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Alienware m17x10-1847DSB 17‐Inch Gaming Laptop (Space Black)


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  • Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz, 2.93GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache
  • 6GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz (2 DIMMs); USB 2.0 (4) eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo (2-in-1 Port) with PowerShare DisplayPort, HDMI?, VGA Audio-out Connectors (3) Audio-in/Microphone Jack Built-in Front Speakers (2) Gigabit Ethernet
  • 500GB (7200 RPM) Hard Drive; 8x Slot-Loading CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW)
  • CrossFireX 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Graphics; 17"(1440 x 900)Widescreen
  • McAfee SecurityCenter with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, 6 Months; Steam gaming portal
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Product Information

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Screen Size17 inches
Processor1.73 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM6 GB DDR3
Hard Drive500 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics CoprocessorDual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Chipset BrandATI
Graphics Card Ram Size2048 MB
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 5
Brand NameAlienware
SeriesAlienware
Item model numberm17x10-1847DSB
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight22 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.63 x 19.88 x 17.38 inches
Color Space Black
Processor BrandIntel Core I7
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
  
Additional Information
ASINB0044XU36U
Best Sellers Rank #40,232 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight22.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableSeptember 1, 2010
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The Alienware M17x is the most powerful 17‐inch gaming notebook in the universe. With technology that includes a quad-core processor and next generation NVIDIA dual graphics solutions, gamers will enjoy an incredible gaming experience. Combine this power with the bold anodized aluminum case design and the M17x is a gaming notebook that any gamer would love to own.

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Take control of your gaming with the Alienware M17X multimedia laptop (model m17x10-1847DSB), which features a thermally optimized case design with aggressive lines and an in-your-face attitude. It features a stunning, high-definition 17-inch display and a powerful Intel Core i7 processor--featuring four cores of intelligent processing power. Additionally, it offers ultra-fast DDR3 system memory and ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics with 1 GB of video memory and CrossFireX capabilities. Taken together, this combination of high-performance technologies allow you to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates.

Alienware m17x10-1847DSB
With aggressive lines and in-your-face attitude, the M17x has a presence unlike any other gaming laptop (see larger image).

The Alienware Command Center brings you intuitive access to applications and controls, so you can easily adjust details like lighting effects and power. Other features include a 500 GB hard drive (7200 RPM), 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, double-layer DVD drive, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth connectivity, 2.0-megapixel webcam, and both HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs.

Specifications

  • 17-inch high-definition widescreen display with 1440 x 900-pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • 1.73 GHz Intel Core i7-740QM quad-core processor (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.93 GHz) delivers maximum processing power in response to peak demands. Intel's Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most.
  • 500 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
  • 6 GB of installed RAM (DDR3) with 1333 MHz speed

     

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    Be creative, work hard, play fast: that's the Alienware goal (see larger image).

     

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  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics with 1 GB of dedicated video memory. Loaded with advanced technology and support for Microsoft DirectX 11, the HD 5870 has the power and premium features you need for fully immersive gameplay as well as the capability to expand your visual real estate across up to six displays. And with the ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU performance gaming platform, you can combine two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve system performance.
  • 8x multi-format DVD drive supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth connectivityenables you to communicate and synchronize wirelessly with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
  • Built-in stereo speakers with internal high-definition, 5.1-channel audio
  • 2.0-megapixel webcam
  • Backlit keyboard with AlienFX
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • DisplayPort video output is the newest monitor interface supporting today's digital graphics and LCD technologies
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process. (Learn more)
  • 9-cell battery
  • Dimensions: 14.88 x 12.15 x 1.92 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 9 pounds (with 6-cell battery)
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 3 total USB ports with 1 eSATA/USB combo port that enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files--up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port.
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • Video output: 1 VGA and 1 DisplayPort
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • 8-in-1 memory card reader
  • 1 headphone, 1 microphone

What's in the Box

This package contains the Alienware m17x10-1847DSB notebook PC, AC adapter, 9-cell battery, and printed documentation.

Included Software

Steam and Portal gaming; McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (6-Month Subscription)

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Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

And with Windows Anytime Upgrade, you'll be able to add new features to your PC in as little as 10 minutes. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process, it requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings

Why Alienware?

