Alienware 17 ANW17-2136SLV Gaming Laptop via Amazon
Alienware 17 ANW17-2136SLV is a great powerful desktop replacement type 17.3 inch gaming and multimedia laptop by Dell with the very powerful Haswell Intel i7-4710HQ CPU, large memory and hard drive in a slim package- Dell claims this is their slimmest and lightest 17 inch laptop ever and of course without giving up on performance (but 8.33 pounds is a little heavy as this is a 17 inch gaming PC). Alienware 17 ANW17 has the 4th generation quad core Intel i7 processor (6MB L3 cache) at 2.5 GHz speed and can be overclocked up to 3.5GHz with turbo boost 2.0 and hyper threading for 4 cores to push 8 virtual cores in parallel, 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 x 4GB) at 1600MHz for lag-free gaming and multitasking, 1TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400 rpm rotating speed and the pre-installed 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system that you can upgrade to Windows 10 later on this year free of charge.
17.3 inch large widescreen FHD IPS (In-Plane Switching) display with 1920 x 1080 pixel maximum screen resolution, 16:9 image aspect ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 178 degree viewing angles offers sharp picture with accurate colours, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3072MB GDDR5 VRAM powered by Maxwell architecture offers amazing graphics for the best responsive and smooth gaming performance (the latest games at highest resolutions possible with high frame rates per second) and power with more battery life, powered by Klipsch and Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi technology Pro Studio Software with subwoofer and 2.0MP Full HD webcam with integrated dual array microphone to talk to your friends and family or with game competitors. Black and steel grey chassis Dell Alienware 17 ANW17-2136SLV weighs 8.33 pounds and measures 1.35 x 16.93 x 11.49 inches. 8-cell 92W lithium ion battery is for on-the-go performance and an AC adapter for connecting to power outlets at home or work. Full size English keyboard is backlit with 10-key numeric pad for easier number crunching and 9 TactX programmable keys, 4-zone multicolour RGB lighting and great overall responsiveness of keys. It has copper heat sinks- plates and pipes of the main thermal module avoid overheating, chassis will stay cool even after hours of heavy gaming or 3D graphics software.
Conclusion: Alienware 17 doesn’t have an optical drive but other connectivity options include Killer LAN connectivity of 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 (to connect speakers and headsets wirelessly) tied to wireless card, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45, an HDMI output, 3 x Audio-out ports, 9-in-1 media card reader to transfer photos from your digital camera, 3 x USB 3.0 ports (one with PowerShare), 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1x Docking Connector, Biometrics FastAccess Facial Recognition and Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack. It comes with Command Centre 4.0 Software and AlienAdrenaline to customise settings of display, graphics card performance and to optimise overall system performance, AlienFusion for power and light settings, AlienFX and more. It feels durable and solid with carbon-fiber surfaces, offers intense gaming with sharp and clear images on its great quality 17 inch FHD IPS screen with less lagging, more vibrant and accurate colours at much larger viewing angles. You have power, performance, speed, seamless multitasking capabilities of the 4th generation quad core Intel i7, 8GB memory so you can launch apps quickly even in the middle of games. It doesn’t have a pre-installed antivirus software so you can simply go online and download free AVG but you’ll find the trial version of Microsoft Office and comes with 12 months of In-Home Warranty if anything goes wrong within a year.