Dell Alienware 17 Specs, Reviews and Price

Dell Alienware 17 Specs, Reviews and Price

Announced alongside the Dell Alienware 15 and Alienware 13, the massive Dell Alienware 17 is a gaming laptop that promises desktop-grade experience. It shows off a solid design that allows the use of high-wattage graphics processors for awesome gaming performance.

Where to Buy Dell Alienware 17

Dell Alienware 17 Key Features and Specs

  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7, Core i5 Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, AMD Radeon RX 470, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Discrete Graphics
  • 2GB, 6GB, 8GB dedicated graphics memory
  • Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
  • 17.3-inch Display (1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, 3840 x 2160)
  • up to 32GB RAM in two slots
  • 1TB HDD (7200 rpm), 1TB SDD, 512GB SDD, 256GB SDD, 180GB SDD, 128GB SDD
  • 68 Wh or 99 Wh Li-ion Battery

Build and Display

Dell Alienware 17 is the slimmest and lightest 17-inch laptop ever from the manufacturer, according to a statement from the company. The roughly 3.8kg Dell Alienware 17 boasts robust construction with solid aviation-grade carbon fibre and aluminium.

It has a wide section at the base for efficient cooling. Its robust keyboard offers considerable 2.2mm key travel, AlienFX lighting controls, and N-Key Rollover tech amongst other features.

On the display front, the Dell Alienware 17 packs in a massive 17.3-inch display with optional Ultra HD 4K resolution. Expect this one to take immersive viewing to another level, especially with the use of an IPS panel. There is also Quad HD touchscreen option. The display supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology that guards against tearing.


In terms of performance, the Dell Alienware 17 is a heavyweight. Processing power comes from latest Kaby Lake processors – the best Intel has available right now. These CPUs are not only great for 3D gaming, but also for creativity and productivity enhancement.

Sixth-generation processors appear to still be an option. The beast offers NVIDIA GeForce discrete graphics, and the Alienware Graphics Amplifier lets you add more GPU power. Upgraded heat management means you can use up to 180-watt graphics solution without overheating issues.

Other Specs and Features

The Dell Alienware 17 expectedly boots Windows 10 operating system. Standard storage option is a SATA hard drive. But you can get a system that uses an SSD for boot and an HDD for storage for improved performance. Ports and interfaces include 3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port, a Killer Gigabit Ethernet port, and a 3-in-1 media card reader.

Dell Alienware 17 features a Full HD camera and dual digital microphones for collaboration with fellow gamers. It offers optional Eye-Tracking technology that lets users control games only with their eyes.

Pricing and availability

Dell Alienware 17 is not yet available Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Price starts at around $1279.99. The Dell Alienware 17 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 450,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.

Price in Ghana is expected to start at around GH₵ 5599. Dell Alienware 17 price in Kenya starts at 150,000 KSh.

Dell Alienware 17 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Dell Alienware 17 Gaming Notebook:

General Features

  • OS: Windows 10 Home 64, Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Processor: 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 2GB dedicated memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB dedicated memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB dedicated memory, AMD Radeon RX 470 with 8GB dedicated memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB dedicated memory
  • Memory: up to 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • Colours: Silver
  • Dimension: 42.4 x 33.2 x 2.99 cm
  • Weight: 4.42 kg

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 17.3-inch Display (1920 x 1080 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels), anti-glare, Optional Touchscreen, Optional Tobii Eye-tracking
  • Keyboard: Full-sized Backlit Keyboard (Alienware TactX Keyboard 4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls)
  • Pointing Device: Touchpad with multi gestures support


  • Built-in Storage: 1TB HDD (7200 rpm), 128Gb SDD, 180GB SDD, 256GB SDD, 512GB SDD, 1TB SDD
  • Optical Storage: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam: Yes, Alienware HD+IR presence detection Camera with Windows Hello, Optional Tobii IR Eye-tracking presence detection
  • USB Ports: Yes, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB Type C port
  • DisplayPort: Yes, 1 port (Thunderbolt 3/USB Type C port), 1 Mini DisplayPort
  • HDMI: Yes, 1 HDMI 2.0 port
  • Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
  • SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
  • Mic/Headphone: Yes
  • NFC: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Broadband: No
  • Docking Connector: No

Other Features

  • Alienware Sound Center and Audio
  • Virtual Reality Ready (Except for the model with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Graphics card)
  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier support
  • Optional NVIDIA G-Sync Technology
  • 5 user-programmable keys providing up to 15 distinct functions per application or game
  • Alienware Command Center


  • Battery: 68 Wh or 99 Wh Li-ion Battery
  • Use Time: –

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