2TB hard drive with dual GTX675M Alien M18x Reviews

Published: 8:27:22 July 13,2012  Views: 397
1: comprehensive attacking aliens! New generation M18x Reviews

Bubble network notebook Channel July 13 Alienware brand in the minds of countless players have the concept of high-end, top, fever, fashion, innovation, cutting-edge, etc., the Alienware most of Dell's high-end gaming notebook, with its unique craftsmanship and The powerful performance attracted the attention of the majority of users, today I will bring you the related evaluation of the brand's newest machine Huang 'Alienware M18x R2'.

Alienware M18x can be said that the notebook in a wonderful, large size and heavy body so that the notebook lose portability. But as a design models for high-end gaming enthusiasts, the M18x is not only have high of game performance, as well as excellent workmanship and humane design, can be said that in addition to portable less, the M18x has brought together the most luxurious notebook hardware configuration.

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Sent to measure this the Alienware M18x R2 notebook there is no obvious change in appearance, shape, followed the previous generation, the brilliant keyboard lighting effect is still the Product Highlights. Convenient in hardware, the machine provides the user with the new Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7-3720QM quad-core processors, at the same time with two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M independent graphics card. Then I put this Alienware M18x R2 notebook evaluation dedication to you.

◆ configuration details

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Basic parameters
Processor model Intel Core i7 3720QM
Processor description Four core and eight threads, clocked at 2.6GHz, can Turbo accelerates to 3.6GHz
Operating system Four core and eight threads, you can Turbo Boost to 3.6GHz
Memory descriptor 16GB DDR3 1600
Hard to describe 2TB (1TB +1 TB), HDD mechanical hard disk, SATA, 5400
Screen description 18.4 inches Resolution 1920 * 1080
Card type Dual discrete graphics
Graphics chip NVIDIA SLI-2GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M
Wired network card Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless LAN 802.11a/g/n (300Mbps)
Data interface 4 x USB3.0, 1 * USB2.0/eSATA dual-use interface, 1 * VGA, 1 * HDMI 1.4 audio and video output port, 1 * HDMI 1.3 audio and video input port, 1 x RJ-45 port, 1 x SPDIF / headphone port, 1 x audio input and output, 1 x Mini DisplayPort, 1 x 9-card reader, 1 x ExpressCard slot
Battery Specifications 12 core lithium battery (96WHr)
Body Material Anodized aluminum
Weight Bare metal: 5.81Kg Travel: 7.32Kg

From a configuration point of view, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook, the measured feeding bubble net, using the new IVB platform Core i7-3720QM processor, 16GB DDR3 memory and 2TB mechanical hard drives, graphics cards, two pieces of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M (2GB memory) discrete graphics.

2: the whole appearance: continuation of the classic domineering still

Whole appearance

Alienware M18x R2 notebook with the previous generation product compared to the appearance did not change significantly, the overall shape remains the sturdy style of the roof the main magnesium alloy materials to create the surface after the anodic alumina technology processing has effectively improved the aluminum corrosion resistance, improved surface hardness and wear resistance.

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Alienware M18x R2 roof close-up

Flip the fuselage look at the back of the Alienware M18x R2, we can see that this M18x adopted after cooling, with four outlet. Thermal windows and heat is mainly concentrated in the rear of the notebook, I machine during normal use excellent cooling effect, the entire C surface without overheating when playing games, thanks to the dual independent graphics design, so there is some noise, but the cooling effect is still outstanding. So Alienware M18x R2 notebook's performance in the heat to very force.

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D surface thermal window distribution of close-up

Body Interface Design

A 18.4 in. models, Alienware M18x R2 notebook provides us with a rich interface, which focused on the main interface on both sides of the fuselage, and power interface is designed in the right position in the rear fuselage. Each interface location of the machine moderate design is very reasonable, the user is also very easy to use.

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Large-size models, before and after and did not set the interface

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Alienware M18x R2 body around interface features.

