Review of the Alienware AW17R3-8342SLV 17.3-Inch UHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SATA SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M,Windows 10 Home), Silver

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Quick Review

The Alienware 17 r3 is an amazing competitor in the gaming laptop market. It was definitely built to stand the test of time in the gaming sector with a slightly expensive price tag of about $2800.

To begin, the box is pretty big and wide with the signature Alienware logo placed at the center of the box. To open up the box, we pushed in the handle to flip the box covers out. It has just one accessory in the box; an AC adapter of 240wh for charging the laptop. It also comes with a user manual and warranty card.

The laptop has an aluminum chassis with an epic silver color. It has a very sleek design, pretty bulky being a gamers laptop and weighs about 8 pounds with a 17-inch anti-glare screen. Looking at the sides, to the left we have the power jack for recharging the battery, a lock for locking the laptop mechanically, two USB 3.0 ports, a mic jack and an audio jack.

On the right side, there is 3.1 media card reader, thunderbolt 3.0 port, USB 3.0 port and an Ethernet port. On the back side, we have the graphics amplifier port, an HDMI 2.0 port and the vents for airflow. Under the laptop, there are several cooling vents for efficient airflow and a subwoofer designed by CLIPS audio, a major manufacturer of speakers.

With the laptop open, the screen has a really nice finish as it is anti-glare with a 2.0mp camera at the top of it. It has a full-sized keyboard that lights up elegantly. The touchpad is a full-sized pad centered to the left. The speakers are right in front of the user, placed to immerse the sound effectively.

Other information includes the laptop comes with a windows 10, 16/32 GB ram, NVidia GeForce, advanced intel core i7 etc.

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Quick Review

The Alienware 17 r3 is an amazing competitor in the gaming laptop market. It was definitely built to stand the test of time in the gaming sector with a slightly expensive price tag of about $2800.

To begin, the box is pretty big and wide with the signature Alienware logo placed at the center of the box. To open up the box, we pushed in the handle to flip the box covers out. It has just one accessory in the box; an AC adapter of 240wh for charging the laptop. It also comes with a user manual and warranty card.

The laptop has an aluminum chassis with an epic silver color. It has a very sleek design, pretty bulky being a gamers laptop and weighs about 8 pounds with a 17-inch anti-glare screen. Looking at the sides, to the left we have the power jack for recharging the battery, a lock for locking the laptop mechanically, two USB 3.0 ports, a mic jack and an audio jack.

On the right side, there is 3.1 media card reader, thunderbolt 3.0 port, USB 3.0 port and an Ethernet port. On the back side, we have the graphics amplifier port, an HDMI 2.0 port and the vents for airflow. Under the laptop, there are several cooling vents for efficient airflow and a subwoofer designed by CLIPS audio, a major manufacturer of speakers.

With the laptop open, the screen has a really nice finish as it is anti-glare with a 2.0mp camera at the top of it. It has a full-sized keyboard that lights up elegantly. The touchpad is a full-sized pad centered to the left. The speakers are right in front of the user, placed to immerse the sound effectively.

Other information includes the laptop comes with a windows 10, 16/32 GB ram, NVidia GeForce, advanced intel core i7 etc.

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Alienware 17 R3 UNBOXING AND REVIEW

The Alienware 17 is thinner and lighter than any 17" laptop we’ve created before, but that doesn't mean we skimped on performance. It’s crafted with aerospace-inspired carbon fiber filled surfaces that add stiffness and durability, copper heat sinks that enable proper cooling and now offering an optional Ultra HD 4K display built with IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology. Powered by high-performance 6th gen Intel® Core™ processors with Dynamic Overclocking on K-series CPUs, and offering a new USB Type-C™ port with support for SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1) and Thunderbolt™3 technologies, the Alienware 17 is designed to give you the best experience on an impressive screen.

Carbon fiber craftsmanship: Inspired by aerospace technologies, the carbon fiber composites in Alienware laptops deliver a unique rigidity and high stiffness-to-weight ratio. The result is a whole new tactile experience.

Sleek. Solid. Aluminum.: Displays this good require serious protection, so we encased them in an anodized aluminum shell that matches the hinge strength and structural rigidity and boasts a new, iconic design.

Cooler with copper: Churn out maximum power while keeping your cool. Copper thermal modules allow your graphics cards and processors to perform at the highest level while the heat pipes and blocks prevent overheating.

Guaranteed up to 10 million keystrokes: Experience the sensation of uniform feedback with the reinforced steel plate of our TactX keyboard, which also protects internal components from debris. Launch shortcuts to applications or even macros in-game, thanks to nine customizable keys capable of up to 19 unique commands, programmed via the Alienware Command Center software.

Rigorously tested for robust durability: Alienware laptops are tested to stand up to tens of thousands of functions : power button pushes, hinges opening and closing, twists, turns, and up to 1 million touchpad strokes. We test hard so you can game hard, reliably.

210-AFFV
Alienware 17 R3
619-AHCY
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
370-ACML
32GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133Mhz (16GBx2)
580-ACWN
583-BCQG
English Backlit Keyboard, powered by AlienFX
490-BCZG
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M with 8GB GDDR5
400-AHHF
1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s
555-BCPT
Intel 8260 2x2 802.11ac 2.4/5GHz + Bluetooth4.1
450-AAGO
US Power Cord
801-2185
803-1695
803-1713
1 Year Premium Support
451-BBMW
8-cell Lithium Ion (92 Wh) Battery
338-BISV
Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, Dynamically Overclocked up to 4.1GHz)
525-0016
Dropbox, Digital Delivery, 20GB for 1 Year Promotion
750-AAKE
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller / Black
391-BCMW
17.3 inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IGZO IPS Anti-Glare 400-nits Display
658-BCSC
Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial
658-BCUO
Additional Software
450-AAJI
Alienware 240W AC Adapter
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