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New Alienware 14, Alienware 17 & Alienware 18 Laptops

Alienware, the pioneer in specialty high-performance PC gaming systems, announced its latest and most powerful gaming laptops, the Alienware 14, Alienware 17 and Alienware 18.

The laptops feature all new performance graphics, processors (Intel 4th Generation Core Processors) and components engineered for extreme performance. They also introduce a new range of Alienware laptop bags named Alienware Vindicator Laptop Bags specifically designed to house the new Alienware 14, Alienware 17 and Alienware 18 laptops.

The series includes a backpack, messenger bag and slim carrying case, while their styling reflects a fusion of urban and military influences. The bags feature sturdy, weather-resistant materials and reinforced handles or straps for comfort and durability, and have smartly-designed, dedicated compartments that allow for organization and protection of essential accessories.

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The new laptops include the Alienware 14 for the enthusiast gamer who requires a laptop that provides enough performance for any task, yet is mobile enough to fit into a backpack;the Alienware 17 for an immersive, graphics-intensive experience with the latest technologies for desktop-grade performance; and the Alienware 18, the ultimate gaming laptop that commands respect among top gamers for its unparalleled performance and construction.

All three laptops feature a new, iconic, angular design that takes its cues from jet engines and stealth bombers with an anodized aluminum shell and magnesium alloy body. The latest laptops are exceptionally durable, with over 60 percent of the main mechanical components made of various metals. The keyboard is protected by a reinforced plate to ensure a solid typing experience, while the travel and responsiveness is specifically designed with gamers’ needs in mind.

Based on customer feedback, the new Alienware 14 now features an anti-glare LCD display with wide viewing angles for reflection-free gaming in nearly any lighting condition, including a premium Full HD panel option with IPS. For 3D gaming enthusiasts, the Alienware 17 has an optional 3D panel for an immersive visual experience, while the Alienware 18 will feature a Full HD display with PLS wide viewing-angle technology. Along with the new design, the laptops also feature a number of components that when combined create a superb PC gaming experience.

The laptops sport full voltage, quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors, and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics. DDR3L memory provides exceptional bandwidth with lower voltage requirements designed for increased battery life, and the laptops now provide support for up to three storage drives on the Alienware 14, and up to four storage drives on the Alienware 17 and 18. For the first time ever, the Alienware 18 will feature NVIDIA SLI dual graphics technology as standard, and the laptop will offer an overclocked CPU option with a maximum speed of 4.3GHz. The laptops all feature Ethernet technology by Qualcomm’s Killer networks, Klipsch speakers and Dolby Home Theater v4 audio.

The updated Alienware Command Center software provides intuitive, user-friendly access to Alienware-exclusive applications and controls in one centralized hub.

Command Center includes the exclusive AlienFX lighting control system which allows users to create their own custom lighting themes and special effects. The new laptops have up to 20 colors to choose from across 10 different lighting zones, totaling to over 10 trillion lighting combinations. Alienware has worked closely with game developers to incorporate AlienFX in over 60 game titles, including cross-platform titles like Anomaly2, to PC-exclusive titles like SMITE and Neverwinter, for an immersive experience that can only be found on an Alienware. Whether healing, taking damage, or completing missions, AlienFX lights are an extension of the game play. Alienware Command Center also features AlienAdrenaline, a custom configurable game and application automation tool, the new Accelerator dynamic performance optimizer, and a new performance monitoring tool.

 

New Alienware 14x Vs 17x Comparison and Reviews [ 2013 ]

 

The new laptops and matching Vindicator bags are the latest culmination of listening and learning from our customers since we delivered our first gaming system back in 1996″, said Frank Azor, General Manager of Alienware.

We spent countless hours meticulously thinking through every detail of these new products to ensure they would be the most amazing line-up we’ve introduced yet.”

Alienware 14 starts at SGD$2,299, Alienware 17 starts at SGD$3,099 and the Alienware 18 prices will be announced in the coming weeks.

Technical Specifications

Alienware 14 Alienware 17 Alienware 18
Processor Intel Core i7-4900MQ up to 3.8GHz Intel Core i7-4900MQ Overclocked up to 4.0GHz Intel Core i7-4930MX Overclocked up to 4.3GHz
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5 Dual NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5
Memory Up to 16GB DDR3L 1600MHz Up to 32GB DDR3L 1600MHz Up to 32GB DDR3L 1600MHz
Hard Drive
  • 512GB RAID 0 (2x256GB SSD)
  • 256GB mSATA SSD Storage Drive
  • Up to 1.5TB RAID 0 (2x750GB 7200RPM)
  • 64GB mSATA SSD Caching
Dimensions
  • Height (Front): 40.12mm
  • Height (Rear): 41.70mm
  • Depth: 258.35mm
  • Width: 334.98mm
  • Height (Front): 46.24mm
  • Height (Rear): 48.46mm
  • Depth: 299.00mm
  • Width: 413.56mm
  • Height (Front): 56.71mm
  • Height (Rear): 57.50mm
  • Depth: 327.89mm
  • Width: 456.50mm
Weight Starting at weight with optional SSD: 2.774kg Starting at weight with optional SSD: 4.150kg Starting at weight with optional SSD: 5.472kg
Battery 6-cell Lithium Ion (69 wHr) 8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
Integrated Camera Details FullHD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones
AlienFX Lighting Zones 10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations
Keyboard
  • Reinforced and set on a steel foundation for a rigid and sturdy feel 4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls
  • Reinforced and set on an aluminum foundation for a ridig and sturdy feel
  • 4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls and numeric keypad
  • 4 user-programmable keys providing up to 4 distinct functions per application or game
  • Reinforced and set on an aluminum foundation for a rigid and sturdy feel
  • 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
Touchpad Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)
Laser-Engraved Nameplate Displays “Deployed Date”, System Name, and the installed CPU & GPU
A/C Adapter 150W 180W/240W 330W
External Chassis Connections
  • 1x Power/DC-in Jack
  • 1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6
  • 2x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
  • 1x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare Technology
  • 1x Mini-Display Port
  • 1x HDMI 1.4 Output
  • 1x 9-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 2x Audio Out 1/8″ Ports (One compatible with inline mic headset)
  • 1x Line In Microphone 1/8″ Port (retaskable for 5.1 analog audio output)
  • 1x Kensington Security Lock port
  • 1x Power/DC-in Jack
  • 1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6
  • 3x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
  • 1x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare Technology
  • 1x Mini-Display Port
  • 1x HDMI 1.4 Output / 1.3 Input
  • 1x 9-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 2x Audio Out 1/8″ Ports (One compatible with inline mic headset)
  • 1x Line In Microphone 1/8″ Port (retaskable for 5.1 analog audio output)
  • 1x Kensington Security Lock port
Display
  • 14″ WLED HD (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare Display TN 200 Nit Display
  • 14″ WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare IPS 300Nit Display
  • 17.3″ WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare TN 300 Nit Display
  • 17.3″ 120Hz WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) TrueLife TN 400 Nit Display with 3D Bundle (July 2013)
18.4″ WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare PLS 350 Nit Display
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