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.

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Looks and performs like no other

Alienware 18

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 anodized-aluminum shell surface, reinforced by a magnesium alloy frame to protect the LCD.
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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 colors 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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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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Maximum performance with NVIDIA SLI 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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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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Plug in with plenty of ports
Whether you need to plug into an external display or speakers, or want to transfer movies and music, Alienware 18 has you covered with all the ports you need. Alienware 18 comes with a Killer 2200 Gigabit Ethernet port, 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, an HD audio and in-line mic and headset jack and more.

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.
Massive storage and monster speed
Make your Alienware system a vault of games, movies and music with an optional 1TB Quad Play solid-state drive (SSD) configuration — that’s three 256GB SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration. You get faster boot speeds, data access times and the ability to write massive amounts of data in a flash with minimal battery life consumption or system noise.
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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
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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Alienware TactX
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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Victory is yours with Alienware accessories and services

Alienware Accessories
Round out your system purchase with a vast arsenal of Alienware TactX accessories designed to enhance your gaming experience. Look for these items at checkout.

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Alienware TactX mouse: Get pinpoint accuracy and split-second in-game reaction timesAlienware TactX headset: Optimize in-game sound with custom audio and a retractable mic.Alienware Vindicator briefcase: Keep your laptop and other gear secure and protected on the go.

Alienware Gaming Services
Get help configuring your system for maximum performance or ask for assistance with compatibility issues. Choose from our menu of no-hassle services so you can get started fast and play without interruption.



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  • 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

Optical Drive

  • Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVD±R/RW) (Standard)
    Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)


  • 8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
    330W A/C Adapter


  • 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)

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

    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

    Alienware Command Center
    AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator
    Alienware TactX™

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


  • 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)*
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Editors’ Choice – 4/5 Stars

“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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