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Alienware M17X 17" Laptop - Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HD by Dell

Alienware M17X 17" Laptop - Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HD by Dell
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Game plan. Equipped with GDDR5 NVIDIAGeForce GTX660M graphics and a 17.3" diagonal widescreen HD+ WLED display, the M17X notebook flaunts the features you need for a mind-blowing gaming experience. High-definition 5.1 surround sound audio only heightens the drama.

In addition, the M17X boasts a roomy 750GB hard drive that you can stuff full of photos and tunes, and even a 3 megapixel webcam for video chatting with friends. A 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM processor--up to 3.1GHz--with Turbo Boost technology and 8GB shared-channel DDR3 memory round out the super-charged laptop.

And because this notebook is loaded with Windows 7, everyday computing is faster, simpler, and more reliable. Managing files is so much easier and speedier with enhancements like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews. Plus, great new features like HomeGroup and Windows Media Center take you into the future of computing. From Dell.

Wireless capability and use of public wireless locations or hot spots may require a network connection, additional accessories, and a service connection fee.

Access to and use of the Internet may require payment of a separate fee to an Internet Service Provider, DSL line, or more.

Not all DVD-R/-RW and DVD+R/+RW discs are compatible with all DVD-R/-RW and DVD+R/+RW players. Contact the manufacturer for further information.

Use of Bluetooth Wireless Technology requires Bluetooth software and Bluetooth-compatible accessories. Additional accessories may be required.

System ships within 15 business days.

With this purchase, your name, address, and phone number will be provided to Dell as part of their registration process. Warranty is shipped with item and can be accessed online. Boxes may arrive on different days. For your own protection, this order will require an adult signature upon delivery. If an adult is not at home, we would require an alternative ship-to address for proper signature or an authorized adult to sign at the carrier location.

  • Includes M17X notebook, nine-cell lithium-ion battery, AC power adapter, and manual
  • 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM processor, up to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost
  • 17.3" diagonal widescreen HD+ WLED display with 1600x900 resolution
  • 8GB dual-channel DDR3 1600MHz RAM
  • 750GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive
  • Slot-loading dual-layer DVD burner
  • 802.11g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology
  • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIAGeForce GTX660M
  • High-definition 5.1 surround sound audio
  • 3 megapixel video/picture webcam
  • 9-in-1 memory card reader
  • Two USB 2.0, USB 3.0/2.0 combo ports
  • HDMI 1.3 input with audio
  • HDMI 1.4 output with audio
  • VGA, mini display, RJ-45, eSATA+USB 2.0 combo ports
  • Three auto-sensing jacks for line-out
  • Power/DC-in, microphone jacks
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
  • 30 days of McAfee Security Center with VirusScan, Firewall, and Spyware Removal
  • Measures approximately 16-1/8"W x 12"D x 1-3/4"H
  • UL listed adapter; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Made in Malaysia

About Dell

Michael Dell founded Dell™ at age 19 with $1,000 and a game-changing vision for how technology should be designed, manufactured, and sold. Today, customers are at the core of everything the company does. Dell listens carefully to customers' needs and desires, and collaborates to find new ways to make technology work harder for them.

Dell is focused on delivering solutions to enable smarter decisions and more-effective outcomes so customers can overcome obstacles, achieve their ideas, and pursue their dreams. Above all, they are committed to the superior long-term value needed to grow and thrive.

From its earliest days in a college dorm room through its role today as an information technology bellwether, Dell has worked tirelessly to improve access to computer technology worldwide. The company revolutionized the way people and organizations bought their computer hardware, making it more affordable, more flexible, and more widely available.

Dell is capitalizing on that legacy to help customers evolve the way they purchase, deploy, and use technology solutions. An increasingly mobile workforce, the digital home, sophisticated new technologies for a more-efficient data center, and other innovations have redefined the types of products and services customers demand.

Today, a new Dell has emerged to meet those needs. The brand now offers more than hardware, with a robust portfolio of products and services they've built organically, through acquisitions and reenergized partnerships. They've remade their supply chain to build and deliver the right PC technology for any sector, whether customized servers for the world's largest data centers or smartphones for retail stores in China. And Dell's renowned e-commerce platform makes buying products and services even easier and faster, rendering the entire customer experience deeper, richer, and more personal.

At its start 27 years ago, Dell built computer systems with a singular purpose: to deliver technologies that could unlock human potential. Today, Dell remains relentlessly focused on developing and delivering the computer technologies that will help people everywhere grow and thrive.

