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Alienware 18 Gaming Laptop

Conquer without compromise.

Meet the new Alienware 18, completely redesigned with dual graphics to give you the ultimate gaming experience.
Starting at $2,149.99*
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Alienware 18
 

Alienware 18
$2,149.99
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4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
8GB Memory
8GB Memory
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M graphics with 4GB total (2x 2GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M graphics with 4GB total (2x 2GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled

Go big with the unstoppable power of the new Alienware 18: Intel® Core i7 processors and dual graphic cards on every configuration.
Featured at$2,149.99*
 
Estimated Ship Date: 8-9-2014

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Processor
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4710MQ processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Operating System
Windows 8.1, 64Bit, English
Productivity Software
Microsoft® Office Trial
Microsoft Office 365
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Security Software
No Anti-virus Requested
Memory*
8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
Hard Drive
500GB (8GB Hybrid, 5400 RPM, 64MB Cache) SATA 6Gb/s w/NCQ
Video Card
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M graphics with 4GB total (2x 2GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled
Optical Drive
Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVDR/RW) (Standard)
Display
18.4" WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display
Digitally Delivered Software
 
Wireless
802.11ac Dual Band 2x2 AC WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
Primary Battery
8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
Warranty
1 Year Alienware Basic Support
Accidental Damage Service
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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: 2.23 in (56.71mm) Rear: 2.26 in (57.50mm)
Depth: 12.909 in (327.89 mm)
Width: 17.972 in (456.50 mm)
Starting at weight with optional SSD: 12.064 lbs. (5.472 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
9 user-programmable keys providing up to 19 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)
Regulatory
Featured at$2,149.99*
 
Estimated Ship Date: 8-9-2014

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Alienware 18
 

Alienware 18
$3,649.99
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4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
16GB Memory
16GB Memory
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled​
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled​

 
Featured at$3,649.99*
 
Estimated Ship Date: 8-4-2014

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4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ processor (Quad Core, 6MB Cache, up 3.8GHz)
 
Windows 8.1, 64Bit, English
 
Microsoft® Office Trial
 
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No Anti-virus Requested
 
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
 
1TB/5400 RPM + 80G caching mSATA
 
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled
 
Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVDR/RW) (Standard)
 
18.4" WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display
 
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802.11ac Dual Band 2x2 AC WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
 
8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
 
1 Year Alienware Basic Support
 
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AlienFX Lighting Zones
10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations
 
Dimensions & Starting weight
Height: Front: 2.23 in (56.71mm) Rear: 2.26 in (57.50mm)
Depth: 12.909 in (327.89 mm)
Width: 17.972 in (456.50 mm)
Starting at weight with optional SSD: 12.064 lbs. (5.472 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
9 user-programmable keys providing up to 19 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)
 
Featured at$3,649.99*
 
Estimated Ship Date: 8-4-2014

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Alienware 18
 

Alienware 18
$4,049.99
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4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
16GB Memory
16GB Memory
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled​
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled​

Don't let anything hold you back. Round out your graphics prowes with a 4th gen Intel® Core i7-4910MQ CPU, a blu-ray optical drive and 16gbs of RAM.
Featured at$4,049.99*
 
Estimated Ship Date: 8-4-2014

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4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4910MQ processor (Quad Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1GHz)
 
Windows 8.1, 64Bit, English
 
Microsoft® Office Trial
 
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No Anti-virus Requested
 
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
 
1TB/5400 RPM + 80G caching mSATA
 
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled
 
Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVDRW, CD-RW)
 
18.4" WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display
 
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802.11ac Dual Band 2x2 AC WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
 
8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
 
1 Year Alienware Basic Support
 
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AlienFX Lighting Zones
10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations
 
Dimensions & Starting weight
Height: Front: 2.23 in (56.71mm) Rear: 2.26 in (57.50mm)
Depth: 12.909 in (327.89 mm)
Width: 17.972 in (456.50 mm)
Starting at weight with optional SSD: 12.064 lbs. (5.472 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
9 user-programmable keys providing up to 19 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)
 
Featured at$4,049.99*
 
Estimated Ship Date: 8-4-2014

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Alienware 18 -
$5,449.99
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4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4940MX processor (Quad Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.4GHz)
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4940MX processor (Quad Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.4GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium
32GB Memory
32GB Memory
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled​
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled​

 
Featured at$5,449.99*
 
Estimated Ship Date: 8-4-2014

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4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4940MX processor (Quad Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.4GHz)
Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-bit, English
Microsoft® Office Trial
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No Anti-virus Requested
32GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
1TB SSD Quad Play RAID 0 (4x256GB SSD SATA 6Gb/s)
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled
Optical Drive Not included
18.4" WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display
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802.11ac Dual Band 2x2 AC WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
1 Year Alienware Basic Support
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AlienFX Lighting Zones
10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations
 
