Although the laptop’s screen doesn’t seem all that impressive on paper, in reality, the panel offers excellent properties suitable for multimedia and gaming purposes. But, as always, there are some minor flaws that can be easily fixed with our custom profiles. In the pack below, you will find the usual Health-Guard, Office work / Web design and Gaming / Movie Nights profiles, each of which will improve the overall image quality in certain aspects. You can read more about them here and how to use them. We also suggest reading our dedicated article regarding blue light emissions and PWM and how our custom profiles help eliminate both to certain extent.
The Alienware 17 R4 has a Quad HD TN panel with 93% sRGB coverage, lower than expected contrast ratio (650:1), really high maximum brightness (377 cd/m2) and inconsistent color temperature along the grayscale but the average at maximum brightness is considerably colder than usual – 7800K.
Since our profiles are tailored for each individual display model, this article and its respective profile package are meant for the Alienware 17 R4 with 17.3″ panel manufactured by AU Optronics with model number B173QTN featuring QHD (2160×1440) resolution and the machine can be found at Amazon.com: Alienware 17 R4.
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Office work / Web design
If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.
Gaming or Movie nights
We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.
This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.
Office Work / Web Design
This profile aims to deliver the most accurate colors possible in the sRGB gamut – the colors used on the Web. In this case, the panel doesn’t have the needed properties for color-sensitive work but our profiles will largely improve the average dE2000 for better color reproduction.
We’ve also adjusted the gamma curve and white balance to fit the standards.
Gaming and Movie Nights
You can take advantage of the Gaming and Movie Nights profile, which will improve the overall visibility – especially in darker areas of the image – during gaming and watching movies (you can see an example here).
As for the Health-Guard profile, it reduces the blue light impact and eliminates the PWM. However, since the panel doesn’t use PWM for regulating screen brightness, the Health-Guard profile will come in handy only for reducing the negative blue light emissions.
Installing and using the profiles
You can find a guide for installing and using the profiles HERE.
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