The Alienware 17 ALW17-4682sLV 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer from Dell provides the ultimate gaming experience for people on the go. The system features a dedicated graphics system. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics card utilizes 2GB of dedicated memory for the graphics-intensive visuals of PC games.
Impressive graphics would be meaningless without a high-end screen and this Alienware notebook does not disappoint. Featuring a 17.3" widescreen display, it is backlit with LED lamps. LED lamps brighten faster, use less power and provide better image quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard for HDTVs. The Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution allows for native 1080p high-definition video playback.
The system is powered by a quad-core 4th generation Haswell 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor. The Haswell chip is Intel's fourth generation processor and provides high performance at a low voltage for better battery life. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM to maximize multitasking. The SuperMulti DVD burner makes it easy to install PC games while the 750GB 7200rpm hard drive ensures you have enough storage space for them.
For online multiplayer, you'll need to be connected to the Internet. This Alienware notebook provides a 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack for a fast, reliable wired connection. However, seeing as how this is a gaming notebook, you'll also want to make use of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi for mobile gaming. The Alienware 17 is also compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi as well. Bluetooth 4.0 technology also allows you to use additional peripherals, such as a gaming mouse or joystick, wirelessly.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.