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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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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

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Display
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Touchscreen
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3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Audio
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Front Camera
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ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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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…

28 September 2015

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Slick, surprisingly practical design
Powerful
Cool and quiet
Good 3D gaming performance
Innovative design
Not value for money
Four 4GB RAM sticks rather than two 8GB
Included mouse and keyboard aren't great
Huge tower
128GB solid-state boot drive is on the small side
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...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 January 2016 by DJDan

Had nothing but problems with this machine, spent hours just trying to fix poor performance issues definitely would not recommend Alienware for a gaming PC or any other type of PC for that matter...

SO AMAZING. .. I absolutely love this SSD. Small fits right in my tray with no problem. Boots windows within like 10 secs
Very fast Benchmarked with Atto Disk Benchmark and getting 510 MBs read and 200 MBs write on SATA III, exactly as advertised. Latest firmware already installed. Got it at a good price, and includes mo
Its Quick like All SSD's
Does not Use Sandforce Controllers
High Quality Toshiba Nand
Refuses to go to the bathroom for me when I'm to lazy to get up
The included mounting bracket unfortunately does not work at all with my case's tool-less mounting system, and I ended up having to tape the bracket SSD into my drive bay. Just something to keep in mi
Expensive at the time of purchase
So far
The trial NTI software they pack with it gets the job done but it is limited and is not for hardcore partition table cloning. No problem for everyday users, It worked fine for me
Reviewed 24 February 2015 by Nelson G.
(Verified Purchase)

Have Kingston V300 in another old laptop of the same model and it has been rock solid so think I will go with Kingston on future purchases...

Works OK and price was right on-sale
Cheap fast, plus has RAIN for supposed reliability
Very nice SSD. .. boot time is 30 seconds now for an older laptop. Priced very low for what you get
I installed the 256Gb 2.5" 550 drive as a replacement boot drive for my Mac Pro. Works Great Made a huge difference in all things IO related. Boots way faster. Very Happy This is the 2nd 550 SSD tha
Reliable technology
Bought two. Installed one in an old laptop. Works fine but have had a couple blue screens since installing. Never saw this with original drive
Where to start
Has compatibility issues with AMD RAID configurations
This model and it's predecessor have issues where it either disconnects or crashes Windows, including having Windows crash upon reboot
Crucial has been aware of this problem since August of 2014 and has done nothing about it

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