It can be seen from both sides of the fuselage Alineware M18x R2 notebook equipped with the interface of the current mainstream market. The left side from the back followed by the hook locking RJ-45 network interface, VGA port, HDMI 1.4 audio and video output port , Mini DisplayPort interface, two USB3.0 interface, SPDIF / headphone ports and audio input and output interfaces. the right side of the HDMI 1.3 audio and video input port, eSATA/USB2.0 interface, USB3.0 interface, 9-one multi-card reader interface, and an ExpressCard slot.

Heat distribution

Alienware M18x R2 notebook As a result of home heat and has four thermal windows (but only three cooling fans), so the heat is mainly concentrated in the notebook rear, I use this machine to run large-scale 3D games, the whole there was a slight noise, but the cooling effect is very good, no apparent heat of the notebook C-face, this design is quite comfortable around the people.

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Alienware M18x R2 notebook thermal windows distribution

Portability of the fuselage

As a 18.4 inches screen laptop, notebook, Alienware M18x R2 is relatively thick in thickness, can be said that there is almost no portability machine thinnest 54.05mm thick at the most 56.00mm.

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Body thickness measured

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Bare metal weight (left) and travel weight (right)

So-called fish and bear's paw can not have both performance and portability also seems to be irreconcilable contradictions. Notebook Alineware M18x R2 bare metal weight of 5.81Kg, 7.32Kg Travel weight (including power supply). This weight for a 18.4 inches notebook to some emphasis on portability can almost be ignored, not suitable for long-term travel users.

Battery Information

Alineware M18x R2 notebook comes standard with 12-cell battery voltage of 14.8V, a total of 96Wh power. In addition, the aircraft on the battery there is a small organ (five power indicator), the user in the case of the use of battery power. five indicator with the reduction of the power and extinguished one by one.

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Alienware M18x notebook comes standard with battery close-up

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This machine uses a 12-cell battery, electricity 98750mWh, would be able to use about two and a half hours under normal usage.

Chapter Summary

Alienware M18x R2 notebook design with previous releases there is no significant difference, domineering and exaggerated appearance still be retained. In addition, this machine fuselage interface are very reasonable in terms of type, quantity, location, arrangement, the cooling effect is also very excellent, but the battery life and portability of this machine short board to be improved.

3: the performance is very good workmanship and luxurious extended

Part of the screen

Alienware M18x R2 notebook evaluation size of 18.4 inches with 1920 * 1080 screen resolution and LED backlight, the mainstream of the color performance generally satisfactory. As regards the inadequacies of the screen, on the one hand, the glossy screen reflective serious, on the other hand, the viewing angle is generally easy to leave fingerprints, but are a common problem for the mainstream entertainment machine, so you do not have too tangled.

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Screen size close-up

Camera

Alienware M18x R2 notebook at the top of the screen built a 2.1 million pixel camera, video microphone is designed next to the camera, and belong to the current mainstream design.

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Screen just above the high-definition camera

The maximum open angle

As a result of the Alienware brand unique shaft design, it can not reach the 180 ° maximum opening and closing of this Alienware M18x R2 notebook opening and closing angle of 137 °, and basically meet the daily needs of the user.

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The aircraft maximum screen opening and closing angle of 137 ° to meet the general needs

Operating experience

Alienware M18x R2 notebook using the mainstream chocolate keyboard, the highlight of this machine with a sci-fi color LED lights, users can adjust AlienFX driver software to be customized according to personal preference personality light mode. In addition, the 18.4-inch machine type, the aircraft also provide users with the numeric keypad.

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Chocolate keyboard

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Left and right palm rest close-up

Entertainment performance in Alineware M18x R2 notebook is very strong, the power button (located in the C surface Founder central location) for an alien head, above the keyboard equipped with a shortcut key for us, they are to adjust the volume, music and video player pop-up shortcut keys, CD-ROM, wireless switch and the Alienware Command Center keyboard shortcuts.

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Power button and the shortcut key close-up

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Touch plate close-up

Alienware M18x R2 notebook touchpad with a unique smooth plastic texture of the material, the excellent resistance of the sliding experience moderate unparalleled precision positioning is not bad nothing. In addition, this machine's touchpad is very large and luminous.

Room for expansion

The Alienware M18x R2 notebook expansion of space is to force the D surface using a one-piece design, the hard drive and memory upgrade is very convenient, clean up the dust is relatively simple, but for the price of three million aircraft, it is recommended to go designated repair station clean-up.

