Alienware - 17.3" 4K Ultra HD Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive + 128GB Solid State Drive - Epic Silver

Alienware Laptop: With 3GB dedicated NVIDIA graphics and vivid 4K Ultra HD resolution, this laptop offers stunning graphics and smooth gameplay, so you can take on your most challenging opponents with ease. Built-in 2.1-channel Klipsch speakers offer immersive audio for an enhanced gaming experience.

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5
Amazing, and you aren't an Apple Sheep.. Posted by: from: on This machine is superb in every way and you can take solace in standing out of the crowd with having something that is unique. It has the power to game, but is also future proof which is the main reason I got it. The display is absolutely amazing and 4k Video is stunning. The GPU/CPU plus video card have no issues playing everything I can throw at it, even high frame rate videos without breaking a sweat. Not a huge gamer but the new Doom is stunning on it, and they did a nice job of handling heat evacuation during high graphics usage. Adding more RAM and SSD space only requires a screwdriver and a few minutes of time. Overall a great winning combination with power, speed and a lot less money with more capability compared to a MBP. For the people that are saying it's heavy, buy a backpack. If you can't handle 7 pounds with all this does then you have further issues. It really isn't that bad, and everyone has a smartphone when you are in tight situations anyway....

14 out of 16 found this review helpful.

5
The best Alienware yet! Posted by: from: on I have owned numerous Alienware laptops in the past. The most recent was the 18 inch screen version. This version, the R3, is the best yet. It comes in much slimmer than previous versions. The 4k screen is incredible and contrary to other reviews, it runs 4k games flawlessly. Also, for those of you wondering, the 970M graphics card is the latest Maxwell version. This card picks up over 50% performance from previous 8 series cards. There isn't a game made, or will be made for a year, that it will not run on ultra smoothly. Another critical point to this version of Alienware, is the heat. I should say, lack of heat. It runs perfectly cool under the heaviest gaming load. 70-75C max for the CPU and 60C max for the GPU under load. Normal temps are 20C cooler than above. It is just a flawless machine. I am a stickler for quality and craftsmanship. This R3 is made to perfection. The chasis is very sturdy, everything looks and feels like quality. This will be the best money you spend on a laptop and it will last for years to come.

20 out of 21 found this review helpful.

5
Awesome... Posted by: from: Seriously... on ...my first Alienware! I know this seems weird to state but I've waited 20 years to finally grab an Alienware device! Today is my 30th day of ownership and what's really awesome is it went on sale as well today. Best Buy (BB) taking a $150.00 off the MSRP was really great! First thing on my to-do list today, which is now complete, get the adjustment on my purchase when it was $1649.99 to $1499.99! There's so many excellent reviews for this device but I'm just having a blast with it I don't know what else to really say. I purchased Crucial RAM, upping it from 8 gigabyte to 32 gigabyte. Also purchased the Alienware Graphics Adapter from Dell for $159.99 and two days ago purchased the EVGA GTX 1070 for $449.99 and LG's 4k 27" monitor, which was on sale for $399.99, both from BB. Everything works great, no issues at all. The reason I purchased this notebook, as I'm sure many others have done so as well, is reference to the 4k display & being designed as a gaming rig. Upgrading RAM was too easy and I just ordered a secondary SSD as there is an empty slot for one more SSD, two total. So in summary I say to you "...if you're still on the fence, go get it now, you won't regret it" BB will be there for your needs if issues develop! Thanks for reading my review! PS A reminder to always check your "My Rewards" profile as BB hasn't credited my purchase & adding missing points failed as site stated record information didn't match. Time for a phone call...!

11 out of 12 found this review helpful.

5
Great laptop for serious gaming Posted by: from: on Ok so ive used them all asus rog g752 msi apache lenovoy700 and finally the allienware. The anlienware has best performance by far running Fallout 4 at 60fps on high. obviously is pricey but with the features like ssd and 4k screen still a good deal compared to the other models offered from dell with less features for around same price. IF money is not a problem then this model is way to go for power. How ever i will say i was very impressed with lenovo y700 for the price was best performance in its class with 4gb 960m. if your going to spend big money but want to stay under 2grand the alienware 17r3 is way to go asus was very slow and msi has cheap build quality so if you spend big alienware if on budget lenovo y700 for sure trust me im very very picky so i figured i would save everyone the trouble.

21 out of 21 found this review helpful.

