with 4 GB of RAM which is user upgradeable to 8 GB. The GPU used is a dedicated ATI HD5870 with 1 GB of memory which can easily handle any 3D intensive game out in the market. To complete your gaming experience is a high-definition 5.1 sound system to make your gameplay more lifelike.
If you are looking for a core i7 laptop that handles games well then the M17x makes a perfect choice.