Alienware 17

  • Alienware 17
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  • Very Good 3D performance.
  • Quad Core Haswell processor.
  • 1080p screen.


  • Big and Bulky.
  • Expensive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCAdvisor on 80

The Alienware 17 isn't perfect - there's room for a higher-resolution display, and battery life is mediocre even when using integrated graphics. However, it's well suited to its role as a gaming rig, and proves that the new GeForce graphics do provide better performance and value for money than previous generations.

By TechRadar on 80

While you can get there for less, this gaming laptop is the express lane to high quality PC gaming.

By cnet on 80

It's not as much of a conversation piece as the tank-like Alienware 18, but the slimmer, lighter Alienware 17 is arguably more practical for serious gamers with realistic...

By PC Authority on 83

Dell's Alienware brand has been the gold standard in big, bulky, ultrapowerful laptop design for many years. With distinctive styling, ostentatious lighting and an unashamed shirking of thin and light designs, Alienware's laptops are designed to...

By Engadget on

It can be shockingly expensive if configured to the nines, however. In the end, we can say the new Alienware lineup is a strong follow-up to the last generation, with plenty of power for those who want it, and a fresh, modern design. That glowing trackpad is still a little weird, though.

By AnandTech on

It's also incredibly expensive, but that shouldn't surprise anyone. Ultimately, if you can afford it, I still think the Alienware 17 is the gaming notebook you want. It's not the homerun the Alienware M17x R3 was when it launched, but it's a worthy descendant.

By DigitalVersus on 80

With such high-level graphics and processing capability, plus amazing sound quality, the Alienware 17 would have everything it needs in its arsenal to fully immerse gamers in their games. If only it weren't for the screen's colours, which are...

By PC Mag on 80

The Alienware 17 is a little pricey, but it's a powerful imposing gaming rig that can be taken from room to room or to a friend's house. It will serve you well on the game...

By LaptopMag on 80

The Alienware 17 is the gold standard for gaming rigs, combining a sleek new design, glorious full-HD display and excellent graphics...

By Computer Shopper on 90

Sporting a fresh albeit familiar design and featuring the latest processor and graphics technology, the Alienware 17 is an excellent choice for a mid-range gaming notebook. Like most 17-inch gaming rigs, it's big and heavy....

International Review By NotebookCheck IT on 88

Luce(i) nel buio. Dotato di una CPU quad-core Haswell, della più veloce single GPU mobile Nvidia, e di vari effetti luminosi, l'Alienware 17 attira l'attenzione dei clienti del settore gaming. La nostra recensione determina se...

International Review By Notebookcheck ES on 88

Luz en la oscuridad. Equipado con una CPU quad-core Haswell, la GPU móvil mas rápida de Nvidia, y capacidad para varios efectos de iluminación, el Alienware 17 compite por la atención de los clientes jugones. Nuestro análisis...

International Review By NotebookCheck on 88

L'Alienwae 17 est impressionnant dans le noir. Les systèmes de jeu mobiles polarisent les opinions. Certains n'y voient que des gadgets irrationnels au prix surévalué et à la mobilité en somme toute réduite. Mais...

International Review By on 88

Ett (helt batteri) ljus i mörkret. Med hjälp av en fyrkärnig Haswell-CPU, Nvidias snabbaste mobila grafikkort och en mängd ljuseffekter, försöker Alienware 17 fånga spelfantasternas...

International Review By 01Net on 80

Les inconditionnels de la marque adoreront cette nouvelle mouture de l'Alienware 17. Ergonomie repensée, écran Full HD mat, composants à la pointe... voilà de quoi combler les plus exigeants. Toutefois, pour le prix de 2300...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

La puissance - tant celle du processeur que celle de la partie graphique - et la qualité audio permettent à l'Alienware 17 d'immerger complètement son utilisateur dans n'importe quel jeu. Un point noir vient, en revanche,...