Alienware 17.3" Laptop - Ci7 16GB RAM 1TBHDD GTX 1070

Alienware 17.3" Laptop -  Ci7 16GB RAM 1TBHDD GTX 1070
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Unidentified computing object inbound. The Alienware AW17R4-7345 gaming laptop has out-of-this-world power that will blow you away. Beyond its beautiful 17.3" diagonal 1080p display, it has a high-speed Core i7 processor, glorious NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, and an impressive 16GB of RAM. You can even log on using an IR eye-detection camera. From Dell.

  • Includes Alienware AW17R4-7345 laptop with power adapter
  • Windows 10 operating system
  • 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with 6MB cache, up to 3.8GHz
  • 17.3"" diagonal Full HD anti-glare display with 1920x1080 resolution, IPS technology
  • 16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
  • 1TB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive
  • Killer 1535 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics with 8GB GDDR5 graphics memory
  • 2.1-channel speaker system with subwoofer
  • Full HD webcam with Tobii IR eye detection
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Six-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • USB-C port
  • Two USB 3.0 ports
  • Thunderbolt 3, Mini DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI outputs
  • Killer e2500 Gigabit ethernet, graphics amplifier ports
  • Headphone jack
  • Measures approximately 16-3/4""W x 13-1/8""D x 1-1/8""H; weighs 9.7 lbs
  • UL listed adapter; 1-year LMW
  • Cannot ship to PR, VI, Guam
  • Imported

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Alienware 17.3" Laptop - Ci7 16GB RAM 1TBHDD GTX 1070 is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Roll of the Dice Sigh... Where do I begin. Let's start with the positives: - Although it has many plastic components, the build quality of the components and finishes is high, as it should be at this price. There is absolutely no chassis flex whatsoever, and only minimal screen flex. The screen offers smooth but firm resistance when opened and doesn't jiggle back and forth once set. - The performance is excellent. I won't rehash all the specs and performance benchmarks here, but suffice to say, if you are looking for a laptop capable of driving a 4k screen, virtual reality glasses, high end gaming, or video editing this is an excellent machine. - It has REAL mouse buttons. None of that "virtual-button" or "clickable touch pad" silliness. - It is equipped with a USB -C port. - The keyboard is glorious! Among the best laptop keyboards I have used. The keys have excellent feedback, plenty of travel and an good spacing and layout between keys. There are also built-in macro keys. A joy to type on! So by now your probably wondering why I gave it one stars. Here's why: - It is not adequately cooled. I cannot over-stress this point. It is absolutely unacceptable for a modern computer being marketed as a high performance machine to have inadequate cooling. On this point, I believe my particular unit may be defective. I am seeing CPU temperatures over 100c while web browsing. That is not normal. The problem is so pronounced that it causes the computer to randomly shut down. This renders the computer unusable for important work, because you never know when it's going to shut down on you. - Dell (LOL, yeah right!) customer support can't be bothered to respond to e-mails regarding the issue stated above. 4 days after contacting Dell... still no response. - Battery is not user replaceable, so you can't swap in freshly charged batteries. (technically you can replace it, but it requires tools and major disassembly) - While on battery power, graphics performance falls off a cliff. I had very realistic expectations. I didn't expect it to handle even light games while on battery power, but I did expect it to present a PowerPoint presentation smoothly. Even with the power plan set at "high performance" and with no other programs running, it still struggled to smoothly render simple transitions. I was honestly shocked at how poor the performance became. Perhaps this is also a one off problem with my particular unit. Disappointing, to say the least. - I knew this going in, but it bears repeating... This is a heavy hulking laptop. at nearly 10 pounds, this isn't something your going to fling around like a tablet. If you want to travel with it, it will take planning. Nothing sleek or slim about it. It's designed to live on a desk. So overall, A competent machine with a few issues. Admittedly, my unit may be defective. So, either the design is deficient or the quality control and internal assembly process is shoddy. With no response from Dell, I'm left with little choice... It's going back. However, I have lost confidence in this model. Sure, I could get a replacement, but there is no guarantee that it won't have the same issues. Sad, I really expected better from Dell and the Alienware line. Update: I finally received an e-mail from Dell. It was like the agent didn't even read my description of the problem. The agent suggested that I update the Intel drivers. However in my initial description of the problem, I specifically stated that I had already updated to both the Intel drivers and the BIOS firmware before contacting Dell. The Nvidia drivers were up to date.
Date published: 2017-11-15
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