Five characteristics that are core to the company's DNA differentiate Dell from others:

  • Deep, unique customer insight: Since its founding, Dell has based its business on close relationships, listening to customers and applying what they learn to deliver great technology, service, and value.
  • A passion for helping customers succeed: Dell's people are relentless in using creativity and a winning spirit to solve real customer problems, and recognize that when their customers succeed, they succeed.
  • Collaboratively developed standards-based technology: At a time when competitors are producing increasingly proprietary products, Dell combines leading technology hardware, software, and services — their own, and those created by and with partners — to deliver open, high-performing, high-value solutions.
  • Leadership in online and social media: Dell has millions of online customer conversations globally every day, resulting in insightful relationships, innovative technology, and superior customer experiences.
  • Unmatched efficiency and responsibility: Dell is open, optimistic, and resourceful in all they do across the value chain — from creating leading technology products and services, to running the business, to minimizing the environmental impact of IT.

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Important Information

Wireless capability may require a network connection, accessories, and/or a service fee. Use of Bluetooth technology may require software and accessories. Please consult the manufacturer's documentation regarding the safe and proper use, handling, storage, charging, and disposal of products containing lithium-ion batteries.

Computer Glossary
Computer Glossary Terms

64-Bit Processing: Refers to how much data can be processed in one piece (in this case, 64 bits). Some modern software may require 64-bit processing to run.

App store: A digital distribution platform for software. You may be familiar with the app store on your phone or tablet, but many operating systems are now incorporating them right into computers as well. This allows you to download applications, or apps, sometimes for free and sometimes for a fee. Apps will vary by store, operating system, and manufacturer.

Bit/Byte: A bit is the smallest unit of measurement for electronic data. Eight bits equals one byte; approximately 1,000 bytes equals one kilobyte (KB); 1,000 kilobytes equals one megabyte (MB); 1,000 megabytes equals one gigabyte (GB); and 1,000 gigabytes equals one terabyte (TB). These units determine how much information your computer can store and retrieve. When it comes to hard drives, the higher the gigabytes and terabytes, the more storage space you have.

Bluetooth: A form of wireless communication allowing devices to communicate with each other. For example, a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse might be compatible with a computer or tablet, allowing these components to be used wirelessly.

Blu-ray: A high-definition optical disc used for movies and some video games. Unlike DVDs, Blu-rays are capable of full HD 1920x1080p video. Blu-rays can hold 50GB of data, over five times the capacity of a DVD.

Burn: To record data on a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc.

Bus Speed: Measured in megahertz (MHz), bus speed is the speed or frequency at which the data on the motherboard is moving.

Chipset: A set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory, and peripherals. It is usually found in the motherboard of a computer.

Cloud storage: Allows data to be stored virtually in storage space hosted by a third party, as opposed to on your physical hard drive. Cloud storage can be advantageous because it may make it easy to share information across devices or among users, as well as freeing up your own physical hard drive space.

DDR (Double Data Rate): A type of SDRAM (memory) that supports data transfers that effectively doubles the speed of the RAM. Double data rate type three (written DDR3), which is currently in use, is twice as fast as its predecessor, and faster is better!

Desktop: A personal computer intended for use in a single location (not surprisingly, this is typically a desk), as opposed to portable computers. Desktops may consist of a tower, monitor, keyboard, and mouse (sometimes with certain components sold separately). There's been a rise in popularity of all-in-one desktops, which integrate the technical components into a flat-screen monitor for a sleeker design that takes up less space.

Digital Media: Can refer to the places where digital files are stored (memory cards, hard drives) or the files themselves (photos, videos, MP3s).

DVD (Digital Video Disc): Stores and plays both audio and video. Stores about 25 times more information than a CD. DVDs and CDs can be played and burned on a DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive or DVD+/-RW drive. A drive that does all of these things is sometimes referred to as a SuperMulti drive or burner. Dual-layer DVD drives allow you to burn about twice as much information onto a dual-layer DVD.

Ethernet: A wired Internet connection. While ethernet connections don't allow for the portability and convenience of Wi-Fi, they can sometimes result in faster download and upload speeds, making them advantageous in certain situations.

Expansion Slot: A slot set aside on a computer's motherboard where you can "expand" your computer functions by installing expansion cards. This can be used to add memory, graphics capabilities, or support for special devices.

Firewall: This hypothetical "wall" is actually a piece of software that protects a private computer from unauthorized access via the Internet. It prevents other computers from accessing your computer while you're online.

Graphics Card: Also called a video card. When installed in a computer, it permits the computer to display pictures. It can either be built into the motherboard or exist separately, and in some computers can be upgraded using an expansion slot.

Hard Drive: A storage device typically measured in gigabytes or terabytes (either internal or external to a computer's system unit) that holds large amounts of data. It's the "memory box" of the computer where files like documents and photos are stored.

Hardware: The physical components of a computer system, such as the monitor, keyboard, tower, or notebook.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface): The uncompressed, all-digital standard used for high-definition (HD) quality for consumer electronics and PC products using a single cable (an HDMI cable). Generally, HDMI cables are used to connect HD devices (Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, HD DVRs) to an HDTV or monitor.

