• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 4.42 kg (9.7 lbs)

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

Alienware 17 R4 - Specs

CPU Performance #26
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.2%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 1.2%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 1%
GPU Performance #19
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 1.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5) 1.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5) 2.1%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD PCIe NVMe + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key) + 1x 2242 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10
Battery
68Wh, Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Dimensions
424 x 332 x 29.99 mm (16.69" x 13.07" x 1.18")
Weight
4.42 kg (9.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Displayport mini
  • Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • 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
Features
  • Web camera 1080p Full HD
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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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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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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738.00-0.8%
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Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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13986.00+0.2%
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Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
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9.75-10%
performance

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
price
12284.00+0.5%
performance
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0.00-100%
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0.00-100%
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Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
142 fps
102 fps
51 fps
34 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
73 fps
68 fps
63 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144 fps
113 fps
62 fps
39 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
67 fps
61 fps
53 fps
35 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
138 fps
130 fps
110 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
101 fps
97 fps
80 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
133 fps
116 fps
108 fps
87 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
96 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
121 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
87 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
119 fps
97 fps
87 fps
77 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
65 fps
59 fps
48 fps
36 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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