Dell 17.3" Alienware 17 R5 Laptop

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Dell 17.3" Alienware 17 R5 Laptop
Key Features
  • 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK Six-Core
  • 32GB DDR4 | 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 17.3" 2560 x 1440 120 Hz G-Sync Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
Crafted for immersive, high-definition gaming and VR applications, the 17.3" Alienware 17 R5 Laptop from Dell balances power and portability. It is equipped with a 2560 x 1440 G-Sync display with 400 cd/m2 brightness, a 120 Hz refresh rate, wide viewing angles, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. With a dedicated graphics card, you'll be able to crank up in-game visual settings and enable additional graphical eye-candy options to enjoy your games at their best. Balancing out the rest of the system is a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK processor and 32GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM that'll allow you to efficiently multitask and quickly access frequently used files and programs.
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Dell Alienware 17 R5 17.3" Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Alienware Command Center 4.6
  • 4Windows 10

Crafted for immersive, high-definition gaming and VR applications, the 17.3" Alienware 17 R5 Laptop from Dell balances power and portability. It is equipped with a 2560 x 1440 G-Sync display with 400 cd/m2 brightness, a 120 Hz refresh rate, wide viewing angles, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. With a dedicated graphics card, you'll be able to crank up in-game visual settings and enable additional graphical eye-candy options to enjoy your games at their best. Balancing out the rest of the system is a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK processor and 32GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM that'll allow you to efficiently multitask and quickly access frequently used files and programs.

For storage, the Alienware 17 R5 has a 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD and a 1TB 7200 rpm SATA III 2.5" hard drive, which deliver a total storage capacity of 1.256TB. If you want to take advantage of external storage or connect peripherals such as optical drives, memory card readers, printers, and more, this can be done using its multiple USB ports. Furthermore, using its HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 ports, you can connect external displays for extensive multitasking. Other integrated features include a Full HD webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, a headphone/mic combo jack, a headset jack, stereo speakers, and Alienware's TactX keyboard with N-key rollover, 9 user-programmable keys, and 4-zone, multi-color RGB-LED AlienFX lighting. Included is a power adapter and a 6-cell / 99Wh lithium-ion battery. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).

General Features
Internal Storage Upgrades
The system's internal storage can be upgraded or added to, as there are three M.2 SSD slots (one 2242 for SATA III & NVMe PCIe, one 2280 for SATA III & NVMe PCIe, and one 2280 for NVMe PCIe), as well as one 2.5" SATA III drive bay.
NVIDIA G-Sync Technology
NVIDIA G-Sync technology syncs the display's refresh rate with the graphics card's frame rate output to reduce screen tearing and ghosting. Combined with a 120 Hz refresh rate, which helps to eliminate stuttering and jitters, you'll be able to enjoy smooth gameplay and react instantly to your game.
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
Designed for VR
Dive into mind-bending virtual reality experiences with a VR-ready system that passes the Oculus-ready and Vive-optimized certifications. Powered by NVIDIA VRWorks technology, a level of presence is achieved by bringing physically realistic visuals, sound, touch interactions, and simulated environments to virtual reality. And with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, the Alienware 17 delivers smooth VR performance.
Tobii Eye-Tracking
Tobii Eye-Tracking technology utilizes a built-in camera to watch your eyes and where they look to. It's implemented in a few games and applications where looking left will pan your camera left and so on, for a more immersive experience.
HDMI 7.1-Channel Audio
The HDMI 2.0 port can output 7.1-channel digital audio.
Alienware TactX Keyboard
With an upgraded Alienware TactX keyboard, N-key rollover is now supported, enabling over 108-key commands for more actions per minute, and 2.2mm of key travel allows for rapid keystroke responses. Plus, it's reinforced with a steel backplate for rigidity and uniform feedback and a life of up to 10 million keystrokes.
AlienFX Lighting
Create a more personalized look for your machine with AlienFX lighting. This RGB/LED-enabled lighting is supported on over 130 games with the option to create and download unique themes. AlienFX lighting features 4-zone, multi-color RGB keyboard with lighting controls.
Hinge-Forward Design
A hinge-forward design brings the thermal shelf to the rear, enabling a variety of improved benefits, such as a thinner overall design while increasing performance, improved ventilation, higher quality sound, and external ports organization.
Designed to Keep Cool
A higher maximum thermal design power (TDP) support means that your system can handle a higher total wattage for internal components, enabling a higher level of performance. With the entire ventilation system upgraded, your system can stay cool even under extreme graphics pressure.
Hear Every Battle Cry
Due to the upgraded design, a larger and more effective speaker box has been installed, improving audio output for a clearer and more dramatic gaming experience.
Clear the Desktop and the Board
Avoid excess cables and embrace the "desktop mode" design, where most of your critical connections and ports are in the back and out of the way.
Killer Ethernet & Wi-Fi
Killer DoubleShot Pro, composed of Killer 1550 802.11ac and Killer e2500 Gigabit Ethernet, provides a wired and wireless networking setup that prioritizes internet traffic and data streams to the applications most important to you.
Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
The Alienware Graphics Amplifier can be connected to this port and enables future-proofing of upgradeable full-length, dual-wide graphics and additional 4-port USB 3.1 Gen 1 hub for added peripherals. With a dedicated PCIe x4 Gen 3 with up to 40 Gb/s throughout, you won't have to worry about the disadvantages that come with a shared connection. Please note that the Alienware Graphics Amplifier is sold separately.
Battery Life
The Alienware 17 contains a lithium 6-cell / 99Wh battery.
Build Quality
The Alienware 17 uses premium materials to deliver high-performance gaming technology. Utilizing magnesium alloy for rigidity, copper for improved performance, anodized aluminum for extra protection, and steel for tactile comfort, it features a high-quality design for high-performance gaming.
Experience the Full Spectrum
AlienFX uses 20 different colors to create over 80 quadrillion unique themes to give your machine a more personalized look. Supported on over 130 titles, lighting zones can be customized to react to things like in-game actions, powering on and off, and notifications by pulsing, morphing, or simply holding a solid color. Once you've finished your theme, you can save and upload it to the Alienware Arena community site where you can share your custom creation with others and download any you find. And for times when you want a little less visual stimulation, AlienFX allows you to "go dark" by disabling all lighting effects until you're ready to turn them back on.
Alienware Command Center 4.6
AlienFusion
The "Always Ready Mode" puts your system in a state in between sleep and awake, allowing core programs to run in the background while the machine runs quietly and in a lower power mode.
AlienAdrenaline
Featuring customizable game and application options, a system performance optimizer, and a performance monitoring tool, AlienAdrenaline provides users with the tools they need to keep one step ahead of the competition.
Thermal Controls
Change settings and monitor internal temperatures and speeds of certain fans within your Alienware system using the Active Thermals module.
OC Controls
Take control of overclocking levels for your memory and CPU with OC controls. Monitor memory activity levels, change settings on the fly, and turn on/off auto start in one convenient place. With customer OC, you can create your own OC mode by making choices in your settings located in the "Customer Menu" section of the BIOS OC screen.
Windows 10
Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Cortana
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana, can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the Internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information-gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.

