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Alienware 17

Packed with power. Made to move.

This 17” laptop combines powerful performance and incredible graphics into a revolutionary new design - perfect for immersive gaming.
Starting at $3,052.99*
Alienware 17 LAPTOP Editors Choice Award
 
Processor
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Intel® Core™ i7-4910MQ processor (Quad Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Operating System
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Windows 8.1, 64Bit, English
1 Year Alienware Basic Support
Accidental Damage Service
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Productivity Software
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Microsoft® Office Trial
Microsoft Office 365
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Security Software
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No Anti-virus Requested
16GB DDR3L at 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Hard Drive
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1TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s + 80GB mSATA SSD Caching
Video Card
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NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 8GB total GDDR5
Optical Drive
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Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (9.5mm)
17.3" WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display
802.11ac Dual Band 2x2 AC WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
Primary Battery
8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
Ports, Slots & Chassis
AlienFX Lighting Zones
10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations

Dimensions & Starting weight
Height: Front: 1.820 in (46.24 mm) Rear: 1.908 in (48.46 mm)
Depth: 11.772 in (299.00 mm)
Width: 16.282 in (413.56 mm)
Starting at weight with optional SSD: 9.1494 lbs. (4.1501 Kg.)

External Chassis Connections
(1x) Power/DC-in Jack
(1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6 (3x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
(1x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare Technology
(1x) Mini-Display Port
(1x) HDMI 1.4 Output / 1.3 Input
(1x) 7-in-1 Media Card Reader
(2x) Audio Out 1/8" Ports (One compatible with inline mic headset)
(1x) Line In Microphone 1/8" Port (retaskable for 5.1 analog audio output)
(1x) Kensington Security Lock port (cable and lock sold separately)

Exterior Chassis Materials
Anodized Aluminum
Magnesium Alloy

Keyboard
4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls and numeric keypad
4 user-programmable keys providing up to 4 distinct functions per application or game

Memory Slots
4x 204-Pin DDR3L SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots

Software
Alienware Command Center
AlienFX™
AlienTouch™
AlienFusion
AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator
Alienware TactX™

Touchpad
Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)
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Alienware 17

Featured at$3,052.99*
 
Estimated Ship Date: 11-4-2014
 
 

Features & Design

Available with Windows 8 - for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
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Cutting-edge design
The durable anodised aluminium shell, reinforced by a magnesium-alloy frame, protects your LCD and the internal components. Angled front and side walls give the Alienware 17 an elite and stealth look. And it's designed for maximum performance, with a rear GPU/CPU exhaust vent to manage heat generated inside the system.


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Processing Power Like Never Before
Now all 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processors come factory-overclocked so you can get even more speed, power and performance out of your Alienware 17. And with Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 technology dynamically controlling power and performance, you’ll be able to cram even more action out of the Alienware 17’s 8-cell battery on a single charge

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Perform at your peak
Get the competitive edge with optional NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory. Turn on lightning-fast FXAA anti-aliasing for the ultimate combination of image quality and performance. NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync prevents image tearing and NVIDIA® PhysX brings your games to life with dynamic, interactive environments.


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Pump up your audio experience
Powered by Klipsch® Speakers: Your Alienware 17 is a precision-tuned, premium stereo system designed to deliver the most lifelike audio experience that you have ever heard from a laptop. Dynamic drivers provide a punchy, rich full range of sound, to give you the best gaming experience possible.

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Dolby Home Theatre v4: Whether you're listening through headphones, your laptop speakers or your home cinema setup, Dolby Home Theatre v4 delivers the captivating listening experience that your games and media demand. Surround Decoder creates a virtual surround sound experience and Volume Maximiser lets you blast your audio at peak volume without noise or clipping. And Dolby Home Cinema comes with an easy-to-use interface, so that you can maintain total control over your audio settings at all times.


