Alienware - R3 17.3" Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive - Epic Silver

Alienware R3 Laptop: With an expansive 17.3" HD display and 4GB dedicated graphics, you can immerse yourself in virtual worlds and take on gaming challenges with ease. The reinforced keyboard ensures smooth response, plus the 1TB hard drive and 256GB solid state drive provide ample storage as well as improved start-up times.

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5
Monster gaming! Posted by: from: on Yeah, it doesn't have an optical disk drive, or even a bay for one. That was the only thing i was second guessing before purchase. But now that i have it, i couldnt care less. Why? Because im getting over 60fps @ 1080p with everything on ultra (minus hairworks) on The Witcher 3! On a freaking laptop! If you're a laptop gamer like me you know how awesome that is. Plus this beast has a port on the back that allows you to hook up a Graphics acceleration box (sold separately) that you can put a full sized desktop GPU inside to use instead of the on board 980m. Not that i have any money left now, but when this thing starts chugging along and getting to that dangerously low <30fps state years from now, i can just upgrade the GPU and keep on trucking on this thing! No more dropping another 2k on a whole new system every 3-4 years! The speakers are top notch (Powerful little subwoofer inside), the LED bling is customizable is tons of ways, the large SSD makes loading times minimal. Even in Fallout 4! I loved you ASUS, but this time, Alienware had the hardware i needed for my price range. Just buy this thing, and you'll be glad you did too :)

40 out of 45 found this review helpful.

5
Best Laptop Ever! Posted by: from: on I have owned many gaming laptops. The last two I owned were from Asus and while they were great, they are just in a different league from the alienware. This model came with a 256g PCIE SSD. I ordered a second one and configured a raid 0 stripe, so my boot volume is 500g PCIE raid 0. Very fast. In addition I replaced the 1tb hdd with a 1tb sata drive for raw storage. This model supports the external graphics amplifier. It is a must have. i put a AMD 390x in the amplifier and can play Doom on ultra settings. Also having the amplifier future proofs the laptop as newer FULL LENGTH cards can be put in. The onboard 980m can play doom at near ultra settings maxed out, but as with ANY laptop without upgradeable graphics, it was doomed from the day of purchase. Having an upgradeable external enclosure helps a lot with keeping my purchase from becoming outdated. The build quality is excellent and the keyboard is a 10. The track pad is GOOD but not the same as a MAC... The Macs simply have the best track pads in the industry. Upgrading is very easy on this model. Flip over and take a screw off. I highly recommend this model. Spend a little more. Do not buy any model without an external upgradeable graphics option.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

5
Love Alienware Posted by: from: on The laptop runs very smooth aside from the graphics card crashing when I surf the Internet which is weird. I never have problems when I'm gaming and that was the reason I bought it. So far it's been great!

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

4
Great Laptop Posted by: from: Manhattan, KS on Bought this laptop to be able to play games while I traveled for work. It is equal to my desktop in every way and I am more than happy with it.

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

5
Absolute Beast Posted by: from: on Love the aesthetics (compared to my original preffered company Asus who has been doing G*d knows what after their very successful "stealth bomber" look) and love that I can throw anything at this machine and it makes mince meat out of it. Love not being tied down to red backlights on my keyboard and the DDR4 Memory along with the 6th generation Skylake...you will not be disappointed.

32 out of 42 found this review helpful.

5
LOTS of bang for the buck! Posted by: from: NJ on This is my 4th gaming laptop and my first Alienware. This thing is crazy fast and although it's a little large and kinda heavy being a 17", it's not has big as, not as heavy as, my last 17" gaming rig. I am able to run my 55" 4K off of the HDMI port and push some games to 4K at 60-80FPS, and others to 1080p at 40-60FPS - all WITHOUTH the external video adapter! The 980m with 4GB is strong! Best bang for the buck in this price range!

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Awesome labtop Posted by: from: on Very great labtop you really get what you pay for. Yes it is very expensive but you can't beat the quality out performs all the competition. Worth saving up for graphics are great strongly recommend buying cool matter for thought can get hot when playing games.

9 out of 15 found this review helpful.

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Alienware, Good But Dell Needs To Up Their Game Posted by: from: on I purchased this laptop for personal gaming as well as for school being that I am a full time IT student. I figured if I am going to get something I am going to get something I can game plus get through my homework. I love the laptop but I will say Dell has degraded the name of this company. I have had a few issues with my laptop, i.e. I got the blue screen of death four days after getting the laptop because the drivers were not updated for Windows 10 Home. You would think after paying almost $2,000.00 the company would have had everything upgraded from Windows 8.1 drivers. Plus, the laptop runs hot in which I can feel heat dispersing out of the keyboard. I am definitely going to have to buy a cooking device. The other issue I have had is that there is no optical drive in this model. So, you have to purchase an external one. I did receive a free one from Best Buy because I was told there was one when I ordered it, which I appreciate but it's not the quality I would have perffered. Was thinking it was going to come with a bluray optical drive and was greatly disappointed when there was none. The weight of my he laptop is a bit reficulous as well. Would have also been nice if this system would have come with 32gigs of gaming RAM verses 16 gigs. Plus, "looking at possibly getting another graphics card to hook up externally with a separate power supply to boost my gaming experience. I honestly wanted a MSI laptop but Best Buy could not accommodate my wishes because they could not order the item due to out of stock issues. It was greatly upsetting because the MSI model would have been 100 times this laptop with better specs. I guess time will tell and I hope I did not put my faith in Dell again to only be disappointed in the future yet again. Overall, I am happy, next time I hope that Best Buy can order what is listed on their site versuses a customer having to settle on an item over what they really wanted.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Alienwares are the best Posted by: from: on This computer actually worth the price and i enjoy using it.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Looks great, works like a champ Posted by: from: on great looking and so efficient to use. Gaming is beyond compare with this unit!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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