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Alienware 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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26 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 17 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. When compared to other laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Alienware 17's discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Alienware 17 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Alienware 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The screen sizes of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 17 range from 10" to 18".

There are a number of alternative 17.3" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 17, the ENVY 17, or the ZBook 17 all from HP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Alienware 17 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 17.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Alienware 17 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 17 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

There are a number of alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the HP ENVY 17.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the ZBook 15 (2.7GHz), or the ZBook ($2,855.60) (2.8GHz) both from HP.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware 17 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 17. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 32GB to 2TB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the ENVY 17, and the ENVY 17 both from HP is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 15 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Alienware 17 has a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ENVY 15, or the EliteBook 745 both from HP or the Lenovo T440p.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Alienware 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar age and spec to the 17.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Alienware 17 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the ENVY 15, or the EliteBook 745 both from HP or the Lenovo T440p.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of the Alienware 17 of 8,192 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this type and age is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Alienware 17 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 17.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across comparable types of portable PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 780GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware 17 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Alienware 17 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most of the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 17 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this portable PC has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Alienware 17 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 17. The processor caches of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 17 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 17 range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 58Wh. At 86 watt-hours, the Alienware 17 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 17.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Alienware 17 is a eight battery cell count laptop.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 17 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. The Alienware 17 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Alienware 17 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The display brightnesss of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 17 range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 17, the Alienware 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Y50, the HP ENVY 17, or the DELL XPS 15 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 80 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Alienware 17 is an 80 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 17 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Heavy

Notebook PCs of this type and age have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg. At 4.2 kilograms, the Alienware 17 is very heavy compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 17 (3.4kg and higher rated); or the ZBook 17 (3.5kg and cheaper), or the ZBook 17 (3.5kg and cheaper) both from HP.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Alienware 17 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 15 (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Socket
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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6 May 2015

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23 April 2015

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22 April 2015

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4 April 2015

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25 March 2015

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Barcodes 05397063305872, 05397063908875
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