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Connect and conquer
A built-in Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC identifies and prioritises your network traffic so that latency-sensitive streams that require maximum speed, like games or video chat, are prioritised over less-important traffic. See which applications are hogging your bandwidth and limit them using Visual Bandwidth Control™ so that they don't interfere with your games. Or, go wireless with a Broadcom 5G WiFi adaptor for faster speeds, better range and improved battery life.
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Massive storage and monster speed
Make your Alienware system a vault of games, films and music with an optional 1TB Quad Play RAID 0 solid-state drive (SSD) - that's four 256GB SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration. You get faster boot up speeds, data access times and the ability to write massive amounts of data in a flash with minimal battery life consumption or system noise.
Ultimate control. All from one place.
Change how you experience the game. The redesigned Alienware Command Centre 3.0 lets you choose lighting and special effects, accelerate your gaming performance, monitor in-game results and more - all in one hub.
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    AlienFX system lighting :Create customised lighting and special effects to suit your unique gaming style. Apply 20 different colours to 10 different zones (including rear panel, chassis surround and track pad) for up to 10,240 billion colour combinations. Find Out More
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    AlienAdrenaline : Launch games your way with personalised shortcuts in Game Mode, maximise performance with the new Accelerator feature and keep an eye on resource consumption with Performance Monitoring. Find Out More
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    Alienware TactX : Alienware TactX, is brand new to our 17" gaming laptops. You can create and execute game commands in just seconds. The Alienware 17 has four user-programmable keys, providing up to four distinct functions per application or game.Find Out More
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    AlienTouch : Customise your touch pad's sensitivity to prevent accidental contact or modify “tap and drag” functions and horizontal scrolling with just the brush of your finger. Find Out More
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    AlienFusion : Access your system's power-management controls so that you can decide when you need maximum performance or when to scale back for more everyday programs. Find Out More
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In-game Bioshock Infinite Performance (FPS)
Using Bioshock’s built-in benchmark tool, running in high quality and ultra high quality setting.

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Alienware 17’s has an impressive 97.7 fps at base build and can display up to 185.53 in medium mode with higher-end CPUs and graphics cards.
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3DMark for Windows ‘Fire Strike’ Performance
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for high-performance gaming. It is their most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.

The optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M provides a 37% increase and the optional GTX 780M card offers up to a 102% increase in performance.
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PCMark 7 Performance
PCMark 7 is a complete PC benchmarking solution for Windows 7 and Windows 8. It includes 7 tests combining more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. PCMark 7 offers complete Windows PC performance testing for home and business use.

Higher-end CPUs and Graphic cards can provide an increase of up to 68% in overall performance
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Accessories & Services

Essential accessories for your Alienware 17
Essential accessories for your Alienware 17
Complete your Alienware 17 with any combination of Alienware TactX™ accessories and Alienware Vindicator bags designed to enhance and protect your gaming experience. Look for these great products and more at checkout.

 

Alienware TactX™ Mouse
Alienware TactX™ Mouse
Featuring AlienFX customisable lighting and on-the-fly DPI switching for pinpoint accuracy.

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Alienware TactX™ Headset
Alienware TactX™ Headset
Experience optimised in-game sounds with a custom-engineered soundscape and a retractable mic.

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Alienware Vindicator 17" Backpack
Alienware Vindicator 17" Backpack
Keep your laptop and things protected on the go with a durable high-density nylon constructed exterior shell.

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Alienware Vindicator 17" Slim Carrying Case
Alienware Vindicator 17" Slim Carrying Case
Slip a suit of armour on your system for extra protection and portability.

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Alienware Vindicator 17" Neoprene Sleeve
Alienware Vindicator 17" Neoprene Sleeve
With its slim padded profile, this sleeve offers your system protection, wherever you take it.

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Alienware Vindicator 17" Briefcase
Alienware Vindicator 17" Briefcase
Experience minimal lag while on the go with a specially designed TSA checkpoint-friendly compartment.

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Your Alienware 17 comes with Alienware Basic Support
One-Year In-Home Service after Remote diagnosis*:Have a technician and/or part dispatched to your home following remote diagnosis if the issue is covered by Dell's Limited Hardware Warranty.*
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Alienware Enhanced Support: Includes In-Home Service after Remote diagnosis*, plus Premium Phone Support, offering 24/7 access to dedicated Alienware advanced support technicians for hardware and software assistance, including in-game repairs and troubleshooting.

Accidental Damage Service*: Let us repair or replace your system in the event of an accident. Accidental Damage service* covers surges and screen breaks, liquid spills, accidental drops and falls.
 

Ratings & Reviews

Alienware 17: 4/5 Stars
“The Alienware 17 is attractive, fast, and specced to the max.”
— PCWorld

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Best High-End Gaming LaptopEarns “top honors for the second year in a row” on “Top 100 Products of 2013”
– Computer Shopper

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Editors’ Choice
“Alienware 17 continues to be the go-to gaming rig for the best combination of design, audio oomph, comfort and power.”
– LAPTOP

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