Alienware 17 In Laptop
Alienware from last year has a unique, angular spaceship design, and this year’s products have the same look.
Alienware 17 In Laptop starts at $1,299 and has been tested at $1,949 and $2,599. It has a 7th-generation “Kaby Lake” Intel CPU and either an Nvidia GTX 1070 or 1080 GPU, which makes it a great choice for virtual reality.
Specifications of Alienware 17 In Laptop
This Alienware 17 In Laptop gaming laptop has the sharp angles that are typical of the brand. Gunmetal grey spaceships haven’t changed much over the years. They still look scary with their sharp angles and two-toned grey and black color scheme. They are also stylish because they have strong aluminium frames and soft plastic details. But after so many years, the style is showing signs of wear.
Computer input devices (keyboard and mouse)
- There are no Chiclet-style keyboards here, but Alienware’s traditional-style keyboard is nice and comfortable, with 2.3 mm of essential travel and 75 g of force needed to press a key.
- Even though the keyboard is farther back on the deck than I would have liked, the soft-touch plastic made it bearable. On the other hand, I wish the keys had responded more strongly to how hard I pressed them.
Audio Quality Of Alienware 17 In Laptop
- On Alienware 17 In Laptop, the sound sounded a little distorted. In the Disney film “Moana,” Auli’i Cravalho’s voice was clear, but the percussion and orchestra lacked detail. While I didn’t have a lot of luck with the Alienware Sound Center’s multimedia settings, I did discover that the system’s preconfigured gaming profile delivered a welcome volume bump.
- No matter what you’re listening to, I think you should keep doing that. For some reason, I fared better in video game situations. While playing Mass Effect: Andromeda, I left my Alienware computer to its default gaming profile. I thought the volume was just right, and everything from the character’s dialogue to the space battle soundtrack was well-balanced.
Interfaces, functionality, and power supply
- Even though it’s smaller, Alienware 17 In Laptop has the same number of ports and connections as the Alienware 18. Even though the machine has HDMI and Mini DisplayPort outputs, I doubt you’ll ever need to use them. You also have access to a number of audio results that can be played in 5.1. Your computer’s three USB ports will quickly be taken up by a gaming keyboard, mouse, and maybe even an Xbox 360 gamepad.
- Dell’s Alienware 17 In Laptop comes in four base configurations, each of which can be upgraded and customised in a number of ways. The base model costs $1,499 and has a single GeForce 765M GPU, a 750GB platter hard drive, and 8GB of RAM. It is good enough, but not very exciting. Keep in mind that even the basic model has a screen with a low resolution (1,600 x 900).
- For only $2,699, we give you a much better Intel Core i7-4800MQ CPU, a single GeForce 780M GPU, 16 GB of RAM, a Blu-ray player, a 256 GB solid-state drive (SSD), and a 750 GB hard disc drive (HDD). If I could only make a few changes, the 1080p screen and the Nvidia GeForce 780M graphics card would be at the top of my list.
- The Alienware 17’s non-gaming application performance is similar to or even slightly better than that of the Alienware 18’s 4900MQ Core i7. Still, it’s not as good as the Origin PC Eon 17-SLX we’re testing, which has a Core i7 4930MX.
- The Alienware 17 has enough processing power to get you through your day, even if you do a lot of things at once, so most users won’t notice the changes.
- The real difference between a system with one card and two cards is how well it plays games. The Alienware 18 and Origin PC Eon 17-SLX, which cost about $2,000 more than this Alienware 17, make great use of their dual GeForce 780M graphics cards.
- Several 17.3-inch displays, with resolutions from 1080p to 4K, are offered on the Alienware 17.
- The tested units were present with the entry-level 1920×1080 monitor and the high-end 2560×1440 display with Nvidia G-Sync.
- The extra money for the more expensive screen is well spent because of its higher contrast and resolution.
Incredibly, even a slight elevation change can have a profound effect. The Alienware 17 In Laptop, a laptop designed to replace a desktop PC, is slightly smaller than the Alienware 18, but it’s a very different beast. The 18-inch model seemed like an invading army when it rolled onto my desk, while the 17-inch model is more like a typical, big-screen laptop. Though not precisely portable, it is a size and weight you have previously encountered.
The smaller (of course, that’s a relative phrase here) chassis is more ergonomic and easier to use while gaming, web surfing, or even when tucked into a bag or carried under the arm for transportation. Still, it’s less remarkable as a conversation piece.
The Alienware 17’s trade-offs include a smaller screen with the exact 1,920 x 1,080 resolution as the Alienware 18, a single video card instead of the power-hungry SLI setup in the Alienware 18, and fewer complex drive options—you’ll need to swap out the optical drive bay if you want to match the Alienware 17 In Laptop’s 512 GB SSD and 750 GB HDD.