New! Alienware M17x Gaming Laptop

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With You All the Way

Performance of a laptop and the portability of a netbook.

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Alienware M17x (R3) Notebook


Available with Windows 8.1 – designed for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
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Immersive gaming anywhere you go.

The Alienware™ M17x is the next step in gaming evolution, featuring a powerful new chipset, advanced graphics options and an optional 3D screen* for an immersive gaming experience that you can pack up and take with you.

3D capability puts you in the middle of the action
You can be totally surrounded and love every minute of it, when you choose to upgrade to an incredible stereoscopic 3D Full HD 17.3" 120Hz WLED LCD display.*
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Move fast, travel light
Alienware has never offered a more powerful laptop under 10 lb.* You can spend less time searching for a plug and more time gaming.
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Experience total versatility

Enjoy your games and movies however you like with the Alienware™ M17x. Whether you connect to your TV or home theater, or take advantage of the 17" WLED and awesome audio options, the Alienware M17x provides pure entertainment.

Speed and performance to get the job done.
Play your games the way they should be played. The Alienware M17x offers 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, optional RAID configurations and high-speed mSATA caching drives for high-performance gaming.
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Go big with your entertainment.
Enjoy your games and movies in a big way. Connect your Alienware M17x to an external screen and be rocked by killer 7.1 surround audio for an awesome entertainment experience.
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The theater you can take with you.
Experience your entertainment on the Alienware M17x’s LCD display by using the HDMI®-In port to connect an external HDMI-enabled game console, Blu-ray player or other device. It’s all matched by high-quality audio provided by integrated Klipsch®-certified speakers.

Take command of your game domain.

Alienware™ Command Center software features a powerful suite of customization options to make your Alienware M17x your own. Don’t just play a game. Play YOUR game.

The new AlienAdrenaline feature enables Game Mode, which lets you assign a unique profile to each game on your system. Disable unnecessary programs and activate your music player when you launch one game, or bring up key web links when you launch another.

AlienFX System Lighting Technology gives you access to a variety of themes and up to 512 billion distinct lighting combinations, so you can personalize as much as you like. Complete your immersion by customizing your system with themes that respond to in-game events with unique lighting effects.

AlienFusion power management controls enable you to configure your settings to maximize performance and efficiency while managing power usage. Crank up the settings for hardcore gaming and resource-intensive tasks, or scale back when you just need to run everyday programs.

Customize your touchpad’s sensitivity to prevent accidental contact, and activate virtual scrolling to enable vertical and horizontal scrolling with just a touch.
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Victory through superior engineering

Winning is just the beginning. Go for total domination with the impeccably engineered Alienware M17x to ensure personal glory on the field of battle.

Your name will be remembered.
The Alienware M17x is available in nebula red and stealth black to suit your personal style. And with a customized laser-etched metal nameplate secured to the bottom of your system, future generations will know of your victories and remember you in song and legend.

Get connected.
Connect your entertainment devices and peripherals with a variety of ports, including USB 3.0, HDMI® and HDMI-In, and a 9-in-1 media card reader.
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Good design is a beautiful thing.
Effective design ensures gaming comfort and style, while laptop portability enables total freedom.
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Complete your Alienware M17x experience.

Your Alienware™ M17x is just the start. When you buy from Dell™, you can get much more than just a gaming laptop. You can customize an experience that's just right for you.

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Round out your system purchase: At Alienware.com, you'll find a vast arsenal of Alienware™ TactX accessories designed to enhance your gaming experience. Pack it all up in a specially designed Orion bag and be ready to face all challenges.
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Alienware Gaming Services: Get help configuring your system for maximum game performance and resolving compatibility issues. Choose from our menu of no-hassle services so you can get started fast and keep on playing.

Audio and Speakers

  • Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di High-Definition 5.1 Audio with THX TruStudio Pro Software (Standard)
    2.0 Speaker configuration
    Audio Powered by Klipsch®
    7.1 Digtial Audio out using HDMI out connection or S/PDIF Optical port .

    Networking and Wi-Fi Options

    Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC (Standard)
    Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0 (Standard)

Optical Drive

  • Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVD±R/RW) (Standard)
    Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)


  • High Capacity 9-cell Lithium Ion (90whr)


  • 2.1 Megapixel Full HD Camera with dual digital microphones
Alienware M17x Laptop — The Verge — Best Gaming Laptops — Review
The Best Gaming Laptop
"Alienware offers the most powerful, well-made gaming laptops on the market."
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Alienware X51 - PC Mag - Readers' Choice - Award
Readers’ Choice Award
Alienware: “Its customers like what they are buying.”
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Alienware m17x r4 laptop
PCWorld's Best Products of 2012
This luggable laptop is just the ticket for LAN parties and dorm rooms.
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Computer Shopper
Editors' Choice Award 4.5/5
It's a good option for those looking for extreme gaming performance in this price range.
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Hot Hardware
Editors Choice
The Alienware M17x is a killer refresh of the line that any gamer would be glad to show off.
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4.5/5 Editors' Choice
Gamers and those with heavy-duty multimedia needs will be hard-pressed to find a better notebook than the Alienware™ M17x.
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PC Mag
4.5/5 + Editors' Choice Award
The M17x is an excellent gaming laptop. It offers a beautiful display, incredible hardware and a great sound system.
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Alienware laptops
PCWorld 4/5 star rating

Superb gaming performance, excellent battery life.
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