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Alienware 18 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 750GB HDD+SSD 18.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 16GB Dec 2013
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The Alienware 18 is a monster gaming powerhouse. Every detail is engineered to give you the most intense experience possible. A durable and sophisticated design is made for performance with an... More
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12 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 18 is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 1,100MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Alienware 18 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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

The Alienware 18 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the screen sizes range from 13" to 19". The Alienware 18 has one of the biggest screen sizes (18.4 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 18 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz. At 2.7 gigahertz, the Alienware 18 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 18.

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Has a Front Camera

The Alienware 18 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Alienware 18 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this Alienware notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 18.

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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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the 18 is 3.5GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the Alienware 18 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 18.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Alienware 18 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 18.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Alienware 18 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the 18. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 18 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM.

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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 gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Alienware 18 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Alienware 18 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 18 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 750 gigabytes, the Alienware 18 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 18. Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 18 the total storage capacity range from 250GB to 2.3TB.

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Only 80 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 18 have between 8 and 255 solid-state drive capacity, including the Alienware 18 which has 80 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other laptops of this age and type, the hard drive capacity of the Alienware 18 of only 750 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The hard drive capacity of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 500GB to 2TB.

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Very Heavy

The Alienware 18 is very heavy (5.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 18. The weights of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 18 range from 1.6kg to 5.5kg.

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Very Wide

When compared to other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago, the width of the Alienware 18 of 456.5 millimeters is one of the widest. The average width of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 400mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 18

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 18 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 comparable spec and age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age 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
Device Type
Market Positioning
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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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Extraordinary performance
Envy, inducing style
Great attention to detail
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7 August 2014

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18 July 2014

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17 July 2014

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 March 2014 by Melodee G.
(Verified Purchase)

Besides Newggs false advertisment. The Laptop was a great buy for me. My money was well spent. Gaming is the @#$% on this Laptop...

Reviewed 7 April 2014 by Matthew H.
(Verified Purchase)

More Info: I rather enjoyed the Alienware 18 laptop. It doesn't have quite as much under the hood (especially considering the price), but it was super easy to add my own SSD and Memory! This... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dkcwx19h, n00aw852, w511092au, alienware i74700, alienware i74700m, alienware i74700mq
Barcodes 00612058936271
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