4
Great Performer Posted by: from: on This laptop is a great purchase for someone who wants a laptop that can do just about anything. There is one thing i would like to clarify. The description for this product is for the 2015 version but it is in fact the the 2016 so it has 3 usb 3.0 ports with 1 usb 3.1 port also known as type c. Also once you turn this on UPDATE YOUR DRIVERS and BIOS. If you do not do this you WILL encounter issues with this product. I had to do a reinstall of windows 10 because i did not heed the warning of other 2016 Alienware 17 R3 owners. Pro's -I can play just about any game with a mix of high and medium settings at 1080p and get about 45-60 fps. -This laptop supports up to DDR4 2666 (says only 2133 but G Skill and other brands will auto overclock at the 1.2 volts. -The screen does 100% Adobe RGB so it will be great for the mobile Photographer that needs the color accuracy. The screen is also about 400 nits, thats really bright i keep my screen at about 50% brightness so it does not hurt my eyes. - Screen back-light does not use Pulse modulation so there is absolutely no flicker -The keyboard is really good and does not feel like it will break while gaming. -Easy to setup as long as you update drivers and bios immediately after turning on for the first time. -No bloatware - Battery last around 6 hours of "lite use" not gaming -System lighting offers a lot of customization -Creative sound card - almost matches my Creative E5 DAC but not quite has lots of noise when you turn the volume up when using Sennheiser HD 598SE -Graphics Adapter - I have not tried this yet but it lets you connect a full size desktop GPU to the laptop. - Macro keys are nice but I have not used them yet Cons - Speakers may say they are made by Klispsch, but they give the brand a bad name. They sound worse than the Harmon Kardon's on my 6+ year old Toshiba. This is a real shame I am a fan of the Klispsch Brand. - Heavy really heavy for a laptop so its not that portable its like carrying 5 red bricks. Also it is larger than most other 17 non-gaming laptops so don't expect it to fit all cases or backpacks. Other Thoughts - I wish there was a program for editing BIOS settings in Windows, my old Toshiba had that and it was a nice feature. -I would recommend using a fan-less cooling pad for this laptop it really needs the air flow like the Xpad Slim. I do not recommend anything that is powered off of usb you can fry the port. - Get a USB 3.1/C usb hub as most people do not have usb 3.1/c devices and it will give you more 3.0 ports. I will update this if I think of anything i want to add.

14 out of 14 found this review helpful.

5
Great computer for gaming--and upgradeable! Posted by: from: on I love this computer. The 4K screen is gorgeous--clear and bright with vivid colors. Games such as Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Skyrim with high-res mods, Dragon Age Inquisition, and Ashes of the Singularity all run smoothly on high/ultra settings--I run most of them in the in-game option of 1920x1080 (for most of those, you can leave the native resolution on 4K). For today's games, I am very happy with the GTX 970m. One of the reasons I chose this computer is the optional Alienware Graphics Amplifier, so that it is more future-proofed, which means that if I want to, I can use a desktop GTX 1080 or whatever comes out in the next few years, and then if I want to run everything in 4k with good framerates, I should be able to. This computer also comes with a Thunderbolt 3 usb-c port. And it does have bluetooth, even though it's not mentioned in the specs. This computer is very fast--it boots within 8 seconds or less. Also, I love the keyboard--just has a great feel to it. I used my Best Buy Reward toward a memory upgrade (2 sticks of Kingston 8 GB 2.133 GHz DDR4 260-pin [model # HX421S13IBK2/16]), so now my computer has 16GB. It was super easy to put in the new memory sticks. Just unscrew the back, take the old ones out, put the new ones in, start the computer, and Huzzah--16 GB RAM. If you want, you could use 2 16GB sticks for a max of 32 GB. Someday I may also purchase another SSD M.2 stick (there's room for one more), so I may get a 1 TB stick in a year or so. As some others have mentioned, be sure to update all your drivers--Alienware's support site makes it easier to download them. So overall, it's a great computer with a strong processor, stunningly beautiful screen, great graphics--with the graphics, memory, and storage easily upgradeable for the future.

10 out of 11 found this review helpful.

