War Machine Gaming Laptop Review

Posted: April 13, 2009
War Machine Gaming Laptop Review

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.

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


  • $2,750

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