Alienware 17in Laptop For Gaming

Alienware 17in Laptop For Gaming

in this article you will get to know about Alienware 17in Laptop. Alienware 17in Laptop is a Windows 10 Home laptop with a 17.30-inch display that has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It is powered by a Core i7 processor, and it comes with 16GB of RAM. The Dell Alienware 17 packs 1TB of HDD storage.

Graphics are powered by Intel Integrated Graphics 5500. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Ethernet and it comes with 1 USB ports (1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Type C)), HDMI Port, Multi Card Slot, Lock Slot, Headphone and Mic Combo Jack, Mic In, RJ45 (LAN) ports.

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Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/Turbo Boost)
Operating System Windows® 10 (64-bit) (Standard)

Windows® 10 Pro (64-bit)

Video Card Intel® HD graphics 530 (Standard)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 (Standard)

AMD Radeon™ RX 470 with 8GB GDDR5

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X (Coming Soon)

Display 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits Display (Standard)

17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits Display with Tobii IR Eye-tracking.

17.3-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) 120Hz TN+WVA Anti-Glare 400-nits NVIDIA G-SYNC Enabled Display with Tobii IR Eye-tracking.

17.3-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits Display with Tobii IR Eye-tracking.

Memory 8GB (1x8GB), DDR4, 2400MHz

16GB (2x8GB), DDR4, 2400MHz

8GB (1x8GB), DDR4, 2666MHz

16GB (2x8GB), DDR4, 2666MHz

32GB (2x16GB), DDR4, 2666MHz

Hard Drive: Single Storage Configurations 1TB (+8GB SSD) Hybrid Drive



256GB PCIe M.2 SSD

512GB PCIe M.2 SSD


Dual Storage Configurations 128GB or 180GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD

256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD

512GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD

1TB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD

120GB Intel Optane + 1TB 7200RPM HDD

Triple Storage Configurations 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Ports 1 Power/DC-in Jack

1 RJ-45 Killer Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet Port

1 Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port

1 Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare technology

1 Type-C SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port

1 Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with support for SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort)

1 Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port

1 HDMI 2.0 Output

1 Mini-Display Port 1.2 (certified) Output

1 Audio Out 1/8 Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset)

1 Headphone 1/8 Port (retestable for Microphone/Line-In analogue audio input)

1 Noble Lock port (cable and lock sold separately)

Slots 2 SODIMMs
Dimensions & Weight Height: 29.9mm (1.181) x Width: 424mm (16.7) x Depth: 332mm (13.1)

Average weight: 4.42Kg (9.74lbs)

Camera Alienware FHD camera

Alienware FHD camera & Windows Hello for systems with Tobii Eye-tracking presence detection (Optional)

Audio and Speakers Alienware Sound Center and Audio Recon software

2.1 Speaker configuration includes subwoofer.

7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection.


AlienFX Lighting Zones

13 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colours providing over 80 quadrillion lighting combinations (Standard)
Color Options Epic Silver
Keyboard Alienware TactX Keyboard

4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls and numeric keypad (Standard)

9 user-programmable keys providing up to 19 distinct functions per application or game

Software Alienware Command Center



AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator

Alienware TactX™

OC Controls

Alienware Presence Detection Software Tobii Eye Tracking Software

Windows Hello Technology


Touchpad Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)
Wireless Killer 1550 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0

Technical Details

Brand ‎Dell
Manufacturer ‎Dell Computers
Series ‎Alienware
Form Factor ‎Laptop
Item Height ‎30 Millimeters
Item Width ‎42.4 Centimeters
Standing screen display size ‎17 Inches
Product Dimensions ‎33.2 x 42.4 x 3 cm; 7.76 Kilograms
Batteries ‎1 Lithium-Ion batteries required. (included)
Item model number ‎Alienware 17
Processor Brand ‎Intel
Processor Type ‎Core i7
RAM Size ‎32 GB
Memory Technology ‎DDR4
Hard Drive Size ‎1 TB
Hard Disk Description ‎Solid state drive
Graphics Coprocessor ‎NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Graphics Chipset Brand ‎Intel
Graphics Card Ram Size ‎8 GB
Number of USB 3.0 Ports ‎1
Operating System ‎Windows 10 Home
Are Batteries Included ‎Yes
Lithium Battery Energy Content ‎8 Watt Hours
Included Components ‎Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide and Manuals
Manufacturer ‎Dell Computers
Item Weight ‎7 kg 760 g


After nearly 22 years in the game, it’s safe to say that Alienware knows how to make a gaming laptop. The company also knows when to do a total redesign or when to make a few tweaks to refine the overall product. Alienware 17in Laptop (starting at $1,399, $3,974 as tested) is a little bit of both.

