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Features & Design
Available with Windows 8 — designed for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
The durable anodized aluminum shell, reinforced by a magnesium-alloy frame, protects your LCD and the internal components. Angled front and side walls give the Alienware 17 an elite and stealth look. And it’s designed for maximum performance, with a rear GPU/CPU exhaust vent to manage heat generated inside the system. Find Out More
Unleash the power
Processing Power Like Never Before
Now all 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processors come factory-overclocked so you can get even more speed, power and performance out of your Alienware 17. And with Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 technology dynamically controlling power and performance, you’ll be able to cram even more action out of the Alienware 17’s 8-cell battery on a single charge. Find Out More
Perform at your peak
Get the competitive edge with optional NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M with 8GB GDDR5 graphics memory. Turn on lightning-fast FXAA anti-aliasing for the ultimate combination of image quality and performance. NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync prevents image tearing, and NVIDIA® PhysX brings your games to life with dynamic, interactive environments. Find Out More
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. Find Out More
Take your view to the next level Dominate your opponents with an optional 17.3" antiglare Full HD (1080p) display or an optional Truelife Full HD (1080p) 3D panel for immersive gaming. And think bigger — plug in to a 3D TV or a Full HD monitor and get thrown right into the action. Alienware 17 is as versatile as it is powerful, so you can achieve victory on your own terms. Find Out More
Connect and conquer
A built-in Killer™ Gigabit Ethernet NIC identifies and prioritizes your network traffic so that 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.
Massive storage and monster speed
Make your Alienware system a vault of games, movies and music with an optional 1TB Quad Play solid-state drive (SSD) configuration — 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.
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 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
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 TactX, is brand new to our 17" gaming laptops. You can create and execute game commands in just seconds. The Alienware 17 has four user-programmable keys, providing up to four distinct functions per application or game. Find Out More
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 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
Victory is yours with Alienware accessories and services
Round out your system purchase with a vast arsenal of Alienware TactX accessories designed to enhance your gaming experience. Look for these items at checkout.
Alienware TactX mouse: Get pinpoint accuracy and split-second in-game reaction times.
Alienware TactX headset: Optimize in-game sound with custom audio and a retractable mic.
Alienware Vindicator messenger bag: Keep your laptop and other gear secure and protected on the go.
NVIDIA® 3D Vision 2 glasses: Experience more immersive 3D with softer materials, larger lenses and LightBoost™ technology.
Alienware Gaming Services
Get help configuring your system for maximum performance or ask for assistance with compatibility issues. Choose from our menu of no-hassle services so you can get started fast and play without interruption.
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