• CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 2000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 4.42 kg (9.7 lbs)

Alienware 17 R4 - Specs

CPU Performance #5
  • Intel Core i7-7920HQ
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz) 2%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 1.9%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 4.1%
GPU Performance #6
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5)
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (6GB GDDR5, SLI)
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
256GB SSD + 2TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key) + 1x 2242 PCIe NVMe (M key)
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
Windows 10 Home
68Wh, Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Aluminum, Plastic)
424 x 332 x 30 mm (16.69" x 13.07" x 1.18")
4.42 kg (9.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Displayport mini
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5 mm jacks for headset and external microphone
  • External graphics port for Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
  • Web camera 1080p Full HD
  • Microphone Digital array microphones
  • Speakers
  • 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 R4 in-depth review

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  • Clean and sophisticated design
  • Impeccable build quality
  • Good keyboard and touchpad experience
  • Supports three M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs
  • Impressive display with excellent image quality, G-Sync, 120 Hz refresh rate and QHD resolution
  • The screen doesn't use PWM for regulating brightness
  • Fairly portable compared to other 17-inch gaming laptops
  • Well-designed cooling system
  • Tobii Eye Tracking system


  • Short battery life despite the huge 99Wh battery, thanks to the lack of NVIDIA Optimus support
  • Only the QHD configuration comes with G-Sync support
  • Overclocking is possible only through BIOS and third-party software
  • The CPU's stock clock speeds are lower than they should
  • The TN panel has low contrast ratio and poor viewing angles when tilted forward
  • Only two RAM slots

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7820HK

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 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

Gameplay recordings with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

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