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Alienware 18

Conquer without compromise.

Meet the new Alienware 18, completely redesigned with dual graphics to give you the ultimate gaming experience.
Starting at $248400
Alienware 18 - LAPTOP Mag Editors' Choice Award
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Processor
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4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4710MQ processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Operating System
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Windows 8.1, 64Bit, English
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18.4" WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display
Video Card*
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Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled
8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
Hard Drive*
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500GB (8GB Hybrid, 5400 RPM, 64MB Cache) SATA 6Gb/s w/NCQ
Optical Drive
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Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVDR/RW) (Standard)
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Office Productivity Software
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Microsoft® Office Trial
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McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
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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: 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 Compliance

Alienware 18

Market Value*$3,056.96
Total Savings$572.96
Member Price$2,484.00
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Estimated Ship Date: 9/10/2014
 
 

Features & Design

Available with Windows 8 - for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
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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 anodized-aluminum shell surface, reinforced by a magnesium alloy frame to protect the LCD.

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Alienware 18
Unleash awesome with overclocking
The 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, 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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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 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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Alienware 18
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.
Alienware 18
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.
Alienware 18
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.
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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
    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.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 & 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 optimized 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™ customizable lighting for two zones.

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Alienware Vindicator 18" Backpack
Alienware Vindicator 18" 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 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 colors and razor-sharp details with Dell FullHD UltraSharp monitors.

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Your Alienware 18 comes with Alienware Basic Support
For a limited time, your Alienware 18 comes with America’s best 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.
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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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