Alienware M17 R4: Best Gaming Laptops of 2021, Rated 4/5
"Best 17-inch Gaming Laptop." — Tom's Hardware
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THE STUFF OF LEGENDS
Power rebornWith up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9K processors enabling up to 8-cores and 16-threads of multi-threaded performance, the latest Alienware m17 goes beyond its predecessor.
ADVANCED ALIENWARE CRYO-TECH
With all the latest engineering enhancements, you can expect increased power efficiency and higher speeds for longer sustained periods. Here’s a closer look at our innovative cooling solution:
Alienware’s Vapor Chamber Technology uses advanced methods to efficiently dissipate heat. The Alienware m17 is engineered with a dedicated vapor chamber in between the CPU and copper heat pipes. It's all designed to manage the thermal flow and maximize performance.
Our thin and light chassis prioritizes performance with a dual fan design that pulls in cool air from the top and bottom vents, and exhales exhaust out the rear and side vents for optimal cooling of the core components.
The fire resistant, Kevlar-like liquid-crystal polymer fan blades include sleeve bearings, and 3-phase fan control to create less friction and circulate air more efficiently. There are now 132 unique fan blades to cool both the CPU and GPU.
The dynamics of thermal activity across critical components like the GPU and the CPU are intelligently discharged across four 3.5mm diameter copper-composite heat pipes.
The latest R4 generation of the m17 has a 35% greater amount of copper material by weight than the previous R2 generation and provides more heat dissipation to core components. The heat pipes have also increased by 40% for enhanced overall surface area and heat dissipation.
HYPER-EFFICIENT VOLTAGE REGULATION
The graphics storyAn industry first, the m17 features unparalleled 12-phase graphics voltage regulation on all configurations based on the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30-series family to enable the highest performance possible for the longest periods of time. Our high-end graphics options now offer up to a 50% increase over the R2 generation of the m17 in voltage regulation phases to create our most efficient 17" design in Alienware history.
NVIDIA Ampere architectureThe m17 R4 with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30-series graphics, features the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture with technologies like 2nd generation Ray Tracing Cores, Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and Dynamic Boost 2.0. NVIDIA Ampere streaming multiprocessors are the building blocks for incredibly fast and efficient GPUs for gamers and creators.
The processor storyAchieve up to 6-phase voltage regulation on configurations with a NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics card for higher performance gaming for longer periods of time. And with 25% larger CPU inductors, top-end performance is increased even further.
UNPARALLELED DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES
For gamers who prioritize blazing-fast gameplay, the Alienware m17 offers a 360Hz 300-nits 5ms FHD panel option. This is our fastest panel to date offering smooth high-speed motion graphics and a sRGB 100% color gamut rating for a richer color range than most laptops.
Additionally, the FHD panel enables NVIDIA® G-SYNC® technology to synchronize the refresh rate of your display with the performance your graphics card is capable of for smoother gameplay during high-speed action.
Bring the game to life
Experience wide viewing angles on a 4K UHD 500-nits panel option with a color gamut equivalent to a 100% Adobe RGB spectrum, capable of producing an exceptionally wide range of high-contrast, vibrant colors. Featuring a 25ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate, it’s ideal for gamers that prioritize high resolution and vibrant colors over speed.
Rapid connectivityKiller Doubleshot™ Pro technology enables intelligent management of internet traffic by using both the wired and wireless connections in tandem to prioritize packets. Killer technology will automatically identify latency sensitive gaming and voice traffic and send it over the fastest interface. This new technology is made possible by combining Killer™ Ethernet E3100X 2.5Gbps Wired Networking with Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 802.11ax 2x2 Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.1.
Expand your world with a SD media card reader and a push-push Micro-SD slot supporting SD5.1 USH-II HD312 SD media.
The incredibly responsive keyboard features 1.7mm travel with optional 4-zone RGB N-Key rollover and anti-ghosting technology. For an even more customizable option, upgrade to the premium keyboard with per-key AlienFX lighting.
A precision-point glass touchpad provides a high-quality gaming experience you can feel.
ADVANCED EYE TRACKING
Enhanced interactionsUI elements fade when not making eye contact so you can get deeper into the game. Characters know when you’re looking at them and will respond accordingly.
Tracking toolsLearn, train and improve using eye tracking-enabled tools designed to measure your mini map awareness and help you learn when to pay attention to the clock.
Software supportShow viewers where you’re looking while streaming your favorite game. Tobii Ghost software supports all major streaming platforms and software.
Twitch-readyToggle between visualizations like heatmaps, shadow, and spotlight using our extension. You no longer need to move your mouse to show viewers what you’re talking about, just glance at it.
ALIENWARE COMMAND CENTER
PORTS & SLOTS
2. (2x) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
4. Mini DisplayPort™ 1.4 Output
5. Thunderbolt™ 3 Port
6. Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
7. Power/DC-In Port
9. Killer™ Networks E3100x Gigabit Ethernet NIC
10. USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A with Powershare Technology
11. Audio Out 1/8" Port (Compatible with inline mic headset)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Height (Peak): 22mm (0.87")
Height (Rear): 20.71mm (0.8154")
2. Width: 399.8mm (15.74")
3. Depth: 294.26mm (11.585")
Awards & Reviews
Alienware M17 R4: Best Gaming Laptops of 2021, Rated 4/5
Alienware M17 R4: Best Gaming Laptops 2021
"Most Powerful 17in." — Tech Advisor
Alienware M17 R4: Editor's Choice, 4.5/5
"The Alienware m17 R4 just leveled up with Cherry MX keys." — Laptop Mag
Alienware m17 R4: Recommended Award
"A Fast And Silky Smooth Gaming Laptop." — HotHardware.com
Alienware m17 R4: Rated 4/5, Editors' Choice
"Its blazing frame rates, quality build, and unique mechanical keyboard set it apart from the pack." — PCMag
Alienware M17 R4: Trusted Reviews Recommends
"It’s designed to offer top end performance that’ll please even the most demanding of gamers." — Trusted Reviews
Alienware M17 R4: Recommended, Rated 4/5
"The Alienware m17 R4 is a formidable and improved high-end machine for those looking for a larger gaming laptop." — Tech Advisor
Alienware M17 R4: Editor's Choice, Rated 4/5
"If you want the ultimate 17-inch gaming rig right now, the Alienware m17 R4 is your best choice." — Tom's Hardware
Alienware M17 R4: Editor's Choice, Rated 4.5/5
"The Alienware m17 R4 is giving me all the power I can handle." — Laptop Mag
Alienware M17 R4: TechRadar Recommends, Rated 4/5
"Easily able to power all the latest AAA games with no compromises, this is the gaming laptop you buy when nothing but the best is acceptable." — TechRadar
Alienware M17 R4: The Laptops You'll Want To Buy This Year
"The laptops you'll want to buy this year." — PCMag
Alienware M17 R4: The Stand-Out Laptops of CES 2021
"They’ve got the core count and the performance that gamers would expect from a beastly laptop like this." — Gizmodo
Alienware m17 R4 (Gaming)
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