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

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 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 anodized aluminum shell, reinforced by a... More
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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the 17 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Alienware 17 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a comparable type and age to the 17 is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Alienware 17 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 17.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the 17 is 370MHz. The Alienware 17 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 17.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Alienware 17 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 17 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including the Asus GL771JW which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Alienware 17 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Across all the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 17 the speaker power range from 1.5W to 8W. With an speaker power of 5 Watts, the Alienware 17 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age 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 laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 17.

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

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Alienware 17 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported bluetooth version across all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 17.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported bluetooth version is 4.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Alienware 17 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

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

Across similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 17 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Alienware 17 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 16GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Alienware 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the 17.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the 17 that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Alienware 17 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 17 is 16GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 18GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh. With a battery capacity of 86 watt-hours, the Alienware 17 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 17.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between four and eight battery cells, including the Alienware 17 which has eight battery cells.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Alienware 17 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the 17. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 17 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on laptops of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 17 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Alienware 17 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 17.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year, the Alienware 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 17 the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Alienware 17 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the G751JL (12GB), or the G771JM (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 17 is 6,700 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Alienware 17 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 17.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

The Alienware 17 is a one mini DisplayPort laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the 17 have one mini DisplayPort.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The Alienware 17 is a two built-in speaker laptop.

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Heavy

The weights of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 17 range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg. With a weight of 4.2 kilograms, the Alienware 17 is one of the heavier similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 17 amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 17 the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.5 gigahertz, the Alienware 17 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 17 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz. At only 3.5 gigahertz, the Alienware 17 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 17

Released Over a Year Ago

Alienware released the 17 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Alienware 17 has a pretty typical screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and 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 standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the GL771JW (1.1TB), or the G751JL (1.1TB) both from Asus which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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

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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Full-Size Keyboard
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Password Protection
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Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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24 December 2015

What a notebook! We'll start with its flaws because they're very simple to enumerate ? Alienware 17 R3's price renders it day-dream territory for 99% of all users. And we're not even going to...

29 September 2015

If there was a machine that I've wanted to get my hands on ever since I've started writing for tech, it would be this one. The Alienware series of gaming laptops have always been this Holy Grail... Read more…

Pcauthority.com.au

A lienware has come a long way since it first landed back in 1996. Gone are the luminous-green laptops and giant alien skulls: the new Alienware 17 R2 oozes class. With its soft-touch matte-black... Read more…

6 May 2015

The Alienware 17 gets updated with an Nvidia GeForce 980M GPU and an optional graphics amplifier for unrivaled gaming power...

Alienware 17 R2 Alienware significantly shrunk the new device compared to its predecessors and accepted slightly louder fans in return. Unfortunately, the performance suffers from not optimal use...

23 April 2015

The Alienware 17 is a nearly perfect 17-inch gaming laptop, and the Graphics Amplifier only makes things sweeter with a beefy desktop GPU...

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22 April 2015

The Alienware 17 is a nearly perfect 17-inch gaming laptop, and the Graphics Amplifier only makes things sweeter with a beefy desktop GPU...

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4 April 2015

Dell's Alienware laptops are among the most powerful gaming machines money can buy - if you can afford them. Compared with the mammoth Alienware 18 that I tried almost two years ago, the new... Read more…

1 April 2015

Dell's Alienware laptops are among the most powerful gaming machines money can buy - if you can afford them.Compared with the mammoth Alienware 18 that I tried almost two years ago, the new... Read more…

25 March 2015

The Alienware 17 R2 is one of the latest gaming notebooks from Alienware/Dell that boasts a very large 17.3? Touch Screen Display, a 4th Generation Intel® Core? i7 Processor, 32GB of RAM and an... Read more…

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