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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 $146902
Alienware 17 LAPTOP Editors Choice Award
 
Processor
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4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4710MQ Processor
Operating System
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Windows 8.1, 64Bit, English
1 Year Alienware Basic Support
Accidental Damage Service
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17.3" WLED HD+ (1600 x 900) Anti-Glare Display
Video Card*
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NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M graphics with 2GB total GDDR5
8GB DDR3L at 1600MHz (2 x 4G)
Hard Drive*
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500GB 5400RPM (8G SSD) Hybrid SATA 6Gb/s
Optical Drive
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Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (9.5mm)
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Office Productivity Software
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Microsoft® Office Trial
Security Software
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No Anti-virus Requested
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Digitally Delivered Software
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Wireless
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)
Regulatory Compliance

Alienware 17

Market Value*$1,499.00
Total Savings$29.98
Member Price$1,469.02
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Estimated Ship Date: 8/19/2014
 
 

Features & Design

Available with Windows 8 - for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
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Cutting-edge design
The durable anodized aluminum 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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Unleash the power
Alienware 17 is powerful inside and out — it’s packed with new technology for maximum performance. With optional 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core overclocked processors, you get the speed, power and performance you need to lead in everything you do. And the 8-cell battery means you can cram more action into 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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The Choice of Next Generation Graphics
Designed from the ground up to deliver a potent combination of superior game performance along with immersive play, the optional AMD Radeon™ R9 M290x GPU improves features and effects in games as well as being optimized for an incredible Windows 8.1 gaming experience. The AMD Radeon™ R9 M290x offers cutting edge features as well as full functionality of DirectX® 11.2 for Windows 8.1 while also providing intelligent power features to extend battery life.

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Get the competitive edge with optional NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M with 8GB 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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Connect and conquer
A built-in Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC identifies and prioritizes your network traffic so that 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.
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Massive storage and monster speed
Make your Alienware system a vault of games, movies 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 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 Center 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 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.Find Out More
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    AlienAdrenaline
    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.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
    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.Find Out More
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    AlienFusion
    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. Find Out More
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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 customizable lighting and on-the-fly DPI switching for pinpoint accuracy.

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Alienware TactX™ Headset
Alienware TactX™ Headset
Experience optimized 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 gear 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 armor 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 Laptop
Earns “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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