Engineered for high-performance gaming, the 17.3" Alienware 17 R3 Notebook from Dell is powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core processor that allows you to run multiple applications simultaneously. If you need more power, the processor can be overclocked to 3.5 GHz and the system's 16GB of 2133 MHz PC4-17000 DDR4 RAM allows the computer to quickly access frequently-used files and programs.
The 17.3" display features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is also the standard for HDTVs and the system's native resolution allows for native 1080p high-definition video playback without upscaling. The dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics card has 3GB of GDDR5 RAM and delivers a sharp, clear picture. You'll also be able to output video to an external display using the built-in HDMI 1.4 or Mini DisplayPort output.
For connecting to the Internet and also for online multiplayer and other purposes, this Alienware notebook is equipped with Gigabit Ethernet and Killer 1535 Wireless, which supports dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. External peripherals, such as additional storage, optical drivers, printers, and more may be connected using the 4 x USB 3.0 ports, one of which has PowerShare technology for device charging, even if your system is turned off. Additional compatible peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, and headsets may be paired using Bluetooth 4.1 technology.
For long term storage of your files, the AlienWare 17 R3 features a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive and a 256GB SSD, for a total storage capacity of 1.256TB. While the SSD may not have the larger capacity of a traditional hard drive, it features no moving parts and is more resistant to damage from bumps and drops. Having no moving parts also allows the SSD to operate with faster data transfer speeds. Additionally, since SSDs have no moving parts, they receive less wear and tear, since there are no read and write heads for the drive media to come into contact with.
Whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game, the integrated Klipsch speakers offer a 2.1 audio configuration (2 speakers, 1 subwoofer) that offer high quality sound. There is also an integrated 2MP HD webcam with dual digital microphones that allows you to engage in face-to-face conversations using Skype or other software, as well as a 9-in-1 media card reader that supports SD, MMC, MemoryStick, and xD-Picture Card media.
The 17.3" Alienware 17 R3 Notebook includes an 8-cell / 92Wh Lithium-ion battery and an AC adapter. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).