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Alienware 17

Supreme machine.

Roaring graphics. Massive screen. The new Alienware 17 is the gamer's choice for power and performance. Add the optional Graphics Amplifier to push your at-home gaming experience over the edge.
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Features & Design

With Windows 10 Home – get the best combination of Windows features you know and new improvements you’ll love.
Windows 10
The best Windows ever for gaming is here.
Purchase your system today, upgrade for free, and experience PC gaming at its best with Windows 10 Home.

DirectX 12 -
Break down boundaries and step into your game with graphics more stunning than ever before with the new DirectX 12 technology. Windows 10's API is armed with new features that will provide quicker processing in real time to generate higher FPS and richer graphics as well as reduced power consumption to play longer.

Expand your community - Xbox app lets you see what your friends are playing now, chat with your community, and track your scores and achievements. Plus, Game DVR* lets you record your best hero moves for sharing with friends.

Play more games - The greatest Xbox games are now at your fingertips, and you will get built-in support for the Xbox controller* and even stream Xbox One games to a
Windows 10 Home PC, laptop, or tablet anywhere in your home. Even the cross-device barriers are down – start a game on your PC and move to your Xbox to continue playing.

Start menu - Back and improved. You will be an expert from the get-go since your windows Start menu is back in an expanded form. Plus, all your pinned applications will carry over so your experience is familiar, productive and better than ever.

The speed you need - Windows 10 Home starts up and resumes fast so there's no buffer between you and your game. Even your updates reach you as soon as they are available so you always have the latest and greatest features.
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Big screen. Big performance.
Game the way you want on the Alienware 17. It’s thinner and lighter than any 17" laptop we’ve created before, but that doesn't mean we skimped on performance. Crafted with aerospace-inspired carbon fiber filled surfaces that add stiffness and durability, copper heat sinks that enable proper cooling and high-performance CPU and graphics, the Alienware 17 is designed to give you an awesome gaming experience anywhere, every time.

When paired with the optional Alienware Graphics Amplifier featuring a desktop GPU of your choice, you can transform the Alienware 17 into the ultimate at-home entertainment experience. Just plug in and get lost in the vivid display and massive performance boost of desktop-class graphics.
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Amplified graphics. Advanced gaming.
Plug in. Buckle up: Supercharge your at-home gaming with the optional Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Simply plug in the Alienware 17, reboot and enjoy a fully expanded desktop experience with advanced 4K NVIDIA or AMD- enabled graphics, overclocked Intel® Core™ i7 processor, multiple-monitor display and more connectivity with a built-in 4-port USB 3.0 hub.

Killer combo: Matched with the Alienware 17, the Graphics Amplifier provides a perfect solution for the gamer who desires the full rush of ultimate gaming anytime. Use the Alienware 17's stunning LCD screen, or plug in up to two additional monitors via the notebook's display ports, or activate as many extra monitors as the graphics cards in your Amplifier allows.

Extreme built-in graphics options: Blow-your-doors-off gaming excitement comes jam-packed into the Alienware 17 itself, too, with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M or 980M graphics card options and up to 8GB of GDDR5. These are the highest class of mobile graphics cards available. Now the most graphics-rich games can be played at their quickest with support for graphics cards requiring up to a whopping 100W of mobile graphics power.

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Built for intense gaming.
Lean and mean on a big screen: Enjoy IPS (in-plane switching)-based LCD technology on an expansive 17" screen that offers stunningly clear color and clarity. The Alienware 17 is available with Full HD display, or you can choose Full HD display with a touch screen option. Get up to 1920x1080 pixel density for astonishing color clarity, and extra wide viewing angles.

IPS and touch mean a more awesome display: IPS panel technology decreases lag, and provides accurate color from all viewing angles. Optional touch technology with TrueLife high-gloss display brings you closer to the action.

Your keyboard advantage: Intense gaming requires a bold keyboard, and this premium reinforced full-size keyboard is up to the task. It includes 9 Alienware TactX programmable keys, a numeric pad, 4-zone multi-color RGB AlienFX lighting and the most responsive keys in the game – providing uniform feedback across all keys when typing. Designed for precision and speed when you need it most, you can launch applications in the middle of the action with just the touch of a button.

Sound and fury: Rich, impressive audio is powered by Klipsch and Creative SoundBlaster Pro Studio Software. Visually connect with comrades and competitors with a 2.0MP Full HD webcam and let the banter flow with a dual microphone array.
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Full-throttle gaming.
The family powerhouse: Outfitted with the latest generation of up to a Quad-Core Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Turbo Boost on an Intel HM87 Express Chipset for full-throttle action, it is equipped for advanced power and a seamless gaming experience. Compared to other Alienware laptops, the Alienware 17 offers our highest graphics and CPU options for maximum CPU performance. It's our flagship laptop that brings the best of everything.

Supercharged gaming: The blazing Intel® Core™ i7 processor becomes overclocked when plugged into the optional Graphics Amplifier for the ultimate gaming advantage and excitement.