Hertz (Hz): A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second.

High Definition: Means that the screen will be "widescreen" and at least twice as clear as standard definition (which is 480 horizontal lines). Generally, anything at 720 or more horizontal lines will be considered HD; 1920x1080 resolution refers to Full HD; and 4K (or 4,000) horizontal lines refers to Ultra HD.

Hyper-threading Technology: A feature of some Intel processors, hyper-threading may improve your computer's ability to multitask (though not as much as a multi-core processor does). It's particularly helpful for some heavy-duty applications, like zipping and unzipping files, playing 3D games, or using professional editing programs.

I/O Ports (Input/Output): The connectors on a PC that connect its external devices; examples include USB, HDMI, and VGA ports.

LAN (Local Area Network): A set of devices, such as computers, printers, or video games, physically or wirelessly connected for interactive communications wirelessly or through ethernet connections.

LCD (Liquid Crystal Display): A type of display that uses standard compact fluorescent tubes to illuminate the picture. Unlike LEDs, they don't produce their own light.

LED backlighting: A way of producing light in LCD screens, resulting in a much clearer, brighter, better-looking display.

Level 2 Cache: Often written as "L2 cache," this is a type of memory capable of high-speed storage, enabling quick access to the most recently used data and instructions.

Lithium-ion/lithium-polymer: A light, rechargeable battery often used in portable electronics such as notebooks and smartphones.

Memory: The place where a computer keeps programs and data. This could refer to the hard drive, RAM, or cache.

Memory Card Reader: A device that accesses data on a memory card, such as an SD card.

Motherboard: A computer's main circuit board. It's the central, essential part of a computer to which most other integrated parts are connected.

Multi-touch: A touchscreen or touchpad, sometimes referred to as multi-gesture, that recognizes two or more fingers, incorporating advanced functionality like pinching to zoom.

Network Card: A network card, network adapter, network interface controller, network interface card, or LAN adapter is a computer hardware component designed to allow computers to communicate over a computer network. It allows users to connect to each other wirelessly or by using cables.

Operating System (OS): Software that takes care of basic system activities such as reading forms and saving to disk. It controls how system resources are used and provides a user interface. Commonly used computer operating systems are Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Portable computer: A computer with a rechargeable battery that can be used wirelessly and incorporates necessary elements for use (display, keyboard, etc.) into one piece of hardware that opens while in use and closes when not. Notebooks (also called laptops) are probably the most common types of portable computers. Other examples are netbooks (generally smaller than notebooks, lacking optical drives and lighter on features) and Chromebooks (which don't have a sizable hard drive but use online Cloud storage).

Processor: Also known as the CPU (central processing unit). As the primary element carrying out the computer's functions, it's effectively the "brain" of the computer. A dual-core processor has two execution cores, while a quad-core has four, etc; generally, more cores allows for faster computing.

Processor Speed: The rate at which the CPU performs calculations per second. It's measured in megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz). 1000MHz equals one GHz.

RAM (Random Access Memory): The place where a computer keeps programs and data when they are in use. It's measured in megabytes or gigabytes (see bit/byte for more info).

Retina display: A type of LCD screen specific to a newer-model Apple® MacBook Pro®, iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod®. Retina displays have a high enough pixel density that the human eye is unable to notice pixelation at a typical viewing distance. Basically, Retina displays are clearer than typical LCDs, making everything look really pretty.

SATA (Serial ATA): A way of connecting a hard drive to a computer. Most computers made after 2005 use SATA hard drives, which is generally faster and more efficient than SATA's predecessor, PATA.

Screen Resolution: Maximum number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen. This number is a product of the number of columns and the number of rows. For example, a monitor with a 1920x1080 resolution can display 1,920 columns of pixels and 1,080 rows of pixels. The higher the resolution, the clearer the screen; see high definition for more info.

Security lock slot: An anti-theft system incorporated into some computers. It is used for attaching a lock-and-cable apparatus, in particular those from Kensington.

Software: The actual programs on a computer, as opposed to the physical components. This includes applications (Word, Excel) and the operating system itself (Windows 8, Mac OS® X).

Solid-state drive (SSD): Like a standard hard drive, a solid-state drive is used to store data. However, SSDs read and write files much more quickly, resulting in better performance overall. Hybrid drives combine the standard features of hard disk drives and solid-state drives, resulting in a more optimal performance than a hard drive alone at a better price than a large SSD.

Sound card: A piece of computer hardware that controls its sound input and output.

TFT (Thin Film Transistor): A type of LCD flat-panel display that is made to be as thin and light as possible, taking up less space than bulky old-school computer monitors. TFT displays also generally have higher resolutions than older displays.

Touchpad: A pointing device used on many notebook PCs. You move the pointer onscreen by moving your finger over the touchpad.

