Alienware 17 R4 (17-inch, QHD, TN) display profiles – Quality and Health impact results

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.

*Should you have problems with downloading the purchased file, try using a different browser to open the link you’ll receive via e-mail. If the download target is a .php file instead of an archive, change the file extension to .zip or contact us at [email protected].

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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).


Health-Guard profile

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.

You can find the notebook’s price and configurations here: http://amzn.to/2nxPXXD

And here you can find the full review of the Alienware 17 R4.

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