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Alienware - 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 - 1TB Hard Drive + 128GB Solid State Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 298 reviews

87%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for tachy!!!

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    Jacky
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    I really recommended this product for person in gaming and design industry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent laptop for architects!!!

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    archesparza87
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    I am an architect and it is excellent to carry out my activities as Renders, design and very very fast in every way, exceltne purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best laptop for this price

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    Alienwarereview
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    I like the customized lights and design of this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dream come true

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    Bearlysinister
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    I've wanted an Alienware laptop for years and I've to say that I'm not disappointed! Fast, beautiful display and super user friendly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heavy but powerful

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    audio1234
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    It is way too heavy to be a portable laptop. Hurts your back carrying it in a backpack, but it is fast enough for all modern games at 1920 x 1080

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    BEAUTIFUL LAPTOP

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    tj78
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    Great powerful laptop with many upgrade-able options outside of the processor. Ram takes up both slots so need to start from scratch there, but for the price one of the best I could find.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great NEW design,

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    ledgedes
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    Very Please with what Dell has done with Alienware systems. I was so Happy with the 15" I also purchased a 17"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

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    SGbooboo
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    Great PC; runs games on optimal settings, cool design. . very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming computer

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    Lolo
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    I love it! I bought this on a recommendation from a friend, and now I'm doing the same for my other friends. Plus it looks really cool!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Laptop for everyone

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    DrBraden
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    Simply stunning. I love alienware and I swear by them. This one is no different. For casual usage to gaming, this does it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gaming and school laptop

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    Francis12
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    We got this for my son who loves it, it has a fast vid card and it looks fantastic! It was last years model, but that's fine it was cheaper. Seems to fly through apps and games. Glowing keybopard and touch pad, very cool look to it that you can adjust. Silly stuff, but my son really likes it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid performer with premium build feel

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    TWAU
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    The two things that impress me most about this laptop are the solid construction feel - no body flex at all, and how well behaved the temps are in tortuous benchmarks like furmark. The chassis lights are gaudy, but can be turned off. A side effect of the premium feel and cooling is that this laptop feels oversized, and the bezels are comically big. As far as "gamer" focused styling goes, I still find it to be among the better ones with the lighting disabled. If you want a sleeker looking laptop that can still 1080p with high settings, look at the MSI stealth thin or razer blade 15. They were my top choices over this but this was on clearance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It is a beautiful machine

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    SteveL
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    Would be five stars if their was more memory in the main (C) drive. Only 150gigs and thats after the bloatware from Alienware, but just create a shortcut to the large D drive and "walah" you have a beast of a machine. Very nice layout and the mousepad is by far the most awesome ergonomic feel. Feels like its gummy, not like cheap plastic. I am satisfied. It does freeze sometimes, but very rarely, but I am pushing this baby pretty hard with programs, video editing, and photoshop heavy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No regrets....

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    NCTrevor3d
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    Blazing speed, very fast! Heavy and sturdy. Worth every penny. Cool design, well lit. Keyboard has a great feel. Works well with 3d vector modeling and rendering.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid gaming laptop that looks great

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    splink
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    Top notch processor, more RAM than you need, SSD and one of the best video cards around. All in a package that makes the girls go wow! This thing will remain a gaming capable machine for a long time. Can't go wrong for the price. The only downside is no optical drive built in and not enough native ports to run an oculas rift. It does run the Vive great and the new mixed reality like a boss.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's Fast!

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    Thom
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    Looks evilly sleek. The backlit keyboard and trim adds to the gaming performance. All games load and play fast, little to no latency. Bright screen with noticeably richer and deeper colors. It brought my SIMS to life! The keyboard feels comfortable. Overall, a very powerful addition to my gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Designed Laptop at a great price point!

    Posted
    Tetrall

    Hello, thanks for reading my review. As a long time gamer and system builder, I've a pretty good handle on what is essential for a smooth running computer, and if you just want a gaming computer that does that, this is one worthy of your consideration. If you want a better idea of why that is, keep reading. Alright - Firstly, lets look at some basic internals. CPU: i7-7700HQ - This is the cooler running mobile solution from intel for a high end processor. It's a touch overkill for current gaming, but an excellent component that will help prevent you from bottleneck issues down the road. Excellent choice Best Buy, 5 Stars! GPU: GTX 1070 - I would say that this is about as large a GPU as you should put in a 15" gaming laptop due to coolling considerations. It will run all current AAA title games with ease at 1080P screen resolution. 5 star component! It also pairs excellently with the ISP panel, speaking of which... The 60Hz IPS 1080P Panel is G-SYNC: My word, I was pleasantly surprised by the color and brightness of this particular 15" 1080P IPS panel. Now, a word to Best Buy's advertising, if you're selling a 15" Gaming Laptop with a 60Hz IPS G-SYNC panel, you ought to make that a big part of your pitch. Nowhere on the website could I find a reference to the refresh rate or the expensive G-SYNC chipset. I had assumed it was a bare bones 60Hz IPS 1080P screen not the higher grade, tearing free, high performance option that I received. Thank you, Best Buy, but don't sell yourself short. Cooling: The fan system is impressively quiet even under gaming loads, I've not been distracted at all during my gaming and have experienced zero throttling. Storage: 128GB of SSD and 1TB harddrive is an adequate solution, it's one of the weaker points as a larger SSD would have been faster but I can't fault a corner cut here, it'sn't as important to performance. Memory: 16GB DDR4 - Again, like the above, it's totally adequate, not too little and not overkill. If your going to be "just adequate" these are two locations I approve of doing that. The keyboard is very comfortable to type on, they aren't mechanical keys, but they do a fine job with good travel and resistance. It's a little tight for typing but you'll learn to love it. Trackpad: It works and doesn't screw up, I always use a mouse anyways. -------------------------------- The above topics were the core to what makes a good gaming laptop. The next points are the gravy. Connectivity and compatibility - Talk about having all the right extras. This computer has every essential connection including Thunderbolt 3, 2xUSB Type C, USB, and display port. It even has wireless bluetooth which means you can use those fancy headphones without the cords. Best of all, most of those ports are located on the back side of computer keeping the sides uncluttered for a better experience. Chassis - Rock solid, built to the hilt with metal and high quality polymers. It also has RGB lighting that can be customized to your own liking, including disabled for officer workers who moonlight as gamers. Ok, so is there anything about this computer that isn't likeable? Well, if I were to give it one downside, it would have to be the weight. That was a purposed design choice as the additional space was given for better cooling and improved performance without greatly increasing the price. If you plan on lugging this thing to classes all over campus you might want to consider something lighter but it's doable, even if it'sn't optimal. Battery life isn't super great, even with all the ample battery that has been added to this beast. Just keep the thing plugged in while gaming, no one actually games with it unplugged anyways. One of the best purchases I've made in a long time and I can't complement Best Buy enough at putting this system together. Usually I can find something I don't like or that doesn't make sense in a pre-built system but in this case, each and every component melds into a seamless optimized gaming machine for a great price. No corners were cut that drastically effect quality and the overall design is as flawless as I've seen. Well made Dell and well chosen Best Buy! I'll be back soon to see what else you can come up with!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming laptop

