Alienware 17: Recommended
“It's one of the best 17.3-inch gaming laptops I've ever tested.” — TechRadar
Features and Design
Big screen. Big performance.
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.
Amplified graphics. Advanced gaming.
Killer combo: Get desktop graphics performance when you pair a sleeker, space-saving Alienware 17 with the Graphics Amplifier. Place your amp out of the way and connect with a single cable for ultimate flexibility with maximum immersion.
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 4GB 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.
Cutting edge craftsmanship.
Sleek. Solid. Aluminum.: Displays this good require serious protection, so we encased them in an anodized aluminum shell that matches the hinge strength and structural rigidity and boasts a new, iconic design.
Cooler with copper: Churn out maximum power while keeping your cool. Copper thermal modules allow your graphics cards and processors to perform at the highest level while the heat pipes and blocks prevent overheating.
Guaranteed up to 10 million keystrokes: Experience the sensation of uniform feedback with the reinforced steel plate of our TactX keyboard, which also protects internal components from debris. Launch shortcuts to applications or even macros in-game, thanks to five customizable keys capable of up to 15 unique commands, programmed via the Alienware Command Center software.
Rigorously tested for robust durability: Alienware laptops are tested to stand up to tens of thousands of functions : power button pushes, hinges opening and closing, twists, turns, and up to 1 million touchpad strokes. We test hard so you can game hard, reliably.
Built for intense gaming.
IPS means a more awesome display: IPS panel technology decreases lag, and provides accurate color from all viewing angles.
Visionary technology: See the difference in the Alienware 17’s optional UltraHD 4K display, built with IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology. This premium LCD panel delivers higher pixel densities while reducing power consumption, protecting your battery life and advancing your gamer cred.
Sound and fury: Rich, impressive audio is powered by Klipsch and Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi technology. Visually connect with comrades and competitors with a 2.0MP Full HD webcam and let the banter flow with a dual microphone array.
The family powerhouse: Outfitted with the latest generation, it is equipped for advanced power and a seamless gaming experience.
Supercharged gaming: The new K-series processors in Alienware 17 offer Dynamic Overclocking to kick in extra power when your game demands it, so you won’t miss a beat.
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.
Extend your reach.
Blow your hair back: Use your USB Type-C™ port as a Thunderbolt 3 port, and experience 40Gbps (4x the USB 3.1 protocol) or drive 4K displays as if the port were a Thunderbolt or DisplayPort. Or maximize your options by daisychaining your Thunderbolt devices together.
Better, faster, clearer: Run 4K resolution content @60Hz using the new HDMI 2.0 port, for better resolution, smoother graphics and an overall upgrade in awesomeness.
Unleash your rig’s greatest capabilities with Windows 10
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 game like 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.
Command Center 4.0
External Chassis Connections
2. USB Type-C™ with support for SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps and Thunderbolt™ 3 technologies
3. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
4. RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6
5. Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
6. HDMI (2.0 Output with NVIDIA /1.4 with AMD) Output
7. Power/DC-in Jack
8. Noble Lock port (cable and lock sold separately)
9. Headphone 1/8" Port (retaskable for Microphone/Line-In analog audio input)
Dimensions & Weight
Convenience comes standard.
If you run into an issue and our technical experts cannot resolve the issue remotely, a field support engineer will come to you, usually within 1-2 business days. Never lose productivity with hardware support that is available when you need it, where you need it .
Alienware Respawn offers flexible, automated backup and recovery to ensure your important document, pictures and media files remain safe.
Dell support saves time and reduces hassle with valuable warranty information and services.
What you need. Anywhere, anytime.
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Essential accessories for your Alienware 17
Look for these additional services at checkout
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*.
Awards & Reviews
Alienware 17: Recommended
Alienware 17 R3: Editors’ Choice
“Its UHD screen is one of the best displays in its class, its battery life is marathonlike next to some of its competition, and the graphics amp offers an even bigger punch (and way better longevity) than laptops with desktop Nvidia 980 GPUs.” — LAPTOP
Drivers, Manuals & Support
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