If you’re a ‘pro gamer'(as they like to call themselves) then Alienware should not be any Alien to you. They are one of the most famed and known gaming laptop series by Dell. Today we are going to take a look at one of the laptops of the 17R4 class, Alienware AW17R4-7000SLV-PUS. Okay then, without further ado, let’s dive in…
- CPU – Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (7th Gen), 2.8 GHz
- GPU – 8 GB DDR5, NVIDAIA GeForce GTX 1070
- Memory – 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4, extendable upto 32 GB
- Screen – 17.3-inch Full HD IPS (2,560 x 1,440)
- Storage – 1 TB SATA HDD + 128 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Power – First things first… the processing power (especially the graphical capabilities of the GTX 1070) of Alienware is hands down one of the best in its class. Being a gaming laptop as it is, it runs seamlessly even the most graphics intensive games like Mass Effect: Andromeda, Hitman, Witcher 3 and Skyrim. And the graphics look even crisper with the 17.3 inches QHD display.
- Looks – The Alienware was always one of the chart-toppers for its style quotient. Almost the same appearance has been carried forward in this model with their trademark gunmetal gray. To accompany its looks, there are fully RGB customisable LED lights all around the laptop (it’s quite fun indeed).
- Cooling – The ventilation provided by Dell is quite good actually (although some do complain about being overheated at times). It certainly makes sure you never overdo it.
- Price – One important thing to mention about the Alienware series is that they never were pocket-friendly. Even this model can cost you over a thousand bucks (literally can cause a hole in your pocket… So, watch out!!).
- Weight – Okay, let’s face it, folks. It’s absolutely not an easy task to lift it with it weighing just less than 10 pounds. So if you carry this atlas rock every day on your back to your buddy’s home then don’t get surprised at all if you’re named the next Mr. Olympia. And on top of it, it doesn’t even include an optical drive.
- BSOD – Okay, no one was expecting it. But strangely enough, a significant part of the users have complained about this problem. It can handle even the most gruesome gaming tasks, but for some reason, it can get stuck in the almighty Blue Screen of Death sometimes which is totally irritating.
If you are on the hunt for some high-end gaming laptops (or if simply you’re an Alienware fanatic), then it is for you. It can be a good choice for a gamer or any graphics professional.