Alienware 17 and 18 with Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M, 860M and AMD Radeon R9 M290X

Dell has updated its gaming laptop, Alienware 17 and 18 by equipping them with discrete GPUs from Nvidia and AMD. Last year, the notebooks were updated in the month of June. Now that the aforementioned GPU companies churned out new GPU, Dell too has passed on these amazing graphic cards to the gamers.

Alienware 17 and 18 with Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M, 860M and AMD Radeon R9 M290X

Dell’s Germany site already show the Alienware 17 with the top of the range Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M with 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM onboard, while the mid-range features GeForce GTX 860M with 2GB GDDR5. There is a model that comes with AMD’s flagship, the R9 M290X.

Alienware 17 and 18 Specs are now even more Breathtaking

Alienware 18 buyers can configure the GPUs in crossfire / SLI configuration. Remaining specifications of these gaming laptops has not undergone any change.

Body of both is made of magnesium and aluminum. Choice of processors include Intel Core i7 4700MQ 3.4 GHz, i7 4800MQ 3.7 GHz, i7 4900MQ 3.8 GHz and i7 4930MX that runs at 3.9 GHz. You can combine it with a maximum 32 gigabytes of RAM.

There are plenty of  storage options to choose from from traditional hard drives that go up to 750 GB (7200RPM) or solid-state drives (SSD) that go up to 256 GB in mSATA configuration. You can also configure your gaming laptop with 3x 256 GB SSD configured in RAID 0.

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Other specifications include Blu ray / DVD optical drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11n Wi-Fi (optional 802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, 3 USB 3.0 ports (4 in Alienware 18 ), Mini DisplayPort, HDMI video outputs, multi-card reader, audio jacks for headphones and microphone, audio output S / PDIF (18-inch model only), 2-megapixel webcam with digital microphone and audio system 2.1 by HiFi American Klipsch.

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