Dimensions & Starting weight
Height: Front: 2.23 in (56.71mm) Rear: 2.26 in (57.50mm)
Depth: 12.909 in (327.89 mm)
Width: 17.972 in (456.50 mm)
Starting at weight with optional SSD: 12.064 lbs. (5.472 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
9 user-programmable keys providing up to 19 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)
Featured at$5,449.99*
 
Estimated Ship Date: 8-4-2014

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Features & Design

Available with Windows 8 - for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
Alienware 18
Looks and performs like no other
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 outer anodised-aluminium shell surface, reinforced by a magnesium alloy frame to protect the LCD.

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Alienware 18
Unleash awesome with overclocking
Alienware 18 is the most powerful 18" laptop in the universe. With 4th generation Intel® Core i7 processors and optional overclocking, you can experience a maximum speed of up to 40 Gbps 4.3GHz. Unleash the speed and performance that you need to dominate in everything that you do.

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Alienware 18
Maximum performance with dual graphics
You can get in the game like never before with dual GPUs that deliver increased performance, better image rendering and higher frame rates. Charge through the most intense stages of your favourite games with up to 4GB GDDR5 memory in the available NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M GPUs. For added impact, NVIDIA® PhysX brings your games to life with dynamic, interactive environments, while NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync prevents image tearing.

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Alienware 18
Connect and conquer
A built-in Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC identifies and prioritises your network traffic so 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 an improved battery life.
Alienware 18
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.
Alienware 18
Plug in with plenty of ports
Plenty of ports: Whether you want to plug in to an external display, speaker or transfer films and music, we got you covered with all the ports that you need. Alienware 17 comes with an RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6, three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and one USB 3.0 port with PowerShare technology (allows you to charge USB devices when the computer is turned off or in standby mode), a mini display port, HDMI 1.4 output/1.3 input, 9-in-1 media card reader and more.
Alienware 18
The next generation of immersive gaming
Pump up your audio experience:Get the power and nuance of cinema sound straight from your laptop. The speakers are certified by sound engineers from Klipsch® and the system comes preloaded with Dolby® Home Theater® v4 software for extraordinary audio and an easy interface - whether you're gaming or enjoying other media.

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Take your view to the next level:The new Alienware 18 offers an expansive 18.4" Full HD TrueLife display. With rich, vibrant colours and wide angles, your games will look amazing from any view. Expand your view by connecting to an HDTV and experience 3D gaming in all its glory.*

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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.
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    Alienware TactX : Create and execute customisded game commands in just seconds. The Alienware 18 has four additional macro keys for a total of 19 slots, so that you have even more control over the game.Find Out More
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    AlienTouch : Customise your touchpad'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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Alienware 18
In-game Tomb Raider Performance (FPS)
Using Tomb Raider’s built-in benchmark tool, running in high quality and ultra high quality setting.

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Alienware 18 can deliver up to 51fps using ULTRA settings, up to 85fps using ULTRA settings with Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M along with Intel Core i7-4800MQ and 137fps with Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M and Intel i7-4900MQ processor.
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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 Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M in NVIDIA SLI mode card offers up to a 122% 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 94% in overall performance
 

Accessories & Support

Essential accessories for your Alienware 18
Essential accessories for your Alienware 18
Complete your Alienware 18 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 customizable 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 TactX™ Keyboard
Alienware TactX™ Keyboard
Be battle-ready with programmable macro keys and exclusive AlienFX™ customisable lighting for two zones.

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Alienware Vindicator 18" Backpack
Alienware Vindicator 18" 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 18"Briefcase
Alienware Vindicator 18"Briefcase
Experience minimal lag while on the go with a specially designed TSA checkpoint-friendly compartment.

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Dell UltraSharp Monitors
Dell UltraSharp Monitors
Immerse yourself in rich colours and razor-sharp details with Dell FullHD UltraSharp monitors.

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Your Alienware 18 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

“Packing the newest and most powerful Intel Core i7 processor, the newest and most powerful Nvidia GPUs -- two, for good measure -- as well as 32GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, this 18-inch system simply crushes all before it.”

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Alienware 18

“Takes down even the newest PC games, and is just plain fun to use.” -- CNET

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"PC Magazine Editors’ Choice - 4/5 Stars
“The Alienware 18… gaming laptop is an unapologetic show of opulence and riches.”"

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