AlienFX Lighting Zones 10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations
Dimensions & Starting weight Height: Front: 1.820 in (46.24 mm) Rear: 1.908 in (48.46 mm) Depth: 11.772 in (299.00 mm) Width: 16.282 in (413.56 mm) Starting at weight with optional SSD: 9.1494 lbs. (4.1501 Kg.) External Chassis Connections (1x) Power/DC-in Jack (1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6 (3x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports (1x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare Technology (1x) Mini-Display Port (1x) HDMI 1.4 Output / 1.3 Input (1x) 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (2x) Audio Out 1/8" Ports (One compatible with inline mic headset) (1x) Line In Microphone 1/8" Port (retaskable for 5.1 analog audio output) (1x) Kensington Security Lock port (cable and lock sold separately)
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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.
Alienware 17 is powerful inside and out — it’s packed with new technology for maximum performance. With optional 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core overclocked processors, you get the speed, power and performance you need to lead in everything you do. And the 8-cell battery means you can cram more action into a single charge.
Designed from the ground up to deliver a potent combination of superior game performance along with immersive play, the optional AMD Radeon™ R9 M290x GPU improves features and effects in games as well as being optimized for an incredible Windows 8.1 gaming experience. The AMD Radeon™ R9 M290xoffers cutting edge features as well as full functionality of DirectX® 11.2 for Windows 8.1 while also providing intelligent power features to extend battery life.
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.
Powered by Klipsch® Speakers:Your Alienware 17 is a precision-tuned, premium stereo system designed to deliver the most lifelike audio experience you have ever heard from a laptop. Dynamic drivers provide a punchy, rich, full range of sound, to give you the best gaming experience possible.
Dolby Home Theater v4:Whether you’re listening through headphones, your laptop speakers or your home theater setup, Dolby Home Theater v4 delivers the captivating listening experience that your games and media demand. Surround Decoder creates a virtual surround sound experience and Volume Maximizer lets you blast your audio at peak volume without noise or clipping. And Dolby Home Theater comes with an easy-to-use interface, so you can maintain total control over your audio settings at all times.
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 RAID 0 solid state drive (SSD) — 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.
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
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
AlienAdrenaline 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
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Alienware 17’s has an impressive 97.7 fps at base build and can display up to 185.53 in medium mode with higher-end CPUs and graphics cards.
3DMark for Windows ‘Fire Strike’ Performance
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for high-performance gaming. It is their most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.
The optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M provides a 37% increase and the optional GTX 780M card offers up to a 102% increase in performance.
PCMark 7 Performance
PCMark 7 is a complete PC benchmarking solution for Windows 7 and Windows 8. It includes 7 tests combining more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. PCMark 7 offers complete Windows PC performance testing for home and business use.
Higher-end CPUs and Graphic cards can provide an increase of up to 68% in overall performance
Accessories & Services
Essential accessories for your Alienware 17
Complete your Alienware 17 with any combination of Alienware TactX™ accessories and Alienware Vindicator bags designed to enhance and protect your gaming experience. Look for these great products and more at checkout.
Alienware TactX™ Mouse
Featuring AlienFX customizable lighting and on-the-fly DPI switching for pinpoint accuracy.
Your Alienware 17 comes with Alienware Basic Support
One year In-Home Service after Remote diagnosis8:Have a technician and/or part dispatched to your home following remote diagnosis if the issue is covered by Dell’s Limited Hardware Warranty.9
Look for these additional services at checkout
Alienware Enhanced Support:Includes In-Home Service after Remote diagnosis10, plus Premium Phone Support, offering 24/7 access to dedicated Alienware advanced support technicians for hardware and software assistance, including in-game repairs and troubleshooting.
Accidental Damage Service11:Let us repair or replace your system in the event of an accident. Accidental Damage service10covers surges and screen breaks, liquid spills, accidental drops and falls.