- Alienware M17x-R4 reviewed
- A closser look at M17x-R4
- A closer look at M17x-R4 continued
- Alienware M17x-R4 disassembly
- Crysis 3
- Far Cry 3
- Sleeping dogs
- Dirt Showdown
- Hitman Absolution
- Metro 2033
- 3DMark and 3DMark 11
- PCMark 7
- Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
- WinRAR and 7-Zip Benchmarks
- SSD Benchmarks
- Battery life and power consumption
- Thermals and noise
To remove the lid you’ll have to remove the battery and undo two screws.
The smaller two-heatpipe heatsink takes care of CPU cooling, while a three-heatpipe heatsink is placed on top of the GPU. We believe that the CPU could have done with a three-heatpipe setup as well, as it tends to get very hot under high loads.
The Alienware M17x-R4 has room for two 2.5-inch drives. Or sample featured two 256GB Samsung MZ-7PC256D SSD drives.
The 4GB memory modules come from Hynix. They are designated 2RX8 PC3-12800S-11-11-F3 and they are 1600MHz DDR3 modules.