Dell Alienware 17 R5 17.3" Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Total Installed Memory
32 GB
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 OC with 8 GB GDDR5X VRAM
Display Size
17.3"
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Touchscreen
No
Total Installed Capacity
1.256 TB
Ports
2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
1 x Docking Connector
USB-C
1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
1 x USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.0
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Weight
9.74 lb / 4.42 kg
Performance
CPU
2.9 GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK 6-Core
Maximum Boost Speed
4.8 GHz
L3 Cache
12 MB
Memory Type
2666 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory
32 GB
Memory Configuration
2x 16 GB
Memory Slot Type
260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots
No
Buffered Memory
No
ECC Memory
No
Graphics Type
Dedicated
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 OC with 8 GB GDDR5X VRAM
Display
Panel Type
TN
Display Size
17.3"
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Touchscreen
No
Finish
Anti-Glare / Matte
Maximum Brightness
400 nits / cd/m2
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Variable Refresh Technology
G-Sync
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity
1.256 TB
Optical Drive
No
Inputs / Outputs
Ports
2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
1 x Docking Connector
USB-C
1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
1 x USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Display I/O
1x HDMI 2.0
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Line Output
Built-In Speakers
2
Built-In Microphones
2
Media Card Slots
No
Communications
Network I/O
1x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support
2 x 2
Bluetooth
5.0
GPS
No
NFC
No
Webcam
User-Facing: 1080p
Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Capacity
99 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
Chiclet-Style Keyboard with Backlight
Pointing Device
TouchPad
General
Security
Accepts 3rd Party Security Lock Devices
Power Supply
330 W with
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions
16.7 x 1.2 x 13.1" / 424.2 x 30.5 x 332.7 mm
Weight
9.74 lb / 4.42 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
16.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
20.5 x 18.1 x 4.7"

Dell Alienware 17 R5 17.3" Reviews

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has delivery in Brazil? How many fps do the games ...

has delivery in Brazil? How many fps do the games take in it? how much ram and space? (I don't know English, I'm using the translator)
Asked by: Maycon
This computer has already the max amount of RAM (32GB). The screen uses a Refresh Rate of 120 Hz. Sorry, this item exceeds the monetary limit allowed for Brazil. For further assistance please call 0800-891-5877 (Brazil), 212-444-5005 or send an email to [email protected].
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-12-01

Is it strong to edit 4k video/movie ?

Is it strong to edit 4k video/movie ?
Asked by: joel robert
Yes, The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) will make short easy work of 4K video editing.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2019-09-01

The picture shows the color is Epic Silver. I ...

The picture shows the color is Epic Silver. I just want to know if this is really the color in stock? Or is it black?
Asked by: Kai
The color would be the silver as shown in the photos
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-07-19

In the overview it lists GPU as 1080, but in the ...

In the overview it lists GPU as 1080, but in the Specs GPU shows as 1080OC. which one is correct?
Asked by: Luntian
It's the same thing. The only reason they put OC in there is to tell you the GPU is overclockable.
Answered by: Kai
Date published: 2019-07-09

Can the 6TB Seagate 2.5 inch HHD (15mm) fit into ...

Can the 6TB Seagate 2.5 inch HHD (15mm) fit into the AW17R5 ?
Asked by: Xu
No it would not, the drive max would be 7mm.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-05-23

Does the warranty applicable in india?

Does the warranty applicable in india?
Asked by: tech
This would come with a 1 year US (mfr) manufacturers warranty
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-05-20

Is this also good for photography?

Is this also good for photography?
Asked by: Barbara
The Specs of this laptop are more than enough to satisfy your Photo & Video editing needs
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-30

Does it come with Tobi eye tracking and G-sync?

Does it come with Tobi eye tracking and G-sync?
Asked by: Yun
Yes, it does.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-24
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