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Alienware 18 Gaming Laptop

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Conquer without compromise.

18-inch laptop featuring dual graphics and Full HD display for high-intensity gaming on our most powerful 18" laptop ever.
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Features & Design

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Alienware 18
Performs like no other!
The Alienware 18 is a monster gaming powerhouse. Every detail is engineered to give you the most intense experience possible.

The standard dual graphics provide more graphics performance than any of our notebooks enabled with an ultra-efficient cooling system designed for high performance.

The copper heat sinks provide superior cooling for each module individually enabling longer game play at full power and the three exhaust vents push air from the bottom of the system through the heat sinks out the rear ensuring optimal heat management.

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Alienware 18
Maximum performance with dual graphics
Get 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 970M graphics with 6GB of GDDR5 memory on each card. 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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Alienware 18
Upgradeable and Factory-overclocked for max performance
The 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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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
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.
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 18 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.
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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  
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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
  • AlienAdrenaline  
    Alienware 18
    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
  • Alienware TactX  
    Alienware 18
    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
  • AlienTouch  
    Alienware 18
    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
  • AlienFusion  
    Alienware 18
    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
Windows 10
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Purchase your system today, upgrade for free, and experience PC gaming at its best with Windows 10.

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 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 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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Your content. 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 & Support

Essential accessories for your Alienware 18
Essential accessories for your Alienware 18
Complete your Alienware 18 with any combination of Alienware Roccat accessories and Alienware Vindicator bags designed to enhance and protect your gaming experience. Look for these great products and more at checkout.
Roccat Kone XTD Mouse
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.

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Roccat Isku FX Keyboard
Roccat Isku FX Keyboard
Smart gaming engineering and jaw-dropping design gets you the power to own any game and be legendary.

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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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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*.
 

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