  • The Alienware Vision: We aim to build the brand, shape the future and be the best. We offer speed-of-light execution and outstanding customer service. We strive to set the benchmark for excellence and innovation.
  • Alienware shows pride by honoring six core values: innovation, quality, service, communication, people and performance.
  • The philosophy is "Build it as if it were your own." The result is worldwide brand recognition and respect.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is a VERY heavy laptop.
Timothy S. Smith
Anyways, I called tech support about my failed drives, and they sent a tech over.
Amazon Customer
Too many others here and elsewhere have had the same or similar experiences.
Lance W Turner

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Timothy S. Smith on May 12, 2011
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After being a SONY VAIO user for a few years I was very anxious to put the Alienware laptop to the test. Although I am not much of a gamer these days I DO multi-task to a ridiculous degree. I often have 3 browsers open with dozens of tabs as well as running web authoring software, Photo shop and other utilities. At the time of ordering my laptop from Amazon I also ordered a 4 GB RAM stick to even out the odd 6 GB included with the M17. 8 GB appears to be sufficient to my needs. My first impression was overwhelming. There is no denying this laptop was built to impress. Every one that gazes on this laptop has had nothing less than Awe to express. One friend said it reminded him of a stealth fighter. All the lighting and matte black case is really attractive. I love the slot loading opti drive, even though just like the SONY it is on the right side, totally bumping in to my trackball every time I eject a disc. But better than SONY it does provide plenty of USB ports, 5 over the 2 supplied by SONY. Most import there are ports on both sides. The SONY had 2 right next to the disk drive again being totally in the way of any mouse or trackball.....??

Now for actual use: I have been using it for a few weeks now. First off like another review indicates there was (ZERO) software, free or trial that had to be uninstalled like EVERY other laptop I have ever dealt with. That was VERY nice. I did not know at time of purchase that this unit had (2) hard drives running in a Raid O. Interesting. The access to the drives and Memory is very easy from the bottom unlike a lot of other laptops. It appears the multiple cooling fans are easy to get to and clean when required.

Even with the dual Raid O hard drive THIS laptop appears to boot up a bit slower than the VAIO.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By skygunner27 on February 18, 2011
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This unit is amazing. Upon arrival my unit had a bad secondary 5870M GPU. I called Amazon up at 2AM Alaska time and the CSA overnighted me another unit that works perfectly.
I'm not going to rave about all the specifics because if your here reading this then you're already an enthusiast. This configured laptop retails for 2500.00 at Alienware/Dell website.

I am really impressed with my new M17x, more so with Amazon Customer Service.
Thank You Amazon!!!
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By thomps1973 on February 4, 2011
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Holy Cow!!! This retails on Dell's website same specs for $2,400 less shipping. I740QM fully upgradeable as well as the whole laptop is upgradeable. However where does this need upgrading maybe the processor? I mean c'mon dual GPU's both being the high end ATI 5870's. No computer at this price point to include the ASUS G73JW A1 can compete with this beast.. Awesome computer with awesome potential. Also the M17X doesn't come loaded with bloatware like ASUS. I was an ASUS G73JH owner, still have it and yet it took a lot of time cleaning up the factory sent laptop from ASUS. I ordered this with beast with next day shipping and it arrived just as advertised. Awesome computer so far.. You can't beat the price for these specs and the Alienware brand name.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lance W Turner on May 9, 2012
I've had the Alienware M17x for almost three years. I'm trying to get a few more months of use out of it before I take a hammer to it and then set it on fire.

I'm not very tech savvy and I'm not a gamer but I spend a lot of time online. I wanted the fastest laptop available for that simple task so I ordered the Cadillac version of the M17x which set me back nearly $4,000. For that much money, the thing should perform flawlessly even if you drop it off a cliff.

Since I've owned this POS, I've gone through three power cords, spent approximately 30 hours on the phone with Dell "support", had three different service visits to replace the motherboard and other components.

Despite all that, the M17x overheats causing random shutdowns every hour or two. Two or three times a day the screen will just go blank and I'll have to do a forced shutdown and restart. It's ridiculous.

You would be wise to not chalk my experience up to getting a random lemon. Too many others here and elsewhere have had the same or similar experiences.

The bottom line is that Dell/Alienware are putting out outrageously overpriced pieces of junk. If you buy one, there is an excellent chance you'll hate yourself for it.

My actual rating is negative 5 stars.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A-Train on February 16, 2011
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And it has dual 5870's in it. That means it is in crossfire mode. Don't believe the tool that says it isn't. This is a great price on the computer!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shane Robinson on July 2, 2011
Others have shown that this laptop ships with a huge under-powered AC cable. Has trouble playing high quality movies on battery.
Have experienced several catastrophic crashes (neon colored lines and blocks on screen, simply shut off without warning and wouldn't start without removing battery, etc).
When it works, it works great.
AlienFX (keyboard lights etc) continue to be glitchy with this model, as others.
Built-in touchpad is horrible, non-responsive and over-sensitive. I'd rather use a trackball, and I despise those. Touch-sensitive controls for disc ejection, audio, wi-fi, etc are difficult to get to work, requiring practice and coming up with your own method. When pressing keys, sometimes the adjacent key will grab your finger.
On the plus side, the hinges are pretty strong, as is the case. Engraved nameplate on the bottom was nice, wore it off in short order though.
I've heard a lot of people have overheating issues with this one, but it stays pretty cool for me.
It's a nice computer, but with all of the problems $2000 is way too much.
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