• CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • Display: 17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • 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 #22
  • Intel Xeon W-10885M 75.1%
  • Intel Core i9-9980HK 76.7%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600H 67.3%
  • Intel Core i7-10870H 66.2%
  • Intel Core i5-11400H 63.9%
GPU Performance #25
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q (90W) 2.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 110W) 3.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 85W) 7.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 4.7%
Display
17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key) + 1x 2242 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
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 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • 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
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 1080p Full HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS

Name 17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 254.67 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Becomes "Retina" from 14 inches (34 cm)

 

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