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Alienware 18 Gaming Laptop

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Conquer without compromise

Meet the most powerful 18 " laptop in the universe. The new Alienware 18 is completely redesigned with dual graphics to give you the ultimate gaming experience. Now available with Windows 8.1.
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Features & Design

Available with Windows 7 Home Premium - 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
Factory-overclocked for max performance
The Alienware 18 is the most powerful 18" laptop in the universe. Now with all 4th generation Intel® Core i7 processors factory-overclocked, you can experience a maximum, blazing speeds of up to 4.4GHz. Unleash the speed and performance you need to dominate in everything you do.
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Alienware 18
Maximum performance with dual graphics
Get in the game like never before with dual graphics options from NVIDIA and AMD that deliver increased performance, better image rendering and higher frame rates.

Charge through the most intense stages of your favorite games with NVIDIA® SLI® enabled Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 16GB of combined GDDR5 memory. For added impact, NVIDIA® PhysX brings your games to life with dynamic, interactive environments while NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync prevents image tearing for nearly seamless gaming sessions.

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Get superior game performance and immersive gameplay with the optional Dual AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X GPU with 8GB of combined GDDR5 memory. Harness the power of two GPUs with AMD CrossFire™ technology and unleash additional performance to boost detail levels and effects in your games as well as maintain high frame rates during the most intense gaming sessions. Unlock revolutionary performance and outstanding image quality with AMD’s GCN architecture and Mantle API technology.

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

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Your Alienware 18 comes with Alienware Basic Support
Your Alienware 18 comes with Alienware Enhanced Support*: Includes In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis, plus Premium Phone Support, offering access to dedicated Alienware advanced support technicians for hardware and software assistance, including in-game repairs and troubleshooting.

One year Next Day In-Home Service :
For added convenience, if your PC’s issue cannot be resolved remotely, we will send a Dell-certified technician to your home within 1 business day.
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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.

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Ratings & Reviews

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Alienware 18 "Good award 87%" Sep 2013
Alienware once again lives up to its reputation as a manufacturer of high-end notebooks. The successor of the M18x R2, simply called 18, not only impresses with its dignified design but also with the excellent performance.

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Alienware 18 "Must Have" award 9*/10* Oct 2013
An amazing notebook that is more powerful than many desktop systems available today.

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