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Alienware 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB Apr 2014
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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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Alienware Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Alienware portable PCs are rated 84%, which is in the top 16% of all portable PC brands that we have assessed.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of a comparable age and type to the 17 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the Alienware 17 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the 17.

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

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

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

The Alienware 17 has a fairly big display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the 17. The display diagonals of many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the 17 range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 16".

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 17 has one of the biggest internal memorys amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The internal memorys of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 17 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the Medion Erazer X7821[plb_1533620_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of laptops of this type and age is 2.2GHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 17, the processor frequency of the Alienware 17 of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware 17 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 17. Portable PCs of this age and spec have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the 17, the Alienware 17 has a front camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Alienware 17 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the 17.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The Alienware 17 has one of the biggest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys (80 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys of many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 17 range from 8GB to 80GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 13GB.

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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 the most common memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is in fact the best memory slots across all many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the 17.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slots is the worst memory slots across similar types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 18GB. The Alienware 17 has a fairly 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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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of laptops that came out around the same time as the 17 is 3.2GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. The Alienware 17 has one of the fastest processor boost frequencys (3.8 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Alienware 17 has more processor threadss than most of the many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most of the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 17 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however this Alienware notebook PC has eight processor threadss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Alienware 17 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 17. Portable PCs of this spec and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Alienware 17 has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s (2 megapixels) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 13MP.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Alienware 17 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (86 watt-hours) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the 17 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 64Wh.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Alienware 17 is a eight number of battery cells notebook PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have a full-size keyboard, however the Alienware 17 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 17 do not have a touchscreen. The Alienware 17 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Alienware 17 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of this age and type.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 4.2 kilograms, the Alienware 17 is very heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Laptops of this age and type have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Medion Erazer X7821[plb_1533620_price] (3.8kg) which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this many processor cores portable PC was released.

HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

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Expert Reviews

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24 December 2015

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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…

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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...

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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

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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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