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Alienware 17 R4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Alienware 17 R4. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and battery are generally positive. The durability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the image quality. There are some mixed opinions about the screen and portability.

performance, design, durability, battery, keyboard

image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Alienware 17 R4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Alienware 17 R4 Review


The Alienware 17 R4 offers excellent gaming performance, a comfy keyboard and an attractive design, but lower-end configurations suffer from dim screens and slow storage.

Strong gaming performance; Sharp and colorful quad-HD display; Long battery life on cheaper model; Graphics amp support; Plenty of ports

Bottom gets hot while gaming; Dim display on starting model; Slower SSD than on competing laptops;

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (

Alienware 17 R4


The late 2016 Alienware 17 R4 features much more powerful NVIDIA Pascal 10 series graphics and a slimmer design. NVIDIA GTX 1060, GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards are available. The Alienware is slim for a gaming laptop at 1.18" but not terribly light at...

Good feature and performance to price ratio. Excellent build quality and mature design. Many configurable options. Good CPU and GPU temperatures. Has both Thunderbolt 3 and Alienware Graphics Amplifier port for graphics upgrades later

Though slim the weight is very high at 10 pounds. Fans are a little louder than the 17" competition

Alienware laptops have grown up in looks and are modernized--gone is the ultra-chunky and overly aggressive look. We welcome the modern cooling design and lower heat internals that are very 2016, and the classy looking aluminum and soft touch black...

Dec, 2016

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