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Expand space for close-up

D surface of the aircraft using the integrated design, user upgrade is also very simple, just remove the battery, unscrew the four screws you can D-shell removed. In addition, this machine comes standard with four memory for users slot, standard 16GB DDR3 1600 memory, hard drive consisting of two 1TB HHD Raid O, so basically do not need to upgrade.

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Memory slots and drive bays close-up

Chapter Summary

Alineware M18x R2 belong to the current configuration of the high-end notebook screen performance, feel good input. Many highlights of the whole C surface, the sound is also good touchpad area with unique smooth plastic texture of the materials feel very good, while in the extended spatial aspects of this notebook is to force the surface D simply unscrew the two screws that can be upgraded.

4: Colorful backlight lovable set up a simple and convenient

The alien is the most classic design than a bright backlight effect, users can according to their preferences through the built-in AlienFx driver software (M17x R4, function keys at the far right button brings up the software) to develop a personalized light mode The adjustment range of the roof LOGO, power button, the main keyboard, numeric keypad, the edge of the touchpad, the front speakers and multimedia shortcut keys. button below the light from the subtitles and logo edge released, especially at night viewing Very colorful.

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Alienware Command Center AlienFX driven interface

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The alien head close-up of the roof, notebook Alienware M18x R4 position on the roof the center of a similar picture of the alien, alien head a dazzling light when we boot.

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Left and right speakers lighting effect

A lot of friends just contact Alienware products that mesh design on the fuselage in front of both sides of the location of thermal windows, but clearly a familiar friend, Alienware speaker position, the lights can also be changed according to user's personal habits.

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Shortcut keys and touchpad lighting effect close-up

We've already introduced this Alienware M18x R2 touchpad design is excellent, the resistance is also very modest, but the touch pad with lighting effects, books believe that this is only a current notebook. The top right of the shortcut key lighting effects.

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Against the background of the LOGO ALIENWARE vested with the power button close-up Alienware M18x R2 notebook screen just below the product LOGO, while sparkling the ALIENWARE logo also full of gas. The notebook power button is also very domineering, in the center of the location of the C surface The alien head is this machine's power button.

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Keyboard light efficiency close-up

The Alienware M18x R2 notebook most pull the wind design or effect, the keyboard backlight the AlienFX driver software keyboard is divided into four regions, according to personal preference of four keyboard zones for different combination of lighting effect, can also be set to the same color , in short, multi-style, to Dora the wind, you can simply mouse click can be completed

Chapter Summary

Alienware M18x R2 notebook Colorful backlight is one of the factors to attract users to buy the notebook user through the the AlienFX driver software, the lighting effect of the nine positions of the free combination, domineering publicity Colorful world to you to decide.

5: The machine configuration: IVB of platform with dual GTX 675M significant independence

Performance of the whole

Hardware, Alienware M18x R2 notebook the IVB platform i7-3720QM quad-core and eight-thread processor, clocked at 2.6GHz, can Turbo accelerates to 3.6GHz. Equipped with 16GB of memory and 2TB large capacity hard drive, graphics cards, dual NVIDIA the GeForce GTX 675M (2GB memory) discrete graphics performance belongs to the mainstream level. Let us first look at the whole performance.

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Alienware M18x R2 notebook in the 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Experience Index was 5.9 points from the lowest primary hard decision. Processor and memory score as high as 7.6, from this self-test program, the overall performance is quite not bad.

The processor information on this Alienware M18x R2 notebook with i7-3720QM processor, based on the 22nm process, power consumption is 45W, 6MB level three cache, clocked at 2.6GHz, superior performance.

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Processor and chipset information (click to enlarge)

the wPrime gives v2.00 processor computing performance test

In the wPrime V2.00 computing performance testing session, M17x in 32M primes operational aspects of the score of 7.629 seconds, the 1024M computing score of 231.986 seconds.

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Alienware M18x R2 (i7-3720QM) wPrime computing results

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i7-3720QM results ahead of the vast majority of SNB processor

Graphical information

The graphics part, Alienware M18x R2 for the user is equipped with two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M discrete graphics card SLI with 2GB GDDR5 memory capacity.

