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Alienware M17x R4 Review (i7 3610QM/ AMD HD7970M)

To test the battery today we put the machine through three sets of real world situations.

One as a media movie lover on the move, a person wanting to watch HD media on a train journey or bus with two thirds screen brightness (any less and quality suffers).

Secondly as a business man, using the machine for productivity with wireless enabled and balanced power settings with a mid way (around half) brightness setting.

Thirdly as a gamer on the move, with the AMD graphics card fully active and screen brightness up high.

Under light ‘office’ use, the battery lasted almost three hours, which is actually quite impressive. When tasked however the battery is quickly sapped. Gaming drained the battery in just under an hour. Again, this is clearly a desktop replacement and more suited for moving around the house, rather than a business machine on the move.

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