War Machine is leading the way when it comes to gaming laptops and today's 17 incher is no exception with its ATI Crossfire video cards, Intel Quad-core processor and 4 Gigs of DDR3 RAM.
Look below the cut for the written review from Attack of the Show.
What You Need to Know
- It is just under 2" thick and weighs about 10 lbs, which is practically the same dimensions as the Alienware M17X (both pretty heavy)
- There is a lot of wrist space, but you have to reach a little too far to get to the keyboard, and the edge of the laptop kind of digs into your wrist
- They should have made the keyboard bigger, but at least it's backlit
- As for the 17" display, it looks great. Full 1920 x 1200 high-def resolution, plus it has HDMI out
- Overall, extended gaming may get a little uncomfortable
- It has ATI CrossFire video cards and a Quadcore processor
- In our 3DMark Vantage tests, it did the best we've seen from any gaming laptop, with a final score of about 5,700 points.
- Keep in mind, this score is relatively low for a gaming computer, since some of the desktops we've seen have scored in the 12,000 point range for much less money
- That being said, games still looked great; we were impressed with the hardware, although we had some crashing while playing
- Alienware has better specs (specifically processor and hard drive) for the same price
- We're also a little skeptical of the craftsmanship
- 2.5 Seals of Approval out of 5 (how do we rate gadgets?)
- Design: 2.5
- Quality: 3.5
- Features: 2
- Price: 2