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Alienware 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx Extreme 3GHz 32GB 1TB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 3GHz 32GB 1TB Jul 2015
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This 43.9 cm (17.3") laptop combines powerful performance and incredible graphics into a revolutionary new design perfect for immersive gaming. The durable anodised aluminium shell, reinforced by... More
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Alienware 17 Review

24 Reasons For

Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the 17 is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 17 that we have checked, the Alienware 17's discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 17 is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,350 megahertz, the Alienware 17 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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

The Alienware 17 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 17 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have processor clock speeds of between 1.7GHz and 3GHz. At 3 gigahertz, the Alienware 17 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 17.

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Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Alienware 17's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Alienware 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 17.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx Extreme processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Alienware 17 has a better storage medium than most laptops of this age and type. This Alienware portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 17.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 17 have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB. The Alienware 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 17.

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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 portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 17.

The worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 2x SO-DIMM.

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1000 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Alienware 17 is a 1,000 gigabyte solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 17 only have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 17 range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 18GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Alienware 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 17.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB. At 8,192 megabytes, the Alienware 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 17.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 17 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz. When compared to other laptops that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the maximum turbo frequency of the Alienware 17 of 3.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The speaker power of the Alienware 17 of 5 Watts is one of the highest amongst laptops of a similar type and age to the 17. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 17 have speaker power of between 1.5W and 8W.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 17 is 5.6MB. The Alienware 17 has one of the biggest processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Alienware 17 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This Alienware notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 17.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Alienware 17 has a fairly big battery capacity (86 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 17. The battery capacities of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 17 range from 47Wh to 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Alienware 17 is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 17 have between four and eight battery cells.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 17 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Alienware 17 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Alienware 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

Most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the 17 have one mini DisplayPort, including the Alienware 17 which has one mini DisplayPort.

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Heavy

Across all the gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. The Alienware 17 is one of the heavier gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 17 (4.2 kilograms) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 17

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Alienware 17 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the 17.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware 17 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 17.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Conflict Free Processor
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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