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Alienware 17 R4 (Late 2016)

Alienware 17 R4 (Late 2016)
alaScore 88

3 reviews

Mar, 2019

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Alienware 17 R4 (Late 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The design also gets good feedback.

design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Alienware 17 R4 (Late 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

 

Does Alienware's latest laptop, the Alienware 17 R4, have what it takes to be the ultimate gaming laptop? We've spent some time with it to find out.

There's no doubt that the Alienware 17 R4 is one of the most capable gaming laptops we've seen, making easy work of our CPU and GPU benchmark tests and providing generally smooth gameplay. The design is eye-catching too, sporting a flurry of...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3266
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):68 / 92 / 99
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.07
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black, Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 400
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TN
Pixel pitch:0.199 x 0.199
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
CUDA cores:1280 / 1920 / 2560
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R9 M470 / AMD Radeon RX 470 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5 / GDDR5X
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:108
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400 / 2667
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:105 / 160
Non-operating vibration:1.3 / 1.37
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110 / 40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.26 / 0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Alienware graphics amplifier port:Y / Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:180 / 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88969 / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor code:SR2FL / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection:Y / Yes

Software

Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2024

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:29.2 / 332
Height :29.9 / 3.44 / 30
Weight:3.78 / 4.42
Width:424 / 43