5
Great Gaming Specs and Laptop... Posted by: from: on This was a rather pricey laptop but it's worth the money. 4k resolution, Gtx 970 graphics card, core i7 processor, the speakers sound good for a laptop and it comes with steam already on the desktop. I did upgrade the 1tb hdd with a 1tb ssd in addition to the already installed 128gb ssd. I also added the Alienware graphics equilizer with a Gtx 980 to run as an individual graphics card for intense gaming. I would say the only downfall is the 8 gb of ram, 12gb or 16gb would have made this a sweeter purchase but for about $60 I can upgrade this myself. Also the bottom of the laptop gets a little warm so I recommend a cooling pad.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

5
Has all the latest technology that I needed Posted by: from: on Pros: Fast Intel Skylake Quad Core processor, NVIDIA energy efficient Maxwell graphics, Beautiful 4K display, Fast 40Gbps thunderbolt 3 port Cons: bit heavy. Well gaming laptops are usually pretty heavy It had all the latest tech I needed. With thunderbolt 3 port I can connect my laptop to Razor core (already pre-ordered) with my Asus Strix GTX 1070 GPU. Couldn't wait to see eye candy in all my games.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

5
Super fast PC Posted by: from: Atlanta, GA on I am not a gamer but do a lot of other work on my PC so need one that is very fast as I do a lot of picture and video editing as well as financial management. Key Pros on this machine: fast CPU, fast SSD, 7200rpm hard drive, programmable keys (really love that feature, saves tons of keystrokes). I have a 4k external monitor so was expecting more from this display but it is better than a simple HD. The only Con is the battery only lasts a little more than 3 hours. Almost downgraded this to 4 stars because of that but there were so many good features that I went with 5. The 128GB SSD is plenty big enough for all my software so apps load very fast. All my data, (Music, pics, videos, docs, etc.) is stored on the Hard Drive. The combination of both of these is great. Is a little heavy at 8.5 lbs, especially for a PC without a CD drive, but I guess that is expected with the 17 inch display and all the internals. I will not travel with this, have a 3 lb ultrabook for that. I have compared this PC to similarly configured models from MSI, and Asus and this was certainly the best deal for the money.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

5
Pretty Awesome Laptop Posted by: from: on I selected this Alienware laptop for two primary reasons: 1) the 4k/UHD screen 2) the ability to use it with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, which allows me to use a desktop grade GTX 1080. I was looking for a gaming laptop that I could take with me on occasion when I traveled, but mostly as a desktop machine with a built in display. I went back and forth between this model, and the more expensive one that had a GTX 980m in it, and ultimately decided that since my primary use case was home use, I could get a desktop GTX 1080 instead of a GTX 1070 if I went with the slower built in graphics. In any case, my observations: 1) The screen is awesome. Text is silky. The screen is bright. Viewing angles are wide. Only issue is that a handful of apps not designed for 4k look pretty ugly in the "scaled" mode that they appear in, but one thing I can assure you is that out of the box at default settings, the 4k panel does not mean "can't read" on this laptop. 2) It is smoking fast. Especially with the Amplifier and GTX 1080 plugged in. While docked to the Amplifier, I was playing The Crew with most settings maxed in 4k, and it was handling it just fine. If you went into 1080p for gaming it'd be even quicker. 3) the keyboard is meh. It's not bad, but I wouldn't call it standout. The spacing is different than the apple "chicklet" keyboards I am used to, so maybe it'll just take some time. 4) DItto the trackpad. The lightup feature looks cool, but it's a little odd for me not being able to "press" the trackpad itself. I'm sure I'll get used to that too, and the touch pad itself is responsive enough, but it doesn't wow either. (Also, I have a mouse plugged in, as I use it as a desktop) 5) It's HEAVY, but that isn't surprising. I wouldn't want to take this on the train every day... but then that's not really the target market for this laptop either. 6) the AlienFX light up feature is neat and very customizable. It's obviously fashion rather than function, but it is a nice touch, and one I've had fun with. 7) the material around the keyboard, upon which your hands rest, is some soft of magic comfort material. It feels awesome under my wrists, and doesn't smudge much. 8) While I removed a couple of preinstalled items, for a consumer laptop, the bloatware was minimal, and there is only one sticker (an intel Core i7 inside sticker) on the casing. 9) Opening up the panel to access the RAM sockets, SSD slots (the laptop has two m.2 slots, one of which comes empty), and hard drive was simple and easy. [Note: it's way cheaper to just add 32GB of RAM after purchase than it is to buy it from Dell] So far, I am convinced I made the right choice. I am loving this for satisfying my gaming itch, without requiring me to "borrow" a monitor from my work oriented Mac. I'm sure I will also be thrilled I have it the next time I travel.

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

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