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 17 R5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Internal Storage Upgrades
  • 4NVIDIA G-Sync Technology
  • 5Thunderbolt 3
  • 6Designed for VR
  • 7Tobii Eye-Tracking
  • 8HDMI 7.1-Channel Audio
  • 9Alienware TactX Keyboard
  • 10AlienFX Lighting
  • 11Hinge-Forward Design
  • 12Designed to Keep Cool
  • 13Hear Every Battle Cry
  • 14Clear the Desktop and the Board
  • 15Killer Ethernet & Wi-Fi
  • 16Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
  • 17Battery Life
  • 18Build Quality
  • 19Experience the Full Spectrum
  • 20Alienware Command Center 4.6
  • 21AlienFusion
  • 22AlienAdrenaline
  • 23Thermal Controls
  • 24OC Controls
  • 25Windows 10
  • 26Start Menu
  • 27Cortana
  • 28Microsoft Edge
  • 29Windows Store
  • 30Windows Continuum
  • 31Xbox on Windows 10
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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.
UPC: 884116293729

Dell 17 R5 Specs

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Performance
CPU2.9 GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK 6-Core
Maximum Boost Speed4.8 GHz
L3 Cache12 MB
Memory Type2666 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory32 GB
Memory Configuration2 x 16 GB
Memory Slot Type260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory SlotsNone
Buffered MemoryNo
ECC MemoryNo
Graphics TypeDedicated
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 OC with 8 GB GDDR5X VRAM
Display
Panel TypeTN
Size17.3"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution2560 x 1440
TouchscreenNo
FinishMatte
Maximum Brightness400 cd/m2
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Adaptive Sync TechnologyG-Sync
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity1.256 TB
Solid State Storage1 x 256 GB M.2 PCIe
Hard Disk Storage1 x 1 TB 2.5" SATA (7200 rpm)
Optical DriveNone
I/O
Ports2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
1 x Docking Connector
USB Type-C Ports1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
Display1 x HDMI 2.0
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Line Output
Built-In Speakers2
Built-In Microphones2
Media Card SlotsNone
Communications
Ethernet1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support2 x 2
Bluetooth5.0
GPSNone
NFCNone
WebcamUser-Facing: 1080p
Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Capacity99 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
KeyboardNotebook Keyboard with Backlight
Pointing DeviceTouchPad
General
SecurityAccepts 3rd Party Security Lock Devices
Power Supply330 W
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions16.7 x 1.2 x 13.1" / 424.2 x 30.5 x 332.7 mm
Weight9.74 lb / 4.42 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight16.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.5 x 18.1 x 4.7"
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