Alienware 17

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

Alienware’s latest 17-inch gaming notebook, now called the Alienware 17 boasts a redesigned exterior and even better performance thanks to the new fourth-gen Intel processor. The Alienware 17 features a new design and the latest technology – a fourth-gen Intel “Haswell” quad-core processor and Nvidia’s new flagship graphics card, the GTX 780M. The Alienware 17’s exterior also features a revamped AlienFX LED lighting system for extreme appearance. There’s little not to like about this notebook.

  • 17.3-inch display, (1920×1080 resolution, TN panel, anti-glare surface)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-4800MQ quad-core processor (6MB cache, up to 3.4GHz Turbo Boost)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics card w/ 4GB GDDR5
  • 16GB DDR3-1600 RAM (4x 4GB; 32GB max. supported – 4x 8GB)
  • 256GB Lite-On SSD
  • 750GB 7200RPM (WD7500BPKT) secondary hard drive
  • 8X DVD slot-load DVD burner
  • Broadcom 4352 802.11n/ac wireless LAN
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Dimensions: 11.7″ x 16.3″ x 1.9″
  • Weight: 9.2 lbs

  • Pros

    • Excellent gaming performance
    • Good design and AlienFX lighting system
    • Good display, keyboard and touchpad
    • Effective cooling system
  • Cons

    • Needs a fast storage drive for best performance
    • So-so battery life

Read Our Full Review: Alienware 17 Review (2014 Edition)

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