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Rabu, 25 Mei 2011

2011 Alienware M17x

2011 Alienware M17xPrice as Reviewed: $3,300.00

Alienware M17x does aloof that. When we aftermost advised this gaming rig, we accepted its power, keyboard, and display, amid added things, but lamented its aerial amount and poor array life. The latest M17x doesn't aloof advance on its predecessor, it has all the adequacy of a dream laptop. Featuring an Intel quad-core Sandy Bridge CPU, AMD switchable graphics, and a Samsung SSD, this monster offers added than bifold the achievement of annihilation that came before. On top of that, the M17x has a congenital WirelessHD transmitter, so if it's 17-inch 1080p affectation isn't big enough, you can axle Blu-ray movies, games, and annihilation abroad you appetite wirelessly beyond the allowance to a big-screen TV. Yes, this newest M17x costs $3,300, but that's $1,300 beneath than its predecessor. What's not to like? Seriously.

For the accomplished two years, Alienware notebooks accept had a characteristic grille on the advanced of its systems that is evocative of a Camaro. That attending continues with the latest M17x, but the lid is hardly different. While the Alienware logo--an alien's head--is still prominent, the lid is now covered in a soft-touch finish, and no best has a backbone active bottomward its middle. Additionally gone are the Nebula Red and Lunar Silver blush options. We adopt this new treatment; not alone is it nicer to hold, but it resists fingerprints.

While it's ambiguous that abounding will notice, the new M17x is additionally hardly thinner than before. Admitting the last-gen M17x abstinent 16 x 12.6 x 2.1 inches, the accepted M17x is 16 x 11.9 x 1.8 inches. Part of the acumen is that the M17x alone has amplitude for one detached cartoon card, admitting the earlier adaptation could board two.

The M17x has additionally gone on a diet: The antecedent M17x advised 11.6 pounds; the latest is 9.6 pounds. While that's still massive as far as notebooks go--even desktop replacements--it's an improvement. It avalanche appropriate in amid the ASUS G73Jw-A1 (8.8 pounds) and the Toshiba Qosmio X505 (10.6 pounds), which is a beyond 18-inch system.

The media ascendancy buttons accept undergone a slight change; no best are they touch-sensitive. Instead, the backlit controls are concrete buttons. They're still aloof as responsive, though.

One of the coolest things about Alienware systems is the backlighting. You can change the keyboard, the logos, the advanced grille--even the arena about the touchpad--to a cardinal of altered colors, depending on your affection or what you're doing. It's aloof awesome. The AlienFX account to change the controls is fun to use; you can calmly absorb a lot of time tinkering with the blush schemes.