The first system to get the Dell and Alienware combined treatment was the M17x back in 2009 and at the time we reviewed one of the first samples available, finding it to be an excellent desktop replacement system. Since then the M17x was refreshed, the M15x
brought the same style to a smaller form factor and the M11x
entered the market with phenomenal performance and features for an 11" system. Now with the launch of Intel's Sandy Bridge platform which includes the latest generation of Core CPUs and the P67/H67 chipsets we have a second refresh of the M17x.
Today we will be putting the M17x R3 with its Sandy Bridge components, 120Hz screen and 3D Vision kit through a selection of real world tests to find out how it compares to a desktop P67 system, the original 2009 model M17x and the R2 from 2010.