Touchscreen: A display you can interact with by touching it with an object, typically a finger or stylus. Capacitive touchscreens are very responsive to finger touches, allowing easy swiping, which generally results in an intuitive user interface; however, they won't respond to a gloved hand or stylus. Resistive touchscreens, on the other hand, can typically be used with a finger or stylus, but require pressure to be applied to the screen, which can sometimes affect ease of use.

USB (Universal Serial Bus): A high-speed serial port technology that allows a variety of input and output devices to be easily attached to a PC. A USB device can be plugged in or unplugged without turning off the PC and is automatically recognized and configured upon plug-in. Typically, modern computers will have USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or some combination of the two. On paper, USB 3.0 is faster, though how much faster will depend on other factors, like your hardware.

Webcam: The term webcam is a combination of "web" and "video camera." They can be used for video chatting or recording videos, and are built into most modern computers; older computers required an external webcam accessory.

WiDi: This Intel-developed technology is short for Wireless Display, and lets users to stream music, movies, photos, videos, and apps wirelessly from a compatible computer to a compatible HDTV or through the use of an adapter with other HDTVs. WiDi technology is capable of Full HD 1080p video and 5.1 surround sound audio, though you'll need the appropriate hardware to achieve that.

Wi-Fi: Wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high speed Internet and network connections.

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E256789 - Alienware M17X 17" Laptop - Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB HD by Dell 4.5 5 8 8
Power, unlimited power! Okay, lets get this out of the way right now. The specs above are wrong, and the rumors about hard drive size are wrong. This system ships with a 750GB Hard Drive. Earlier models may have shipped with a 500, but now, it is definitely 750GB. To clear this up, hopefully once and for all, it now comes with an Ivy Bridge Processor. Which is a 3rd generation Core i7. It comes with the 3610QM processor. It will hold up to 32 GB of ram. The build quality is second to none!. Mine had a small scratch on the screen. I called Dell, they gave two options, replace the screen in two days or build me a completely new system. now that my friends is service!!!!! It is big, it is bold, it doesn't apologize for what it is. Powerful. 09-01-12
Wow from Computer Techie I am a heavy duty computer user and I give a complete thumbs up on this powerhouse machine. I don't use it it for computer games but I am a web developer that runs multiple heavy duty software simultaneously. This sweet machine runs them smoothly without a hiccup. It weights a little bit more than I would like because I travel with it form office to office but using a computer bag with wheels took care of that problem. Besides, this is what to be expected from this powerful machine. It is definitely a desktop replacement with travel capabilities. QVC if you bring the 18" version, I will be buying that one too!! The graphics are amazing and the design and look outweighs any other machine out there. It is just sooooo cool looking although I would have liked to also have the color red as an option. Keep up the good work and you will have a very loyal customer for a long time. The flexpays are a plus to be able to purchase such a machine. I am in love with my puter folks!! You won't go wrong with this one! Well worth the extra cash! 08-14-12
LOVE THIS LAPTOP I LOVE THIS LAPTOP IT cAME WITH EVERYTHING IT SAYS EXPECT A SANDY BRIDGE PROCESSOR I GOT THE IVY BRIDGE INSTEAd THANKS ALOT QVC 08-06-12
Great Laptop Great laptop runs fast and quiet. As per someone else's review it is only 500G hard drive not 750g but I don't even use up half of it. Its great for gaming which is what alienware is mainly used for. My only problem was is you can't count on delivery date estimate it took 2 hours after waiting for weeks to find out when it was shipped and that was only when UPS showed up at my door. So count on it coming after 4 weeks. 07-30-12
Awesome Laptop It's the best laptop I have ever had thank you qvc for the easy pay option. The graphics alone will blow you away. 07-06-12
Rocking my world! I had a $300 "Walmart special" (Acer) for the last few years. It is an ok DATA laptop. It is NOT good for anything else. This AlienWare is the absolute best! I play alot of online games. If you want to play online games this is the computer for you!!! AMD DOES NOT MAKE A GOOD PROCESSOR... ONLY A CHEAP PROCESSOR. 07-02-12
Some problems with computer specifics Although this is an amaz.ing computer, I did not get the computer I ordered. My husband, after further inspection into the specifics of the computer stumbled upon the fact that QVC advertised this computer as having a 750 GB hard drive and in fact the one we were sent only has 500GB. This is a big difference. One of the reasons we ordered this computer and paid so much for it was because we thought it had a 750 GB hard drive. Please if you order a computer form QVC, inpspect the computer and its internal specifics very carefully, as you can see in my case, the computer was not what it should have been. Very disappointed with this and I feel very mislead. 06-18-12
Thank-you QVC I have wanted an alienware computer for years now but never could save up for one thank you for getting these and on easy pay...Alienware computers are beyound amazing and can't wait to get it. 05-15-12
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