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KEVIN WONG | 18 Aug 2017 15:39
Dell's Alienware 17 R4 is every gamer's desire.

The recently debuted Alienware 17 R4 is fast becoming the desire of gamers everywhere who can’t wait to get their hands on it.

Now that the 17.3-inch Alienware 17 is complete with a 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia 10-series graphics and a classy look, what else could any gamer ask for?

Keeping to its trademark, the angular design is on full display with the Alienware 17 R4 and it has maintained its gunmetal-grey spaceship look. Nonetheless, the 17-inch gaming laptop still looks as aggressive and powerful thanks to its angles and two-toned mix of grey and black.

However, its solid aluminium construction and soft-touch plastic have given the Alienware 17 a classier and refined look.

Meanwhile, the laptop’s keyboard, touchpad, Alienware logo and light strips are on the sides of the deck and can be lit up with customisable RGBs.

In terms of weight, the Alienware 17 weighs in at 4.4kg, which is heavier than most gaming laptops on the market. It is also thicker at 16.7 x 13.1 x 1.2 inches. Personally, this is one gaming laptop I would not want to carry around too often unless I plan to use it for weight training.

On the other hand, its solid thickness comes with some good value as it is literally surrounded by ports. On the right side, there is a single USB 3.0 port and some vents, while the left sports a Noble lock slot, a USB Type-C port, another USB 3.0 port as well as microphone and headphone jacks. Looking at the back, there is an Ethernet jack, a mini DisplayPort, HDMI output, a Thunderbolt 3 port, the power jack and a connection for the Alienware Graphic Amp where it allows you attach an external desktop GPU for 4K gaming and VR.