Alienware - The Most Powerful Gaming Laptops on the Market - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 August 2013 / 8,741 Views

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Dell unveiled their latest Alienware gaming laptops at E3 of this year. The new Alienware 14, 17 and 18 models. These laptops are the most powerful gaming laptops on the market today. They represent the first redesign in an Alienware laptop in six years. The new Alienware laptops now have a metal chassis and an anodized aluminum shell, instead of a plastic body. They all feature an angular design that is based off of the look of jet engines and stealth bombers.

“The new laptops and matching Vindicator bags are the latest culmination of listening and learning from our customers since we delivered our first gaming system back in 1996,” said Frank Azor, General Manager of Alienware. “We spent countless hours meticulously thinking through every detail of these new products to ensure they would be the most amazing line-up we’ve introduced yet.”

Klipsch high-definition 5.1 speakers have also been added, which are backed by Dolby Audio Theater. The vents have also been moved away from the user’s hands. Looking at what is under the hood, the 14, 17 and 18 comes with a quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics card. They all come with DDR3L memory which helps increase the battery life by using a lower voltage.

The Alienware 17 display is 43.9 cm in size (17.3”). It comes with at least 8GB of memory and can be upgraded to either 16GB or 32GB. All Alienware 17 models come with a 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s hard disk drive. However, a 1500GB version is also available and it supports up to four storage drives. They also come with either Windows 7 or Windows 8 and an 8x DVD rewritable drive comes standard, but a Blu-ray drive is available as an upgrade. The Alienware 17 also has an option of a 3D screen. The Alienware 17 starts at £1,299, while the recommended model costs £1,649.

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nightsurge (on 23 August 2013)

Asus laptops kick these overpriced AlienCraps asses. Only people who know nothing about computers choose AlienWare.

aikohualda (on 23 August 2013)

william d angelo got paid $15 for this article...

disolitude (on 23 August 2013)

Haha...sponsored content ads. Good stuff.

AaronSOLDIER (on 25 August 2013)

There's a pretty decent Asus laptop for £599 with 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR3 RAM and it has a blu ray drive. These are way overpriced.

DonnieDarko2013 (on 24 August 2013)

The Lenovo y410p and y500p are also good gaming laptops that allows us to switch graphic cards. I think alienware are so overprice. Alienware have to many useless features for gamers, which causes the laptop to cost more.

FujiokaMidori (on 23 August 2013)

Alienware? Anyone can put together something more powerful custom made PC. Alienware is more overrated than anything I've seen in PC gaming...

Damian.W (on 24 August 2013)

Yes, anyone can put together a laptop. My local best buy sells motherboards and offer to install processors and video cards on them for absolutely free.

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Cobretti2 (on 24 August 2013) but I am sure you could get something better without the brand extra price on these lol.

Cobretti2 (on 24 August 2013) but I am sure you could get something better without the brand extra price on these lol.

PullusPardus (on 23 August 2013)

Alienware and Razer both a big no no.

errorpwns (on 24 August 2013)

I wish people would quit knocking on Razer. Logitech overprices their products more than razer could ever dream of. I don't get why logitech isn't crucified for selling a rubber dome keyboard for nearly 200 dollars. Yet razer is put on a cross and burned. My diamondback went 7 years without any issues before I replaced it with a deathadder. Which has been working just great. The black edition has no annoying lights either. 40 dollars for a reliable mouse that lasted me 7 years? No problem there. 40 dollars for a mouse that will most likely last me just as long? No problem there either. The hate against razer is unjustified.

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Egann (on 24 August 2013)

A 1,5000 GB hard drive. Well, yes. I'll buy a 15 Terabyte hard drive if you offer it.