The new Alienware 17 is for consumers looking for a gaming notebook that prioritizes screen size, gaming performance and overall immersion above all else.
This is our new flagship notebook – This is our new flagship notebook – that is VR-capable while being more powerful,and thinner, than it’s predecessor with superior construction.
Performance-wise, the new generation of Alienware laptops are engineered to support NVIDIA’s 10-series GeForce graphics and overclocked Intel Core i7 processors.
Gamers looking for more upgradability and functionality, will be able to connect the optional Alienware Graphics Amplifier which allows for the latest AMD and NVIDIA desktop graphics.
LEADING DESIGN & FUNCTION.
Our new industrial design includes materials ranging from anodized aluminum, magnesium alloy, steel reinforced keys, and copper thermal modules. The choices have been made to deliver high quality construction, where high performance is expected, and the ultimate experience is desired.
The new chassis design delivers increased total system ventilation and enables a higher TDP with most of the thermal dissipation occurring towards the rear.
Our hinge-forward engineering has enabled a design that is 13% thinner with, more rear I/O, improved audio, larger internal fans with improved acoustic pitch. Even the speaker design and audio quality has improved thanks to the new design approach.
We also now have a new finishing process that enables reduced “smudginess” and fingerprinting residue on the palm rest.
The new steel-reinforced Alienware TactX keyboard is designed for uniform feedback while typing plus a numeric keypad and 9 programmable keys designed to help the gamer feel at home, and in control, wherever they are. The new keyboard introduces an optimized RGB LED lighting articulation designed for a better lighting than the predecessor and each key has a full 2.2mm of gaming-grade travel.
This top cover incorporates anodized aluminum and features the iconic Alien head.
The Alienware 17 includes 13 programmable AlienFX lighting zones which can also be used by supported game titles.
METICULOUSLY DESIGNED TO DELIVER A KNOCKOUT PERFORMANCE.
An innovative hinge-forward design brings the thermal shelf to the rear, enabling a variety of improved benefits – like a thinner design, better ventilation, higher quality sound and external ports organization – to stand out for an incredible gaming experience.
DESIGNED TO KEEP COOL.
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 & 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.
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 new level of presence is achieved by bringing physically realistic visuals, sound, touch interactions, and simulated environments to virtual reality. And with NVIDIA® GeForce® 10-series graphics, the Alienware 17 goes beyond what’s expected.
A KEYBOARD LIKE NO OTHER.
With an upgraded Alienware TactX keyboard, n-key rollover is now supported, enabling over 108-key commands for maximum actions per minute. It’s the only keyboard on a laptop with 2.2mm of key travel allowing for rapid response for any keystroke. Reinforced with a steel back plate for rigidity and uniform feedback with a guarantee to stay functional for up to 10 million keystrokes.
Create a more personalized look for your machine with new and improved AlienFX. Designed with optimized RGB-LED enabled AlienFX lighting and now supported on over 130 games, with the option to create and download unique themes.
TECH GAMERS NEED.
The Alienware 17 has been upgraded to give gamers the tools they need to be the best.
Killer™ Wireless: Killer DoubleShot™ Pro provides wired and wireless networking setups that prioritize internet traffic and data stream to the applications most important to you.
Alienware Graphics Amplifier support: Enables future-proofing of upgradeable full length, dual-wide graphics and additional 4-port USB 3.0 hub for added peripherals. We’ve added a PCIe x4 Gen 3 connection with dedicated throughput for connectivity that’s superior even to a Thunderbolt.
Thunderbolt Type-C port: This multi-use port is ready to be used as a USB 3.1 port, offering 10Gbps of data transfer, a Thunderbolt connection capable of 40Gbps, or even a Display Port enabling various monitors supporting the DP protocol.
Longer battery life: The Alienware 17 contains a 68Whr battery with an optional 99 Whr* lithium-ion battery. We offer the maximum amount of battery power legally allowed with the 99Whr battery– storing and delivering the most amount of power found in any laptop battery for longer uninterrupted gameplay. The new Alienware 17 can support up to 10 hours of battery life, as tested with the 99 Whr battery and an FHD LCD configuration.*
Solid-state drive: An SSD brings awesome benefits to your system. Load your games faster, get shock and vibration protection, better speed and capacity, and much more. Solid-state drives (SSDs) make virtually no noise and have less failures because they have no moving parts. A quieter system means you can better pinpoint every footstep your enemy makes.
ALIENWARE COMMAND CENTER 4.6.
AlienFusion: The new Always Ready Mode puts your system in a state in between sleep and awake, allowing core programs to run in the background while the machine runs quietly and in a lower power mode.
AlienAdrenaline: Featuring customizable game and application options, a system performance optimizer and a performance monitoring tool, AlienAdrenaline provides users all the tools they need to keep one step ahead of the competition.
Thermal Controls: Change settings and monitor internal temperatures and speeds of certain fans within your PC using the Active Thermals module.
OC Controls: Take control of overclocking levels for your memory and CPU with OC controls. Monitor memory activity levels, change settings on the fly, and turn on/off auto start in one convenient place. With customer OC, you can create your own OC mode by making choices in your settings located in the “Customer Menu” section of the BIOS OC screen.