Alienware 17 3D Laptop
|Alienware 17 with blue lighting – definitely eye-catching|
The first thing I noticed when powering up the Alienware 17 is the mesmerizing AlienFX lighting system. You can actually change, customize, save, and share different lighting themes for the Alienware 17 if you feel like fine tuning the appearance. This machine has a high-quality feel to it and I really like the design.
Alienware 17 back/lid view
The Alienware 17 falls in the middle of the “small, medium, large” lineup of Alienware laptops and is packed with powerful features and hardware. Built around a stunning 1920×1080 17.3” screen, the Alienware 17 is designed for amazing visuals and graphics. Here are some of the specs for the machine.
- Processor: Intel Core i7-4800MQ, 2.7 GHz (Haswell, hyper threaded quad-core)
- RAM: 12 GB 1600 MHz (2 slots used out of 4)
- Screen: 17.3” 120 Hz WLED FHD 1920×1080 TrueLife with 3D bundle
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
- Cores: 960
- Clock Frequency: 811 + Boost
- Memory clock: 2000 MHz
- Memory configuration: 3GB GDDR5
- Memory interface width: 192 bit
These are very impressive specs for a laptop- and with two empty RAM slots there’s room to expand. Ports, power, and optical drive are all accessed via the left and right sides of the machine as seen below.
Starting with the left side of the machine:
|Left side from left to right: power jack, HDMI in/out, mini DisplayPort output, USB 3.0 (x2), auto-sensing analog audio in/out|
And on the right side:
|Right side from left to right: Blu-ray drive (Bottom), SD card reader (top), USB 3.0 (x2), Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet port|
|Trials Evolution Gold Edition on the Alienware 17 with settings maxed out|
The display on the Alienware I used is the top of the line spec that supports screen refresh rates up to 120 Hz and stereoscopic 3D as seen here in graphics properties:
Alienware 17 screen resolution settings including stereoscopic 3D support
Screen refresh rate of 120 Hz is supported
3D support and a 120 Hz refresh rate is a pretty unique capability for a laptop. For extreme gaming experiences this specific display configuration would be a great way to go.
The Alienware 17 is a great laptop for anyone wanting to do some serious gaming at home or on the go. This laptop would also make a great machine for other extreme “heavy lifting” tasks like writing and compiling code, editing video, processing photos, and more. If you are looking for a great looking and highly capable laptop, take a look at the Alienware 17!