Keep your cool: The Alienware 17's main thermal module consists of copper heat pipes and plates set on the GPU. It features CPU-optimizing heat dissipation so your graphics card can use up as much wattage as it desires, and the chassis won't get too hot during battle.

Connect and conquer: A double-shot of the best gaming networking technology is inside with Killer Gigabit Ethernet and Killer Wireless 802.11ac WiFi — so you’re getting the smoothest possible streaming video and gaming packets when you need them most. Multitask when you need to, without any lags or lulls in the performance you crave. Plus, all Alienware 17 come with Bluetooth 4.1 technology.
Command Center 4.0
Take control of every aspect of your Alienware PC and Graphics Amplifier’s performance with stunning ease and fine-tuned adjustability.
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    AlienFX
    AlienFX:
    Program lighting zones to be controlled by you or by any of the 85 games specifically developed to include the AlienFX API – that means the lights are designed to react to your every movie in real time. Set triggers. Make your system glow and blink. Morph your lights from one color to the next. The choice is yours.
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    AlienAdrenaline
    AlienAdrenaline:
    Automatically load your pre-chosen display settings, alter video card performance options, and adjust GPU and memory clocks to get optimum performance from your PC and Graphics Amplifier.
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    AlienFusion
    AlienFusion:
    Manage all of your PC’s power with one easy program. Alter your settings – extend battery life by dimming lights across separate areas, activating hibernation options or shutting down easily. It’s all under your control.
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Ports and slots
1. 9-in-1 Media Card Reader | 2. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 | 3. RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6| 4 . Power/DC-in Jack | 5. Noble Lock Port | 6 . SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with PowerShare Technology | 7. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port | 8. Line in Microphone 1/8” Port | 9. Audio Out 1/8” Port | 10. Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port | 11. Mini-Display Port | 12. HDMI 1.4 Ouput
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions & Weight
Height: 1.354” (34.4mm) | Depth: 11.49” (291.9mm) | Width: 16.93” (430mm) | Average Weight: 8.33 lbs (3.780 Kg.)
Peace of mind comes standard.
Alien Autopsy comes preinstalled on all new Alienware devices and provides:

 • Advice and alerts to let you know about issues before they happen and tools to fix issues if they arise
 • Flexible, automated backup and recovery through Alienware Respawn to ensure that your important documents, pictures and media files remain safe
 • Easy access to Dell support, warranty information and services, saving time and reducing hassle
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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.*

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Accessories & Services

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Essential accessories for your Alienware 17
Complete your Alienware 17 purchase with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, gaming headsets, a wireless touch keyboard and more. Look for these great products and more at checkout.
Alienware Graphics Amplifier
Alienware Graphics Amplifier
Enjoy an ultimate at-home experience with up to 4K graphics and dual-monitor display.

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Roccat Kone XTD Mouse
ROCCAT Kone XTD Gaming Mouse In-Game AlienFX™ Enabled
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.

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Dell UltraSharp U3415W
Dell UltraSharp U3415W
Enjoy more immersive viewing with a subtle horizontal curve throughout its 34" diagonal display panel.

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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" Briefcase
Alienware Vindicator 17" Briefcase
Experience minimal lag while on the go with a specially designed TSA checkpoint-friendly compartment.

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Alienware Vindicator 17" Slim Carrying Case
Alienware Vindicator 17" Slim Carrying Case
Slip a suite of armor on your system for extra protection and portability.

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Roccat Isku FX Keyboard
ROCCAT Isku FX Gaming Keyboard In-Game AlienFX™ Enabled
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.

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Klipsch Headset
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.
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Alienware Product Support
Your Alienware system includes Onsite Service after remote diagnosis*. Better protection for your investment is available when you upgrade your coverage to Dell Premium Support with 24X7 access to dedicated Alienware advanced support technicians for hardware and software assistance, automatic detection and alerts for PC issues*  and, exclusively for Alienware systems, in-game repairs and troubleshooting .

Dell Accidental Damage Service*
Accidents happen – Dell can help. Minimize the unplanned expenses and downtime by protecting against unforeseen mishaps caused by drops, spills, surges and breaks. Accidental Damage Service can provide repair or replacement of your system for accidents up to 3 years, not otherwise covered by the Limited Hardware Warranty*.
 

Ratings & Reviews

Alienware 15 & Alienware 17

“If your idea of the perfect Windows 10 PC is a mobile gaming station, then you should look to Alienware’s 2015 laptop range.”
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Alienware 17 R2

“The Alienware 17 is a nearly perfect 17-inch gaming laptop.” — TechRadar

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Alienware 17 R2

“Performance-wise, the Alienware 17 is as screamingly fast as you’d expect from a laptop housing a combination of a 2.8GHz quad-core Core i7, a solid-state drive and a hefty dollop of RAM.”

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Alienware 17

Recognized with the iF Design Award 2015

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Alienware Graphics Amplifier

“It turbo-boosted a laptop with Titan X graphics.” — PCWorld, by Gordon Mah Ung (April 2015)

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Drivers, Manuals & Support

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