After launching Alienware's m15 ultra-thin gaming laptops in the past year and being updated this week, Dell is bringing out more laptops for gamers looking for compact size. The new Alienware m17 machines feature a 17.3-inch display and pack six-core processors in combination with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPUs in a chassis up to 23mm thick.
It goes without saying The key feature of the m17 laptop from Alienware is the 17.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080, 2560 × 1440 or 3840 × 2160. The Full HD and Ultra HD IPS Panels have an update rate of 60 Hz, while the QHD TN panel offers an update rate of 120 Hz. Meanwhile, the high-end 4K and QHD monitors have a brightness of 400 nits, while the entry-level LCD has a brightness of only 300 nits.
In terms of internal hardware, the Alienware m17 notebook uses exactly the same components and configurations as the updated Alienware m15, which was launched earlier this week. The machine is powered by Intel's latest mobile processor – including the six core Core i9-8950HK processors – paired with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q or 2080 Max-Q GPUs. Different Alienware m17 configurations have 8 to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and 256 GB to 2 TB of PCIe / NVMe memory (see details in the table below).
One important thing to keep in mind As the Alienware m17 notebook is larger than the Alienware m15, it can be equipped with a larger and better cooling system. The latter allows the laptops to work longer on turbo frequencies and thus provide higher performance in games.
When it comes to connectivity, Alienware m17 copies its smaller brother. The notebook features 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth (from Qualcomm or Rivet Networks), a Killer E2500-capable GbE port, a Thunderbolt 3 header, three USB 3.0 A ports, and two display outputs (Mini DisplayPort 1.3, HDMI 2.0). , a 3.5mm TRRS audio jack, and an Alienware Graphics Amplifier connector for proprietary external graphics solutions. In addition, the Alienware m17 notebook features an RGB backlit keyboard with Numpad, a 1080p webcam, stereo speakers, and a microphone array.
Just like the Alienware m15, the 17.3-inch notebook also uses Epic Silver or Nebula Red chassis with a thickness of 18.5 to 23 mm (0.727 – 0.91 inches) , In terms of weight, the Alienware m17 weighs 2.69 kilograms (5.79 pounds) when equipped with a 60 Wh battery or more when equipped with a 90 Wh battery.
The sale of the Alienware m17 is discontinued The price for the laptops starts at $ 1,650.
|General Specifications of Aliensware m17 by Dell|
| Alienware m17
1080p 60 Hz
| Alienware m17
1440p 120 Hz
| Alienware m17
|Resolution||1920 × 1080||2560 × 1440  3840 × 2160||] 300 cd / m²||400 cd / m²|
|Color gamut||72% NTSC (?)||~ 100% sRGB|
|Refresh rate||60 Hz||120 Hz||] 60 Hz [CPU|| Intel Core i5-8300H – 4C / 8T, 2.3 – 4 GHz, 8 MB Cache, 45 W
Intel Core i7-8750H – 6C / 12T, 2.2 – 4.1 GHz, 9 MB Cache, 45 W
Intel Core i9-8950HK – 6C / 12T, 2.9 – 4.5GHz, 12MB Cache, 45W
|Graphics||Integrated||UHD Graphics 620 (24 EUs)|
|Discrete|| NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q with 6 GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q with 8 GB GDDR6
|RAM|| 8 GB single-channel DDR4-2667
Dual Channel DDR4-2667 with 16GB
Dual Channel DDR4-2667 with 32GB
|Memory||Single Disk|| 256GB PCIe M.2-SSD
512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
1 TB PCIe M.2-SSD
1TB Hard Drive with 8GB NAND Cache
|Dual Drive|| 128GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
PCIe M.2 SSD with 256 GB + 1 TB (+ 8 GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1 TB (+ 8 GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
1TB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+ 8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
118GB + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Intel Optane SSD Hybrid Drive
256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
1TB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
|Wi-Fi + Bluetooth||Default setting||Qualcomm QCA6174A 802.11ac 2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2|