|Series Name||Alienware 17|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home Single Language|
|Warranty||1Yr ProSupport: NBD Onsite with Accidental Damage Service|
|Display Size (in inches)||17 Inch|
|Screen / Display Type||17.3 inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IGZO IPS Anti-Glare 400-nits Display|
|Maximum Resolution (in Pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Processor||6th Gen Core i7|
|CPU Speed (in GHz)||6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Intel Turbo Boost|
|AntiVirus||Mcafee Live Safe 12 Month|
|RAM Type||Dual Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz|
|RAM Size in GB||16GB|
Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
|HDD Type||7200 RPM|
|Hard Disk Drive (Storage)||1TB + 256GB PCle SSD Boot|
Graphic Card Details
|Graphic Card Model||8GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M|
|Webcam||Full HD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones|
|Software||Alienware Command Center|
|Speaker||Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with Dolby Home Theater v4 Software (Standard),2.0 Speaker configuration,Audio Powered by Klipsch®, Integrated 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection|
|Type of Batteries||Lithium Ion|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content (in Watt-Hours)||92|
|Number of Lithium ION Cells||8|
|Wireless||Killer 1535 802.11ac|
|Connectivity||Wireless & Bluetooth|
|Card Reader||9-in-1 Media card reader|
|Width||16.282 in (413.56 mm)|
|Height||Front: 1.820 in (6.24 mm) Rear: 1.908 in (48.46 mm)|
|Depth||11.772 in (299.00 mm)|
Design Features of New Alienware 17 Laptop
The durable anodized aluminum shell, reinforced by a magnesium-alloy frame, protects your LCD and the internal components. Angled front and side walls give the Alienware 17 an elite and stealth look. And it’s designed for maximum performance, with a rear GPU/CPU exhaust vent to manage heat generated inside the system.
Unleash the power
Alienware 17 is powerful inside and out — it’s packed with new technology for maximum performance. With 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors Quad Core and optional overclocked processors, you get the speed, power and performance you need to lead in everything you do. And the 8-cell battery means you can cram more action into a single charge
Perform at your peak
Get the competitive edge with optional NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory. Turn on lightning-fast FXAA antialiasing for the ultimate combination of image quality and performance. NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync prevents image tearing, and NVIDIA® PhysX brings your games to life with dynamic, interactive environments.
Pump up your audio experience
Get the power and nuance of cinema sound straight from your laptop. The speakers are certified by sound engineers from Klipsch® and the system comes preloaded with Dolby® Home Theater® v4 software for extraordinary audio and an easy interface — whether you’re gaming or enjoying other media.
Take your view to the next level
Dominate your opponents with an optional 17.3" antiglare Full HD (1080p) display or an optional Truelife Full HD (1080p) 3D panel for immersive gaming. And think bigger — plug in to a 3D TV or a Full HD monitor and get thrown right into the action. Alienware 17 is as versatile as it is powerful, so you can achieve victory on your own terms.
Connect and conquer
A built-in Killer™ Gigabit Ethernet NIC identifies and prioritizes your network traffic so that latency-sensitive streams that require maximum speed, like games or video chat, are prioritized over less-important traffic. See which applications are hogging your bandwidth and limit them using Visual Bandwidth Control™ so they don’t interfere with your games. Or go wireless with a Broadcom® 5G WiFi adapter for faster speeds, better range and improved battery life.
Ultimate control. All from one place.
Change how you experience the game. The redesigned Alienware Command Center 3.0 lets you choose lighting and special effects, accelerate your gaming performance, monitor in-game results and more — all in one hub.
AlienFX system lighting
Create custom lighting and special effects to suit your unique gaming style. Apply 20 different colors to 10 different zones (including rear panel, chassis surround and track pad) for up to 10,240 billion color combinations.
Launch games your way with personalized shortcuts in Game Mode, maximize performance with the new Accelerator feature, and keep an eye on resource consumption with Performance Monitoring.
Alienware TactX, is brand new to our 17" gaming laptops. You can create and execute game commands in just seconds. The Alienware 17 has four user-programmable keys, providing up to four distinct functions per application or game.
Customize your touch pad’s sensitivity to prevent accidental contact or modify “tap and drag” functions and horizontal scrolling with just the brush of your finger.
Access your system’s power-management controls so you can decide when you need maximum performance or when to scale back for more everyday programs.
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Insanely Beast MachineReview by Sanket Patil
Best Alienware 17 R3Review by Denis
I strongly recommend to select UHD screen. It's amazing clear, bright and contrast. Perfect for reading/browsing.
I'm not very demanding gamer: Diablo III runs over 60 FPS in UHD and of course there is neither problem with FHD gaming. New laptop has fast CPU/GPU display switching. I see no reason to use cheaper option in such expensive laptop.
As very powerful laptop extra heat must be dissipated. There are 2 good specific options:
1. Performance fan mode (settings in BIOS) - full speed a bit loud.
2. Standard mode - moderate noise but there are plenty areas on keyboard which are very hot. Even use of Coolermaster cooling pad U3+ doesn't help a lot.
This option is perfect with external keyboard
Supplied M.2 NVMe SSD Samsung 951 256Gb is very decent and very modern option especially for users who are new to SSD lightning speed.
For more demanding users I recommend NVMe M.2 SSD Samsung 950 PRO 512Gb. But pay attention that neither Dell nor Samsung supply screw for it.
Supplied 1 Tb HDD is perfect place for multimedia content.
If you can afford such very expensive laptop you will not regret for the next few years. (Posted on 3/15/16)