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Graphics for more information (click to enlarge)

Memory information

Memory, sent to test the prototype is equipped with four 4GB DDR3 1333 memory, a total of 16GB, Samsung, timing 11-11-11-28 support dual channel.

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Standard memory, close-up

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Memory for more information (click to enlarge)

Measured, the memory read speed up to 17493MB / s, write speed is 18323MB / s, the delay time of 49.8, outstanding performance.

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The AIDA64 memory / replaced to read and write speed measured

Hard Disk Information

Alienware M18x R2 notebook two hard disks support Raid. Send test this machine provides us with two 1TB speed 5400rpm hard drive, and the formation of a 2TB Raid 0. In addition, it provides users with a very unique drive bays can accommodate up to three standard 2.5 inch notebook hard drive.

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Hard drive from Western Digital

By experiments, 2TB mechanical hard to read the minimum speed 87MB / s, maximum 216.7MB / s average 160.2MB / s and seek time is 16.4ms, with satisfactory performance.

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HT Tune hard disk measured

Chapter Summary

Machine configuration, we can see the Alienware M18x R2 notebook's overall performance is very excellent. I7-3720QM processor and dual NVIDIA the GeForce GTX 675M discrete graphics with top-level configuration are currently on the market, but the aircraft and not equipped with the SSD, slightly regret. As for specific performance, presents the next page for everyone.

6: benchmark: the performance of the whole finished blasting the mainstream models

DX10 benchmark performance tests

First, we test the 3DMark Vantage test software, and its main DX10 benchmark performance for the consideration of computer graphics. We tested the entry-level (Entry, E), the performance level (Performance, P), high-end level (High, H) three test environments.

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DX10 benchmark performance test results (Click to enlarge

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GTX, 675M SLI performance is quite good

By experiments, Alienware M18x R2 notebook (the PhysX on) Entry mode score of E71293, which the graphics score of 78825 results fairly well.

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DX10 benchmark performance test results (Click to enlarge

Next we test the performance level (Performance, P) by the measured, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook P28938 results in the Performance mode (the PhysX on), in which the graphics score of 24947, the results are good.

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DX10 benchmark performance test results (Click to enlarge

Finally, we tested the high-end level (High, H) mode, by experiments, H20006 score of R4, notebook, the Alienware M17x (PhysX on) High mode, which graphics score of 17958, the performance is still excellent.

DX11 benchmark performance test

DX11 benchmark performance testing session, Alienware M18x R2 notebook 3DMark 11 Performance mode, the final score of P6379, which graphics card scores 6329 points, the processor single score of 8320 points.

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DX11 benchmark performance test results (Click to enlarge

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Alienware M18x R2 graphics subkey results ahead

Alienware M18x R2 notebook 3DMark 11 Extreme (X) mode, the final score X2182 graphics card scores 1979 points, the processor single score of 8300 points.

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DX11 benchmark performance test results (Click to enlarge

CINEBENCH (64bit

CINEBENCH Series software is a processor benchmark software, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook i7-3720QM processor in the R10 version of the test for a single-core 6046, multicore 23334 results, multi-core performance for 3.86x .

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CineBench R10 test scores, OpenGL for 5976 (click to enlarge)

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M18x is absolutely leading processor multi-core performance

CINEBENCH R11.5 test scenario, the notebook performance is further drained test results also tend to be more accurate tests, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook processor single-core performance for 1.48pts multicore results 6.84pts.

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CineBench R11.5 test scores, OpenGL 48.44fps (click to enlarge)

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R11.5 testing session, the M18x processor multi-core performance is still ahead of

Comprehensive performance test

PCMark 7 links in the test for the whole performance, Alienware M18x R2 notebook eventually won the 3341 score of computing performance results in 1914, the entertainment performance for 4013.

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The PCMark test results (click to enlarge)

SYSmark 2007 testing session of the comprehensive assessment of the whole performance, the results of 249 points, including 3D and video creation, a higher score for the 296 and 306, respectively.

