Alienware 18 Gaming Laptop

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Conquer without compromise

Rediscover the Alienware 18, designed with dual graphics to give you the ultimate gaming experience.

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Operating System

Available with Windows 11 or Windows 10.
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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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 980M 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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.*

*Dell consumer PC or select Venue tablets
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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.
Klipsch KG-300 Wireless Gaming 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.
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.
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.
Alienware Vindicator 18”Briefcase

Alienware Vindicator 18”Briefcase

Experience minimal lag while on the go with a specially designed TSA checkpoint-friendly compartment.
Dell UltraSharp Monitors

Dell UltraSharp Monitors

Immerse yourself in rich colors and razor-sharp details with Dell FullHD UltraSharp monitors.

Your Alienware comes with Alienware Basic Support.

One year Premium Phone Support with Gaming Support
Advanced phone support for hardware and software issues, including in-game repairs and troubleshooting. This service provides you with access to advanced technicians and faster call answering times than standard phone support. You can count on us for a great experience and rapid support.

One year Next Day In-Home Service
For added convenience, if your PC’s issue cannot be resolved remotely, we will send a Dell-certified technician to your home within 1 business day.

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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.

1-4 Years 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.


  • Intel® Core™ i7-4710MQ processor (4-cores, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Intel TurboBoost)
    Intel® Core™ i7-4910MQ processor (4-cores, 8MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1GHz w/ Intel TurboBoost)
    Intel® Core™ i7-4940MX processor (4-cores, 8MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.4GHz w/ Intel TurboBoost)

Operating System (Dell Technologies recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.)

  • Windows 11 Pro
    Windows 10 Pro (Windows 11 Pro License Included)

Video Card

  • Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M graphics with 12GB total (2x 6GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M graphics with 16GB total (2x 8GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled


  • 18.4 inch (467.36 mm) WLED FHD (1080p) TrueLife PLS 350 Nit Display (1920 X 1080) (Standard)


  • 16GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz
    32GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz

Hard Drive

  • System supports Free Fall Sensor protection technology.
    1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s
    512GB mSATA SSD Boot + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s


  • 1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6
    1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
    1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare Technology
    1 Mini-Display Port
    1 HDMI 1.4 Output / 1.3 Input

Optical Drive

  • Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVD±R/RW) (Standard)


  • 1 7-in-1 Media Card Reader
    1 Kensington Security Lock Port (Cable and Lock Sold Separately)
    4 204-Pin DDR3L SO-DIMM SDRAM

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height (front): 2.23" (56.71mm); Height (rear): 2.26" (57.50mm) x Width: 17.972" (456.50mm) x Depth: 12.909" (327.89mm)
    Weight: 12.064lbs (5.472kg)*


  • FullHD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones

Audio and Speakers

  • Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with Dolby Home Theater v4 Software (Standard)
    2.1 Speaker configuration with Subwoofer
    Audio Powered by Klipsch®
    7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection


  • AlienFX Lighting Zones
    10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations

    FullHD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones

    Exterior Chassis Materials
    Anodized Aluminum
    Magnesium Alloy

    Reinforced and set on an aluminum foundation for a ridig and sturdy feel
    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

    Software: Alienware Command Center
    AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator
    Alienware TactX™

    Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)


  • Killer Networks Gigabit Ethernet NIC (Standard)
    5G WiFi Broadcom 4352 802.11n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 (Standard)
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