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Gaming laptop Alienware 17 r3 @ £1,049.00 delivered from DELL

£1049.00 @ Dell
RRP 1318.99. Reduced to 1149. Use code PREMIUM to get another 100 off. OR, you can get 114.99 off if you are a student instead of the code. I know you can probably build a desktop for less. But for…
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RRP 1318.99. Reduced to 1149. Use code PREMIUM to get another 100 off. OR, you can get 114.99 off if you are a student instead of the code.

I know you can probably build a desktop for less. But for some portability is a preference.

I know its not the new nividia 10 series GPU. 17.3'' with GTX1060 costs 700 more.

Alienware seems to be future proof to some extent, due to the graphics amplifier which can be used to plug in any desktop gpu (costs 170 w/o gpu).

Cheapest compareable laptop is ASUS GL702VT-GC018T, which is also selling for 1049, but does not have the SSD.

I believe Alienware is better because;
1. Better heat management
2. Better durability due to better build quality.
3. Better battery life
4. Future Proof due to the graphics amp. (ASUS is due to release a graphics dock of its own later this year)

Specs:
PROCESSOR
Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows 10 Home English

VIDEO CARD
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5

DISPLAY
17.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS-Panel Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

MEMORY
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz (8GBx2)

HARD DRIVE
256GB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)

WIRELESS
Killer N1535 Wireless Card

KEYBOARD
Internal UK/Irish (QWERTY) Backlit Keyboard

WARRANTY
Retail Standard Service - 15 Months Collect & Return

DIMENSIONS
Height (closed):
Front: 34.4mm / 1.354"
Rear: 34.4mm / 1.354"
Height (base): 23.9mm / 0.94"
Depth: 291.9mm / 11.49"
Width: 430mm / 16.93"
Average weight: 3.780Kg / 8.33Lbs2

PORTS
1 Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet IPV6
3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
1 Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with Support for SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort)
1 Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
1 HDMI 2.0 Output

SLOTS
2 SODIMMs
1 3-in-1 Media Card Reader
1 Noble Lock Port (Cable and Lock Sold Separately)

CHASSIS
AlienFX Lighting Zones
10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations

Camera
FullHD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones

Exterior Chassis Color
Epic Silver

Keyboard
4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls and numeric keypad
9 user-programmable keys providing up to 19 distinct functions per application or game

Memory Slots
2-SODIMMs

Software: Alienware Command Center
AlienFX™
AlienFusion
AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator
Alienware TactX™

Touchpad Details
Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)
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#1
Would this be good as a non-gaming machine. I run numerous applications at once, photo-editing, creating & playing music etc and want a replacement for Dell XPS. Have got used to last 2 laptops being 17in which now is disproportionately expensive. Want a machine to be future-proofed as far as possible, and not running slow after 18 months. Thanks
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torkyman
Would this be good as a non-gaming machine. I run numerous applications at once, photo-editing, creating & playing music etc and want a replacement for Dell XPS. Have got used to last 2 laptops being 17in which now is disproportionately expensive. Want a machine to be future-proofed as far as possible, and not running slow after 18 months. Thanks


I would say you're better off with a MacBook Pro X) old version not new -massive discounts!

Edited By: paulrwarner on Jan 14, 2017 18:02: Clarity
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torkyman
Would this be good as a non-gaming machine. I run numerous applications at once, photo-editing, creating & playing music etc and want a replacement for Dell XPS. Have got used to last 2 laptops being 17in which now is disproportionately expensive. Want a machine to be future-proofed as far as possible, and not running slow after 18 months. Thanks
Screen in this will be focused on refresh rate, with graphics youll want something that excels in colour. The mac mentioned above is a good shout although ill doubt youll get anywhere near this spec for the same money. Personally id build a desktop with half the budget put towards a decent monitor (we have some dell ones at work, theyre pretty damn good), or spend £700 on a laptop with decent screen (dont need dedicated gpu) and spend £4/500 on a nice monitor and dual screen the feck out of it.
1 Like #4
I want an Asus G series or Alienware 17 i7 7700, 16GB, GTX 1050Ti :(

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#5
dozstanford
I want an Asus G series or Alienware 17 i7 7700, 16GB, GTX 1050Ti :(