    Posted
    Storm
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    I got this laptop on doorbuster so I got an amazing price. I play games for 8 hours and the system does not get hot and the fan is quiet. I researched this laptop before I bought it and the system lived up to its reputation. The display is great and shows definition in the game. The sounds is amazing and very clear. I can hear things I did not notice on my older laptop. I love the design and colors you can use to customize the lights on keyboard, side panels, track pad and cover. The weight does not bother me, as for all the features I get for the price it us well worth it. I can upgrade the system when needed so I won't be buying another system for years. I have owned the system for 3 weeks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of Power

    Posted
    lemonkake
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    I needed a new laptop since mine was falling apart and I was looking into getting a laptop for multimedia since I'm going to major in that field. I was looking into both macs and gaming laptops. I like the mac for the nice sleek design and longevity. I saw in one of my local stores, there was a 512gb macbook pro as a open box a little over $2000. Even though that was a smoking deal, I still waited a week because it was still a large lump sum to stomach for only my productive needs and no gaming aspects. After doing some more research, I realized that to get a gaming laptop with specs I wanted, I would have to order it online. The only one that fitted my needs was the Alienware 17.3 incher they had out on display in their store, and I was not about to settle for something so huge! When I went back having it set in my mind to just grab the macbook pro I saw this puppy in the open box area. It was an online order returned and at 1/2 of the cost of the Macbook open box I was considering! It was like a godsend! I snagged it up real quick since it has all the power of the 17.3 Alienware displayed but in a smaller package. Not only would this suit my productive needs as a multimedia major, but I could also game with this that I knew a macbook would lack in. Best decision ever! Now I have the option of gaming with high graphics games like Witcher (witcher 2 and 3 runs smoothly on high settings! @@@@@@@ , Mass Effect, and even doing VR. Still learning my programs for music production to truly test the machine. But I'm happy overall with my machine! Built solid and with little issues. PROS: -beautiful display! bright, sharp! -LOTS OF POWER! -love the custom features -less bloatware than other PCs -decent battery for being a power house (3-4hrs of use) -modifiable, can upgrade to 32gb of memory and has 2 slots for m.2 SSDs -includes SSD CONS: -HEAVY, compared to MSI and other 15.6 inch gaming laptops -no touchscreen, music editing would be much easier with a touch screen vs mouse -Alienware FX program used to change the RGB lights for keyboard is GLITCHY, Sometimes lights work and doesnt work. Must restart PC every time they dont come back on from sleep mode -does heat up quite a bit, but also to be expected with the beefy processor and graphics card -small SSD, would prefer 256gb to start

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome laptop

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    Gom3Mari

    I first tried HP spectre x360, and it was not my ideal after first two days. The laptop was becoming so hot and the fan noise was too much that I was not able to bring it to outside. I returned that gear and got this one. I love this computer with following specs: 1. i7-7700HQ (Quad Core, and it's much faster than dual core that I had, my hp spectre x360 was i7-7500U and it was reacting slow) 2. GTX 1070, the best graphic card in my life. 3. The weight (Even though it's still kinda heavy, they decreased about 1.5 lbs from previous one, and my very first laptop was 12lbs. . so I still love 7.5 lbs) 4. Ideal Ram capacity (16GB) 5. Battery amount (99 Wh if I saw correctly?) Cons 1. Weight (compared to ultrabooks which are around 4lbs) 2. The size of SSD (since it's only 128 GB, you have to care when you actually download the software. Make sure that you install to the HDD not on SSD, You need certain empty amount in SSD required to keep it fast) 3. It could be a little bit pricey for people who have limited budget, but I think this is worthy getting. P.S. I love overall design of this laptop. Some people could hate this kind of model, but I desired for this kind since high school... I hope my review could help :)

    I would recommend this to a friend