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SYSmark 2007 tests (Click to view larger image)

Chapter Summary

It can be seen from the various types of test scores, this Alienware M18x R2 notebook processor and graphics performance is very good, belonging to the mainstream level, equipped with the i7-3720QM processor and two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M significant independence with a can of the top notebook is equipped with machine performance and cost point of view, this machine machine enthusiasts should purchase.

7: GTX 675M discrete graphics gaming performance to power

Game testing session, the first DX9 games pioneer << Street Fighter 4 >> as a classic fighting game masterpiece, the picture jumped from traditional 2D to 2.5D, characters, facial expressions, and even scenes are portrayed very place, so the computer configuration is also put forward higher request. quality setting vertical sync is off, the rest of the default has been tested, Alienware M18x R2 notebook 347.12 achievements, the game runs very smooth.

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Street Fighter 4 game test scores

After we test the 'Super Street Fighter >> This game is also based on DX9, has been tested, Alienware M18x R2 notebook 297.566 achievements, the game runs very smooth.

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Super Street Fighter game test scores

In DX10 part, it's still the familiar << Resident Evil 5 >>, games on the computer configuration requirements in general, the mainstream side configuration can basically run smoothly. After testing, the aircraft can reach the average score of 191.4 (the game smooth 30, the performance is pretty good.

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Resident Evil 5 test scores

Heaven v2.5 is a dedicated DX11 game test Benchmark testing by simulation of the 23 scenes of the final draw the actual performance of the graphics. DX11 game test, the default quality (open 4 times antialiasing, Alienware M18x R2 notebook The total score of 1448 points, the average frame rate of 57.5fps M18x most DX11 games run smoothly in the same quality.

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Heaven v2.5 results 1448,57.5 frame

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Alienware M18x R2 Heaven v2.5 results leading

It can be seen, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook can pass to kill all the games currently on the market, although no pressure to run DX11 games in high definition, but I still recommend that users << island >> << subway 2033 >> , such as << field >> 3 DX11 games in front of capabilities, and appropriate quality modulation Medium or turn off anti-aliasing, filtering, to obtain a smooth gaming experience, and the low quality can also protect the graphics.

Chapter Summary

Although not 28nm Kepler architecture, but undeniable, two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M in SLI is definitely considered excellent product performance of NV camp. In addition, all game-kill performance to make it chasing, so the more reason to We believe that the M18x in the mainstream full HD quality to cope with almost all games no problem.

Section 8: game measured Alienware M18x cool play << Battlefield 3 >>

Developed by DICE << field >> using the 'frost' engine, perfect support for DirectX 11, and has a strong physical effect, the biggest bright spot is the lighting system, its rendering of the scene is almost lifelike proportions. The visual effect called absolutely praise the game also supports real-time circadian system, a person at the scene for the players to create a real environment.

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<< Battlefield 3 game cover

Quality settings, in order to verify the two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M independent graphics SLI performance, I chose the Ultra default, the final Alienware M18x R2 notebook full HD resolution, the Ultra image quality has reached a stable and smooth concrete set The details are as follows:

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First off, the first hero in the subway, killing the enemy, the number of frames 55

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Front of the encounter the enemy, the number of frames 55

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The screen is slightly more complicated, the number of frames 49

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Complex picture, the number of frames 47

Chapter Summary:

As a main DX11 FPS game, << field >> computer hardware requirements are very high, no less than << Crysis >>. After the actual trial, full HD resolution, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook smoothly under the highest quality to run the game, in other words, as long as you turn on antialiasing level is not very high, the vast majority of DX11 games can be used This laptop running smoothly.

9: game measured Alienware M18x challenges << island

2 >> << Crysis Crysis >> sequel to the game adopted the CryENGINE 3 engine production. << Crysis 2 >> on the game content with the generation of great change, has turned to the public from a secret jungle warfare, large-scale current urban warfare. Story takes place in 2023 after three years from the generation. Aliens provoked the war, large areas on Earth, the major cities are under attack, the population dropped, the player will be doomsday war to defend the Earth.

