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Alienware 17

Specifications

Alienware 17Notebook: Alienware 17 (17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4800MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 2750 euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 87%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alienware 17

82% A little slimmer and lighter, but still not exactly portable
Source: CNet English
Side by side, the massive Alienware 18 we reviewed alongside this 17-inch model is the more impressive, and more expensive system. But the (slightly) more modest Alienware 17 is probably the winner in terms of practicality for most shoppers, cramming nearly all the same features, and much of the performance, into a thinner, lighter body.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
83% Review: Alienware 17
Source: PC Authority English
Alienware still delivers a great product with a striking design and very robust build quality. But you pay for the Alienware brand, and if you just want the best bang for your buck then we suggest you will want to shop around a bit. If money isn’t an option though, this is a seriously good, if not quite great, gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
Dell's new gaming laptops are fast, powerful and well-lit
Source: Engadget English
Surprise: Dell's legacy as an OEM and Alienware's gaming cred still make for an awesome combination -- both the Alienware 14 and 17 rank among the best gaming laptops we've reviewed this year. Excellent build quality, killer components and excellent performance have left us with little to complain about.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2013

Foreign Reviews

Alienware 17 – telivér, csúcs játékos notebook
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; great build quality; greate sound system; IPS display; cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2013

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M: Upcoming high-end graphics card for laptops and part of the 700M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4800MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.2 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Alienware: Alienware is an American computer hardware company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell. It mainly assembles for high-performance gaming. Alienware also offers for sale rebadged laptops and computer peripherals, such as headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded in 1996. The corporate headquarters is located in Florida. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. 2005, Alienware brought in upwards of $170 million USD in annual sales and launched an international in 2003 with a presence in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Costa Rica. The international market share is limited.

 

Alienware reviews


82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Asus G750JX-T4070H
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» Asus G750JX-T4045H
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» Asus G750JX-T4052H
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» Asus G750JX
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Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-122
Core i7 4700MQ, 3.4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-10F
Core i7 4700MQ, 3.3 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298
Core i7 4700MQ, 3.4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1
Core i7 4700MQ, 3.5 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Gigabyte P25W
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.8 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Origin PC EON17-S 2013
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
» Medion Erazer X7827
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Asus G750JW-T4031
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Eurocom X5
GeForce GTX 780M SLI, Core i7 4930MX
» Alienware 17, GTX 780M
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Asus G750JH-T4080H
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GX70H-A108972811B
Radeon HD 8970M, A-Series A10-5750M
» Schenker XMG P723
GeForce GTX 765M SLI, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GX70-3BE-007US
Radeon HD 8970M, A-Series A10-5750M
» Asus G750JW
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT70 20D-077NE
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
» Alienware M17x, Haswell
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Alienware M17X, i7-3630QM
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3630QM
» MSI GT70-2OD-039US
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Cyberpower Fangbook EVO HX7-200
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» MSI GT70-2OD Dragon Edition 2
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
» MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Schenker XMG P703
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4900MQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-12 (Update: 2013-08-12)