Conquer without compromise
Rediscover the Alienware 18, designed with dual graphics to give you the ultimate gaming experience.
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Windows 8 - for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
Performs like no other!
Maximum performance with dual graphicsGet in the game like never before with standard dual graphics from NVIDIA that deliver increased performance, better image rendering and higher frame rates.
Charge through the most intense stages of your favorite games with the optional NVIDIA® SLI® enabled Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M 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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Upgradeable and Factory-overclocked for max performanceThe Alienware 18 is our most powerful laptop. Ever. You can experience blazing speeds of up to 4.4GHz with all 4th generation Intel® Core i7 processors factory-overclocked. Unleash the speed and performance you need to dominate in everything you do.
The Alienware 18 processor is attached to a chipset socket, which allows you to upgrade and replace your CPU at anytime and free your system from any bottleneck by choosing 32GB DDR3L memory.
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The next generation of immersive gaming
Connect and conquer
A built-in Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC identifies and prioritizes your network traffic so latency-sensitive streams that require maximum speed, like games or video chat, are prioritized over less-important traffic. See which applications are hogging your bandwidth and limit them using Visual Bandwidth Control™ so they don’t interfere with your games. Or go wireless with a Broadcom 5G WiFi adapter for faster speeds, better range and improved battery life.
Make your Alienware system a vault of games, movies and music with the Quad-Play capability — that’s four slots available for any 7 mm drive. You get the ability to store massive amounts of data in your portable gaming machine.
Plug in with plenty of ports
Plenty of ports: Whether you want to plug into an external display, speaker or transfer movies and music, we got you covered with all the ports 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, 7-in-1 media card reader and more.
Ultimate control. All from one place.Change how you experience the game. The redesigned Alienware Command Center 3.0 lets you choose lighting and special effects, accelerate your gaming performance, monitor in-game results, and more — all in one hub.
|AlienFX system lighting||AlienAdrenaline||Alienware TactX|
|Create custom lighting and special effects to suit your unique gaming style. Apply 20 different colors to 10 different zones (including rear panel, chassis surround and track pad) for up to 10,240 billion color combinations.|
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|Launch games your way with personalized shortcuts in Game Mode, maximize performance with the new Accelerator feature, and keep an eye on resource consumption with Performance Monitoring.|
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|Create and execute custom game commands in just seconds. The Alienware 18 has four additional macro keys for a total of 19 slots, so you have even more control over the game.|
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|Customize 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.|
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|Access your system’s power-management controls so you can decide when you need maximum performance or when to scale back for more everyday programs.|
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In-game Tomb Raider Performance (FPS)
3DMark for Windows ‘Fire Strike’ Performance
PCMark 7 Performance
What you need. Anywhere, anytime.Put your stuff in Dropbox and get to it from any device. Dropbox lets you edit docs, share photos, and show off videos from anywhere. Even if something happens to your PC, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox. Get 20GB of Dropbox space included for a year with your purchase of a new Dell PC.*
*Dell consumer PC or select Venue tablets
Essential accessories for your Alienware 18
Roccat Kone XTD Mouse
Armed with the 8200 DPI Pro-Aim R3 Laser Sensor, the Easy-Shift[+]™ technology and four easy-to-clip-in, 5-gram weights, you’ll be the master of precision with the Roccat Kone XTD mouse.
Klipsch KG-300 Wireless Gaming Headset
Immerse yourself in a virtual world with four EQ presets, detachable flex boom mic, mesh earpads and Dolby Digital decoding.
Roccat Isku FX Keyboard
Hunt for prey not for keys with the Roccat Isku FX and its 3 zones for key duplication via Easy-Shift[+] and 36 ideally-placed macro keys + 3 thumbster keys.
Alienware Vindicator 18" Backpack
Keep your laptop and gear protected on the go with a durable high-density nylon constructed exterior shell.
Alienware Vindicator 18”Briefcase
Experience minimal lag while on the go with a specially designed TSA checkpoint-friendly compartment.
Dell UltraSharp Monitors
Immerse yourself in rich colors and razor-sharp details with Dell FullHD UltraSharp monitors.
Your Alienware comes with Alienware Basic Support.One year Premium Phone Support with Gaming Support
Advanced phone support for hardware and software issues, including in-game repairs and troubleshooting. This service provides you with access to advanced technicians and faster call answering times than standard phone support. You can count on us for a great experience and rapid support.
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.
Look for these additional services at checkout: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.
1-4 Years 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.
- Intel HM87 Express Chipset
Audio and Speakers
- Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with Dolby Home Theater v4 Software (Standard)
2.1 Speaker configuration with Subwoofer
Audio Powered by Klipsch®
7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
- Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVD±R/RW) (Standard)
8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
- FullHD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones
- Killer Networks Gigabit Ethernet NIC (Standard)
5G WiFi Broadcom 4352 802.11n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 (Standard)
- Height (front): 2.23" (56.71mm); Height (rear): 2.26" (57.50mm) x Width: 17.972" (456.50mm) x Depth: 12.909" (327.89mm)
Weight: 12.064lbs (5.472kg)*
- (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)
- 4x 204-Pin DDR3L SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots
- AlienFX Lighting Zones
10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations
FullHD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones
Exterior Chassis Materials
Reinforced and set on an aluminum foundation for a ridig and sturdy feel
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
Software: Alienware Command Center
AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator
Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)