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Crysis << 2 >> games cover

Quality settings, I selected the highest quality, full of all quality. Final R2, notebook, the Alienware M18x in full HD resolution, the highest quality can still be stable. Specific settings are as follows:

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Game quality setting details

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Game quality setting details

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The start of the game provides us with a pistol, the number of frames 60

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Analysis of the game mode, 60 frames

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In the darkness of the house to complete the task, the number of frames 60

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Encounter the enemy quickly annihilated frames 54

Chapter Summary:

As a main DX11 FPS game, << Crysis 2 >> computer hardware requirements are very high, the games listed on the spike of a lot of notebook computers. After actual trial, full HD resolution, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook smooth running of the game the highest quality, but in a complex picture, the game frame rate declined slightly, so that the powerful alien smooth running game, but in order to protect the parts of the machine, I suggest that you or as little as possible to run this games.

10: The thermal design is amazing endurance to be improved

Endurance test: 125 minutes

Alienware M18x R2 notebook provides us with a new architecture of Kepler discrete graphics with Intel Core Graphics support two graphics, so endurance naturally not the strengths of its standard 96Wh battery, infer the state of the game life is also a hour or so.

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Alienware M18x R2 notebook with a 96Wh battery

Life testing using the MobileMark 2007 software, it can simulate a common office scenarios, including Office, Vegas video clips, etc., those software are frequently used in daily life has been tested, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook battery life 125 minutes (2 hours 05 minutes, the remaining battery is 0%, there is some discrepancy with the endurance of mainstream notebooks currently on the market, continuous moderate 2 hours 05 minutes performance means and severe in 1 hour, mild almost three hours working days endurance life time do not seem to force.

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MobileMark 2007 battery life test results: 199 minutes

Thermal testing:

Test environment: room temperature 27 ℃

Test conditions: Furmark default settings to run for 30 minutes

Thermal testing session, I chose The AIDA64 the system stability test as well as Furmark two software at the same time, the former notebook's CPU at full load, the latter can be loaded with graphics, then the highest notebook fever.

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Notebook full load running 1 hour at room temperature about 26 degrees Celsius

After 30 minutes of full load operation, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook processor temperature maintained at 90 degrees Celsius, the graphics card is 80 degrees Celsius, this is considered a performance for the IVB processor, as well as the top alone significantly low.

Laptop surface, can be seen from the thermal imaging, the Alienware M18x R2 notebook after 30 minutes of full load, part of the palm rest did not heat, and even the same as the ambient temperature! But the temperature of the keyboard and shortcuts area and some are too high. In addition to the thermal windows, the M18x the bottom temperature is also maintained at a fairly low level, the entire testing process of the CPU cooling window at the obvious noise, but belong to user acceptance range. so you do not have too tangled.

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Full load, Alienware M18x R2 notebook body surface temperature

Chapter Summary

Judging from the endurance, the aircraft's life results in the large-size notebook belonged to the middle level, there are still a certain gap between the results with the currently available mainstream notebook, but for a top gaming notebook, more than two hours endurance is pretty good. In addition, the cooling due to the design of the three fan four vents, the whole surface and no obvious heat, but the noise has a little bit, this issue is the need to improve.

Evaluation Summary:

Appearance, Alienware M18x R2 notebook has exaggerated shape design and with the decoration of a variety of lighting effects, so that machine looks stylish with some domineering, with a large tail of thermal window, absolutely enough domineering!

Characteristic aspects, as one of the Alienware gaming notebook, the M18x is almost inherited the selling point of the series notebooks as large as the latest hardware configuration, to the bright lights effect keyboard, multimedia shortcut keys, four memory slots, and dual hard disk storage, drip filling the M18x raw nature of the game.

Performance, Alienware M18x R2 is undoubtedly even more domineering, i7-3720QM with two GTX 675M in SLI with also seems impeccable, deal with all major games are no problem!

Finally talk about the price, this notebook is Dell's official website, as well as the dealers are sold, the price from 30,999 to 60,999 yuan, the paper configuration models for 30,000 yuan, while Dell's official website also provides a configuration choice of sales methods, the user can buy their own configuration.

Recommended crowd: the fashion, the pursuit of the perfect enthusiast gamers. Reference Price: ¥ 30 999

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