Alienware made slight tweaks to the exterior design, creating a slimmer chassis with even more customized lighting opportunities. Overhauls to the cooling and audio systems make for quieter fans and louder speakers. And a complete redesign of the Alienware Command Center software makes customizing your lighting and overclocking your processor and graphics card child’s play.

Speaking of CPUs and GPUs, the high-powered configuration we tested comes with a powerful Intel 8th Gen Core i9 processor that can be overclocked to 5 GHz — a first for the laptop series — and a factory overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. Throw in a vibrant QHD display, a speedy SSD and over 3 hours of battery life.

First, the lighting. Alienware has added more new zones, bringing the grand total to 13. You can pick out your custom colours and effects on the revamped Alien Command Center (more on that later). Opening the lid, you’re greeted by a full-size traditional keyboard glowing with anticipation.

The keyboard is sandwiched between a massive touchpad and the watchful eyes of the glowing alien head power button. The 17.3-inch panel sits above the glossy plastic strip housing the Tobii Eye Tracker. For ports, you get a single USB 3.0 port on the right with another one positioned on the left.

You’ll also find a USB Type-C port, jacks for headphone and microphone, and a Noble Lock slot. Because of the hinge-forward design, you’ll find the majority of your ports in the back, including a Mini DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3, Ethernet, a power port and the proprietary port for the Alienware Graphics Amplifier.


Alienware typically delivers a top-notch screen, and it doesn’t disappoint with the newest Alienware 17in Laptop. The 17.3-inch, matte anti-glare display delivers robust colour and unrivalled brightness with generous viewing angles. Alas, this 2560 x 1440 panel isn’t available in OLED like its 13-inch cousin (sigh, one day), but it still had no problem delivering show-stopping reds.


Back and louder than ever. Alienware’s hinge-forward design makes room for a seriously improved audio system. The design now includes a couple internal smart amplifiers that monitor audio waveforms (a graph that displays amplitude or level changes over time), and the system uses that to better regulate the speaker thermals for better sound.

Keyboard and Touchpad

While pretty much everyone else has gone island-style with their gaming keyboards, Alienware has stayed true to its traditional layout — with good reason. With 2.2 millimeters of key travel and 79 grams of actuation, the Alienware 17in Laptop’s steel reinforced TactX keyboard far surpasses our minimum requirements (1.5 mm, 60 grams).

It was like my fingers were typing on tiny, springy mattresses, bouncing my way to 78 words per minute on the 10fastfingers typing test. That’s significantly higher than my usual 70 wpm.

Battery Life

Despite all its powerful specs, the Alienware 17in Laptop somehow manages to be the last laptop standing on our battery test. It lasted 3 hours and 47 minutes of continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, surpassing the 3:26 premium gaming laptop average. The Titan, Aorus and Eon17-X tapped out early with times of 2:54, 2:20 and 1:52, respectively.


In case the baller-ass config or any other of the Alienware 17in Laptop setups don’t quite suit your fancy, you can swap out the SSD and RAM for something a bit more powerful. Just flip the system over and open the bottom access panel.

Bottom Line

Let the games begin! Or the multitasking, or the video editing or the coding — heck, anything you want to do, the Alienware 17 can handle with aplomb. For $3,974, you get a system that doles out ridiculous frame rates, a beautiful display, awesome audio system and Tobii Eye tracking.

The laptop’s also not too shabby on the multitasking front, thanks to its overclockable 8th Gen Intel processor, which you should definitely overclock, because the app is super easy to use. However, if you’re looking for an even more powerful system, you should check out the $3,999 MSI GT75 Titan.

Which offers better graphics and overall performance in most cases, a mechanical keyboard and a sublimely vivid display, but Alienware 17in Laptop has a larger footprint and shorter battery life. But if you’re looking for a gaming system with a wicked-cool design and ease of use, the Alienware 17 R5 should be at the top of your list.

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Alienware 17in Laptop For Gaming

by Vibhuti Sawhney time to read: 6 min