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This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Alienware M17x R4 laptop. If you have the Alienware M17x R4 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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For full specifications see the Alienware M17x R4 specifications page.
|Name||Alienware M17x R4|
|Processor||3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3740QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3840QM (8MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
|Screen||17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
17.3” 1920×1080 Widescreen
|RAM||Up to 32GB|
|HDD||Up to 1TB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230
|Graphics Chip||works||Needs Bumble project for full capability|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Headphone Jack||Partially||need to reboot for Headphone to be fully engaged and speakers off|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|TV Tuner||Not Tested|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Alienware M17x R4 here.
Has Optimus technology so needs project Bumblebee to enable Nvidia graphics.
Sound works when it works. In windows the jacks are software controlled.
You can enter a summary of how well the Alienware M17x R4 works with Linux here.