Alienware ALW17-6869sLV 17-Inch Gaming Laptop


The Alienware ALW17 17-inch laptop is one that I have really enjoyed using. Alienware is known for offering powerful, unique, and quality machines at a reasonable price. They certainly have continued this trend with this fantastic gaming laptop.


Hardware and Specs:

This laptop certainly is pleasing on the eye, but it’s internals will definitely satisfy all the hardware geeks out there, who are looking to maximize performance. This beast really packs a punch with an Intel Core i7 3.4 GHz processor, 16 Gb of ram, a 750 Gb hard drive, and most important of all, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M graphics card.

I was pleasantly surprised with the power of the dedicated graphics card. The GeForce GTX 770M offers some serious firepower, when coupled with the i7 3.4 Ghz processor, offers a lot of gaming power.

Look and Feel:

The look and feel of a laptop are two things which I consider very important. Of course, the Alienware is renowned for its unique and eye-catching looks, but let me tell you, at 17 inches, and 9.15 pounds, this thing is a beast.  It really is a large machine, which can be a negative for some, but hardcore gamers like me will revel in its monstrous size and power.  The looks of the machine itself are one thing, but another thing I was really impressed by was the resolution of the screen. At 1920 x 1080p resolution on a 17 inch laptop is guaranteed to give you some major screen real-estate, and looks gorgeous when gaming.

Keyboard and Track pad:

They keyboard and track pad are often a deciding factor for me when I am looking at a laptop, especially when I have gaming in mind. The full size lighted keyboard really blew me away. The keyboard also has a neat feature in that you customize the color of the lighting in ten different zones of the keyboard, which is a very nice touch. While I will typically use a mouse when gaming, I use the track pad extensively when browsing the internet, and such. The track pad (touch pad) itself is pretty standard, although comes with some nice features. You can customize the lighting around the track pad, which, when coupled with the customization of the keyboard lighting, can add to some interesting color schemes. You can also customize the sensitivity of the track pad, or modify tap and drag functions with a brush of the finger.

Conclusion: If you are on the market looking for a big, powerful gaming laptop then the Alienware ALW17 is the one for you. With its beautiful 1920  x 1080p resolution, its powerful dedicated graphics card, and its Intel i7 CPU, it is guaranteed to please even the most serious gamers out there.