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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 $299800
Alienware 18 - LAPTOP Mag Editors' Choice Award
Alienware 18 - PC Magazine - Editors' Choice Award
 
Processor
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Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ processor (Quad Core, 6MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.0GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Operating System
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Windows 8.1, 64Bit, English
1 Year Alienware Enhanced Support
Accidental Damage Service
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18.4" WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display
Video Card*
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Dual AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X graphics with 8GB total (2x 4GB) GDDR5 - AMD CrossFire™ Enabled
16GB DDR3L at 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Hard Drive*
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1TB/5400 RPM + 80G caching mSATA
Optical Drive
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Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVDRW, CD-RW)
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Add a Tablet for $99.99
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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: 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
 AMD Game Bundle Included

Alienware 18

Feel true gaming power with an Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Windows 8.1 and the Dual AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X.
Market Value*$3,298.00
Total Savings$300.00
Dell Price$2,998.00
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Estimated Ship Date: 11/13/2014
E-Value Code:
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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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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 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 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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Alienware 18
In-game Tomb Raider Performance (FPS)
Using Tomb Raider’s built-in benchmark tool, running in high quality and ultra high quality setting.

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Alienware 18 can deliver up to 51fps using ULTRA settings, up to 85fps using ULTRA settings with Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M along with Intel Core i7-4800MQ and 137fps with Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M and Intel i7-4900MQ processor.
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3DMark for Windows ‘Fire Strike’ Performance
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for high-performance gaming. It is their most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.

The optional Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M in NVIDIA SLI mode card offers up to a 122% increase in performance.
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PCMark 7 Performance
PCMark 7 is a complete PC benchmarking solution for Windows 7 and Windows 8. It includes 7 tests combining more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. PCMark 7 offers complete Windows PC performance testing for home and business use.

Higher-end CPUs and Graphic cards can provide an increase of up to 94% in overall performance
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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 TactX™ 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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Klipsch KG-300 Wireless Gaming Headset
Klipsch KG-300 Wireless Gaming Headset
Immerse yourself in a virtual world with four EQ presets, detachable flex bom mic, mesh earpads and Dolby Digital decoding.
Roccat Isku FX Keyboard
Roccat Isku FX Keyboard
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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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
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

“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

CNET Editors' Rating: Excellent (4*/5*)

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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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