• CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 2048.00GB SSD + 1000.00GB HDD
  • RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 3.78 kg (8.3 lbs)

Alienware 17 R3 - Specs

CPU Performance #26
  • Intel Core i7-4980HQ
  • Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
  • Intel Core i7-4800MQ 1.2%
GPU Performance #24
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5500 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M4000M (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (6GB GDDR5)
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
4x 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
4x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (B key)
2x 8GB DDR4
Windows 10
92Wh, Li-ion, 8-cell
Body material
Aluminum (Aluminum)
430 x 292 x 34 mm (16.93" x 11.50" x 1.34")
3.78 kg (8.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5 mm jacks for headset and external microphone
  • External graphics port for Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 1080p Full HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital array microphones
  • Speakers 2x 2W + 2W Subwoofer
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

Name 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)


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Alienware 17 R3 in-depth review

Now that we've put the new Alienware 15 (R2, Late 2015) to the test, it’s time to do the same with its bigger sibling - the 17-inch Alienware R3. Make no mistake, it’s the same Skylake / GTX 9xx / DDR4 generation, the difference being maximized screen estate. There is an 18-inch model as well, but Alienware hasn’t updated it yet with the 6th generation Intel Core processors (it offers dual GTX 980M, though). The latter also can’t take advantage of the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, wh[...]

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  • Enormous CPU/GPU/Storage performance
  • Nice looking, aggressive design
  • Lighter body than its predecessors
  • Sturdy construction
  • Comfortable TactX keyboard with numerous backlight combinations
  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier, HDMI 2.0 and USB Type-C ports
  • 4K Ultra HD IPS IGZO screen with 100% sRGB and 100% AdobeRGB coverage, high brightness and good contrast
  • No PWM across all brightness levels
  • Great battery life for a gaming notebook
  • Superb thermal management and temperature stability under high load


  • High price
  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier doesn't support "asymmetrical" SLI configurations

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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