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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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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Alienware is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Alienware also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memorys of laptops that were released around the same time as the 17 range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB. When compared to other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the 17, the Alienware 17's discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 13" to 19". With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the Alienware 17 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 17.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Alienware 17 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 17, the Alienware 17 has a front camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 17.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 2x SO-DIMM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 17 is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,150 megahertz, the Alienware 17 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Alienware 17 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 17 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 80 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 17 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Alienware 17 which has 80 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 13GB, and the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB. The Alienware 17 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One Mini DisplayPorts Quantity

The Alienware 17 is a one mini DisplayPorts quantity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the 17 have one mini DisplayPorts quantity.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Alienware 17 is a two number of built-in speakers portable PC.

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Heavy

The lightest gaming laptop that has been on the market for more than two years is 1.6kg heavy and the heaviest is 5.5kg. With a weight of 4.2 kilograms, the Alienware 17 is one of the heavier comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 17 amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Alienware released the 17.

Average Processor Frequency

The Alienware 17 has a relatively standard processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) 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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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware 17 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 17.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 Cores
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Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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Processor Boost Frequency
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Conflict Free Processor
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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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual

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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...

Techradar

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...

Techradar.com/au/

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 97j6, dell 97j6x, alienware uhd6, alienware uhd6t, alienware uhd6th, alienware i76700, alienware i76700h, alienware a175872, alienware i76700hq, alienware i76700hqn, alienware i76700hqnv, alienware i76700hqnvi, alienware i76700hqnvid, alienware i76700hqnvidi, alienware i76700hqnvidia, alienware gtx970m16gb1tb128, alienware gtx970m16gb1tb128g, alienware gtx970m16gb1tb128gb
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