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 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 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.
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.
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.
The Alienware 17 contains a lithium 6-cell / 99Wh battery.
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.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Performance : CPU 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK 6-Core
Maximum Boost Speed: 4.8 GHz
L3 Cache : 12 MB
Memory Type: 2666 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory: 32 GB
Memory Configuration: 2 x 16 GB
Memory Slot Type: 260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots: None
Buffered Memory: No
ECC Memory: No
Graphics Type : Dedicated
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 OC with 8 GB GDDR5X VRAM
Panel Type: TN
Size : 17.3"
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Maximum Brightness: 400 cd/m2
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Adaptive-Sync Technology: G-Sync
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity: 1.256 TB
Solid State Storage : 1 x 256 GB M.2 PCIe
Hard Disk Storage: 1 x 1 TB 2.5" SATA (7200 rpm)
Optical Drive: None
Ports: 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) 1 x Docking Connector
USB Type-C Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort) 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
Display: 1 x HDMI 2.0
Audio: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Line Output
Built-In Speakers: 2
Built-In Microphones: 2
Media Card Slots: None
Ethernet: 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support: 2 x 2
Webcam: User-Facing: 1080p
Battery Chemistry: Lithium-Ion
Capacity: 99 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard : Notebook Keyboard with Backlight
Pointing Device: TouchPad
Security: Accepts 3rd Party Security Lock Devices
Power Supply: 330 W
AC Input Power: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions: 16.7 x 1.2 x 13.1" / 424.2 x 30.5 x 332.7 mm
Weight: 9.74 lb / 4.42 kg
Package Weight: 16.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 20.5 x 18.1 x 4.7"