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#6
just put yeno only 3k ;):D into a savage i7 skylake and gtx1080 build with a 4k IPS Acer predator...joking aside this isn't worth it definitely build a desktop, however for professionals Mac's are better as much as they make me sick
#7
The 10 series GPUs might be more expensive but that's because they are far far better. If you are dropping 1k on a laptop I'd suggest spending a couple of hundred more for something like this https://www.scan.co.uk/products/173-asus-rog-strix-gl702vm-gc003t-fhd-g-sync-i5-6300hq-8gb-ddr4-128gb-m2-sata-ssdplus1tb-hdd-3gb-gtx
#8
torkyman
Would this be good as a non-gaming machine. I run numerous applications at once, photo-editing, creating & playing music etc and want a replacement for Dell XPS. Have got used to last 2 laptops being 17in which now is disproportionately expensive. Want a machine to be future-proofed as far as possible, and not running slow after 18 months. Thanks

I think you'll be better off spending on something more suited to your needs (ie not focused on gaming). You'll be getting very little use out of the graphics card on this one. If you like having bigger screens then save the extra for a good monitor you can plug your laptop into
#9
torkyman
Would this be good as a non-gaming machine. I run numerous applications at once, photo-editing, creating & playing music etc and want a replacement for Dell XPS. Have got used to last 2 laptops being 17in which now is disproportionately expensive. Want a machine to be future-proofed as far as possible, and not running slow after 18 months. Thanks

Would go for a surface book tbh
#10
Alot of programs can offload to graphics cards, if you Google to see if your programs can offload this could be faster but hotter than any macbook. Office 2016 and unlimited video converter run much faster when offloading for me.
#11
For about 100 quid more (yes I know this is a lot of money, but relatively speaking) you can get the Asus with 1060 and 6GB of GRam. You sacrifice an i7 for an i5 but the i5 is still quad core running at around 2.3Ghz boosting up to 3.2Ghz.
The Asus ROG laptops
1. Heat dissipation is the best in class at least as good as Alienware. Check the reviews
2. Build is excellent. Again check the reviews.
3. No idea about battery life.
4. The Graphics Amp (is an excellent idea but it will cost you an arm and a leg with the cost of a graphics card costing you a small kidney too. I would definitely go for this option if money is no object. If however you have a 1060, you will have only paid 100 pounds more to be able to play pretty much any game for the forseeable future at worst case medium settings and be VR ready too.



Edited By: Enet on Jan 14, 2017 20:17
#12
Enet
For about 100 quid more (yes I know this is a lot of money, but relatively speaking) you can get the Asus with 1060 and 6GB of GRam. You sacrifice an i7 for an i5 but the i5 is still quad core running at around 2.3Ghz boosting up to 3.2Ghz.
The Asus ROG laptops
1. Heat dissipation is the best in class at least as good as Alienware. Check the reviews
2. Build is excellent. Again check the reviews.
3. No idea about battery life.
4. The Graphics Amp (is an excellent idea but it will cost you an arm and a leg with the cost of a graphics card costing you a small kidney too. I would definitely go for this option if money is no object. If however you have a 1060, you will have only paid 100 pounds more to be able to play pretty much any game for the forseeable future at worst case medium settings and be VR ready too.

Hi Enet, can you link to the Asus you're talking about please?
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JinxieJem
[quote=Enet] Hi Enet, can you link to the Asus you're talking about please?
Hi. Its the same one as mentioned above, the ASUS-GL702VT-GC018T. All I did was select the i5,1060 option.
Here is the link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-GL702VT-GC018T-17-3-Inch-Gaming-Laptop/dp/B01LWJPHNO?th=1
I remember it being a little lower in cost as it now comes to 150 pounds more. But still worth it for the 1060 especially as the i5 is still a very good mobile gaming CPU. As Laptopmedia say:
"As you can see from the tests above, the Core i7-6700HQ has an edge over the Core i5-6300HQ when it comes to raw performance. Synthetic benchmark tests indicate around 30-40% better performance and this might be solely on the CPU clocks and the Hyper-Threading feature. But when it comes to gaming performance, both chips perform great. The chances are that you won’t be needing the higher-end Core i7-6700HQ processor for gaming.

So at the end of the day, the Core i5-6300HQ might be the better choice for gaming, but if you are looking for more computational power for CPU-intensive tasks and work, the Core i7-6700HQ will be the way to go."
Link: http://laptopmedia.com/highlights/intel-core-i5-6300hq-vs-intel-core-i7-6700hq-which-is-better-for-gaming-and-is-it-worth-the-extra-bucks-for-the-i7/

Edited By: Enet on Jan 19, 2017 01:24
#14
Thanks for the info Enet :)

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